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

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544 Reviews
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Reviews: 544
Hads: 1,020
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 71
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of Mick
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark rich color. Fruity esters with tones of clove. Medium body with a bouquet of fruity flavors and strings of clove. Again, the clove presence is noticeable, as it is ubiquitous. A low hop profile. Overall a nice dark beer smooth and crisp. A good texture adds to the beers drinkability, however the beer in totality would better served by lees carbonation. (359 characters)

Photo of monkeybeer
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Dark cloudy straw yellow with a large cream colored head and no lacing.

S- Strong smell of bananas, clove and wheat, just what you would expect

T/M- Taste is not as strong as the smell would lead you to believe. The beer seem to have a lot of carbonation in it

D- This was a good beer not great but good. There are defiantly better examples of the style out there. (370 characters)

Photo of BurpingtonDC
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Very cloudy carmel color with an abundant frothy off-white head that faded fairly quickly to a thin foam that hung around throughout.

S -Smell is of sweet malt, banana bread,ad bisquit.

T - Clove up front that gives way to a fruity, sweet malt. No hop or alcohol readily apparent.

M - Really great level of crisp carbonation, refreshing, medium/full body for the style.

O - This is a pretty good good example of the style. An enjoyable drink, but I'd max out at two I think, and would desire a change. (538 characters)

Photo of LordChesterfield
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Ur-weisse has a mutant foamy head that lasts almost indefinitely. It's not particularly dark just wild looking. It smells of cloves and yeast, and tastes very fuity and smooth. The flavor is rather solid and balanced. I notice hints of banana and clove as expected. This is really an immaculately balanced, cohesive beer. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy but retains it's refreshing lively character that wheat ale is known for. The dunkle in this case is really just a less refined/processed version of a "normal" hefeweizen. This beer feels old fashioned and high quality in its construction. Pairs well with food. I've got to try it with sauerkraut. (660 characters)

Photo of PiecefulToker
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy/opaque amber copper color, poured with a thick foamy head that sustained for several minutes before receding to a thin layer that left some lacing.

S: Caramel wheat, yeast, banana, clove.

T&M: This beer is subtle but has some substantial flavors in it, most notably the strong banana flavors that come in about halfway through. First get hit with some sweetness and caramel flavors, followed by the banana, finished yeasty with some clove. Very enjoyable, smooth and well balanced. Medium bodied, and very easy to drink.

D: High. I like this beer, it is very refreshing and smooth. I could knock back a bunch of these. (629 characters)

Photo of PBBC
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Pours a cloudy brown-yellow with a light head.

Huge aromatics... tart, over-ripe fruit... clove, fills the nostrils. Smells robust.

Taste... smooth, thick mouthfeel, full of spice, ripe melon, finishes crisp, but with lingering dark fruit flavors.

An excellent beer. Large flavors make for an interesting drinking experience and the tart finish balances the whole beverage well. (386 characters)

Photo of DPFRD
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Abundant creamy head. Dark brownish hue that is a little less opaque than I expected.

S- Definitely has the the banana hefe quality to it, but it also has some darker notes in it that make it quite interesting.

T- Very smooth and silky, similar to a hefe, but with it's own character. Darker, a little more spicy, but it is very transparent. Actually a little more transparent than I expected for a Dunkelweizen as I noticed with the appearance.

M- Silky, creamy, medium bodied.

O- Great drink. A little less intense of a Dunkelweizen, but it's very tasty and I would definitely love to dance with it again. (616 characters)

Photo of claybeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A dirty orange-ish brown color. It has a slight cloudy shade with a tan light head. It's a little skunky and a fresh grain smell. I get some of a bread yeast on the nose as well. The sweet bread like flavor carries over on the tongue with a classic hefe banana flavor. The finish is soft and pleasant. It lingers for just a moment. Good wheat Beer. (348 characters)

Photo of ajr24
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle rightly poured into a weizen glass.
A- Pours a cloudy, dirty brown/dark amber. The haziness is attractively balanced with the sparkle from the carbonation. The head fluffs up vigorously from the pour, but then diminishes into a frothy layer. Not much lacing as the head slithers down the glass.
S- Smells like banana bread. The phenols and wheat are apparent up front. Followed by a flowery and spicy character.
T- There are bold banana/phenol flavors in the foreground with bready and wheaty flavors in the background.
M- Rather tangy, somewhat tarty- the mouthfeel is pretty delightful.
D- I'd gladly substitute this for a bowl of wheaties in the morning. But I don't eat wheaties and I'm not an alcoholic. Still though, with the moderate abv, this beer has endurance. (777 characters)

Photo of jcomp21
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This beer is a beautiful orange-ish amber. It is very hazy and has a soft glow. Thousands of bubbles stream up from the bottom very quickly. There was about a finger and a half of head, tan in color with a very sudsy look. Tight little bubbles.

