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

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817 Ratings
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2006 23:32:15 | More by Derek
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 7/1/12

A murky brownish orange liquid completely saturated with big bubbles, large off white head has decent retention and a few random patches of lace

S a little fruity with some honey wheat bread to go with the usual suspects of bruised banana, clove and a little chewing gum

T a little more spice and just a hint of booze I couldn't smell, just a little toffee and everything else I could smell

M enters silky then gets a little foamy from the bubbles, medium bodied with a grainy aftertaste

O pretty solid beer for a good price, I was expecting something darker but this did just fine for me

not the best I've had from Ayinger but that still puts it above most German beers I've tried. pick one up if you see it along with anything else these guys make

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 00:51:01 | More by wordemupg
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beertunes

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 01:41:46 | More by beertunes
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy orange color with a thick light beige head. Some carbonation. This is darker in color than any German Wheat I have had so far. Fruity aroma. I was kind of unimpressed with the taste. There was a definite apple cider feel to it, but it really lacked follow-through. Probably the coolest bottle cap I have seen. What is in the trees, matryoshka dolls?

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 07:31:10 | More by Dogbrick
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a cloudy haze of brownish gold with a large loose head of puffed creamy foam that ever so slowly simmers to a light haze on top and has drippy lace in large stringy patches.

The smell of this thing is very lively, wow, its all over the place, funky as hell, smokey banana and smoked salmon or bacon, dull lemon, musty horse blanket, soft rubber, and feet. Yep, its funky and pungent and I love it. I need this in a insense form so I can light one and let the whole place smell like this. People would wonder what the hell I'm I cookin' or smokin'. I'd be great.

Taste is soft and mellow of banana and frothy malts, touch of lemon and clove, sweetness is light, citrus is flighty with a light but favorable carbonation with a mellow, nearly creamy medium body with a little touch of hop and dryness with clove hints in the finish. The yeast is showcased in this beer quite a bit, especailly in the smell, but with that aside its one fine easy drinkin' dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2003 01:57:22 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong and "wheaty" with a bit of an alcohol nip and a hint of citrus. Color is a cloudy, light brownish amber, translucent but not clear. Flavor is strongly wheaty, with just a whisper of citrus, no hoppy or bitter taste. It dances on the tongue as it goes down and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. I recommend it to all weizen fans.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 03:46:04 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured into a weizen glass had a deep brownish-yellow color and a thick texture. Big, big head common to the style.

S: Very wheaty (of course) with hints of some fruit.

T: Wheat, banana, some other kinds of sweets. Wasn't as complex as others, but nicely done anyway.

M: Good amount of carbonation here. Slightly slick finish. Solid mouthfeel.

D: Like most of Ayinger's beers, this one is pretty drinkable. I don't know if it's on the same level as their Brau-Weisse (it doesn't have the same complexity), but it's still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 14:12:47 | More by avalon07
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$2.60 for the 500ml bottle.

It pours a dark gold/rusty colour, hazy, with a solid 1 finger head of foam and it leaves some excellent lacing.

It smells spicy, mostly fruity. Cloves, bananas, big whiffs of wheat. Very nice.

Big banana flavours in the taste, mild clove, wheat, nice flavours all around. Delicious and so soothing and easy drinking. Lowish carbonation and medium bodied makes for an enjoyable mouthfeel.

This is such a great value for what you get. It's been way to long since I last drank this.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 19:07:14 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt, no freshness date.

The body is an incredibly murky pale brownish-amber with ample suspended yeast and other particulates; it looks kind of awful, actually, but I guess it's to style. A small head forms and quickly recedes to a film.

The nose has plenty of signature weizen yeast banana-like esters along with quite a bit of caramelized malt, which creates a very appetizing bouquet. Spicy/medicinal phenols are fairly reserved here, buried behind the malt.

Spiciness is a bit more prevalent on the palate, up-front especially where I pick up a bit of white pepper and clove. Caramelized bananas soon take over, along with a mild butter toffee-like sweetness that segues into a clean and mild finish with very reserved bitterness. The body is fairly chewy for a sub-6% ABV beer, but it's still very refreshing. This is another winner from Ayinger, truly a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:45:20 | More by largadeer
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this in an 8 oz tall taster glass because my dumb ass just had to share this one.

Quick to foam, quick to recede - hazy applejuice color. Smells of pumpkin, green apples, wheat and hibiscus flowers.

This is an interesting beer, kinda has a Belgium feel to it...a bit o' funk and some fruitiness to it. Very refreshing, can definately taste the wheat and malts. Feels great on the tounge, it dances around with large tasty bubbles. Pretty complex. I wanna call it a Witte-Dunkel-Flemmish-Hefewiess! It works, thats all I know.

