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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

943 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 52
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

RummyRedbeard, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Bobhoya, May 14, 2012
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a cloudy caramel. Three fingers of thick billowy foam develop and dissipated gradually to about a finger, which remained throughout the entire glass.

Smell: Delicious. Along with the obvious wheat qualities, there are also some ale traits. Ripe banana is prominent and the yeast follows suit. Cloves add a nice touch of spice. There's also a pleasant hint of caramel and citrus.

Taste: Very bread-like. The banana is much less dominant. Lots of yeast and cloves, and the caramel from the smell takes a backseat. So does the citrus. The hop bitterness at the back of the tongue is just noticeable, which means it's perfect for me.

Drinkability: The drinkability is high. Definitely a brew to keep around...when you have the cash.

TheQuietMan22, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml (16.9 ounce) bottle, from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO, $2.49.

Somewhat disappointing pour. Very little head that fell off quickly. Cloudy dark amber.

Smell of malty bread dough with a bit of clove.

Taste is a bit more sour than I would have anticipated. Peppery, clovey. Even as it warms, there's not much banana ester or citrus.

Decent enough mouthfeel, but a bit thinner than I would look for.

Pretty drinkable. This would go well with a big Bavarian meal. But there's just not enough there.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment for me. Not bad, but not that great either.

ColoradoBobs, Feb 26, 2006
Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Citadel82
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper in my Weisbeer glass. Four finger rocky white head rapidly receded leaving no lacing. Smell of cloves and bananas. The taste is clean and refreshing. very balanced with no overpowering tastes that otherwise mar a clean taste and finish. A bit of citrus in there and some yeasty taste as well. I liked this beer but I think the The Ramstein Winter Wheat that preceded it spoiled me. I will try this one again later in the season when my fall allergies have dissipated.

Citadel82, Oct 31, 2004
Photo of Anthony1
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance- A cloudy, amber tone with a white, lacy head.

smell- Fruity smell with banana and granny smith apples. The apple smell is much more apparent while drinking. Hits of cloves and a smell of wheat.

taste - crisp with an undertone of wheat. very mild tart sense from the apples which complements the sweetness of the banana

mouthfeel- medium to light body with a good amount of carbonation and spice. Slightly dry

drinkability- very smooth drink, will purchase again

Anthony1, May 19, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jburd19, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Jacobob10
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Jacobob10, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

chrishiker1409, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Shafaegalo, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of afinepilsner
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle

Ayinger Ur-Weisse was amber in color and slightly hazy. The head was fairly large, but quick to dissipate. It had a sweet fruity aroma. The taste was fruity as well, lots of banana. It was slightly sweet in the begining, but balances out in the finish. It is medium bodied and well carbonated. It's a good beer, but I prefer the Altbairisch Dunkel.

afinepilsner, Sep 03, 2006
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4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When the Germans say: Paulaner, Franziskaner, sonst nichts they forget something . . . Ayinger. Man, this is one heck of a beer. Delightfully fluffy wheat character balanced out by munich malts in a burnt-orange brew. I drank this guy so quickly, I got a tummy-ache from the carbonation. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Yummy.

shbobdb, Jan 12, 2006
Photo of marcobrau
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour a hazy dark amber with loads of carbonation; the pours takes some time but I eventually end up with a massively rocky head peaking about an inch from the top of the glass. The aroma is spicy, suggesting oranges, cloves and vanilla. Rather full-bodied for a weiss with a sort of creme brulé maltiness that leads into an orangey-tart finish accented a slightly chalky dryness. Excellent smooth mouthfeel adds to the appeal of this beer. Overall, a fine dark wheat with outstanding aromatics, good flavor, but the finish could be better.

marcobrau, Nov 28, 2005
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into my Ayinger weizen glass, Ur-Weisse pours a hazy garnet capped off by an immovable, pillow-y head. Quite the looker.

Zingy wheat aroma is framed by a mighty-spicy undercurrent. Clove and nutmeg are omnipresent. Straightforward and lovely.

Man, that spice doesn't quit. Almost like drinking gingerbread with loads of that great bubblegum/wheat interplay underneath. Finish is almost flat in how quickly it falls off the table but there are no lingering off-flavors. Good.