Smell - Has your classic wheat smell, very clovey and spicy banana. It smells very rich.

Taste - Wow. I like this better than any hef I've ever had. Very malty with a little tartness. A touch more grapefruit and hops on the front of the mouth, with a biscuit/bready finish.

Mouthfeel - excellent. Very sudsy and drier than expected. A bit soapy in texture.

Overall - While I'm not a huge hefeweizen fan, if I'm gonna drink a wheat beer, this is the one!

see you on the next one. (741 characters)

Photo of texascarl
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance = dark copper, hazy, medium carbonation

Nose = fruity, floral. The pleasant smell was apparent 2 feet from the glass

Taste = tangy, hint of smoke, wheat carries the day since the hops don't register for me. Still, nice flavor for a summertime beer, with that hint of smoke I bet it would be good with BBQ

Mouthfeel. Short finish, medium mouthfeel

Decent brew, if they'll cut the price in half I'll buy it twice as often. (443 characters)

Photo of GolgiIPAratus
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled: 1.8.06

Appearance was a cloudy bronze under a dense head of tiny compact bubbles. Beer left a little lacing along the way.

The aroma was fruity and rounded with malt presence. Bananas dominated, as well as an overall sugary nature.

The flavor is immediately juicy. Grainy wheat malts are present, but lie beneath a mostly banana bread taste throughout the mouthful. The brew is light in the mouth and low, low carbed, but not flat. It’s very simple, but delicious.

This beer was easy as hell to drink. Overall, a great beer drinking experience. (566 characters)

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1.5/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

A real let down for Bavarian beer. Could be since I live in oklahoma and it's hard to get imported german beers. Poured cloudy golden yellow with a thick creamy white head. Looked promising however the taste wasn't there. It wasn't bad just really tasted like carbonated water. I'll stick to Schneider Weisse taps (313 characters)

Photo of ablaze
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive creamy head on a muddy red-brown, slightly orange liquid. Thick and smooth lacing.

Very sweet, fruity banana smell

Tart cherries, apples, banana and hint of spice. Smooth wheat finish with plenty of fruit punch to round it out.

Strong carbonation, light to medium body, refreshing and crisp...

Solid dunkel and quite tasty. Refreshing and uplifting, somewhat filling and good with sausage. (405 characters)

Photo of Fuller
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Dark cloudy copper in color with a large white fluffy head with good retention. Leaves a nice amount of lacing all around the glass. Smell is normal for the style - bananas, cloves, citrus and a hint of spice. Taste is excellent with sweet banana, wheat, some spice and a hint of hops.

An excellent beer that is very drinkable. I could easily have a few of these in a sitting and not get tired of it. Another winner from Ayinger. (481 characters)

Photo of Windigstadt
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Ayinger Ur-Weisse is by far the lightest Dunkelweizen I've sampled, pouring a light copper hue. Coincidentally, it reminds me somewhat of my favorite American Dunkelweizen, New Glarus's Copper Kettle, in appearance.

S: Unlike most Dunkelweizens, which are clove-forward in aroma, this is much more balanced between the clove and banana. A slight yeast bite, typical of a Hefe, rounds out the aroma.

T: Just as the aroma is more banana-forward with the Ayinger, so is the flavor. And as the appearance would suggest, it's much closer to the flavor of a traditional flavor than are most Dunekweizens. You get the flavor of wheat bread mixed with some banana and just a little nuttiness to tell you it's not a regular Hefe. It's also a bit sweeter than a standard Hefe, with some caramel notes present. A good beer, don't get me wrong; it's just not "Dunkel" enough for my taste...

M: Effervescent like any other Weizen.

D: Light and refreshing... a great session beer.

