Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.43/5 rDev -15.9%
Cloudy yellow wheat beer. Sour wheat and corn and banana and honey-like malt/yeast combo, and brown sugar grains.. Sharp coriander and cloves, better with some juice or slice of citrus. Thin creamy mouthfeel. Lightly acidic. Mild carbonation. Malt and banana aftertaste.
06-20-2004 23:53:14 | More by Sammy
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
Pours a murky honey brown with a 2 inch foamy light beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat bread, yeast, spices, and some light fruity aromas. Taste is slightly tart and is of wheat, overripe banana, yeast, and some slightly bitter spice flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.
03-30-2012 04:31:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.15/5 rDev -22.8%
Picked up a bottle at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.
Pours a moderately-dark golden-bronze color with a thin white head that recedes somewhat quickly and doesn't leave behind much other than a bit of spotty lacing. Almost no haze. The nose is pretty weak with a bit of sweetened malt and clove. A touch of banana there as well. Taste is quite plain as well. There's just not much coming from the malt or the yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit light and undercarbonated, though it's smooth. Drinkability is decent enough, though there's really nothing all that special about this beer.
02-20-2011 02:45:17 | More by Thorpe429
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
A: It poured cloudy pale yellow in color into a weizen glass with a two finger foamy white head. A very high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles; there is a good amount of head retention.
S: The nose has aromas of apples, bananas, sweet malts and wheat along with some hints of spices and yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell; there's a slight bit of sweetness from the malts but this is balanced with notes of banana and clove flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with lots of carbonation.
D: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink. I would definitely try this again if I wanted a hefeweizen but something with a little more maltiness.
08-07-2010 12:56:54 | More by metter98
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
Significantly murky tawny with a voluminous head of whipped ecru froth that appears too soft to leave much lace... and doesn't. The nose is simply wonderful. I had expected the dark maltiness to overwhelm the classic weizen scents of banana and clove (which I love). Instead, the toasted dark caramel aromas compliment the yeast in an intriguing way.
Ur-Weisse has a beautiful flavor profile; bananas, tart apples and clove combine in a tasty, spiced fruit salad. I don't mean to be repetitive, but the flavor is like the aroma in that the toasted, toffee-like maltiness dovetails nicely with the fruit and spice. The hefe weizen personality (the yeast, in other words) is still dominant; to the beer's unending benefit and to my unending delight.
The softness and seamlessness of the flavor profile is offset to some degree by a vigorous amount of carbonation, but it isn't enough to ruin the mouthfeel or the experience. The body is a little more full than Brau-Weisse's (as it should be) and the beer is nicely quenching, a characteristic that it shares with all good German weizens.
I'm not sure that I like this beer quite as much as I like Brauerei Aying's standard hefe weizen, but it's extremely close. Ur-Weisse is obviously a quality beer that should have no trouble finding adherents from every corner of the beer landscape. I'll be buying it again, of that I'm sure. This just might be my favorite version.
11-22-2004 18:49:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a big, sturdy head that leaves some clumps behind
Smell: Ripe bananas, clove and a touch of caramel
Taste: Caramel dipped bananas, with a growing clove character that really comes into its own by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a banana bread flavor that lingers into the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate, but prickly carbonation
Overall: Pretty nice, but a bit light in color and flavor for a dunkelweizen
04-12-2011 22:34:00 | More by brentk56
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
I was a little surprised when I poured a standard Hefeweizen hue and haze. The color was a little darker than, say, Brau Weiss but not by much. The flavors seem a bit deeper with more emphasis on barley malt than wheat. However, the beer did exhibit much bananna, clove, and slightly bruised fruit esters. Light on the bubble-gum, lemon, citrus notes. More full and round to the palate than most Hefe's, but still not as rich as a Dunkel Weiss. Finishes quite sweet, bready, and creamy.
05-31-2008 13:19:14 | More by BEERchitect
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dirty and cloudy dark beige color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of banana bread is very dominant and enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by the banana bread with some ester notes. Body is above average with some great carbonation. This is definitely a style that I dont have a chance to try very often but thought was very interesting but maybe a bit one-dimensional.
07-09-2007 18:50:09 | More by Phyl21ca
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
A: The pour is a little light for what I'm used to seeing out of a Dunkelweizen. A light copper color with a massive, soapy, off-white head.
S: Starts off with the usual suspects such as banana, bubblegum, and clove. An almost sourdough breadiness which is a bit different as well. Some hints of floral hops are present as well.
