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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

955 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 52
Gots: 46 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of phisig137
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my Ayinger hefe globe, a deep murky caramel brown color, with a fluffy three finger head. Nice retention doesn't leave behind a whole lot of lace, but does leave a thick creamy blanket of foam behind.

Aroma is much as you'd expect. Deep malted wheat aromas, with some heavy banana esters. Bit of spicy clove ester is present as well. Nice, but nothing outstanding about it.

Flavor is well balanced. Strong wheat sugars, and a good amount of even more prevalent banana esters. Slightly bitter finish. Almost tastes like a banana muffin of some kind. Slight wheat tartness makes this finish very clean and refreshing, begging for another sip. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. Drinkability is great.

Quite a nice dunkel/ur weizen. A great full flavored alternative to some lighter hefe's out there. Perfect for summer BBQ's, and friendly outdoor gatherings. Recommended, and worth seeking out. Very nicely made dunkel.

Photo of Azpittil57
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 25oz bottle into Weizen glass.

A. Very big 3 finger delicate head. A hard too describe golden/orange color. Not much lacing left at all.

S. Malt, banana, clove, yeast, a hint of citrus.

T. Clove, banana, malt sweetness. No hops detected.

M. Medium bodied. Smooth. Medium/high carbonation.

D. Easy to drink. A refreshing beer. I could enjoy several at a time.

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jburd19
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

Photo of shbobdb
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.

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.

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.