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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

858 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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BogleHill

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A top of the line dunkelweizen! This Ayinger is ligher in color and body than the Hacker Pschorr that I had last night. - being more of a cloudy burnt orange. The aroma is pleasant clove. Flavor is classic banana and clove with some sweet malts. Not as buttery as H-S. Very solid - one of the benchmark Dunkelweizens.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 17:30:00 | More by BogleHill
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured cloudy pale yellow in color into a weizen glass with a two finger foamy white head. A very high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles; there is a good amount of head retention.
S: The nose has aromas of apples, bananas, sweet malts and wheat along with some hints of spices and yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell; there's a slight bit of sweetness from the malts but this is balanced with notes of banana and clove flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with lots of carbonation.
D: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink. I would definitely try this again if I wanted a hefeweizen but something with a little more maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 12:56:54 | More by metter98
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 01:31:40 | More by DrJay
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Augustiner719

New York

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5 litter stein.

The beer pours a really nice amber copper orange color with a huge dense foamy head that recedes very slowly. Has a very hazy cloudy body. Smell is spot on with what I was expecting. Has a lemony herbal tea component masked by bananas and cloves. Has a nice doughy bread like character. Sweet aroma. Taste is just above average as this might have been sitting on the shelves for a while. Not super fresh like I was expecting but still very nice. Lean flavors with a light quaffable finish. Easy to drink but noting crazy going on. This is super easy to drink but I fear it's too simple for me. Love the style but this might not be my brewery to go to for dunkleweizens. Worth a shot for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 00:29:21 | More by Augustiner719
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LacquerHead

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a Sam Adams pint glass.

It pours a cloudy golden straw. Poured a 2" head that slowly crackled away to a thin layer of foam that lasted ¾ of the way down. The foam stuck to the sides of the glass. It had an oily surface. (Poured it at a temperature of 55 degrees F)

The smell reminded me of straw; it had a meadow aroma. The taste was similar to its aroma. It had a very mellow taste and body, kind of dry. Very drinkable. Overall it had a country quality to it.

I'm glad I tried it, and I will probably purchase it again, but for now I will be moving on in search of other dunkelweizens.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 16:16:51 | More by LacquerHead
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

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

Poured from a brown, .5 L bottle into a weizen glass. No freshness date.

Pours a slightly murky brown/amber with lots of carb that forms a four finger head. Very rust colored with lots of lacing.

The aroma is typical hefe, with notes of apple, raisin and clove. Brown sugar sneaks in when warming.

Like the aroma, hefe with raisin and some roasted notes. Slight brown sugar and vinuous taste. Not as potent as Weihenstephaner.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, not a lot of prickling from the carb. Pretty neutral, not too wet, not too dry.

Very drinkable, has a good flavor that gets better as it warms. Pretty much a staple of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 16:42:49 | More by BranfordBound
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MVotter

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The Ayinger Ur Weisse pours into a chalice with a light "tea" color. A good thick cream-colored head forms.

S - Spice, grass, fruits.

T - Clove, ginger, pear.

M - Medium body, ample effervescence, semi-dry.

D - Very nice balance of all the elements in this brew. Pleasant experience ... delicious!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 03:35:31 | More by MVotter
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 0.5 liter Ayinger weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is hazed medium dark maple brown with a ½" off-white head that recedes slowly leaving little or nothing clinging to the glass. Sipping leave a partial ring of foam, some small patches and legs of lacing, most all of which slide back down into the foam on the liquid.

Smell: The aroma is bubble gum all the way, There's a bit of apple and spice mixed in.

Taste: The flavor is mostly what you'd expect from the nose--lots of bubble gum with traces of apple and spice. There's also a fair amount sweetness from the wheat and malt and no traces of hop bitterness to speak off. The alcohol is well concealed on this one.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and smooth, with moderate persistent carbonation that keeps the head alive to the end of the beer. The finish

Drinkability: On a hot summer day this starts out to be nicely drinkable. However I'm finding that by about half way through the glass there is just a bit too much sweetness here so I have to take it fairly slowly to avoid having the beer cloy and be too much. Having a tasting of the Ayinger Brau Weisse highlights the fact that that beer is much lighter and more delicately flavored than is this one. While I enjoyed this beer I don' think I'll be making a great effort to find it and drink it again..

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:53:22 | More by drtth
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HitokiriNate85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Reddish-brown hue that's pretty unique for a dunkelweizen. It's more in the middle of a regular weizen and a dunkel. Incredibly cloudy with a thin(for a German wheat) head that should have some staying power.

S - Apple skins, clove and other spices. Some light banana, but without the pungency found in some others.

T - Follows the nose pretty well, but the wheat comes into play with a tang and so do bready, lightly caramel malts. The spice and bready malts fit nicely together, but the apple notes are kind of distracting. Maybe it's because it's a bit unusual, but it's difficult to say.

MF - Not as carbonated as some other examples, but it's still decent. The body is on the lighter side and not terribly remarkable.

