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

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890 Ratings

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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Photo of Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A - cloudly light brown with one finger whiteish head which dissapeared quickly leaving no lace.

S - wheaty and bready with floral notes. smells really nice actually.

T - Oh! Wow! Same than smell, wheaty with really strong bready taste, a bit toasty too.

M - Thick, just enough carbonation, very pleasant.

D - Oh yes, it's drinkable. It's light enough to have more than couple and tastes really good.

Very good beer, I'm sure I gonna have some more of that stuff.

09-19-2008 22:57:02 | More by Voonder
Photo of Halcyondays


4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a rather light brown, with a medium white head, average head retention for style.

S: Baked bread, light clove, banana.

T: Lots of banana bread, cola, sweet but light molasses and brown sugar roll across the tongue as well. On the sweeter end of the style, no real clove bitterness to speak of.

M: High in carbonation at first, but it certainly dies down after a while. Very smooth, light-bodied and easy to drink.

D: This is an outstanding dark country wheat beer, one of the best flavours out there in this style. Ayinger continues to make outstanding stuff.

09-16-2008 06:06:56 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

500ml bottle bought from Redmonds, Dublin...

Poured a hazy amber toffee colour. Slightly off white head poured as expected - big, thick and foamy. A stream of carbonation bubbles maintained a decent thick coating throughout... some light clingy lacing...

Aroma - Quite a lot of yeasty and wheaty notes, some dusty traces, toasted bread, light toffeel malts, plenty of banana and clove, biscuity, talc, some floral notes...

Taste - Good strong wheatiness mixed with toasted bread, toffee apples, yeasty, some brown sugar sweetness, definite banana, light cola notes, some pears, light pepper spiciness...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... medium bodied... exceptionally quaffable - i could happily knock this back all evening...

Overall - A very good Dunkelweizen and another top notch brew from Ayinger... recommended...

09-15-2008 14:43:03 | More by mdagnew
Photo of PBBC

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Beer Pours a cloudy brown-yellow with a light head.

Huge aromatics... tart, over-ripe fruit... clove, fills the nostrils. Smells robust.

Taste... smooth, thick mouthfeel, full of spice, ripe melon, finishes crisp, but with lingering dark fruit flavors.

An excellent beer. Large flavors make for an interesting drinking experience and the tart finish balances the whole beverage well.

09-14-2008 20:12:55 | More by PBBC
Photo of armock

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

A - Poured a hazy copper color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of banana clove and some yeast

T - Follows the nose banana and clove stand out here

M - This beer has a medium body with nedium carbonation to it

D - This is a pretty good beer thats easy to drink and it has a good taste worth trying sometime

09-06-2008 01:20:13 | More by armock
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

09-04-2008 00:46:41 | More by Jwale73
Photo of Haybeerman


3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

A: Hazy amber copper color. Poured with a thick foamy head that held for several minutes then dissipated to a thin layer that left. Light lacing.

S: Caramel wheat, yeast, banana, clove.

T: Substantial flavors; strong banana and some other more subtle flavors. Some sweetness and caramel then yeasty clove finish.

M: Medium body. Smooth and well balanced. Nicley carbonated.

D: Very easy to drink. Very refreshing and very smooth. Classic of the style, yet some interesting subtle flavors.

08-28-2008 18:59:48 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of rye726


4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Hazy, glowing dark tan color with a creamy beige head. Very nice lacing. The nose had a complex mixture of tart and tropical fruits, wheat malts and spicy yeasts. The taste has a fantastic balance. Buttery malts with a crisp fruity character and herbal yeasts. Body is light and refreshing yet full on the palate. Pairs well with many dishes. Another fantastic offering from Ayinger.

08-26-2008 05:13:01 | More by rye726
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Single, 500 ML bottle just copped from The Palisade Liquor Store in Jersey City for $2.49...
Appearance: Pours a hazy, cloudy, dark-orange hue, along with a giant foamy head that exhibited adequate staying power before slowly dissipating...
Aroma: Great, enticing aroma with hints of cloves, bananas, esters, and vanilla...
Taste: Crisp, refreshing, buttery flavor, with strong suggestions to what was depicted in the nose... Dark fruits and wheat abound...
Mouthfeel could've benefited from being slightly thicker, however the overall level of drinkability was very good...
Great stuff from a solid German brewery...
Worth a try...

08-25-2008 23:06:37 | More by dsa7783
Photo of sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

500mL bottle purchased for $3.30 - I think it was from Wine Emporium in Boston. Freshness unknown. An interesting pour into a weisse glass. Started off light, getting much darker as the bottom of the bottle was poured in. Although I swished the end of the bottle lots to shake up the sediment, there were still numerous chunks in the glass... so I stirred it with a spoon! My first time ever doing that. The end product is a cloudy grey-gold. Medium aroma of a typical weisse - yeast, banana and bubblegum. Taste is solid. Quite yeasty, which gives it a bit more of a spicy character perhaps than some other weisses.

