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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

905 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ssgunbond, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev -2%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Quaffer
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer was very hazy even before the addition of the yeast. After the bottle was swirled and the good stuff was added, it looked utterly thick. With its dark color (though lighter than what I expect from a dunkel ) and strongly opaque appearance, it looked like a weizen glass full of melted caramel.There were some cool striations as the sediment very slowly diffused througout the beer. The lightly rocky, off-white head rose up nicely to over two fingers and settled down quickly. There was very little lace left behind on the side of the glass.

Smell: Heavy yeast and citrus bit at the nose. Warmer aromas of banana and grains hovered underneath. Pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied but with some chewiness on the tongue. Carbonation was strong and gave the beer a spongy feeling in the mouth. It became a little rough in the throat.

Taste: Yeast, light chocolate malt, and strong wheat and grain flavors were evident from the start. There was a little bit of a lemon bite in the middle, but it was subdued and didn't contribute much more than a nice counterpoint to the warmer flavors. Those warmer flavors consisted of the aforementioned chocolate malt and some vanilla that arose in the middle. There almost seemed to be a dose of caramel sweetness as well. (I think the appearance of this brew was messing with my head.) Some light, sweet banana arose on the finish to mingle with the other flavors.

A really nice beer. I don't know why it took me this long to try it.

Quaffer, Mar 11, 2005
Photo of pentathlete
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours into the weizen glass in fell swoop. Cloudy dark orange with a medium white head that falls to a table; no lacing; plenty of active carbonation visible at the surface. Could smell the banana bread during the pour, but afterwards the smell was much more subdued, astringent and not exactly inviting. The taste was full on malty smoothness that swells, literally swells, into a full banana attack. Just delicious. Mouthfeel is medium and fills out splendidly. This is a very drinkable brew, but I'm not sure how much banana flavored maltiness I could take. Love this one.

pentathlete, Dec 22, 2005
Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Getalegup, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of theghost3
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, bright chestnut with a 3-finger off-white, foam head. No lacing.

The smell is cloves, banana with a hint of nutmeg. The taste is bananas, cloves, light malts, yeast, and a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. A little more acidic than I like in a Dunkel.

This is a very drinkable Dunkelweizen; not as astringent as many of the same style. It would go well with a soft German pretzel dipped in honey mustard.

theghost3, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of logicalparadox
5/5  rDev +22.5%

logicalparadox, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of UncleAddie
4/5  rDev -2%

UncleAddie, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of ngandhi
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dominated by banana esters that come into full bloom on the midpalate. Light phenolic spiciness gives this beer some structure. Very nice balance between the fruit and phenols. Minimal clove. Fantastic grain on the finish that resists an urge, driven by the spice of the phenols, to be tannic or astringent in any way. Dissapointing lack of caramel for a dunkle, but still rich and satisfying.

Relax, relax.
ng

ngandhi, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of inebrius
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A drinkable Weiss, for sure, but falls short of a good Dunkel. Plenty phenols and appropriate lactic-hefe vibe, yet not enough malt depth to achieve darkwheat status. In the end, tasty, but lacking.

inebrius, Sep 28, 2002
Photo of gabedivision
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured to weizen glass

A- hazy burnt orange big two finger head

S- orange juice, lemon peel, spicy clove, banana bread

T- spicy orange peel, banana thins out mid mouth, a tad bit of booze, finishes smooth banana smoothie

M- light bodied, thin , crisp, smooth

O- yummy stuff, love ayinger beers they never disappoint

gabedivision, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Pillowburn, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of roblowther
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a thin head that leaves a hint of lacing around the edges. Smells of honey and apricots, with just a note of hops dancing around the edges. Taste has that honey note up front, with a light nut flavor behind that. The mouthfeel is very smooth & silky. Goes down VERY smoothly. Nothing to improve on there, really. Drinkability is vary good. This is the kind of beer that, when combined with a sunny afternoon and a shaded patio, makes for a very, very good day.

roblowther, Feb 26, 2007
Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I pour this one carefully, and am rewarded with 2 fingers of off-white head over a caramel colored body. The body is translucent and shows some seriously good looking stuff floating around in it. The head dies to a half finger rather quickly, then retains this for a while. It makes a mild attempt at lacing.

Caramel and grain are the main aromas I get. A little yeast and dark fruit compliment. Further exploration brings out grassy hops.

