Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.
A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of heavy with wheat, yeast and banana along with some caramelized malt.
T: Flavors of banana and citrus jump out at first and are quickly followed by the breadiness of wheat and yeast. The malt character is hearty but still on the light side. There are touches of hops and smokiness and there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s certainly worth drinking a few of if you’re in the mood for the style. This one is just another quality German brew.
09-18-2007 03:19:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
A - The beer pours with three fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles down rather quickly, but leaves fairly good lace on the glass.
S - Lots of bubble gum and banana with some bready notes of honey and toffee.
T - Banana flavored yeast and toffee malt with some bubblegum yeast. A little bit more fruity yeast in the middle with a hint of caramel. It finishes up with more bubblegum character and toffee paired with spicy clove notes.
M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.
D - Very nice, like Ayinger's light colored weisse it has an excellent yeast character, but here it is balanced by a light note of bready toffee and just a hint of sweet caramel in the middle. Very drinkable, one of the best German wheat beers that you are likely to come across in the US.
07-20-2011 05:22:30 | More by nickfl
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.
Appearance: Hazy amber with a creamy looking off white lace.
Smell: Soft and fruity with hints of banana and granny smith apples ... trace of clove also in the nose.
Taste: Crisp and smooth with an assertive carbonation ... a soft wheat flavour and mouth feel hold the medium body together. Pretty much on the dry side with lots of fruit character (apples and banana), a rounded tartness and a clove like spicy flavour helps to balance a little. Hops are vitualy invisible ... long dry semi grainy finish helps to wrap this brew up.
Notes: A well built dunkel hefe-wezien ... quite drinkable to say the least. One of the better imported dunkel hefe-wezien. Did some one say lunch time brew ... pair it up with a smoked ham and munster cheese on rye.
04-05-2002 20:57:31 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev -2%
Oh joy a real dunkel weizen deep copper orange an almost brown tint but not quite, head forms full thick and creamy leaving behind huge collared rings of lacing after existing throughout the session with these 17oz. of yum. Aroma: Tart apple notes along with the classic clove scent from the yeast, candy like sweetness sharp malted wheat flourishing tame German hop aroma. Taste: Oh how I love wheat beers tart spiced up finish sharp sweet tone mellowed by delicate hops, this is a great beer really hits the spot. Moutfheel: Fluffy sprizy and highly carbonated nice all around medium bodied hefe. Drinkability: Oh yes especially if I were chilling in Deutschland it would be on like Donkey Kong me and this dunkel weizen would get along well maybe too well.
10-14-2003 18:13:37 | More by WVbeergeek
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
.5 L bottle pours an efferevscent amber with a 3 fingers deep fluffy tan colored head. Ever so,slight lacing & head retention
S: Bubblegum & fruittyness
T: Juicyfruit gum, bandaids & fruitty/jammy tastes up front. Bread, date & apricot tastes surface as the beer warms. Then banana peel sets in. Finishes fruitty, slightly gummy & quenching
MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation
Drinks pretty easy, I could probably drink 2-3 .5 liters of this of this no problem. This seems to accentuate the style with out being over the top. This is a quality offering from Ayinger
01-05-2007 06:10:17 | More by russpowell
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
Lovely hazed magenta, soft cocoa, with a lovely, light layer of foam atop. Excellent look for the style.
Aroma: Ahhhh! this is dunkel weizen! Clove is huge, and banana behind it, with traces of grapes and melons and berries, too...a beautiful mix, really, and the sort of thing you only find in beers of this kind. Reminds me of why I like the style so much. Masterful.
Taste: mmmm...there's a lot to talk about...bubblegum, banana, spices, clove, dark fruits, ...but still quaffably refreshing!
An excellently sessionable brew, you can take several in all night long,
classic representation of the style.
Tasty, and quenching...gotta love it!
Lightish body, lightly spicy finish, rich and delicious.
Loveable mouthfeel, lushly carbonated, great flavor, wondrous drinkability. Class act, all the way.
08-06-2005 10:46:48 | More by feloniousmonk
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a wheat beer glass. Beer is brown and hazy, forms a thick off white head that falls away quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. carbonation is moderate to high and steady.
Aroma is strong banana, and fading other esters overall. Could have been bigger but overall good.
Flavor is a little muted. Beer is thin and drinkability is fine. There are some nice ester flavors that pop up in the later palate. There is almost no carbonation on the tongue, odd. Mouthfeel is OK. I feel the sweetness should be earlier and better connected. There is a mild wheatness to this beer but overall a very good and drinkable beer.