08-18-2008 04:04:32 | More by sstackho
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +17.2%

Exciting to finally review something by Ayinger after reading so much about the brewery.... pours a beautiful bright orange-to-brown blend from bottom to top, an almost shadowy hefe... head is thick, pillowy inches that hold nicely in a Schneider Edel-Weisse glass... yeasts are punchy and arresting; something like citrus fruit plays on the nostril with a touch of malt.... smooth, almost laidback presence, with minimal effervescence and the slightest bit of a flourish at the finish--extremely refreshing...surprisingly straightforward in taste: confident wheat couples with a fruity acidity and an underlying malt fortification--a flavor that is both unique and undemanding...begins without fanfare, and I wondered what the awe was about...by midglass, I realized how complete a beer this is, conforming body to mouth, taste to thirst and complexity to the style. A perfect August offering.

08-11-2008 15:23:34 | More by dacrza1
Photo of Mryup


4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A: A stunning golden honey with an F5 level haze. A medium pour produces two inches of dense white head that mellows out to 1/8 an inch.

S: A stiff wheat attacks the nostrils with plenty of fruit to back it up. Pear, banana and apples. Some clove is there and maybe a smidge of coriander. Very nice. Solid is the word I would use.

T: Wow. The apples really stand out with the wheat. Pear edges in with the banana but they both take the back seat. God that is delicious. No coriander but some nice clove that duh! obviously pairs well with the apple and wheat. Not complicated but they nailed it.

M: A medium bodied mouthfeel with high CO2. Well thought out as it gives this beer a character that is symbiotic with the flavor and style.

D: Amazingly drinkable. MMMMmmmm....5.8% alcohol? You wouldn't even know it.

08-01-2008 03:49:17 | More by Mryup
Photo of bigbelcher


3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Beer is a nice light brown color, some yeast haze not as dark or as cloudy as other dunkles weizens. The aroma contains a nicebalance of bananna and clove but it is a bit subdued when compared to other examples, no hops, some malt. The body is good with a lot of co2 carbonation. Actually foamed a little bit at the mouth of the bottle when first opened. Very good drinkability.

07-31-2008 19:30:49 | More by bigbelcher
Photo of demitriustown


3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

17 oz bottle: Aroma is a bready, yeast, roasted caramel malt, light fruits, and spices. Appearance is a murky brown with a thin off white head that diminishes into a soapy film at the top of the glass. Taste is rather effervescent with a bubbly apple and and rather mild caramel malt taste with the yeast present in the the taste as well. Other flavors are clove, some banana, and bread. Overall, It's a very drinkable Dunkelweizen. Wheat and with a nice wiezen texture.

07-27-2008 02:51:40 | More by demitriustown
Photo of strimpf


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured cloudy amber with a thick head that was unremarkable. The nose was earthy with a very mild but fizzy mouthfeel. The start was dominated by the fizziness but the finish was smoothe with a slight sour twist. I wouldn't describe it as citrus but it is not far off and very faint. The very slightest hint of alcohol at the very end. All in all, an easy to drink beer that I may have done the disservice of serving at too high a temperature. Look for update.

07-25-2008 04:15:07 | More by strimpf
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

07-22-2008 04:50:48 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of jdoncbus


3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

17 oz. bottle poured into wine glass. Warm apple-cider appearance, active carbonation & decent lacing.

Honeycomb, banana, pepper, & cinnamon with faint wheat aroma & yeast as well. Mild lemon grass.

Smooth feel on the palate leads to a mild, crispness from the carbonation level. Spicy wheat, clove, grainy malt and yeast. The staple banana flavor lingers while the mouth becomes a tad numb.

Enjoying this beer after a day of various activities during the family vacation. My old man loves his German brews, so I made sure to purchase some to mix in with my American craft selection.

07-16-2008 01:21:35 | More by jdoncbus
Photo of PiecefulToker


3.63/5  rDev -11%

A: Hazy/opaque amber copper color, poured with a thick foamy head that sustained for several minutes before receding to a thin layer that left some lacing.

S: Caramel wheat, yeast, banana, clove.

T&M: This beer is subtle but has some substantial flavors in it, most notably the strong banana flavors that come in about halfway through. First get hit with some sweetness and caramel flavors, followed by the banana, finished yeasty with some clove. Very enjoyable, smooth and well balanced. Medium bodied, and very easy to drink.

D: High. I like this beer, it is very refreshing and smooth. I could knock back a bunch of these.

