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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

980 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 60
Gots: 56 | 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 Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TaylorK
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Azpittil57
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Naugros
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel in color, it rises a huge head that disappears entirely in a matter of seconds. Better German weizens have much more staying power. It's bottle-conditioned so be prepared for some lees. The lees here appear green and matted, so take on the appearance of aquarium algae. Although I'm used to dregs in the glass, these were unappealing.

The smell is typical for a dunkel, but a little washed out. The bananas, caramel, brown bread and cloves are all there, but sort of weak.

Same goes for the taste, same as most dunkels but not nearly as flavorful as Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner, Schneider or Aventinus. And this extends to the mouthfeel as well. The others mentioned have a nice, light body. This one is light as well, but it comes off more watery due to the lightness of the flavors.

If you want a dunkel go with one of the ones mentioned above...you can't go wrong. If you really want to drink this one, don't drink the others first...they'll spoil you.

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of fitzy84
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Moan and Dove. The beer had a murky gold appearance with some lacing but a really solid head. Aromas had a generally fruity aspect wrapped around metallic and bready flavors. More on the bready/wheaty side with the taste. A wonderfully sweet beer that was also light and refreshing. Overall, a great dunkel.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

17oz. bottle poured in Ayinger weiss beer glass. Cloudy dark golden color with huge white head. Aroma is of bananas and apples. Flavor is also fruity with the bananas and apples. Clean crisp finish with hint of cloves. Lacks the citrus taste of many hefes, but still quite good. Wish I had some more. Drinkability is quite high on this one. Mouthfeel was very pleasant.

Photo of irishgreensoda
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of agreenman19
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of waughbrew
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stunningly perfect head made of small bubbles. Not as dunkel as I expected, more of a hazy dark gold with some reinvigorated yeast bubbling away. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Munich and caramelly sweets with big clove phenolics and some slightly tart apples. A wee bit of sulfur. Taste is a wonderful balance of flavors, on the dry side of things with some butteriness. Cirtus notes splash through momentarily. A pleasurable smokiness is there for sure. A very interesting and well-made beer.

[3.49 for a .5Liter bottle]

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Lothore
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy copper brew pours out of this bottle with an amazing white pillowy head. From the looks of it, this beer is vigorously carbonated.

S- Smells of sweet bread, reminecent of walking by a good bakery. I get hints of fruit: orange, slight banana.

T- Tastes slightly sweet but not nearly as much as the nose lets on. Apricot and a minute taste of banana bread are present.

M- Very light and refreshing without being watery. Well carbonated.

D- This beer is extremely drinkable because it is so delicious and light. I could easily have a few on a summer day.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.