Highly recommended. I will be buying more of these, especially since it is only a few bucks for a 500 mL.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 04:50:48 | More by twiggamortis420
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – The head was nice and big with good retention and lacing, but the color is solid orange. Ist das eine dunkles?

Smell – Jahwohl – das ist eine dunkel weitzen. This one has a beautiful, monster yeast aroma that fills my nostrils with memories of Germany. The aroma is one-dimensional and awesome.

Taste – The flavor, on the other hand, didn’t deliver. The yeast all but left the building, and the dunkel aspect was nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel – This is where most bad weizens fail, and this was no exception. Flat doesn’t begin to describe this one.

Sinkability – I can’t believe that this was made in Bayern.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2003 03:29:47 | More by RoyalT
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a Weizen glass, the beer pours a cloudy brown/orange color (more brown than orange) with a 2 inch frothy off-white head. Head retention is good, lacing is decent. The beer mostly smells like over-ripened bananas, with some clove and wheat noticable too. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, however there's also a bit of citrus in the taste, and the spice comes out stronger in the taste than it does in the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it wouldn't be hard to have a few bottles of this. I liked this brew, it's not a bad choice at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 22:49:31 | More by bluejacket74
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A real tasty dunkel weizen..one of the better one's I've had...a great malty nose...caramel...brown sugar...some bananas...flavor is real malty too.....basically this is their basic hefe...minus the lemons and adding caramel...some cloves linger on the finish...body is medium and relatively charged up...

This is what I think of when I think of a dunkel weizen..a very nicely made beer and one I would drink again for sure...

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2003 22:22:43 | More by ZAP
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer that I'm surprised I haven't had before. I grabbed this at State Line this past weekend. It's 70+F here, and I figured this would be a better choice than a barleywine.

A moderately clear amber with a dense, light brown head with excellent retention, this beer looks great. Plenty of carbonation is visible as well. There's surprisingly little lace.

The nose is spicy and phenolic with a sharp, clove character. A definite caramel sweetness is present as well, and with the little bit of banana that's present, I'm reminded of bananas drizzled with caramel. No hops are detectable here.

Distinct from all other dunkelweizens I've had in that the banana character is rather muted, allowing the light caramel and a little cocoa to come through. The spice character is on the lower side, there's only a little clove present. Rousing the yeast brings out these flavors a little bit more. For some reason, I'm a little underwhelmed, maybe this beer isn't as fresh as it needs to be? As with the Brau-Weisse I had a couple of nights back, the flavors don't seem to pop out as much as in some of the better beers in this style. Mildly phenolic. Dry, almost grainy finish with caramel, a little clove and some banana, this beer is light in body and rather highly carbonated. Solid stuff, I do wish the body had a little bit more melanoidin/dextrinous character. Easily drinkable and refreshing on this humid, October evening, I will revisit this.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 00:24:53 | More by DefenCorps
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gford217

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.

Pours a murky brownish amber with a big creamy beige head that recedes very slowly to a thick cap of foam, leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma is sweet with lots of wheat presence but with plenty of dark malts as well. There are other sweet fruit notes with apples and pears and a healthy dose of cloves and even some citrus.

Taste is honey-coated bananas with dark roasted malts. It still tastes mostly like an amped up hefe with the yeast dominating though the malts add a nice layer underneath. The finish has a nice mellow spiciness.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, very active on the palate, almost too active but it's OK since the body is pretty meaty for the style.

Another fantastic beer from Aying, who really know their way around a wheat beer. I could drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 03:35:54 | More by gford217
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1 inch head. Aroma is of citrus, spices , cloves, very nice. Taste is also very good. Hints of citrus and spice blended together well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this makes for a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2009 22:40:26 | More by tone77
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flagmantho

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice tawny-orange color with a little haze to it. Not as dunkel as some other dunkelweizens I've had. Poured with a large fizzy head which subsided rather quickly.

Smell: very nice wheaty-citrusy aroma; I feel like there's a hint of some roasted or caramel malt as well, but it's very subtle. Overall, pretty enticing.

Taste: flavor is quite good with a lot more caramel than I expected from the aroma. Light, refreshing wheat flavor; very low bitterness and hop flavor is almost indistinguishable.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a high level of carbonation yields an excellently creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: a highly drinkable and refreshing brew. This would pair great with a sunny day.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 04:19:10 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a semi-opaque brown/gold color. One finger off-white head, dissipated quickly leaving lacing. Aroma of wheat, clove, light carmel malt. A pleasant dunkelwiezen with strong carbonation, light fruit, spice and wheat flavors. Slightly rougher than Weinstephanen, but still very pleasant. Refreshing and tasty. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:45:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Half-Litre brown glass bottle sealed with a crown cap which has the Ayinger logo on it. Generic dark green, yellow, gold and white Ayinger label which has a dark orange border in places. Listed as ‘Ur-Weisse’, and described as an ‘Authentic Bavarian Dunkel Weizen’. No listed strength or Best Before Date.