Slightly thinner than I like from some of these chewy German hefes. Still, it's delicious and a pleasure to drink with excellent flavor and spritzy carbonation. Schneider and Ayinger "get it" and have earned every bit of praise that they receive. A nice beer to return to reviewing with.

malcontent, Oct 19, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ssgunbond, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of JBogan
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy medium brown with a good 2 finger head. Good head retention and lacing in my glass.

Smell: Banana banana banana. I've had beers before with a slight hint of banana, but this is by far the overwhelming scent my nose picked up with this beer.

Mostly banana again in the taste, with perhaps a slight pine showing up later.

Nothing special in the mouthfeel, smooth but not lively.

This is a very drinkable beer. Perhaps the banana masks the alcohol content. It's a very smooth and drinkable beer with an unusual but good taste. I'd pick this up again and offer it to friends.

JBogan, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of Murph
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light brownish with an initial creamy head that sinks far too quickly. Great fruity nose with banana and possibly apples with some light spiciness of cloves but not too much. The brew starts off very fruity with banana and some slightly tart, possible apple flavors before going into the sweeter side and hitting up the malt. There are some lingering chocolate tones towards the end and you are left wanting more. Nice full mouthfeel with just the perfect amount of carbonation that makes this brew very drinkable. Yet another great german hefe here, I would certainly suggest this.

Murph, Sep 08, 2002
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber-gold with a dense and rocky two and a half finger head. Good retention leaves a few whisps of lace on the sides of the glass. German wheat phenols are immediate; banana and clove being strongest with a strong wheat scent in competetiion with a toasty caramel aroma. Some candyish alcohol aromas develop as it warms and a hint of fruitcake ester towards the end. Sweet flaked wheat and toasty pale malt upon first sip, and a mellow but obvious steely caramel flavor quickly develops. The aftertaste displays the charismatic bavarian wheat yeast phenols of banana and mellow clove that fades quickly, but really boasts an assertive bubblegum taste similiar to the Hefe-Weizen made by the same brewery. The mouthfeel is deliciously creamy and draws much of its girth from the wheat and suspended yeast. Thus, a light bodied beer with high carbonation has the illusion of being a hearty brew while retaining an exceptional drinkability. The hop character is subdued and seems to be slightly spicy and floral- probably Hallertau or a derivative; while its contribution to the flavor is minute- the spiciness created by the yeast balances the mild residual sweetness. The richness of the malt and complex bouquet of aromas and flavor seems to contradict the ease with which one can drink this beer, but this is simply a testament to what an authentic German brewery can accomplish within a style native to their homeland.

PBRstreetgang, Sep 17, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brutalist, May 26, 2012
Photo of cvfish
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a light brown color that produced a white foamy head that retained ok and left a minimal amount of lacing around the glass

S - yeasty and bready, with some nuts

T - some wheat and malts and nuts

M - light bodied with light carbonation

D - good beer, some lasting effects

cvfish, Dec 30, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of dgallina
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml brown bottle with no freshness dating.

Pours cloudy golden tan with big frothy white head that dissipates to a small blanket of foam. Caramel malts, bananas, cloves, and fresh hops in the nose. Flavor is dominated by slightly sweet, lightly roasted caramel malts and bananas. Finishes with quenching fruity tartness and extremely dry hops. Quite light and carbonated mouth-feel, perhaps a bit on the thin side. A very nice dunkel weizen!

dgallina, May 20, 2006
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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a billowy three finger head that rather quickly dissappeared, leaving only a foam ring around the edges, and left no lacing. Body was a cloudy light brownish yellow, like cloudy apple cider. Looks okay, would like more head retention.

Smell - apples, plums, overripe fruits.

Taste - same as the smell. Apples, plums, and overripe fruits.

Mouthfeel - halfway between full and thin, fairly smooth, medium carbonation.

Drinkability - this is decent, but not great. Goes down decently, but its taste will fall apart if it gets too warm, which I think could happen a lot on a hot day, and is too bad because a wheat beer should be a summer drink...It's not bad, but I won't visit it often.

ultralarry2006, Jul 13, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nodder, Oct 18, 2013
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.