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

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4.04
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Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Reviews: 560 | Ratings: 1,083
Photo of Dinglehacker
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured pint bottle into weizen glass. Light amber, persistent fingernail of head which stays for the entire drinking process.

Nose of banana bread and malt, but very light.

Taste is much the same, but there's also nutmeg and a surprising cherry note in the mix as well.

Carb bite on the end, but a smooth mouth overall.

A good, hearty dunkelweizen, typical of the lighter varieties.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber colour. Smells strongly of malts, banana, spicy notes, and sweet. Tastes initially sweet, then spicy, slight earthy hops, yeasty, fruity, tangy, banana, dry finish, medium-bodied; it smells lighter than it tastes.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this brewery. Pours light brown with lasting white half-finger head. Aroma is banana foremost with bread, bubblegum, and some spice. Flavor profile follows nose to a tee. Very smooth mouthfeel and slightly sweet yet clean finish. Great stuff.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky apricot with a big, soapy head that dissapates quickly.
Smells banana, clove, dark fruits.
A very smooth taste and feel. Banana right up front. The taste follows the nose. This
Is an incredibly smooth and tasty urweisse. One of the best.

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Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.75] Beer is a brownish copper color. It forms a whopping 3+ fingers of head. The head is tight white bubbles that dissipate slowly and leave a think marshmallow fluff of lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%). There is no visible date code.

S: [2.50] Herbaceous, pungent banana.

T: [2.25] Follows the nose. More banana

M: [3.50] Not over carbonated. Mediumish feel.

O: [2.50] It has the banana-tastic yeast flavor (that I don't like). This beer is not for me. It highlights one of the flavors I dislike the most in beer. I will pass on this going forward.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/12/16:

Before sediment is added, very dull and clear copper with golden hues. Light-colored for a Dunkel. After swirling around the last bit in bottle to stir up sediment and adding to glass, incredibly opaque in bulb, still somewhat clear and swirly in the “stem,” with clumps of fines resting at the bottom. Fizzy, but fairly well-retaining, uniform, off-white head. Semi-tart banana, bread, light band-aid, and syrupy sweet aromas. About the same to the palate up front, only some booze and yeast spiciness, and mild funk, cloves and peppercorns toward the back. Medium-bodied, dense but gentle effervescence, and smooth.

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Photo of drmeto
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L:
-pours an opaque golden-brown with a medium,creamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,lemon,earthy,leather,clove,white bread,passionfruit,pineapple,bubble gum
T:
-overripe banana,clove,lemon,white bread,passionfruit,bubble gum,honey,cream,toffee
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium,creamy body
O:
Fantastic Hefeweizen (not a Dunkelweizen).Sweet and full-bodied.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a very hazy orange color into a typical pint. Very little head and no lacing. Immediately smells like bananas. Initial taste is definitely bananas too and pleasant aftertaste. Definitely a little thicker brew too. Overall I really enjoy this brew and hope to enjoy more in the near future.

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Photo of CzechTex
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Head dissipated fairly quickly, some lacing (draft beer). Nice cloudy appearance, good feel in the mouth. A little expensive but worth it. I will drink it again .

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Photo of James954
3.14/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's honestly an overpriced Franziskaner....and I like Franziskaner! But it's overpriced!

Differences are: A heavier mouth-feel and a better head when poured out of the bottle.

Ayinger has great stuff. But price sometimes becomes an obstacle for them when compared to others.

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Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle.

A: Pours medium-dark orange-amber topped by a sizable, thick, off-white head. Very good retention with spots and streaks of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy-herbal hops, banana bread, apples, clove and light toast.

Flavor: good complexity but featuring banana bread and other (mainly) yeast derivatives. Also has light clove and faint spices, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some faint earthy hops.

M: Medium body; prickly, moderate-high carbonation; smooth and crisp.

O: not a favored style but certainly an excellent version.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle poured into a weisse style glass
(A)- Pours a medium-dark burnt caramel color. Some good white froth with good retention
(S)- Big notes of banana and clove meets a deep musty biscuit dryness
(T)- Very similar to the smell. Plenty of clove with more subtle on the banana but with some bubblegum and biscuit
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A touch richer that a normal Hefe, which fits this so well
(O)- Exactly what I expect from a Dunkel. . everything that reminds you of a Hefeweiss, but deeper and richer without losing the classic flavors

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deeper color than your average wheat. Can' see how this is a dunkel however. Nice big head which receded quickly and didn't leave much lacing. Nose has some esters, but seems to be more towards the spice notes along with some malt. Taste isn't as bright as some. Like the nose, a little less banana, but full flavored with both nutmeg and malt. Acidic citrus (or is it apple skins?) keeps it together and multi-dimentional. A quality beer, and a little different take while remaining classic. Makes me look forward to comparing to their Brauweisse since this is a darker version (but not a dunkel IMHO).

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Photo of SStein
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker orange with a big head that retains for most of the time it took to drink. Smells fruity and slightly citrusy. Strong banana esters come through, with clove on the back end. Light smooth carbonation. This beer goes down very easy.