02-05-2010 04:31:35 | More by drabmuh
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
A: Huge frothy head that fades quickly with rusty orange and very hazy color, its a little too hazy from the unfiltered but maybe a little too much
N: Nose has some sweet and sour notes a little yeasty wheaty and Belgian wit like
T: Taste starts with rich dark malts, very similar to their oktoberfest but with more butter, banana, light fruit, some yeast, a slight citrus and sour apple, airy and light but lots of flavor, the unfiltered part gives it some earthiness and bitter character
M: Mouth has lots of carbonation and buttery but a slight smooth thickness
F: Finish is light but dry and a little bitter with lots of malt that blanket the tongue, a slight sour apple helps finish
Final thoughts: Its a good drinking beer, less malty and more fruity and Bavarian style than the Oktoberfest which is my favorite Oktoberfest. But this is a great summer drinking beer.
08-04-2009 00:40:15 | More by jlindros
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet wheat malt scent with some crystal malts. It is full of fruitiness and clove aromas; very nice. The taste is good. It has a dry, yet extremely fruity wheat malt flavor with a yeasty finish. It goes down easy and has a smooth malty aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a real burp producer. This is a fine Dunkel Weizen. It has excellent aroma and taste, but the mouthfeel tanks. This is a good drinker despite being overcarbonated.
12-01-2004 00:19:50 | More by WesWes
4/5 rDev -2%
Pours an orangish-amber color with a large white head. Aroma is predominantly apples, with a little malt in there as well. The taste is heavy on the bananas, but you also get some apple. No real hops or malt are present in the aroma. A very flavorful beer that is heavy on the fruit. Good beer.
11-05-2009 23:48:25 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Major foam from first pour to last in the tall Peroni lager glass. Thick piles of suds. They call this a dark Weizen but it's a medium amber in color. Sudsy mouthfeel that is the glory of the German brews.
The flavor has a little of the clove taste, but just enough to be addictively spicy. Almost a hint of cinnamon. Fragrant nose as you sip. This is the classic German wheat beer taste, though not overdone. Slightly sweet. Long warm rich taste that ends with some faint bitterness. Well balanced and highly drinkable.
We get used to paying these ridiculous prices for "craft" beers. Here's an excellent classic for four bucks for the 500 ml bottle. Purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.
02-20-2014 05:07:52 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev -2%
Poured into a German glass that says "Dunkel" on it - thought it apppropriate...
Poured cloudy orange with a thin, but steady and well-retained head.
The smell was a bit on the thin side - but, what was there was clean and inviting - banana/clove and citrus - more orange than lemon.
The taste was light and refreshing. Malty - no hop presence - fitting for style. The banana/clove and citrus held up throughout, though the citrus, esp. orange, though some lemon as well, took over a bit, especially in the mouthfeel. It left a bit of a tang - not a bad thing though. Overall, very clean feeling was left. It was about as complex as this style gets - a good beer all around - will certainly keep it in my summer beer cycle. Another good brew from an outstanding brewery!
06-28-2006 02:58:25 | More by jwc215
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
A standard pour produces an easily four-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a full amber color and shows a deeply hazy, pinkish, light amber color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of ripe plums, apples and juicy-fruit gum all quite noticeable. Spice notes of clove and banana traditionally found in the style are also evident. Dusty grain aromatics, some tart wheat character and a freshly crushed malt character in the finish add the malt component of this beer's nose. As the beer warms a bit the fresh, vibrant fruitiness begins to pick up a slightly green, under-ripe edge.
Lightly sweet tasting up front and through the middle, though the flavor does dry out some towards the finish. This is a light, easy drinking beer for the most part, but it has a touch of creamy heft (despite an zesty carbonation) and fullness to it. The carbonation seems to help keep this beer seeming light and quaffable. Lightly tart notes characteristic of wheat accents flavors of sour / sweet plums, light apple flavors and a touch of tamarind. A bit of dusty grain towards the end as well as some light grassy grain and at times a stale cracker flavor in the finish. The more traditional Hefe-flavors of clove and banana are here, but seem to play a supporting role; that is not to say this does not taste quite traditional as even the other flavors that are here are perfectly in line with the style.
Refreshingly tart, yet with a fullness that makes it seem perfectly appropriate for a warm, Tucson winter's afternoon. A tasty beer that is perhaps a touch flawed, but still quite good.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ
02-26-2008 02:06:06 | More by Gueuzedude
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
500 mL bottle,
A: Pours a rather light brown, with a medium white head, average head retention for style.
S: Baked bread, light clove, banana.
T: Lots of banana bread, cola, sweet but light molasses and brown sugar roll across the tongue as well. On the sweeter end of the style, no real clove bitterness to speak of.
M: High in carbonation at first, but it certainly dies down after a while. Very smooth, light-bodied and easy to drink.
D: This is an outstanding dark country wheat beer, one of the best flavours out there in this style. Ayinger continues to make outstanding stuff.
09-16-2008 06:06:56 | More by Halcyondays
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
04/06/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.
Presentation- 16.9oz bottle poured into my Ayinger weizen glass. Freshness dating on the back label.
Appearance- Not as dark as the last dunkelweizen I had. Pours a light Kraft caramel color. Basically a dirty colored hefe. Lots of microscopic yeast. Full one ince plus foamy head and some spotty and light patchy lace.
