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

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986 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 62
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Ratings: 986 | Reviews: 536
Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour, shake and swirl, into the hefe-weizen glass...and what a beauty! A hazed brown-mustard color, muddy with sediment/floaters, huge fluffy head that never quits. Not the dunkel-est of the dunkels, but very nice indeed.

Pouring 10 inches away from my nose I could easily smell banana. Bready too, but mostly all about banana. Banana-bread, basically.

Flavor is mildly sugary banana, with yeasty breadiness and yellow cake. Slick, fluffy, velvety in the mouth. In a word: delicious.

One of the best in its class, and insanely drinkable do to the modest ABV. (Note to self: stock up on these next time!!)

Photo of canucklehead
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange/gold colour with big head , the nose was old banana and cloves. The tastes was like a regular Hefe on steroids. In fact the bigness of the typical Hefe flavours kind of detracts from the drinkability. ( Though i realize that the regular Hefe is in the lineup as is less in your face.) However, this is a wellmade beer that is not afraid to pump up the Hefe notes.

Photo of abedenbaugh
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:The beer has a medium amber color with a good deal of hazy from the yeast. The head is white with very fine carbonation.
S: There is a sweet smell with a little bit of esters and phenols in the background. It smells of bananas,cloves, and a little bit of citrus. Overall the smell is mild but very nice.
T:The beer taste of wheat with just enough balance from the esters and phenols. In the beginning there is a little bit of sweetness. There is a little bit of spiciness and citrus coming out in the middle and end of the palate. Also the flavor stays with you for awhile afterwards. Overall the flavors are all balanced very well.
MF:Medium body beer with an average amount of carbonation. It feels good in the mouth.
D:Overall I think this is a really good beer. The flavor is very easy going and refreshing. I would love to order more than one of these beers.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L bottle poured into a weizen glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a nice and hazy orange ride and grapefruit with a creamy pure white one and a half inch head, some carbonation bubbling up from the bottom but not very much. Head retention seems to be a problem though as this beer fades into a cap in a few minutes.

S: Heavy wheat with a mild clove spiciness and a good amount of sweet orange rind, some banana in there as well but not too much to be overpowering.

T/MF: Wheat is here again and dusty sweet banana and herbal spiciness and orange peel with a slight grainy huskiness, a good amount of carbonation to keep things from becoming to flat . All very nicely balanced, finish is long and creamy.

D: Not bad, solid tasty and balanced, wish the head stuck around a little longer though.

Photo of kmo1030
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

theis beer is a beautiful hazy caramel colored beer with a thick dense light tan head.
the aroma contains a nice banana caramel with a delicate clove, the is some soft sweet breadiness in there as well; a little sulfur is also present. with warmth some molasses develops, along with a not quite bubblegum smell.
the flavor has a bit of a green banana flavor, with the clove and caramel maltiness from the aroma. you also find a bit of plum in the mix, as well as a touch of smoke. a little bit of hop bitterness towards the finish adds some spicinessplaces a period at the end of this mostly sweet beer.
the body is medium with an airyness from some active delicate carbonation.
good drinkability, the glass empties too quickly. a very nice, well crafted dunkel weizen.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A standard pour produces an easily four-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a full amber color and shows a deeply hazy, pinkish, light amber color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of ripe plums, apples and juicy-fruit gum all quite noticeable. Spice notes of clove and banana traditionally found in the style are also evident. Dusty grain aromatics, some tart wheat character and a freshly crushed malt character in the finish add the malt component of this beer's nose. As the beer warms a bit the fresh, vibrant fruitiness begins to pick up a slightly green, under-ripe edge.

Lightly sweet tasting up front and through the middle, though the flavor does dry out some towards the finish. This is a light, easy drinking beer for the most part, but it has a touch of creamy heft (despite an zesty carbonation) and fullness to it. The carbonation seems to help keep this beer seeming light and quaffable. Lightly tart notes characteristic of wheat accents flavors of sour / sweet plums, light apple flavors and a touch of tamarind. A bit of dusty grain towards the end as well as some light grassy grain and at times a stale cracker flavor in the finish. The more traditional Hefe-flavors of clove and banana are here, but seem to play a supporting role; that is not to say this does not taste quite traditional as even the other flavors that are here are perfectly in line with the style.