Appearance: Crazy paving mixture of golden flashes and light brown coppers mingle in a semi-translucent Iced Tea body which supports a dirty white partially solid head matter which slowly forms from a rescinding gigantic frothy 6” deep cap. Almost a complete absence of carbonation when the glass is tilted; yet the foamy head stays with a thick egg-white stiffness.

Nose: Rather pungent toffee-banana aromatic trails roam around the entrance to the Glass with some vanity. Breaded wheat with some cloves, crab apples and the stale whiffs that eminate from a long opened can of commercial cider that has oxidised nicely from the party the night before. Somehow very appealing though, WTF!?

Taste: Has a bit of everything, some wheat, toffee, light chocolate, milky bars and cloves – but all the flavors are rather light in strength. This is very much a low profile “under the radar” Dunkel Weizen that becomes “so-so” all too quickly. Not so much clean….. but Sterile.

Mouthfeel: Average, Mean, Mode, Median, Middle-of-the-Road, So-So, Ya Know Not Bad – Not Great, Sort of OK, Not Here, Not There, Don’t Mind, Don’t Care……

Drinkability: Difficult to get excited about this one. I drank it though…..but afterwards I fell asleep straight away and never cuddled it.

Overall: Another new offering from Ayinger that I have not tried before, cost $2.59 the same as the Bräu-Weisse; but given a choice between the two with just three bucks in my pocket I would rather go with the infinitely better Bräu-Weisse again I think. Not that bad, but a bit of a cardboard cut-out in character.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 05:42:09 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt sienna, murky and filled with rising bead. The head is dirty white and mountainous.
Fragrant primarily of grain. Lurking below are traces of lemons, chocolate, and clove.
The taste manifests so much more than the aroma. Full of chocolate-covered bananas, vanilla, cloves, peanut butter, pumpernickel loaf, lemon rinds, and caramel. Everything present seems pushed to the front, and each gradually dwindles overtime, each possessing its own half-life. It doesn't so much end as fade away. Hop closure is minimal.
Light bodied and much less-gaseous than it appears. This is an upper-echelon dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2004 18:31:18 | More by cokes
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nickfl

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours with three fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles down rather quickly, but leaves fairly good lace on the glass.

S - Lots of bubble gum and banana with some bready notes of honey and toffee.

T - Banana flavored yeast and toffee malt with some bubblegum yeast. A little bit more fruity yeast in the middle with a hint of caramel. It finishes up with more bubblegum character and toffee paired with spicy clove notes.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very nice, like Ayinger's light colored weisse it has an excellent yeast character, but here it is balanced by a light note of bready toffee and just a hint of sweet caramel in the middle. Very drinkable, one of the best German wheat beers that you are likely to come across in the US.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 05:22:30 | More by nickfl
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champ103

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very odd color. A cloudy blond/brown color if that makes any sense. A huge rocky head forms with very good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Yeast, banana, and spice. Some very over ripe fruity aromas that does not work for me.
T: Sweet and malty. Light banana, yeast, and spice. Again, like the nose, over ripe fruit. Almost rotten.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Dry, creamy, and smooth. Not hard to drink. I am not really inclined to keep coming back for more though.

Not bad, but nothing that really does it for me. I am just kind of uninspired with this.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 21:41:45 | More by champ103
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a great big German bottle (1pt 1oz). Ahh, I like Bavarian unfiltered wheat beer, especially the dark kind. Ayinger makes it proper, with a hazy unfiltered appearance and a nice clove and banana aroma. There was a strange smell of sour milk in the background which made me drop the aroma score a little, otherwise it would be a 5. Ditto with the taste.

The mouthfeel is thick and coating, and like most weizens I think its drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 23:42:02 | More by TurdFurgison
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francisweizen

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an above average dunkel-weizen, or dark wheat beer. It poured a dark orange/amber colour with an ample head and good lacing. It had aromas of bananas, cloves, and spices. The taste was very wheaty, spicy, and fruity. A nice blend, indeed. The mouthfeel was ultra-creamy and the drinkability was top-notch. One of the better dunkels out there if you ask this BA!
Cheers!,
F.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2003 10:26:23 | More by francisweizen
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass. Poured a pale orange-gold with poor clarity although some light penetration. Tight, rocky, bright white head filled half the glass during the transfer from the bottle. Some lacing, but no legs. Nose is banana, bubblegum, clove and yeast. Taste follows nose, but less intense and well balanced. Mouthfeel is light and pleasantly effervescent. Excellent drinkability; what a refreshing and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 00:46:41 | More by Jwale73
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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