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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding
561 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
561
Ratings:
1,086
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Reviews: 561 | Ratings: 1,086
Photo of DIM
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a murky, muddy wheat color. It poured with a medium sized, fizzy head that faded with very little lace.

s: Beautiful hefe aromas of bananas, cloves, and bubblegum complimented by a hint of toffee.

t: Mirrors the smell, only a bit better. A wonderful hefe accented by some toffee and hints of cocoa.

m: Big and chewy.

o: Awesome example of a style I don't get enough of.

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Photo of Logic00
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Golden dark copper

S- Metallic, malt and spice

T- Strong clove and spice, some overripe fruit and yeast

M- slightly carbonated but overall smooth

Overall- 4/5 An exceptional example of the style and a definite hit by Ayinger. Despite being a darker beer, is very light and refreshing.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic pint glass (unfortunately I still haven't acquired a Weizen glass) at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a murky translucent copper color with a creamy, thin off-white head of good retention. The carbonation bubble in this one are small. Not much lacing.

S: Bananas, cloves, bread. A lot of malty wheat character here and a moderate strength aroma overall.

T: Opens with dark malted wheat followed by some spicy clove notes. The finish tastes like banana bread -- bready with plenty of ripe banana sweetness. I like the way the flavors slowly give way to a long finish.

M: Medium- to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and not much carbonation.

O: Overall, a pleasant introduction to the style for me. Another nice offering from Brauerei Aying.

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Photo of GotWad629
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a thick white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells just like a weisse should. Banana and clove but with more malt.

Light, crisp, and effervescent. mmm banana, clove, sweet malt, and some slight bitterness. More malt than a regular wheat beer which makes it perfect for colder weather.

Light and bubbly mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Makes me want to take a trip to Bavaria.

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Photo of FLima
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, kind of dark golden brown color. Lots of consistent head with good retention.
Nice aroma of yeast, bananas, oranges, condiments and malt.
Very wheaty and fruity, hints of banana, coconut and orange. Sweet but with a zesty flavor to counterbalance. Its citric and hoppy characteristic give a spicy feeling. Dry aftertaste with hints of marshmallow.
Medium body and very well carbonated, bubbles keep going up the glass.
Original beer, it reminded me of some Belgian Ales (apart from the fact it is a smooth wheat beer).

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my "travel tulip". Purchased at Whole Foods in Metarie, LA. Pours a rusty orangey brown with nice off white head. Great banana and clove hefe yeast with a hint of some belgian type malts. Taste is smooth banana and caramel malt - it almost has a belgian dubbel caramel like note. Really nice...super smooth and lots of flavor. This is what to reach for if you want a proper dunkel.

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Photo of Muhly
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from 500ml bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a weizen glass.

A-Pours a cloudy brown/gold. A large amount of head that drops rapidly. Lacing forms, but slips quickly down the side when tipped.

S-Sweet malts with banana.

T-Round malty sweetness followed by banana. I believe a previous reviewer thought it tasted like banana cream pie and that is an accurate description of what I'm getting here. Finishes with spicy (could be phenols?) hop bitterness.

M-Quite carbonated, but still a bit creamy. Nothing terribly special. A hint of warmth from the alcohol.

O-I really like this beer. I've enjoyed in the past and thought I had detected more of a caramel/almost toasted marshmallow in the finish. I didn't pick that up this time around, but it is an extremely enjoyable beer. I will go back to this when I'm craving a weisse.

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Photo of lefty
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a .5 L bottle and poured into a glass.

A: The head was nice and thick and color a very nice hazy yellowy/orange/bronze color.

S: the smell was a nice weiss-banana smell, better than expected.

T: this beer tastes almost exactly like it smells, which doesn't always happen. It was a much lighter tasting beer than I was expecting, which I somewhat expected based on its color.

M: very smooth on the palate, definitely doesn't have the full wheat impact that some weissebeers have.

O: overall this is a great beer. I would not hesitate to buy this beer again. I would almost say this tastes like a much "lighter" Schneider Aventinus beer, which isa fantastic beer in its own right. For a price of just over $3, you cannot go wrong giving this beer a chance.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Pours a murky/cloudy light brown colour. Not very dunkel.

Smells quite malty, with a hint of yeast.

Tastes very weizen-y, with less emphasis on the yeast than normal, making it sweeter, though not as dark as you'd expect from a dunkelweizen. Very slight bitter hop finish.

Overall a very nice wheat beer.

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Photo of TheDinger
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from bottle into a Schnider Weiss weizen glass. A murky, hazy dull yellow with a honey quality. Nice 2+ finger head that stuck around for a bit. Smell is of bananas and some light fruits. Pick up some cloves and bread. Taste was not what I was expecting. A bit sweeter than anticipated. A hint of grapefruit and bubble gum add to the banana and wheat/earth tones. A unique and refreshing taste. Good balance with the hops. Feel was a bit dry and thin. Carbonation was lively. Overall- An interesting Dunkel. Like the blend of fruits and unique smell. Perhaps a bit too sweet on the tongue for my taste. Still a very enjoyable beer that has some different characteristics (sweet fruits and taffy, gum) that make it unique. Will have another one of these at some point. Good, not great-

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky, dark, honey gold to light golden brown in an Erdinger weizen. Cascading carbonation shows no sign of abating below a three inch, pastel yellow meringue that settles but never dissipates. Lace forms thick patchy rings.

Nutty banana with some cloves and ripe cantaloupe. Bubblegum with lightly toasted grain waxes and wanes with each sip.

Overall, this is sweeter than expected, yet welcome. There is a light horse blanket flavor, with overripe bananas, tart apple and perhaps some coconut. The finish is subtle as are all the nuanced characteristics of this flavor profile.