Smell- Good nose of banana, bubble gum, clove and vanilla. Maybe a bit of roasted sweet malt as well.
Taste- Very flavorful with a full banana and clove backgroud. Very fresh yeast flavor. Bubble gum flavors as well. Almost has a tropical fruit flavor as well as a hint of vanilla and honey.
Mouthfeel- About the perfect carbonation level. Even a slight creamy in texture. Crisp as well.
Drinkability- Probably my favorite Dunkel to date. Quite flavorful.
04-07-2009 15:17:19 | More by GClarkage
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
Appears a dark, amber toned orange with a white cap that slowly fades into bits of spotted lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of orange, apricot, clove, banana, vanilla cream, and Graham crackers.
Taste is of the aromas with a yeasty, bready, banana wafer flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is spritzy, sweet up front, tangy, medium bodied, and semi dry.
12-23-2009 01:25:34 | More by weeare138
3.94/5 rDev -3.4%
500ml bottle purchased from BevMo in Menlo Park, CA.
Pours a muddied orange-amber colour, heavily hazed, with a solid froth of white foam. Body is very fluid, and seems light, but the haze, and the fine carbonation gives it a distinctive weight. Lacing is weak, but forms in patches. Overall, it looks pretty decent.
Nose is a little earthier and spicier than I expected. There's no big banana characters, and no classic clove: instead there's a very organic character, like freshly turned mulch, mingled with a peppery spice and some other estery characters: I get vanilla and starfruit. And yet, it manages still to feel like a German ale for some reason. It's confusing.
Taste is pleasant. Smooth, clear wheat characters give a crisp centre of the palate surrounded by sweet softness all around. Some peppery, earthy and leathery notes come out later, and even some of those banana phenols missing on the palate seem to appear towards the finish. It's quite pleasant.
Feel is smooth and light. Not bad at all.
Overall, this is different, but very pleasant. It's perhaps somewhere between a hefe and a dunkel, and yet also manages to hold very different characters from many of the examples I've had in the past. I was very interested in it as a result.
05-17-2013 18:47:44 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.19/5 rDev +2.7%
Popped open a .5L bottle for dessert. This is lighter colored than a dunkel, but more of an amber than your common hefe. Off the bat, it's sort of like Schneider Weisse for the darker bread notes. Overall it does follow more of the notes of a hefeweizen with mild clove, vanilla, and a hint of banana. It's toasty and bready, but also has occasional dark crispy wheat notes. It's smooth and deep, worth trying with and without the yeast dumped in—it's a little brighter before. Man, I'm wishing I didn't only buy one bottle. Get yourself some.
01-13-2014 00:27:47 | More by tempest
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured a big cloudy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Carbonation is a winner. Nose is sordove grain, wheat, clove. Taste is clove, wheat and banana with more clove than anything. Mouthfeel is nice with clove really kicking in, wheat and banana. Very drinkable!
12-22-2009 03:06:49 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
500 Mll bottle, no freshness dating, I dont think the German's are too interested in this type of helpful consumer friendly info. Pours a muddy shade of medium brown, with a slight oily glaze. The head is huge, retentive, soft, frothy and fluffy. Leaves moderate daggers of lace. Nose is chock full of bananas, yeast and dunkel weisse goodness. Tasty offering, has that nice mix of fruityness, yeastyness and dark bready wheat notes that make this a favorite style. Nice brew from Ayinger.
10-08-2009 23:51:49 | More by Billolick
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
This is a 500 mL bottle served in a Widmer Bros. weizen glass. The ale is slightly chilled.
Appearance: The ale is a burnt orange color, just a few shades darker than your run of the mill weizen. There is a ring of head around the glass, but no lace.
Smell: The ale has a bit of a estery aroma, giving off hints of banana. The only drawback is that that aroma is faint at times.
Taste: The ale tastes good, starting a little poorly but finishing nicely. There are estery flavors, somewhat light, that give a bit of a clove flavor. The darker malts add just a bit of flavor but not so much that it overpowers.
Mouthfeel: The ale tastes very good, with the light wheat body carrying the day.
Drinkability: The drinkability is high, as the weizen flavors seemlessly meld with the darker malts.
07-13-2006 02:43:58 | More by akorsak
4/5 rDev -2%
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: Lots of banana + clove in the nose of this beer with some much lighter hints of wheat and sweet malts.
T: This beer starts out a little sweet with some caramel notes to the malts and wheat, followed by the flavors of banana + clove, and finishes with a hint of toastiness and bitterness. Very nice complexity and balance to the flavors.
M: Medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue like a champagne.
O: Very easy to drink and very refreshing, definitely a session beer that makes me want to sit outside on the beautiful spring day that it is today and have several of these - though it would be much better in a beer garden in Bavaria.
03-19-2012 23:43:34 | More by dbrauneis
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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