T: A big blast of banana and clove flavors to begin. Fairly sweet with a surprisingly prominent level of floral hoppiness. A subtle to moderate bitterness and some light citrus. Not quite as bready and hearty as I had hoped for.
M: The body is medium with a pretty high level of carbonation that gives a slightly creamy feel.
D: Dunkelweizens continue to be a bit of a weird style to me. This one was one of the better examples I've had, but still not quite as enjoyable as a traditional hefeweizen or weizenbock.
12-06-2010 01:56:34 | More by womencantsail
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
500ml bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clouded, dirtied tan body with a near-white, expansive head.
Smell: Fruity, malty nose with some traces of honey on morningtime wheat toast, a dusty yeastiness, and popped clove buds.
Taste: Faintly tangy wheat malt at the start, a moderately sweet inclusion of both wildflower honey and light-colored caramel before some fruity tastes of Gala apples, bananas, and pears. Very low, fairly brief tartness present. Light clove accent (certainly less than was present in the aroma). Very subdued bitterness. Soft but also a bit of carbonated crispness on the sweetish, lightly fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Fairly smooth on the tongue.
Overall: Quite pleasant and quaffable, one of those moreish beers where you clear through the entire bottle pretty quickly. This just might beat out Weihenstephaner's dunkelweizen for me.
09-22-2011 18:47:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.48/5 rDev -14.7%
Pours a somewhat hazy copper/amber color with a big blooming head,the aroma is of roasted malt and green apple background,pretty interesting.The taste is spicey and a litle smokey with some lingering fruitiness in the finish.This beer has alot of different flavora,pretty complex and pretty darn good.
07-20-2003 23:24:53 | More by oberon
4.06/5 rDev -0.5%
Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.
I remember having good times with the other Ayinger beers I tried back in college, so why not take a chance on another today? This stuff pours a cloudy auburn topped by a couple fingers of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises mild rye bread, clove, banana, a pinch of black pepper, and a twist of orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with the bread tending toward a spicy pumpernickel and taking the van, but the banana, clove, and light orange bringing up a strong rear. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice dunkelweizen, one of the better ones readily available around here.
07-29-2013 08:39:59 | More by TMoney2591
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
500 ml bottle poured out a pumpkin-like color with a good sized head.
It smelled of banana and cloves. The flavors came through in the taste. So did some hop flavors and wheat. Mouthfeel was slightly grainy and dry. It is a fairly heavy beer, but I enjoyed it very much.
06-01-2006 19:36:04 | More by zeff80
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
500ml bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt, no freshness date.
The body is an incredibly murky pale brownish-amber with ample suspended yeast and other particulates; it looks kind of awful, actually, but I guess it's to style. A small head forms and quickly recedes to a film.
The nose has plenty of signature weizen yeast banana-like esters along with quite a bit of caramelized malt, which creates a very appetizing bouquet. Spicy/medicinal phenols are fairly reserved here, buried behind the malt.
Spiciness is a bit more prevalent on the palate, up-front especially where I pick up a bit of white pepper and clove. Caramelized bananas soon take over, along with a mild butter toffee-like sweetness that segues into a clean and mild finish with very reserved bitterness. The body is fairly chewy for a sub-6% ABV beer, but it's still very refreshing. This is another winner from Ayinger, truly a great brewery.
10-08-2010 03:45:20 | More by largadeer
4/5 rDev -2%
500ml bottle. The first snow has hit, but I can't wait til it melts in spring to dive into this wheat beer.
This beer pours a murky medium orange-brown hue, with tons of tight, billowy, puffy eggshell white head, which leaves a few splashes of splotchy lace around the glass upon its retreat, during which I can weirdly hear crackling fizzy noises from a few feet away.
It smells of sweet, spicy wheat malt, banana, rising brown bread, savoury clove, and a further bit of zingy earthy yeast. The taste follows quite consistently - fairly sweet toasted wheat and caramelized barley malt, sharp banana esters, muddled spices, with the clove now mostly indistinguishable, and a welcome, but underwhelmingly effective drying earthy hoppiness.
The carbonation is lightly spritzy at first, but settles to a very dull hum rather swiftly, the body just on the light side of medium weight, a wee bit foamy and airy, but quite smooth overall. It finishes a tad off-dry, the softly bready, malty sweetness losing a small step, and the spice and fruit morphing into a singular entity.
A rather pleasant gap-filler between a hefeweizen and dunkel, the roasted character parrying the inherent banana bread essence quite nicely. While this does entail an uptick in the sweetness, somehow it all just dovetails into an enjoyable, entirely drinkable affair, with a little extra kick for good measure.
11-19-2010 00:20:50 | More by biboergosum
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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