Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 544
Hads: 1,022
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 71
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Burnt orange color, cloudy opaque, hints of orange on the edges of the glass. Frothy white head that recedes, yet lingers

S: Smell of sweat bread. Hints of citrus or tropical fruit. Banana bread is predominant though.

T: So nice, tropical fruit, banana, typical bubblegum flavors of the style. Noticed a lack of pepper and minimal clove that I am used to. They're present but not as upfront. Also that classic bready flavor is present. Also getting some brown sugar-like flavors from this one.

F: Smooth, rich, yet easy drinking. Silky is a word that comes to mind.

O: Great dunkel weissbier. All around, a complex and incredibly enjoyable beer (661 characters)

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle.

A: Pours a murky dark amber with orange hues. Head is one finger and off-white. Retains for a bit before collapsing to a film atop the brew. Also leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Banana bread, citrus, apple, honey, clove, sweet malts, and caramel.

T: Banana bread, slight citrus, clove, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some faint earthy hops.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth and crisp with a wet finish.

O: Truly delicious. Ayinger's brews never disappoint and I really respect the high standards. One of the absolute best breweries in the world. I recommend seeking this and all of the other great brews out. (672 characters)

Photo of Carrier4
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice and sweet, Huge head, and smells great, The taste is good, pretty complex and unique. However it made me feel pretty sick sitting my stomach, i dont know why. (164 characters)

Photo of Anacross
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fabulous example what the best a dunkelweizen can offer. Complex and delicious, crisp and refreshing.

L) Beautiful light brown color. the head will take some time to disappear. Looks beautiful.
S) Fruity like expected for a weisse. Mostly banana. Yum!
T) Complex and delicious. Long lasting and you'll just wish it would last more.
F) Wonderful fizz, tasty and well balanced. Easy to drink, just delicious.
O) It's very available in the US, so take advantage of that. Price is very reasonable too. Enjoy! :) (512 characters)

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy darker golden-amber color. Big just-barely off-white head that fizzed up vigorously, but dissipated quite quickly, leaving almost no lacing on the glass. The nose hits big with clove, banana, apple, and a firm amount of....tobacco? Whaaa? Yeah! Very prickly, light, effervescent mouthfeel leads to a malty, fruity, slightly caramelly taste with big notes of banana, bubblegum, and spicy clove. Finishes beautifully dry, yet leaves just enough banana and yeasty sweetness on your tongue to have you coming back for more! Burps are all banana bombs. Hell yeah! A truly fine beer. Refreshing, satisfying. Awesome with good cheddar cheese. (650 characters)

Photo of bskrtz
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served cold in classic Weisse challis.

L) Cloudy & murky beige potion with off white puffy head that settles quickly. Looks fantastic!
S) Sweet citrus fruit, banana, clove. Classic weisse.
T) Wow! Sweet caramel, toffee & dark fruit. Mild hops. Deliciously complex
F) Everlasting effervescent fizz. I like beers that do not go flat and this one delivers. Well balanced & smooth. Take your time, enjoy it.
O) Outstanding! Reasonably priced and not too hard to find. Wish I bought another. Will fix that shortly... (520 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: dark orange-amber with huge head of beige/off-white foam, a good 2 inches tall; no sticking though the head lingers for a while, every so slowly subsiding to a full skin and thick collar; beer is about 80% clear, just a bit misty, but clean -- no residue or floaties; the color is remarkable, very much like a toasted hefeweizen color; no lacing; over time the skin mostly disappears, but the thick collar remains

S: banana for days ... it's possibly a bit buttery, but the banana is unmistakable and so bright or light that I would figure this to be a straight hefeweizen if I didn't no better; perhaps some clove or allspice, but the banana prevails along with a sweetness that belies any spiciness;

T: banana sweetness prevails, at times just a little tart note chimes in; there's little here to distinguish it as a darker wheat beer, the flavors mainly centering on the banana with a hint of spice (allspice/clove) in there, no bitterness to speak of

F: full but soft ... it's a good midweight beer, maybe lighter midweight, with enough carbonation to keep it drinkable, but the carbonation level feels low enough to give it a softer feel

O: tasty wheat beer, and while it doesn't offer much on the dark/dunkel side of things, it's still a very easy drinking weizen and one I will definitely revisit. this much flavor in a sub-6% ABV beer is always a good thing. (1,425 characters)

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1.5/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

A real let down for Bavarian beer. Could be since I live in oklahoma and it's hard to get imported german beers. Poured cloudy golden yellow with a thick creamy white head. Looked promising however the taste wasn't there. It wasn't bad just really tasted like carbonated water. I'll stick to Schneider Weisse taps (313 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.09/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having had this directly after Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, the former was much better in my opinion. I did not find the Ayinger to have the balanced dark wheat presence like the Weinhenstephaner did. (209 characters)

Photo of bigdeuce
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly amber beer and it's thick and opaque. Oft-white lacing which carries down the glass. Cloves, banana, and tangy burnt orange on the nose. Moderate to rich, full body. Very similar to a straight hefe with a slight orange/cinnamon/and faint chocolate notes. None overwhelming. Finishes with a slightly sweet with a fruity, oft-lemon taste. Another top notch, high quality brew from Ayinger. Tough to find a better German beer from any other brewer. (469 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Very dark caramel color with about one inch of head produced.

