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

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967 Ratings
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 58
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
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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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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.

Photo of elricorico
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy honey brown colour with a two finger cream coloured foamy head. Not as dark as expected, but certainly not a hefe colour. Excellent head retention, not much for lacing.

Sweet and spicy smell, banana and caramel with cloves in the mix.

Subdued banana flavour with a bit of caramel mixed in through the front half of the mouth. Cloves to finish. Like a good hefe but slightly richer in the sweetness and mouthfeel.

Carbonation is a little coarser than I like, but there is a touch of extra body.

A quality beer and an easy drinker for sure.

Photo of July2Nov
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A blond chestnut brown with a finger width of foam for a head.
S: Sweet like bananas and a slight clove scent. It's quite stunning...also the smell of bubble gums comes to mind.
T&M: I guess I'm hooked on the bubble gum flavor because that's what this one tastes like. Very delicious! Dare I say bubbliscious!
D: This one is great. Definitely will visit this one again and often.

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

i saw a dude zip into the beer cooler, grab a few bottles of ayinger and split like he was on a mission to get this beer. intrigued, i had to try it for myself.

A- holy foam brau! very active almost uncontrollable 3in creamy cloud of white head settles to a solid ring above the completely hazy apricot/honey colored brew. pillar of dark burnt orange down the center like most hefes, this one is special due to the slight lime greenish tones that develop toward the sides of the glass. lace slides down the glass with no stickage probably due to its complete lack of hops.

S- assertive banana and grain, tart fruity yeast and wheat, alcohol, warm spicy coriander, clove, nutmeg, allspice, all hiding behind that banana.

T- much more extreme banana and bubblegum flavor, banana bread, banana peel, grainy yeast, grass, soft clove and anise like tropical spices baked into the banana, raw barley, and a huge wheat-banana aftertaste. every sip i take is like a different level of banana its ridiculous.

MF- powdery and somewhat dry, goes down smooth due to mid-hi levels of carbonation.

D- not my favorite style, i like more bitter, but this is probably the best damn hefe-weizenbier i've ever tasted, dunkel or no dunkel. don't forget to drink the yeast at the bottom it's good for you.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of heavy with wheat, yeast and banana along with some caramelized malt.

T: Flavors of banana and citrus jump out at first and are quickly followed by the breadiness of wheat and yeast. The malt character is hearty but still on the light side. There are touches of hops and smokiness and there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s certainly worth drinking a few of if you’re in the mood for the style. This one is just another quality German brew.

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

Pours a cloudy amber-gold with a dense and rocky two and a half finger head. Good retention leaves a few whisps of lace on the sides of the glass. German wheat phenols are immediate; banana and clove being strongest with a strong wheat scent in competetiion with a toasty caramel aroma. Some candyish alcohol aromas develop as it warms and a hint of fruitcake ester towards the end. Sweet flaked wheat and toasty pale malt upon first sip, and a mellow but obvious steely caramel flavor quickly develops. The aftertaste displays the charismatic bavarian wheat yeast phenols of banana and mellow clove that fades quickly, but really boasts an assertive bubblegum taste similiar to the Hefe-Weizen made by the same brewery. The mouthfeel is deliciously creamy and draws much of its girth from the wheat and suspended yeast. Thus, a light bodied beer with high carbonation has the illusion of being a hearty brew while retaining an exceptional drinkability. The hop character is subdued and seems to be slightly spicy and floral- probably Hallertau or a derivative; while its contribution to the flavor is minute- the spiciness created by the yeast balances the mild residual sweetness. The richness of the malt and complex bouquet of aromas and flavor seems to contradict the ease with which one can drink this beer, but this is simply a testament to what an authentic German brewery can accomplish within a style native to their homeland.

Photo of KI9A
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber, with HUGE head..had to stop and re-pour 4 times to fill the glass. Smell of wheat, and a bit alcohol. Taste of cloves, and wheat. Good easy drinking Dunkel, Finishes with a bit of alcohol bite. Impressed with alomst all Ayinger brews.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a Weisse glass)

A- This beer has a warm brown body with a strong wave of tiny bubbles and a thick mousy head that last and last. The head is even sitting in the bottom of the glass after the beer is finished.

S- The smell of wheat and yeast has a mellow banana and fresh ripe pears even from the pour. The notes of green hops come through in the finish and they are pretty subtle.

T- The smooth soft wheat flavor has a slight toasted wheat note and some dark bread crust flavors. There is some nice banana and pear flavors that blend into the light green hops at the finish.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a nice fizz in the finish that fills out the mouthfeel and cleans the finish.

D- This beer has a big aroma with a softer flavor but they both have some good complexity. This beer is a meal in a glass and is very filling. With a flood of bland wheat beers on the market I forgot how great wheat beers can really taste.

Photo of dogger6253
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A light tan color at the bottom, nearly brown at the top, super hazy... Bubbles continue surfacing and the nice, white head falls to a thin film after a while.

Immediately smell floral hops and other grassy notes. Banana and clove come through, very pleasant aroma.