D - Freshness could probably bump this up quite a bit. When I first had this I thought it was the best dunkelweizen in existance, but I think lots of tasting in the meantime has given me some perspective. It's good and somewhat unique, but it doesn't stack up to the best in either class.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 03:00:23 | More by HitokiriNate85
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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

I had the pleasure of enjoying this one in the German-themed dinner theatre in Wytheville, VA, known as Wohlfahrt Haus.

Pours rather clear bronze in color with a substantial and foamy white head.

Aroma is filled with spicy cloves and bananas. Also some bubble gum with a large breadiness. Quite phenolic and spicy. Not bad.

Pleasant taste. Spicy cloves seem to dominate.

A decent beer. I could see this one being enjoyed during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 19:37:31 | More by SaCkErZ9
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mithrascruor

California

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass. (The big glass went bye-bye, so 2 pours in a small glass.)

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a hint of copper. Some visible carbonation. Dense off-white head somewhere between creamy and foamy. The color is a bit disappointing; I was expecting something significantly darker. Head retention isn't that great.

Smell: Nice aroma of yeast, bread. Slightly fruity, with a hint of spices.

Taste: There's initially a bit of apple flavor, which gives way to the yeast & bread, and eventually bananas. Good banana bread taste at the finish. There's some underlying hop bitterness throughout the taste. Not much in the way of spices. Aftertaste has some of the bitterness still, along with the apple (though a bit more tart now) and some yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and generally smooth, with light yet tingly & slightly fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy to drink with a proper ABV.

A nice weizen, but I thought it wasn't quite a dunkel, not only in appearance but in flavor too. It seems to fit somewhere in between a dunkelweizen and a hefeweizen. A bit too light, too fruity (the apple is much stronger than the banana), and lacking the spices or brown sugar that I am used to in beers of this style that I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 23:39:40 | More by mithrascruor
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0beerguy0

California

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer poured a nice cloudy, golden almost amber color. The head was fairly large when first poured, about two fingers worth and it slowly came down to about a half a fingers worth. It was an eggshell white head that was very fluffy.

Aroma: Sweet banana and spice aroma that was very pleasant. I could pick up on some subtle malty aromas to it as well.

Taste: You can taste some banana bread like flavors as well as some underlying malty flavors. The flavor finishes off with a little clove and nutmeg.

Mouth feel: Great mouth feel. Has a perfect amount of carbonation, light body. It defiantly has a creamy feeling to it, and a nice crisp finish.

Drinkability: Probably one of the best beers I've ever had.

Awesome brew all around!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 03:01:32 | More by 0beerguy0
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trevorjn06

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.
Pours a nice copper color with a rocky white head. While pouring it I got a nice whiff of bananas.
Sticking my nose in the glass I can smell all the toasty maltiness, grains, yeast, pepper, bananas and cloves. This beer doesn't have quite as much banana smell as other hefeweizens I've tried but it is present.
Taste is overall a bit thin for me, but good nonetheless. It rolls onto the tongue with lots of carbonation and a bit of bready maltiness, followed by a bit of fruityness/banana and more malt. There is a subtle hoppiness and the finish is rather tart, almost acidic.
This beer starts out nicely and has many nice components, but doesn't come together for me. The tart finish leaves me wanting but overall this beer is pleasant to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 00:43:54 | More by trevorjn06
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HalfFull

California

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

500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. The Ur-Weisse pours a moderate cloudy orange brown for a Dunkel and offers a rich and robust head of foam. Goldenrod in the highlights department. Strong retention and lacing follow.

Nose has a nice depth of yeast and wheat and offers muddled banana along with some deep spice notes. Nice and intriguing and reminiscent of a weizenbock to a degree.

Creamy flavor with wheat and banana along with some muddled fruit. Offers a nice effervescence of carbonation and avoids the apparent sweetness often associated with the style. Quite drinkable and full in flavor with a long and slowly drying finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 06:18:41 | More by HalfFull
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MaxBrews

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle Poured into a wheat beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy (but not as cloudy as other Weizens) dark amber. Big fluffy head that dissipates slowly. However once the head is gone there is no lacing

Smell: A fruity combo of green apple and banana as well as wheat malts. A strong aroma that can be smelled from a far

Taste: Wheat, banana, a very small touch of clove, green apple and a raisin taste that seems to prevalent in many European lagers.

Mouthfeel: A creamy feel when first poured but the overall feel is thick and slightly syrupy. Lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: Not the best wheat beer I've had or for its style. Though as all wheat beers Ayinger Ur-Weise enjoyable and nice any time of the year. As this beer feels heavier it makes a nice wheat beer to enjoy slowly. Alcohol content is modest so this is a good beer to preserve sobriety.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 04:20:41 | More by MaxBrews
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BobZ

Massachusetts

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

Poured into Ayinger Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber orange, rich head and decent lacing

Smell: Nice Dunkle aroma with roasted malt, some banana underneath, also some clove.

Taste: Follows the nose with a delicious malt flavor, really great for the style even better than Weinhenstephaner Dunkle in my opinion.

