Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 891 | Reviews: 525 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
12-31-2013 21:29:52 | More by CFHMagnet
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
01-15-2010 02:25:31 | More by wingman14
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
02-26-2007 01:45:09 | More by roblowther
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
11-19-2004 00:14:49 | More by aquatonex
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
05-29-2008 21:57:06 | More by jmalex
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
05-26-2004 05:01:03 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.99/5 rDev -2.2%
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
02-04-2014 02:21:04 | More by gabedivision
3.33/5 rDev -18.4%
This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had a mild hop aroma if any aroma at all. Its malty fruity flavor finishes slightly fizzy. We paid $7.49 for this brew which was not worth the price IMHO.
07-21-2003 22:24:13 | More by TheDM
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
cloudy caramel coloring and dirty looking. nice fluffy head sits on top grandly.
wheaty, yeasty scents of grass and grain
smooth, delicious malty flavor. the malt is very mellow and and wheat beer typical flavor comes out in spades. caramel and walnuts are subserviant flavors here.
creamy feel, full and heavy. slight carbonation.
not my style at all, but an awesome version of a wheat beer. i know it is a proper wheat beer unlike most of the american versions, but this tastes like a proper beer easy to enjoy and enjoy shortly thereafter.
01-01-2009 03:03:34 | More by cnally
4.16/5 rDev +2%
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.
05-08-2006 04:31:47 | More by jmbranum
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a cloudy copper, with a thick, but quickly disipating white head. Aroma is a mixture of cloves, some ripe banana, and grain. Flavor begins sweet and grainy, with notes of banana and clove lingering in the finish. Has a medium body and is quite smooth, finishing very wet. A very refreshing dunkel-weiss, one that I could enjoy all throughout the day.
03-12-2003 13:53:15 | More by zerk
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
500 ml bottle, no freshness date
Cap has German couple and the brew-master at a picnic table
This beer poured a orange/light brown color with yellow highlights, slightly haze to semi clear and well carbonated. It produced an off white head that was fairly dense and creamy, some lace present but overpowering. The aromas that came from the glass were soft, subtle and pleasant, I nosed fruit (bananas, green apples), spices (clove), light sweet malt, and some hops. Again all aromas were soft. The flavors were of wheat grains, spices (clove), fruit (banana), light hop, some slight citrus, soft bark, yeast, alcohol and some sweet malt. The aftertaste was light and wheaty. Flavors seemed to be more pronounced then the nose as far as distinction. A crisp, clean and refreshing beer. Light bodied. Carbonation has some bite to it, but other then that, it is a soft and well balanced beer. Good representative of its style and a good summer time beer.
08-14-2003 13:46:54 | More by Jarod
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: Not to boast, but I poured this beer like a mother f-er. I got a big white head without ever having to wait for it to calm down to finish pouring. The color is a cloudy dark copper and the white head dies down to a small layer.
Smell: This is one big nose. Aromas of clove and bananas fight for dominance in front of yeast, wheat, rich amber malts, and melon.
Taste: The yeast makes more of a statement in the flavor profile, hanging around from the burst of bananas at the beginning to the phenolic clove finish. Vanilla, caramel malts, grapes, apples, and melons round out the taste.
Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a nice, not to lively, not to soft, level of carbonation.
Drinkability: This is definitely one of the benchmark dunkelweizens, a very classy brew.
03-24-2007 08:01:58 | More by goschool
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
"Lightest dunkel weizen I've sampled but it's no slouch. Rich yeasty aroma very nice and fruity with some mild spice, mostly banana and clove but there's some lemon and orange worked in there. Murky deep orange pour with some slight copper coloring, huge wheat head (as to be expected), and mild lacing. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, but a creamy finish evened it out to average at best. Good welcoming flavor of mild banana and spice. German wheats are a wonderful thing and Ayinger makes some fine examples.
11-12-2008 01:13:22 | More by kinger
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
The label for Ayinger's Ur-Weisse states that this is an "original dunkelweizen." By looking at this beer and tasting it, I would say it really isn't too much of a dunkel-weisse, but it still ends up being a very nice (and very quaffable!) wheat brew from the Aying brewery.
This beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color. Darker than your your generic hefeweizen for sure, but not quite the chocolate/amber color you may usually see in a dunkelweizen. A decent foamy head forms and retains for about 2 minutes. The scent of banana was strong in this one, with some tropical fruitiness noticable too. A wheaty and yeasty smell was also present, but the traditional spicy aromas were a bit subdued. The mouthfeel was very lightly carbonated, making this very smooth and easy to drink. Banana-like notes were the most dominant feature, although there was a pear like fruitiness present. Some spiciness makes its presence known but it struck me as being more like cinnamon than cloves in my opinion. Just a little bit dry in the finish, which attempts to balance out what is a sweet brew. Aftertaste had some fruitiness and spicy notes lingering about, and the beer concludes with very little alcoholic warmth.
This turned out to be a very good wheat beer. Not only did it not look like a dunkelweizen, it didn't have the dark, caramel malt presence that a dunkel would normally have but I don't hold that against it. For me, this is like a Schneider-Weisse, where it is a weissbier with a bit of "natural" color to it. Good for those who like their hefes on the sweet side.
07-13-2004 17:14:30 | More by Beastdog75
4/5 rDev -2%
Pours a hazy amber color with a huge, foamy white head. The head settles and leaves behind a nice lace. Fruity aroma with banana and citrus upfront. Scents of wheat bread and spicy clove lie in the backround. Flavor begins fruity with banana and tart apple. The malt then says its part with soft wheat and light caramel notes. Spicy cloves balance and round out the beer. Medium bodied, crisp and smooth. Highly quaffable and not as sticky on the tounge as other hefes. Very nice dunkel.
03-09-2004 03:08:28 | More by Lupe
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours hazy amber, with HUGE head..had to stop and re-pour 4 times to fill the glass. Smell of wheat, and a bit alcohol. Taste of cloves, and wheat. Good easy drinking Dunkel, Finishes with a bit of alcohol bite. Impressed with alomst all Ayinger brews.
09-16-2007 21:21:43 | More by KI9A
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.