Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
(Served in a Weisse glass)
A- This beer has a warm brown body with a strong wave of tiny bubbles and a thick mousy head that last and last. The head is even sitting in the bottom of the glass after the beer is finished.
S- The smell of wheat and yeast has a mellow banana and fresh ripe pears even from the pour. The notes of green hops come through in the finish and they are pretty subtle.
T- The smooth soft wheat flavor has a slight toasted wheat note and some dark bread crust flavors. There is some nice banana and pear flavors that blend into the light green hops at the finish.
M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a nice fizz in the finish that fills out the mouthfeel and cleans the finish.
D- This beer has a big aroma with a softer flavor but they both have some good complexity. This beer is a meal in a glass and is very filling. With a flood of bland wheat beers on the market I forgot how great wheat beers can really taste.
09-12-2007 00:25:02 | More by rhoadsrage
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours a cloudy light brown brew.
Smell is the banana, spice and cloves of a good German wheat beer. Mild perfume is also in the smell.
Taste is sweet and fruity with a solid wheat base character. Banana and bubble gum flavors. The big grain flavor of this helps clean the palette. No bitterness at all.
Big Mouthfeel, solid wheat thickness and bitey carbonation.
Very drinkable brew would go great with a spicy sandwich.
03-23-2004 02:47:07 | More by Zorro
4/5 rDev -2%
Is music and beer the new fad? I have my tunes set on Depeche Mode as I'm ready to open this bottle. On to the beer:
Oh my, that smells good. Whoa, slow down....okay. Lots of bubbly head on top this carmel brown beer. Decent head retention. The nose...apples, major spicy phenols. Not as intense or aromic as it was when I opened it, but still good.
Spicer than the usual dunkleweiss, and I like meself a spicy wiessbier. Caramel dipped apples merge with a pinch of ground clove. Hints cinnamon too. Light brush-up of alcohol towards the back. Wheat dries the palate, and keeps it dry in the aftertaste.
Very good halfway in, but the second half was merely good. I'll go with the latter on this one to determine it overall.
02-27-2009 06:01:55 | More by DoubleJ
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
500 mL into Weissen glass
Color was a hazy straw brown. Light tan head. Left medium level of lacing.
Aroma was of clove and bananas (similar to a hefewissen). Taste was similar. Roasted fruits and nuts were present also.
Mouthfeel is smooth at first and then goes down creamy. It has a sticky aftertaste.
Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. $4 for a half liter is kinda steep, but I think it was worth it.
12-14-2008 08:12:51 | More by mothman
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
This is my first dunkel weizen. Poured into a Ayinger glass, hazy yellowish/brown color with a huge head and carbonation. I was figuring a dark color, but I guess not. Lacing is very present with a medium feel. I really like the taste for a dunkel. I could drink a few of these, for a dunkel weizen, it's very drinkable.
07-09-2005 01:49:37 | More by Wasatch
4.23/5 rDev +3.7%
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, banana, clove, pear, apple, wheat, floral, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, honey, pepper, floral, bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, floral, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent dunkelweizen style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
08-20-2013 05:01:00 | More by superspak
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
A. Served in a Weizen glass, appears darker yellow and unfiltered. Huge head that doesn't diminish greatly with time.
S. Dark wheat.
T. Picking up a taste of cloves and spice, also sweet and wheaty.
M. Light and well balanced.
D. Fantastic. Another winner from Ayinger.
04-21-2008 21:17:01 | More by Stinkypuss
3.6/5 rDev -11.8%
An amber pour, not as "dunkel" as I imagined, but no worries. Hazy body holds up and produces a fat, semi-sticky white head. Some rockiness in the foam, sticks to the sides a bit.
Corriander and slight citrus blend and over power the malt in the aroma. slight pear and apple hints.
Taste is light and crisp. Some malt gives it a bit of sweetness and calms down the citrus. Leaves a bit of a stickiness in the mouth, even though it's light. Not sure if I like that, isn't quite as quenching as other Weizens. Aftertaste is slight and rather clean.
08-21-2007 19:53:35 | More by Mebuzzard
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass.
Super large typical styrofoamy head, kind of like a meringue top nice and white hints at cream and egg sheen. Body color is a classic amber and cloudy murky yellow. Lots of rising carbonation.
Nose is sweet clove, toasted malts and grain. A little bit of orange in there. A bit of ripping dry husk action. Real nice lovely nose.
Chewy palate mixes with just the right amount of playful carbonation. Lingering finish. Palate is rich in malts and dark spices with some dry action. A chewy feel, with clove like aromatics, very much so on the finish. Borderline creamy texture but the carbonation cuts through that just slightly.