Aroma- Very sweet aroma consisting mainly of banana and a little spice from the yeast.

Taste- Similar to the nose with banana dominating the flavor along with sweet caramel malt, a little clove spice from the yeast, and very little presence of hops at all.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, and a dry finish with a little lingering malt.

Overall- Pretty good dunkleweizen but not something I'm completely in love with. It hits on all the characteristics you'd expect from a dunkleweizen, but its a just a bit too sweet for me to love it. Definitely would try this again, but having a better balance from the hops to cut down on the sweetness would bump this up a notch for me. (776 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Ur-Weisse pours cloudy gold with a persistent 2” pillowy foam collar. It has a little banana and clove on the nose and a banana bread flavor spiced with light clove and lightly sweetened with light kettle sugars. Medium full body and above average carbonation. (271 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this awesome beer many times, but just getting around to reviewing it.

A brown brew with a billowy tan head that peaks above the rim and dies quickly with little evidence of it's existence.

Aroma is rich with prominent notes of banana, clove and beer bread.

Mostly creamy with prolific notes of spice and banana along with some grass and tangerine in the end.

Something about a great Hefe in the winter seems so transgressive and perfect. (451 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow brown color with slight vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bananas, cloves, hefe yeast, wheat, sweetness.

Taste: Grainy banana bread with slight bitterness and twang in the rear. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, refreshing, medium bodied, filling, tasty,

Overall: Leave it up to the Germans to make a solid dunkelweizen. They seem to do it the best. Another solid brew from this brewery. (559 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 mL bottle.

Dark amber / light brown in color with a large, pillowy off-white head.  Great aroma of banana, cloves, and ripe fruits.  Sweet flavor with the yeast very prominent, but in great balance with the malt and hops.  Medium-bodied with a great mix of fruit and spice.  Rich and refreshing.

I had this side by side with Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel and preferred the Ayinger, which is saying a lot.  A top representation of the style for sure. (481 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy dark amber color with two fingers' worth of fizzy light tan head that retains well before slowly popping away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind and there are chunks of sediment suspended in the body.

S- Rich yeast brings notes of banana and clove set against a wheat backdrop.

T- Lots of bubble gum as the yeast takes hold with the spices coming in to round things out with some zing. So smooth and tasty, I keep going back for more and more sips. The wheat malt provides some bready notes and there's just a tinge of oxidation.

M- The medium-high carbonation makes this one kind of spritzy. Body leans toward the fuller side.

O- Supremely drinkable and packed with flavor. One of my favorite wheat beers for sure. (894 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle, poured into a weizen glass at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy coppery-amber, beneath a massive, pillowy head of light cream foam. The head has ridiculous retention, and lacing was accordingly good.

Smell: This beer is redolent with rich scents of banana, clove, wheat, and a very light caramel, hooking its fingers up the nostrils and pulling the face down for a deeper sniff.

Taste: Opening with heavy tones of banana and clove, with a light accompaniment of bubblegum skittering along the surface, this definitely opens as a dunkelweizen. In the middle, coriander comes in strong, lending a mild tartness and a distinct orange aspect to the rest of the flavor palate. Other fruits join in as the beer moves along as well, white grape and pear, and a very faint hint of raisin. At the finish, the aftertaste lingers as a mildly tart orange-banana mixture.

Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated yet smooth, this beer is light without ever remotely verging on watery. Quite drinkable.

Overall: I'm an unabashed Ayinger fanboy. This beer does absolutely nothing to change that. Just a fantastic exemplar of a dunkelweizen! (1,148 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sampling right now on 9/24/14. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $3.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a special edition .5l Paulaner World Cup 2014 weissber vase.