Mouth feel: Good and smooth, properly carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, richness and depth of flavor make this a great session beer.

Extraordinary Dunkle in fact the best Dunkle I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 03:05:10 | More by BobZ
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17oz bottle, served in a Stone Levitation glass

A - pours at least an inch of tight and frothy eggshell colored foam. the beer is very cloudy, dark gold/bronze colored. very spotty lacing.

S - very sharp banana, clove...loads of spices, yeast and some bready malt. mostly banana.

T - yeasty and bready...banana is present but doesnt steal the show like the nose. everything is nicely balanced and intricate. notes of cinnamon, doughy bread, citrus rinds.

M - carbonation is very sharp...a bit distracting. medium and slick body. finishes prickly with some lingering sweetness.

D - great style - this one is solid all around, just wish for a bit more creamy mouthfeel and less carbonation, it really detracts from everything else.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 02:13:58 | More by Stigs
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babaracas

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber with the weakest head and lacing I've ever seen in any German style wheat beer. Smell: brown sugar, light banana and clove, a little husky wheat kick in the back, and a little import grain character, unfiltered applejuice. Taste: toffee, lots of clove, sugary, a little tangy wheat. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, active carbonation. It was good, maybe a little rough trip from overseas, but not the best dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 05:07:47 | More by babaracas
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BDJake

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt orange-brown with nice finger crown of off-white head

S- bready, yeasty, with hints of clove, banana and even apple pie

T- very festive and complex, tasting of banana, clove, nutmeg, bready malts, tart fruit but little hops

M- crisp, with cloying aftertaste yet satisfying nonetheless

D- clearly one of my all-time favorite dunkels

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 06:08:33 | More by BDJake
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TheJollyHop

California

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

Light brown with an off white head. Nutty, touch of yeast, sweet fruits (banana), and a hint of spice.

Malty rush upfront, caramel, sweet grain and light toast. Definitely a chewy beer. A subtle blanket of bitterness vibrates on the tongue ending with a sweet, tongue coating finish. Medium to high carbonation and mouth enveloping. Medium bodied and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 00:41:48 | More by TheJollyHop
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ksimons

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a cloudy light brown with about an inch worth of foamy white head that disappears to leave a lace covering

S-sweet and citrusy, bread scents come out as well

T-very light but some malt flavor comes out, sweet, fruity, bready

M-medium carbonation, very light, soft body

D-very drinkable due to the light flavors, perfect for the summer

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 02:43:18 | More by ksimons
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Flashsp2

New Mexico

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse 0.5l into weizen glass

Deep honey orange with golden highlights, very hazy. Dense ecru head
with orange tints.

Nose is tangy wheat, vanilla, clove, lots of ripe banana, faint cocoa
powder. Mmmm, yummy.

Fruity, clovey, honey, a little banana, citrus (lemon), tangy wheat, caramel.

Soft and smooth, then the robust carbonation lightens the load and
livens things up.

Damn, this is good. Way easy drinking good. This could go well with
all sorts of food, and all sorts of occasions.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 16:40:24 | More by Flashsp2
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a nice head that does not shrink below a couple centimeters .
Smells of sweet esters, not a whole lot of trouble to drink either.
Tastes of the great banana taste I get with good Bavarian Hefe's. A little alcohol taste but nothing overwhelming. Comparable but better than Franziskaner and Paulaner. Personally.

Yumm

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 01:00:39 | More by Spineypanda
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

A-pours a thin fluffy white head that fizzles away at a moderate pace and leaves nothing behind. The beer is lightly hazed with a dark copper center moving to a pale yellow at the edges

S-the nose is big with clove and banana dominating. Hints of soft pear in the back with a light floral hop presence

T-the taste is quite nice, the banana is right up front accompanied by some soft pear and peach. Hints of dark fruits, plum and raisin come in at the middle. Clove spiciness adds its presence next with a light citric and lingering bitter hop finish.

M-creamy on the palate with a lighter body and a good amount of carbonation. Big crisp finish and some biting carbonation

D-this is a tasty beverage with a good amount of flavor and some nice fruitiness happening. Clean, crisp and refreshing ready for a hot summer day

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 23:54:55 | More by cpetrone84
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

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

Poured into a weizen glass from a 500 ml. bottle.

A: Hazy orange in color with a thick white head that holds very well. Not as dark as what I normally expect from a beer of this style. It's only a bit darker than many hefe-weizens.

S: Smell is grainy, almost reminding me of horse feed, with lots of dried banana character. Other fruits are also present on the nose, with a hint of spice. Hops are hard to detect, but still there.

T: Very nice, bready flavor with banana, some citrus, and spice. Hops lend floral, fruity notes and dry out the finish, which is short, but pleasant.

M: Slightly gritty mouthfeel, which is to be expected. Light to medium bodied. It's just a bit thin.

D: For what this beer has in smell and taste, it somewhat lacks in other aspects. It is easy to drink, but there are other beers of this style that I would choose before this one. Still worth trying, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 04:52:27 | More by WYVYRN527
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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