Grainy with a yeast overture. Caramelized brown sugar adds a really nice sweetness to the mix. Grassy finish with a decent spiced blend on the end.

This brew is medium bodied, and smoooth. It goes down nice and refreshing with no residue left behind.

CFHMagnet, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of TonyY
4/5  rDev -2%

TonyY, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of wingman14
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a small froth head that fades fast. The smell is sweet with yeast, clove, and a hint of banana. The taste is somewhat sweet, with yeast notes, and a somewhat strong banana flavor. The finish is sweet, with a ting of alcohol. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, smooth at first with a harsh finish. This one is a nice beer, great flavors, and good depth. Very enjoyable, a well made beer.

wingman14, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of aquatonex
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer!

Pours DARK with minimal translucence. A lot of foamy head that lingers for awhile. Smell has malts, fruity notes. Taste possesses a lot of character. Smooth malts and wheat with pleasant banana flavors. Mouthfeel is extraordinary, very clean, full, and crisp. A very solid enjoyable beer any time.

aquatonex, Nov 19, 2004
Photo of jmbranum
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The numerical score is from my most recent tasting.

March 27, 2013: Pours a slighty hazy amber (very slighty) with a large off-white head.

Unlike my 2006 tasting, I didn't pick up any off notes aroma wise. That said, I didn't pick up much aroma at all (compared to others of the style). Maybe a tinge of spices. --- Wait it perks up more as it warms.

Flavor is very bready. A little bit of banana. A tiny bit of grapefruit and oranges, apples too. Fairly dry with some lingering sweetness on the finish. Very little hops. Some cloves but not lot of them either. Nice amount of carbonation. Enough to have some bite but still fairly soft.

This is one of my favorite styles which makes this one hard to judge. Given other classics of the style (say Aventinus), this one is sub-par, but compared to other beers, I would put it well above average.

Last note... this beer improves greatly when it is closer to cellar temperature than refrigerator temperature. The tangyness comes out more as this beer sits in the glass.

May 8, 2006: AP 4.0, AR 2.0, F: 3.0, MF: 4, OA: 3.5

I'm tasting this tonight as part of a comparison tasting of 3 Dunkel Heffeweisens.

A small head on a golden-brown brew. Very pretty in the glass.

Unfortunately I was put off by this beer's strange aroma. I know this sounds crazy, but I pick up the smell of peanut butter, which might be a good thing if you like peanut butter but I don't.

If I ignore the aroma though, the flavor isn't too bad. A mix of bananas, and brown sugar,

Overall, this beer's aroma makes it my last place pick of the beers I'm drinking tonight.

jmbranum, May 08, 2006
Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev -2%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of jmalex
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I need more excuses to use my awesome Ayinger weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy golden amber with a white 2-finger head. The head does drop fairly quickly to a full surface coating with good retention. I thought it'd be darker.

SMELL: The banana and clove esters are there but in smaller quantities than one would expect. In their place is a fairly strong toasted malt note without any chocolate or caramel notes.

TASTE: Much like the smell, the esters are subdued. One thing that's striking is that you don't really pick up any wheat flavors, but instead get moderately kilned barley. Yes, I realize that's what a dunkelweizen is supposed to be, but one can hardly tell it's a wheat beer. Finally in the finish, the sweet banana-y wheat comes out and lightens the beer up.

MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light and fluffy with a high, spritzy carbonation. Nothing is off here. Well done.

DRINKABILITY: It still hits the spot on a hot summer day (and it's after Memorial Day and 75° so I'm classifying today as such). That said, I prefer a dunkleweizen that is more estery and chocolaty (a halfway point between hefeweizen and weizenbock).

I can't help but think that Ur-Weisse is just a worse version of the Bräu-Weisse (excuse the cross-style comparison). I've had better dunkelweizens though, and I'll probably stick to other versions in the future.

jmalex, May 29, 2008
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Large off-white head sits atop this caramel colored brew. Lots of carbonation is visible in the glass. Good portion of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma is yeasty and malty. Yeast with clove and ripe banana notes. Lightly roasty caramel malt with some wheat thrown in.

Taste shows a wheat beer thats plenty tart and quite yeasty. Spicey. Clove and ripe banana. Solid caramel malt backbone with wheat and lightly roasty malt notes.

Lots of carbonation to the mouthfeel which has good body.
Above average to good drinkability.
Overall, a good dunkelweizen that represents the Bavarian style well.

PhantomVodoo, May 26, 2004
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.