Overall: A nice change of pace from a regular Hefeweizen, and maybe a good introduction to the style for those who don't like darker beers. For those looking for a significant departure from the Hefeweizen style, however, you might want to look elsewhere. (1,230 characters)

Photo of demitriustown
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

17 oz bottle: Aroma is a bready, yeast, roasted caramel malt, light fruits, and spices. Appearance is a murky brown with a thin off white head that diminishes into a soapy film at the top of the glass. Taste is rather effervescent with a bubbly apple and and rather mild caramel malt taste with the yeast present in the the taste as well. Other flavors are clove, some banana, and bread. Overall, It's a very drinkable Dunkelweizen. Wheat and with a nice wiezen texture. (470 characters)

Photo of mydeadguy
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny golden brown with bits of yeast, partially opaque. Topped with an effervescent off-white (toward brown) head. Scent of banana and yeast, with herbal/floral notes. Taste is clean and crisp with a lighter/ medium body and a satisfying dry finish. Not overly assertive, in either the yeast or wheat components. Really good. Seriously, the mouthfeel is refreshing and smooth, this one disapears about as soon as its off the palate, leaving hints again of banana sweetness but little yeast. I personally wouldn't normally have a handful of weizens in a row, but if I were forced (oh, no!) this would probably be my choice. (631 characters)

Photo of jubnat
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden color, with haze. Nice white head, stays pretty much for the whole beer. Strong smell when I first poured it. Tastes very strongly of bananas, and fruity, a little sour, and a little sweet. Feels crisp with carbonation, but not too much. My first experience with a dunkel weizen, and it is great. I need to remember to get this again. (352 characters)

Photo of Muhly
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from 500ml bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a weizen glass.

A-Pours a cloudy brown/gold. A large amount of head that drops rapidly. Lacing forms, but slips quickly down the side when tipped.

S-Sweet malts with banana.

T-Round malty sweetness followed by banana. I believe a previous reviewer thought it tasted like banana cream pie and that is an accurate description of what I'm getting here. Finishes with spicy (could be phenols?) hop bitterness.

M-Quite carbonated, but still a bit creamy. Nothing terribly special. A hint of warmth from the alcohol.

O-I really like this beer. I've enjoyed in the past and thought I had detected more of a caramel/almost toasted marshmallow in the finish. I didn't pick that up this time around, but it is an extremely enjoyable beer. I will go back to this when I'm craving a weisse. (844 characters)

Photo of abedenbaugh
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:The beer has a medium amber color with a good deal of hazy from the yeast. The head is white with very fine carbonation.
S: There is a sweet smell with a little bit of esters and phenols in the background. It smells of bananas,cloves, and a little bit of citrus. Overall the smell is mild but very nice.
T:The beer taste of wheat with just enough balance from the esters and phenols. In the beginning there is a little bit of sweetness. There is a little bit of spiciness and citrus coming out in the middle and end of the palate. Also the flavor stays with you for awhile afterwards. Overall the flavors are all balanced very well.
MF:Medium body beer with an average amount of carbonation. It feels good in the mouth.
D:Overall I think this is a really good beer. The flavor is very easy going and refreshing. I would love to order more than one of these beers. (866 characters)

Photo of Carrier4
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice and sweet, Huge head, and smells great, The taste is good, pretty complex and unique. However it made me feel pretty sick sitting my stomach, i dont know why. (164 characters)

Photo of JMWEB2
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden body, two finger head slowly leaves a thin white head, very nice.

S: Wheaty, fruit smell, think its banana. Also getting some malt, and clove.

T: There is a yeast character in the taste, there is a bready sweetness and a dry finsh. Tasted a little banana and some spice. Very tasty Dunkel.

M: Lighter body than I expected finish is clean and refeshing. Very drinkable.

O: I enjoyed this brew, Ayinger is one of my favorites. (443 characters)

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A good beer! Very smooth and pleasant to drink. I get a lot of bread to the taste with some sort of fruit like an apple. It tastes great but in my opinion I rather have Ayinger's brau weisse. It is a different style of beer but I liked the taste a bit more. (257 characters)

Photo of ifnkovhg
4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I prefer dunkel hefes to the regular, and I prefer Ayinger's Ur-Weisse among the dunkels I've tried (including Weihenstephaner).

The appearance is light tan with an off-white head that lingers.

The nose is malty with cloves, banana and a flash of bubble gum.

Mouthfeel is nice. Not overly carbonated, but a bit heavy. Creamy.

I love how this tastes. I don't know how else to describe it other than as a dark hefeweizen. All the typical hefe tastes are there -- cloves, banana, etc. -- but the malts are more pronounced. The beer is not as tangy as a hefe. Whereas a standard hefe might be a distant cousin of a witbier, this is a distant cousin of a malty amber (plus a hefe's spiciness). Very smooth on the palate.

This might not be a warm-weather beer. It feels a bit heavy compared to regular hefes. The higher alcohol content is also a factor.

Y'all need to try this. (877 characters)

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.