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Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served in a bulbous weizen glass. The beer pours dark orange in color, quite hazy, and fills the glass's bulb with a mass of white head. Faint, fruity aroma. Upon tasting, the yeasty spice of clove is immediately apparent, along with a really fine carbonation. Very neutral with a thin and wheaty mouthfeel. Finishes with the same spicy clove note, and a hint of banana. Enjoyable, but I think I'd take Franziskaner every time.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Burnt orange color, cloudy opaque, hints of orange on the edges of the glass. Frothy white head that recedes, yet lingers

S: Smell of sweat bread. Hints of citrus or tropical fruit. Banana bread is predominant though.

T: So nice, tropical fruit, banana, typical bubblegum flavors of the style. Noticed a lack of pepper and minimal clove that I am used to. They're present but not as upfront. Also that classic bready flavor is present. Also getting some brown sugar-like flavors from this one.

F: Smooth, rich, yet easy drinking. Silky is a word that comes to mind.

O: Great dunkel weissbier. All around, a complex and incredibly enjoyable beer

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint bottle.

A: Pours a murky dark amber with orange hues. Head is one finger and off-white. Retains for a bit before collapsing to a film atop the brew. Also leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Banana bread, citrus, apple, honey, clove, sweet malts, and caramel.

T: Banana bread, slight citrus, clove, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some faint earthy hops.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth and crisp with a wet finish.

O: Truly delicious. Ayinger's brews never disappoint and I really respect the high standards. One of the absolute best breweries in the world. I recommend seeking this and all of the other great brews out.

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Photo of Carrier4
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice and sweet, Huge head, and smells great, The taste is good, pretty complex and unique. However it made me feel pretty sick sitting my stomach, i dont know why.

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Photo of Anacross
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fabulous example what the best a dunkelweizen can offer. Complex and delicious, crisp and refreshing.

L) Beautiful light brown color. the head will take some time to disappear. Looks beautiful.
S) Fruity like expected for a weisse. Mostly banana. Yum!
T) Complex and delicious. Long lasting and you'll just wish it would last more.
F) Wonderful fizz, tasty and well balanced. Easy to drink, just delicious.
O) It's very available in the US, so take advantage of that. Price is very reasonable too. Enjoy! :)

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Photo of ajchocholousek
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy darker golden-amber color. Big just-barely off-white head that fizzed up vigorously, but dissipated quite quickly, leaving almost no lacing on the glass. The nose hits big with clove, banana, apple, and a firm amount of....tobacco? Whaaa? Yeah! Very prickly, light, effervescent mouthfeel leads to a malty, fruity, slightly caramelly taste with big notes of banana, bubblegum, and spicy clove. Finishes beautifully dry, yet leaves just enough banana and yeasty sweetness on your tongue to have you coming back for more! Burps are all banana bombs. Hell yeah! A truly fine beer. Refreshing, satisfying. Awesome with good cheddar cheese.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served cold in classic Weisse challis.

L) Cloudy & murky beige potion with off white puffy head that settles quickly. Looks fantastic!
S) Sweet citrus fruit, banana, clove. Classic weisse.
T) Wow! Sweet caramel, toffee & dark fruit. Mild hops. Deliciously complex
F) Everlasting effervescent fizz. I like beers that do not go flat and this one delivers. Well balanced & smooth. Take your time, enjoy it.
O) Outstanding! Reasonably priced and not too hard to find. Wish I bought another. Will fix that shortly...

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Photo of Premo88
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: dark orange-amber with huge head of beige/off-white foam, a good 2 inches tall; no sticking though the head lingers for a while, every so slowly subsiding to a full skin and thick collar; beer is about 80% clear, just a bit misty, but clean -- no residue or floaties; the color is remarkable, very much like a toasted hefeweizen color; no lacing; over time the skin mostly disappears, but the thick collar remains

S: banana for days ... it's possibly a bit buttery, but the banana is unmistakable and so bright or light that I would figure this to be a straight hefeweizen if I didn't no better; perhaps some clove or allspice, but the banana prevails along with a sweetness that belies any spiciness;

T: banana sweetness prevails, at times just a little tart note chimes in; there's little here to distinguish it as a darker wheat beer, the flavors mainly centering on the banana with a hint of spice (allspice/clove) in there, no bitterness to speak of

F: full but soft ... it's a good midweight beer, maybe lighter midweight, with enough carbonation to keep it drinkable, but the carbonation level feels low enough to give it a softer feel

O: tasty wheat beer, and while it doesn't offer much on the dark/dunkel side of things, it's still a very easy drinking weizen and one I will definitely revisit. this much flavor in a sub-6% ABV beer is always a good thing.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1.5/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

A real let down for Bavarian beer. Could be since I live in oklahoma and it's hard to get imported german beers. Poured cloudy golden yellow with a thick creamy white head. Looked promising however the taste wasn't there. It wasn't bad just really tasted like carbonated water. I'll stick to Schneider Weisse taps

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Photo of ShanePB
3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having had this directly after Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, the former was much better in my opinion. I did not find the Ayinger to have the balanced dark wheat presence like the Weinhenstephaner did.

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly amber beer and it's thick and opaque. Oft-white lacing which carries down the glass. Cloves, banana, and tangy burnt orange on the nose. Moderate to rich, full body. Very similar to a straight hefe with a slight orange/cinnamon/and faint chocolate notes. None overwhelming. Finishes with a slightly sweet with a fruity, oft-lemon taste. Another top notch, high quality brew from Ayinger. Tough to find a better German beer from any other brewer.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.