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

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986 Ratings
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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 62
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 986 | Reviews: 536
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, opaque honey brown with a billowing off-white head. The foam fades after a few minutes, leaving a half-finger cap and almost no lacing. Some sediment floating around in there as well. Citrus and clove aromas abound, along with some banana and a lot of wheat character--almost bready in nature. The sweet fruit flavors fade a bit in the taste, leaving a spicy, slightly tart malt backbone. Light mouthfeel. A nice, refreshing dunkelweizen.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, light brown with a one finger head that stayed around as a skin over the top, throughout. The aroma was over ripe bananas. The taste was wheaty banana and sweet, not bad. Feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The drinkability is good.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper/bronze color with a moderately fizzy white head. Pretty strong carbonation is apparent. With the finish of the bottle it became very cloudy with all the yeast.

Aroma is very inviting with strong bready notes and yeast character. Very sweet malt notes present

Taste was more "hefe" than expected, with the typical banana like flavors and sweet malt flavors. Very little of the darker roasted notes that would be expected with a dunkel.

Mouthfeel is certainly bubbly with all the carbonation but also a nice round feel to it. Drinkability is rather high and is probably one of my favorites for this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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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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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.

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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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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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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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]

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.