A full body with jersey cotton texture, fine carbonation, and only a hint of alcohol.

This one is satisfying while relaxing and whiling away a cool, sunny, late summer afternoon.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy to cloudy, brown-amber, with a towering off-white head; lingers OK, minimal lacing.

S: Fruity, with aromas of lemongrass & white pepper, and faint hints of clove and banana.

T: Wheat is center stage at first; but it yields to a melange of tart jam, cooked green-pepper, faint banana and bubblegum; and finally, a mild and slightly-bitter, but mostly citrus, hops finish.

M: Nicely carbonated. Moist and refreshing as it washes over the tongue, but dry enough to make you want more in the finish.

O: A very enjoyable Bavarian Dunkelweizen. The first time I had this was with a plate of Jaegerschnitzel at a local German restaurant, and it married perfectly with its native cuisine. I bought a bottle to try at home for this review, and was not disappointed.

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Photo of vinhgoh
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I screwed up the proper pour technique into the pint glass....but never mind that.

Gold-caramel color. Good amount of head, left rings in my pint.

Has a nutty smell....hazel-nut as some have mentioned before. A bit of a buttery smell as well. Almost like a graham cracker but not as sweet.

When you first taste it, I want to say it reminds me of a banana cream pie. The taste then lapses into the hazel nut taste. Does not overpower the weisse taste.

The texture....hmmm. Carbonation tickles the tongue but is washed back with a smooth finish.

Really easy to drink if you're a weisse fan.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look is lsightly hazy golden orange, frothy off-white head. Smell is banana, clove, wheat, chalky vanilla, and a hard to place sweet smell that perfectly melds with the banana. Slightly roasted banana, caramel, light clove and floral notes. Wheaty, dry, and soft.

Fantastic tasting at a reasonable price.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Pale amber with 1 finger white head with good retention and nice lacing

S - clove, banana, wheat

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M - Light bodied, moderate carbonation

O - A good complex summer beer, or great with a beef entree.

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Photo of mscudder
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I paid $2.89 for this and I already know I practically stole it. Poured into a snifter (Didn't feel like bringing out the Weizen glass).

I would like to note that this cap is absolutely beautiful. A nice road between a few buildings and some sort of tower (matching the label). World class precision for sure!

A - A light amber that looks almost as a polluted gold. A nice sized pale head sits atop the body. Poor retention and lacing.

S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.

T - Wow this is a fantastic beer! Lots of soft flavors that coat the palette and refrain from overwhelming. Follows the nose perfectly with incredible smoothness. Rich fruits, ample spice and wheat blend for a fantastic experience. Bravo!

M - Big carbonation adds to the drinkability here. Super smooth with soft pleasures coating the palette.

O - I feel as if I have committed a crime buying this beer at such a price. I can say without doubt that I will be revisiting this on a regular basis.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only 3.00 for 500ml of this world class beer!

Dark amber just below the off white head (four fingers at pour, slow reduction). Light amber at the bottom. Cloudy in appearance, mild carbonation.

Smells: Citrus and banana

Taste: Banana, bready malt, orange, and booze

Mouthfeel: perfect!

Overall, I'm having this beer again. This is a brilliant product from a brilliant brewery!!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a full three-finger head that settles quite slowly
S: Clove & banana with hints of bubblegum and wheat
T: This matches the nose perfectly- clove & bananas up front with lesser notes of bananas and wheat to round it out.
M: Medium-bodied with a nice zest though a short-ish finish.
O: I tried this tonight along with Ayinger's Brau-Weisse. Both were similar and both very good, though the Helles style of the Brau (vs the Ur's Dunkel) showed a bit better.

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Photo of bnes09
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brownish orange color. Big head on the pour with great frothy retention and thick lines of lacing.

Aroma of smooth wheat, yeast and floral hops.

Big wheat flavor on the bready end and quite smooth. Solid citric hop with spicy ginger notes. Yeast and clove character rounds it out. Excellent balance.

Very smooth feel and well carbonated. Medium body with lingering yeast texture.

Really good dunkel. Lots of flavor and complexity. A treat to consume.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

#500 on untappd! Cheers!

Body isnt as dark as I expected, but still just dark enough to be a Dunkel. Looks almost exactly like Schneider Weisse. Head isnt as fluffy as I want either.

Smell is more roasty malt than yeast esters. I do get a hint of banana and sweet clove. Lots of wheat twang as well.

Initially theres just sweet rich roasted wheat. Then comes in a chewy malty banana. Very full bodied and thick for the style. Hints of an estery booze as well. Sweet notes of caramel and toffee flash across the tongue every so often. It really meshes with the banana flavors well.

Although its full bodied, it finishes smooth and clean, like every German beer should.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured into Weihenstephan Weissbier glass.

BBE May 2012

A- 3 finger creamy white head producing good lacing/retention. The body is a slightly darker shade of cloudy amber/orange classic hefeweizen colour. Reminds of Schneider weiss original.

S- Classic clove with a more fruity quality than expected. Along with the usual hint of banana, some apple and pear is noticeable.

T- Clove and banana up front, with this sweet juicy apple note coming through in the clean light finish.

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

D- A very tasty weisse. I really liked the more complex fruity notes compared to the more mainstream examples. Retained a good refreshing mouthfeel. Would happily drink on a summers afternoon under the shade of an oak tree.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse has an extremely thick, pillowy, off-white head and cloudy, orange appearance with thin bubble streams. After swishing the bottom third of the bottle, there are numerous gray blobs, which settle at the bottom and a thick, gray, descending cloud. The aroma is of white wheat bread, some banana, and cloves. Taste is similar and one also gets a little bit of bitterness, but that’s minimal. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ayinger Ur-Weisse finishes fairly dry and quite refreshing. This is a good beer.

RJT

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.