Overall, a great example of the style and tasty. More Ayinger win.
01-19-2012 01:39:53 | More by smakawhat
4/5 rDev -2%
A: Poured a hazy, and slighty burnt tangerine-orange with a massive 3 finger billowy eggshell white head that had great retention and lasted well into the drink falling to a soft, foamy layering. Visible carbonation was light.
S: On the nose was fresh lemons, bananas, a light yeatiness and soft wheat scents.
T: The initial flavor yielded a fresh lemony flavor that was wet, citrusy, and very smooth. There was some light banana bread with some spiciness against a soft wheat backing. Overall the flavor and palate was extremely smooth and clean.
M: very light, smooth, with a soft carbonation and a light tart lemony fade.
D: Drinkability was incredibly smooth, clean and great going down. A near perfect example per style.
05-24-2008 16:10:32 | More by beerthulhu
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Murky orangish brown appearance. Nice looking head of about 1/2 inch and beige tinted white in color. Retention? Pretty good. Nice lemmon pepper and clove mixed in with some tangy wheat malt and darkened barley on the nose. The flavor is spicy, yet refreshing. A little banana clove action. And the slight chocolate and dark malt tones are held in check nicely and add the subtleties need for this style. This nicely carbonated brew has a medium full body and a partially dry finish. Nicely done dunkel weizen.
08-09-2003 03:42:09 | More by Bighuge
3.65/5 rDev -10.5%
Coppery amber and quite hazy with a big fluffy white cap that settled quickly to a short layer of fine bubbles. Lots of banana in the aroma, dry grain husk, cloves, bready yeast, brown sugar. Mild flavour, slight lemon with a bit of banana and malt sweetness. Spicy finish with a flash of bitterness and light apple tartness. Light bodied and quite dry, creamy carbonation. Decent overall and I really liked the aroma.
07-30-2010 01:31:40 | More by DrJay
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
17oz bottle from the Coop for about $2.75.. poured into my New Belgium goblet.
2" head drops leaving little lacing atop a slightly hazy light amber brews.
Aroma is spicy with big notes of molasses... banana and clove... light bubblegum.
Flavor is the same as the aroma but with a long spicy banana finish.. nowhere near as sweet as the nose lets on... there are brown sugar notes... reminds me of bananas foster and pumpkin pie. Suprising light body.. but still higher than most traditional pale hefe's.
Good beer that I've only had one other time... tasty and very drinkable.
01-20-2008 03:53:47 | More by JohnGalt1
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.
Pours a cloudy amber and orange color that's surprisingly light for the style but looks pretty good when the light hits it. The head is two fingers of white foam that eventually recedes into a thin cap on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of loads of bananas, half fresh and half brown, along with smoothly integrated clove aromas. Also present are mild amounts of wheat twang and breadiness.
Tastes similar to how it smells, although not quite as robust. Wheat twang and banana flavors kick things off and are backed by mild amounts of breadiness. Midway through the sip the spices come into play - there may be coriander in there but the clove is front and center. The spices carry through to a solidly crisp ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall I thought this was a solid beer, although I feel as though it was more of a hybrid between a hefe and a dunkel. Still, well worth a shot.
03-09-2010 23:42:48 | More by glid02
3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured into 16oz stange. Poured very lively with a half a glass of tight, white head that dissipated slowly and left very little lacing. Poured a cloudy light/medium brown.
The beer had a grainy wheat aroma with a slight sharp aspect to it. The flavor was similar, no particular aspect dominates the beer. There is a pleasant wheatiness to the beer, with a sharp tang at the finish.
The body was smooth and pleasant, flowing easily over the tastebuds. Drinkability was very good, you could easily drink several of these guys over a period of time. Overall, a very good beer, worth your time.
03-10-2010 01:41:46 | More by beertunes
British Columbia (Canada)
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
I had this on tap at Ayingers Am Platzl in Munich on March 19, 2006.
A: Light-brown sugar colour, impressive white head.
S: Banana bread. Much breadier than their hefe, with less citrus.
T: Banana bread with a little spice and citrus, slightly sweet.
M: Moderate body & carbonation. Creamy.
D: Very good.
04-04-2006 23:32:15 | More by Derek
3.43/5 rDev -15.9%
The beer pours a translucent amber color with a massive head with the texture frothy and the color and off white, the lace forms a fine shade to cover the glass from view. Nose is quite complex with aromas of malt, citrus, wheat or bread dough, sweet as it the start with the top middling in mouth feel. Finish is sparsely acidic, pleasantly hopped, dry long lasting aftertaste and all in all a very drinkable beer.
11-30-2002 14:21:59 | More by Gusler
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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