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

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 58
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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 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 rale
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Azpittil57
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of irishgreensoda
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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 phisig137
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.

Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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.

Photo of jburd19
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
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 afinepilsner
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
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 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
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
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

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.