Refreshingly tart, yet with a fullness that makes it seem perfectly appropriate for a warm, Tucson winter's afternoon. A tasty beer that is perhaps a touch flawed, but still quite good.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The UR-Weisse pours a light amber orangish color with a soft two finger foam head and intermittent lacing.

The smell is sweet and has fruity aromas. The taste is crisp and clean and has a nice wheat flavor to it. It has banana taste and aroma with a tartness on the finish. It is semi dry to dry on the tongue and overall is a darn good brew.

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into weizen glass

cloudy golden brown color, decent head that eventually fades to a thin layer. lacing is unfortunately non-existent.

toasty banana bread aromas and lots of phenols.

slight banana fruitiness in flavor, but then there is a mild acidity, followed by a gentle hop bitterness. some fruit comes back in the finish.

mouthfeel is actually quite creamy.

nothing horrible, nothing spectacular.

Photo of mltobin
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Ginger Man in Greenwich, ordered to accompany a charred Tuna salad.

A- A nice honey color with a medium sized-head.

S- - Light and sweet, some caramel and vanilla tones.

T- Delicious, this beer is very good with some fruit and spice notes coming through.

MF- Complex and light at the same time, slightly flora with some presence of yeast.

D- Good, very nice beer, goes well with light meals.

Photo of Brad007
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: Mild amber color with considerable cloudiness and a thick, foamy head.

Aroma: Clove esters show through in the nose with very weak banana esters. Malty.

Taste: Clove esters show upfront. Very smooth. A bit sweet. Malty. Simplistic.

Mouthfeel: Clove with a bit of dryness. Not much else though.

Verdict: A decent and drinkable dunkelweizen. I knock down a bit in score because I don't see the dunkel part of this beer (it's not very dark). Smell and taste are appetizing though. The ABV is low enough to make it a decent session ale.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17oz bottle from the Coop for about $2.75.. poured into my New Belgium goblet.

2" head drops leaving little lacing atop a slightly hazy light amber brews.

Aroma is spicy with big notes of molasses... banana and clove... light bubblegum.

Flavor is the same as the aroma but with a long spicy banana finish.. nowhere near as sweet as the nose lets on... there are brown sugar notes... reminds me of bananas foster and pumpkin pie. Suprising light body.. but still higher than most traditional pale hefe's.

Good beer that I've only had one other time... tasty and very drinkable.

Photo of mpyle
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App - Pale brown color, a bit cloudy. Big creamy off-white head, with reasonable but not excessive head retention.

Aroma - Clove, no hop, some dark malt roastiness

Flav - rich malty character, some dark malt roastiness. Clovey yeast character subdued but evident. Finishes dry and slightly roasty. No lingering fruity aftertaste.

MF - Medium body and med-high carbonation. No astringency, and the carbonation is pleasant.

D'ability - a nice melding of dark malt character with hefeweissen fruitiness. These two elements perfectly in balance. Yeast character maybe a little too well controlled for my taste.

Photo of monkeybeer
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Dark cloudy straw yellow with a large cream colored head and no lacing.

S- Strong smell of bananas, clove and wheat, just what you would expect

T/M- Taste is not as strong as the smell would lead you to believe. The beer seem to have a lot of carbonation in it

D- This was a good beer not great but good. There are defiantly better examples of the style out there.

Photo of ablaze
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive creamy head on a muddy red-brown, slightly orange liquid. Thick and smooth lacing.

Very sweet, fruity banana smell

Tart cherries, apples, banana and hint of spice. Smooth wheat finish with plenty of fruit punch to round it out.

Strong carbonation, light to medium body, refreshing and crisp...

Solid dunkel and quite tasty. Refreshing and uplifting, somewhat filling and good with sausage.

Photo of RiekerStarBrew
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out was just beautiful. It had a white, pillowy head. The beer was a cloudy, apple cider color. The aroma was fruity with bananas and spices. The aroma also had a slight sourness. The flavor was smooth and creamy with a banana flavor and an alcohol finish. This is a very good, drinkable beer.

Photo of dickroop
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sold in a bottle of about 16 oz, this hefe weizen poured with a foamy head of eggshell white. The head dissapated quickly and left no lacing. It was a cider-colored brew with only the slightest haziness.