06-27-2008 02:06:24 | More by PiecefulToker
Photo of BEERchitect


3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

I was a little surprised when I poured a standard Hefeweizen hue and haze. The color was a little darker than, say, Brau Weiss but not by much. The flavors seem a bit deeper with more emphasis on barley malt than wheat. However, the beer did exhibit much bananna, clove, and slightly bruised fruit esters. Light on the bubble-gum, lemon, citrus notes. More full and round to the palate than most Hefe's, but still not as rich as a Dunkel Weiss. Finishes quite sweet, bready, and creamy.

05-31-2008 13:19:14 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of jmalex


3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

I need more excuses to use my awesome Ayinger weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy golden amber with a white 2-finger head. The head does drop fairly quickly to a full surface coating with good retention. I thought it'd be darker.

SMELL: The banana and clove esters are there but in smaller quantities than one would expect. In their place is a fairly strong toasted malt note without any chocolate or caramel notes.

TASTE: Much like the smell, the esters are subdued. One thing that's striking is that you don't really pick up any wheat flavors, but instead get moderately kilned barley. Yes, I realize that's what a dunkelweizen is supposed to be, but one can hardly tell it's a wheat beer. Finally in the finish, the sweet banana-y wheat comes out and lightens the beer up.

MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light and fluffy with a high, spritzy carbonation. Nothing is off here. Well done.

DRINKABILITY: It still hits the spot on a hot summer day (and it's after Memorial Day and 75° so I'm classifying today as such). That said, I prefer a dunkleweizen that is more estery and chocolaty (a halfway point between hefeweizen and weizenbock).

I can't help but think that Ur-Weisse is just a worse version of the Bräu-Weisse (excuse the cross-style comparison). I've had better dunkelweizens though, and I'll probably stick to other versions in the future.

05-29-2008 21:57:06 | More by jmalex
Photo of JayQue


4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Ayinger Brau-Weisse has become one of my favorite summer beers, the Ur- Weisse is just as good. Darker than a hefe, this one pours a cloudy light amber color with a nice big hefe-style white head and hefe like aromas: cloves, bananas and wheat.

This beer has a stronger taste than the average hefe with some caramel malt in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit richer than a hefe, but still close. This is a stronger tasting "bigger" beer than the Brau-Weisse. Drinkability is very good. I can see myself getting a few mixed six packs of the Brau and Ur Weisse beers.

05-26-2008 02:54:40 | More by JayQue
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

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
Photo of msubulldog25


4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a 500mL brown bottle to a pilsner glass; the current $3 special at Stumptown in Portland, OR.

'Bavarian Unfiltered Dark Wheat Beer', 5.8% ABV

A: Copper-orange pour with a bounty of tiny carbonation rising, topped by at least two-fingers of tight white bubbles. Head drops to a dense cream, no lace. A quick swirl of the last few ounces gives the trademark yeasty haze, with a few larger blobs of tan gunk sneaking in.

S: Not as aromatic as I expected, though a little of the latent 'coffee-shop' smell may be hindering this from bursting forth. What I get is an earthy bread crust, grassy clover, hints of fruit and a woody spice. Yeasty, too, with a little 'apple' aroma.

T: Banana walnut bread was my first thought: doughy wheat, mild clove and banana with a root-y nutmeg spice. Some ginger spice, too, with trailing lemon tartness. Pretty damn delicious!

M: Crisp and fairly light, with a bubbly effervescence. Some cleansing bitterness in the finish. Gassiness is notable; lots of belching after this one!

D: Very tasty and extremely drinkable. For whatever reason, I've ignored this one on the shelves; it took a sale price to interest me. Now that I've tried it, Ur-Weisse could be a real player in the spring/summer beer lineup at our place.

05-17-2008 20:27:23 | More by msubulldog25
Photo of generallee

New York

4.72/5  rDev +15.7%

Ur-weisse has a gorgeous hazy copper color with a huge abundant off white head. It has an attractive aroma of banana, sweet malts and spice. The aroma leads you to a full body of caramel malts rapped around fruity yeast and light spices that finishes slowly. This is a very flavorful dunkelweizen and one of my favorite summertime treats.

05-11-2008 21:27:49 | More by generallee
Photo of IBUnit63


4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

From 500 ml to Reidel Extreme Riesling glass...

Beautiful 2-finger soapy/boiled milk froth head with a few muffin tunnels. Body is a terrific warm honey color. Nice haze - typically enticing for style.

Excellent broiled wheat character with nice ester sweetness. Slight clove/coriander texture. Some orange zest and some melted caramel sweetness - a little apple too.

Solid dark wheat texture and body - character on palate is similar to that on nose. Taste profile is a bit understated; comes out with warmth. A little honey emerges along with light apple tone.

Slight pucker from wheat and citrus zest on palate - tart finish with depth and without aftertaste. Very hearty and pleasant.

Quite enjoyable to drink - maybe a little heavier than a typical weisse beer as expected but good for a warm day when seeking a meatier flavor profile.

05-07-2008 10:50:47 | More by IBUnit63
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.