Pours a pretty dark amber in color with a good 2+-finger foamy white head that stays around for a while before settling down to a 2mm/+ head. Some sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped, rings as first that settle back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is very pleasant and is of fresh wheat, bananas and honey. The taste is even BETTER with some caramel in the mix as well. Very smooth and goes down easy with no bitterness or harsh aftertaste at all. medium bodied and perfect carbonation. A great German brew! (789 characters)

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Absolutely delicious. Found it at a Fred Meyer in Beaverton. Not my first Dunkelweizen, by my first authentically German one. Poured a deep amber/light brown. Smelled of banana and cloves. Tasted almost like banana bread. I regret having only bought one. Highly recommended. (274 characters)

Photo of cavedave
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy with thickly packed fine yeast, and two finger head of close knitted white sorta define the look for this style, just about perfect.

The aroma is biscuit dough and light clove, banana, bubble gum, and some herbal things going on behind it all. As it warms the aroma gets even sweeter, and fruitiness appears,

What a taste! Man, it is more fruity in the mouth, tasting of pear with banana, with some nice spiciness to accompany that isn't sharp at all, and the doughy nature cleanly holding it together. It is sweet, but cleanly so, with alcohol totally hidden in the spice of this. Just a fantastically enjoyable balance of delicious flavor here.

Low carb, medium viscosity, excellent finish, super tasty and clean linger.

What a great beer. Highly recommended. (772 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep amber color with a huge thick and creamy just off-white head. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. This is a beautiful weiss in my eyes.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of banana and wheat along with tons of spice of a coriander and clove smell. Other aromas of a white pepper and a decently strong aroma of a bubblegum as well as a bit of an orange and ginger smell are there as well. Overall the aroma is a big, robust, and enjoyable in this one.

Taste – The taste begins moderately sweet and malty, with the malty flavors being a nice mix of a bready and doughty taste while the sweet upfront is largely of an orange and caramel flavor. As the taste advances the sweet caramel transitions to a nice bubblegum and candied sugar flavor with the doughty flavors getting a bit more potent in nature. All while this occurs the yeasty flavors and bring with them flavors of banana, coriander and clove. The yeasty and coriander flavors remain relatively constant from this time on, but the banana and clove really kicks it up more toward the end. With the increase in banana, also comes some other flavors of candied sugar as well as little bit of pepper, which when combined with all the other flavors of the brew, end up leaving a rather nice and somewhat moderately sweet Weiss flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a beer of 5.8 % of its style s with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for the style. A little thicker and chewier body and a bit more carbonation level may have been better for accentuating the fruity banana and spiced flavors as well as the more malty flavors of the brew, but even with that said, the combo did work to a degree and the feel was decent overall.

Overall – This is a very tasty weizen. The aroma, look, and taste are quite fantastic, with the only thing keeping this from the supreme top being the feel in my opinion. This is one you certainly can count on to being rather pleasant. (2,183 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an IPA glass. Don't ask.

Look: Murky caramel body. Cream colored head with decent retention. Light lacing.

Aroma: Buttered bread, toffee, and some old world European skunkiness.

Taste: Wheat, toasted bread, butter, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth.

Overall: Probably would get a perfect score if I had this fresh. Too many weird flavors from being an export. (384 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cellar temperature in a weizen glass.

A nice white, two-finger cloud of a head settles over a somewhat murky, fairly light reddish brown dunkel with carbonation streams rising upward.

It has a wonderful aroma of sweet, yeasty bread dough, caramel, raisins, vanilla, banana, and just a light touch of clove and perhaps some other spices.

The flavor is both sweet and tart, reminding me of banana bread and candied apples. The finish is a bit nutty and has the anticipated soothing breadiness German wheat beers traditionally have. There may be a little bit of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon lingering on my palate. This isn't too unlike spiced fruitcake in flavor... or fruitBREAD.

Body is medium, carbonation high... but not too high.

Delicious dunkel. (754 characters)

Photo of JiggyB
4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a two finger thick creamy off-white head. The head reduces by about 25% but has great retention. There is significant lacing observed.

S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

O: A really good weizen. Great for the weizen style, but I expected something a bit darker being a dunkel. Not upset by any means though. (652 characters)

Photo of alphagnome
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Lightly hazed, golden oak colored body crowned with a generous, white head that holds on for awhile before dissolving to a small ring around the glass. Good visible carbonation.

Aroma:
Heavy clove and banana over a light, malty backbone. A hint of orange and ginger root with no traceable hop presence. Very welcoming.

Taste:
Again, heavy banana and clove. Sweet. Smooth malt and wet wheat character. Belgian candy syrup - typical affair for the style, but is of very high quality. No noticeable alcohol and a light metallic note on finish, but I have had this bottle for awhile so I'm not going to fault the brewery as I've never experienced it in this beer before.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth, light, and sweet. Light body. Medium to high levels of carbonation. Sweet finish. Refreshing!

Overall:
Another brilliant brew by the folks at Ayinger! A stellar companion for a hot summer day that is packed full of character. A must have for any beer fan. (957 characters)

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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