The smell was rich and heavenly, very fruity. There was the expected aroma of cloves, a little banana, and some old smokiness and cidery aroma notes. The taste was a little sour, fruity, with a good tangy flavor. Very little bitterness and whisky flavor notes in the finish. Ever so slight graininess, and some warming alcohol to the mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Light to medium mouthfeel. This is a great brew to sip and savor. Excellent drinkability because of its complex and authentic flavor. Get some, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of number1bum
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Rare Vos glass reveals a brownish amber color, somewhat murky looking, with about two inches of foamy and fizzy off-white head. Active carbonation going on, and the head recedes to a thin lace and doesn't leave much stick.

Smells strongly of wheat and banana, with some clove, green apple and yeast too.

Taste is a lot like the smell, with big banana and wheat flavors, along with some yeast, some spice and clove. A bit more malt character than in a hefeweizen. Also quite fruity, with green apple and grapes in addition to the aforementioned banana. Quite complex, very interesting. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied but the carbonation is a little more aggressive than I'd prefer. Too spritzy.

I'm not a big wheat beer fan, but this is pretty tasty. I'd take this over a hefeweizen for sure, and actually might pick it over the non-wheat beers I'd usually go for.

Photo of livingregret
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Serving Type: 1pt .9fl oz. No "freshness" date

Appearance: A dirty amber colour w/ ample lacing.

Smell: A nice soft and mellow smell...cloves, apples and banana's

Taste: Smooth and crisp w/ some nice carbonation. A little bit of wheat before your hit w/ the banana and apple flavour. Some of the spice comes through....this reminds me of banana bread. Very nice

Drinkability: A very nice Dunkel Weizen...I'd enjoy it again

Photo of Stoneman78
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass
A- Pours a cloudy and hazy brown/orange hue with a small creamy head that is mostly sustaining, lacing falls down the glass and back into the beer
S- Nose is characterized by strong banana and yeasts, some spices and wheat lurking in the background, balanced out by slight bread and caramel malts
T- Initial taste dominated by subtle banana and citrus followed by breads, wheats, and yeasts, hints of vanilla and bubblegum, the finish is slightly bready (the malts are underwhelming for this style)
M- Medium-bodied beer, lively carbonation, creamy texturing
D- Well-balanced and easy-drinking Dunkelweizen that tastes like a slightly maltier version of Ayinger's banana-forward hefeweizen, this is a flavorful beer that is somewhat lacking in the traditional Munich malts of this style, a good beer overall but I wish it had a bit more malty richness

Photo of animal69
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

well it's about time i start trying wheats, not to sure what to expect so here it goes; pours a murky light copper w/ a fizzy white head which lasts a while, nice lacing; interesting aroma, combo of bread & fruits; tart fruity taste w/ a faint hop flavor, very complex flavor, but good; pleasing light body yet w/ lots of residual sugars; i'm going to say i like this one, wheat or not, i'll def. drink it again..

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this poured a slightly hazy deep amber/almond with a nice creamy head and lacing. nose was spicy, roasty, nutty, and toffee-ish. aromas carried through in the well-balanced flavor. minimal hop presence in this one. sessionable, and another nice offering from ayinger.

Photo of biggmike
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

17oz. bottle poured in Ayinger weiss beer glass. Cloudy dark golden color with huge white head. Aroma is of bananas and apples. Flavor is also fruity with the bananas and apples. Clean crisp finish with hint of cloves. Lacks the citrus taste of many hefes, but still quite good. Wish I had some more. Drinkability is quite high on this one. Mouthfeel was very pleasant.

Photo of JBogan
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy medium brown with a good 2 finger head. Good head retention and lacing in my glass.

Smell: Banana banana banana. I've had beers before with a slight hint of banana, but this is by far the overwhelming scent my nose picked up with this beer.

Mostly banana again in the taste, with perhaps a slight pine showing up later.

Nothing special in the mouthfeel, smooth but not lively.

This is a very drinkable beer. Perhaps the banana masks the alcohol content. It's a very smooth and drinkable beer with an unusual but good taste. I'd pick this up again and offer it to friends.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.