The taste is extremely balanced and smooth: light banana and clove, no over powering fruitiness. A bit of hops, a matly sweetness. Yeast. Molasses or toffee??

Light carbonation and a heavy body, almost creamy with wonderful taste, this was extremely refreshing and very smooth. I would drink so much of this beer. A definite must-try, overall: amazing.

Photo of filabrazilia
3.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy copper, almost amber. The thick off white head receded a bit after it settled. Nice lacing on the glass.

A sweet malt aroma permeated the nose with hints of spice and banana.

This was a little too sweet for my liking. It was an almost carmel sweetness that was vaguely marzen like. It did not taste like a dark wheat beer to me.

I felt a film coat my mouth after I swallowed this stuff. It was a little to heavy and sticky. Not nearly as refreshing as I expect the style to be.

I was mildly disappointed with this beer but am willing to try again. It certainly would not be my first choice.

Photo of mnj21655
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy orangish-brown with two fingers of white head with good retention and some lacing. The pleasant aroma, while not very strong, is of bananas, cloves, yeast, and some bready wheat. Taste is much like the aroma with bananas and cloves dominant over the wheat backbone and pleasant yeast flavors. The bananas are dominant at first but then give way to cloves in the finish. Good mouthfeel with a light-medium body and moderate carbonation as evidenced by the creamy head. Overall this is a very good brew with balanced flavors and at 5.8% ABV I'd say this just fits into my definition of a good session beer.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An amber pour, not as "dunkel" as I imagined, but no worries. Hazy body holds up and produces a fat, semi-sticky white head. Some rockiness in the foam, sticks to the sides a bit.
Corriander and slight citrus blend and over power the malt in the aroma. slight pear and apple hints.
Taste is light and crisp. Some malt gives it a bit of sweetness and calms down the citrus. Leaves a bit of a stickiness in the mouth, even though it's light. Not sure if I like that, isn't quite as quenching as other Weizens. Aftertaste is slight and rather clean.

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

A- A cloudy copper brew pours out of this bottle with an amazing white pillowy head. From the looks of it, this beer is vigorously carbonated.

S- Smells of sweet bread, reminecent of walking by a good bakery. I get hints of fruit: orange, slight banana.

T- Tastes slightly sweet but not nearly as much as the nose lets on. Apricot and a minute taste of banana bread are present.

M- Very light and refreshing without being watery. Well carbonated.

D- This beer is extremely drinkable because it is so delicious and light. I could easily have a few on a summer day.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dirty and cloudy dark beige color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of banana bread is very dominant and enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by the banana bread with some ester notes. Body is above average with some great carbonation. This is definitely a style that I don’t have a chance to try very often but thought was very interesting but maybe a bit one-dimensional.

Photo of jamie2dope
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Erdinger Weisse glass a cloudy light brown color with a big white head, that quickly became a nice white lacing with excellent retention. Nose revealed some banana, clove and apple. Flavors detected include baked bread, juicy fruits and powdered sugar. The body of this beer is relatively light, and prickly on the tongue. This is a very easy Dunkel Weizen to drink. Not my favorite for the style, but still damn good, and worth a try.Rosemary crackers with goat's milk Brie was a nice pairing for this one. Cheers.

Photo of CharlieMopps
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A moderate pour yields a dense, fluffy ivory head, which sat upon a hazy, translucent golden-amber colored liquid.

S: The bouquet is a fruit-filled, wheaty aroma, with a backing note of bubblegum, but more heavy on the sweetness of fruit. In the background there was also a slightly alcoholic scent.

T: The introduction is much like a lighter lager, very smooth and innocuous. But then, a brief taste of pale malts goes directly into a wheatiness that is underscored by a nice hop presence that fades perfectly to the back, leaving an aftertaste that stays under the radar.

M: Carbonation seems a bit on the strong side, but not too overpowering. It keeps a medium-bodied feel and doesn't get too heavy, which is a plus.

D: Not sure what to think. The highlights of this beer are evident, mostly in the flavor, but even that does not quite hit the "outstanding" mark, so it remains a beer that can satisfy, but may not be one to go back to as often as others in the dunkel category. Still, a solid beer in its own right.

Photo of phisig137
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my Ayinger hefe globe, a deep murky caramel brown color, with a fluffy three finger head. Nice retention doesn't leave behind a whole lot of lace, but does leave a thick creamy blanket of foam behind.

Aroma is much as you'd expect. Deep malted wheat aromas, with some heavy banana esters. Bit of spicy clove ester is present as well. Nice, but nothing outstanding about it.

Flavor is well balanced. Strong wheat sugars, and a good amount of even more prevalent banana esters. Slightly bitter finish. Almost tastes like a banana muffin of some kind. Slight wheat tartness makes this finish very clean and refreshing, begging for another sip. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. Drinkability is great.

Quite a nice dunkel/ur weizen. A great full flavored alternative to some lighter hefe's out there. Perfect for summer BBQ's, and friendly outdoor gatherings. Recommended, and worth seeking out. Very nicely made dunkel.

Photo of beeragent
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 17oz. bottle, into a weizen glass. The beer pours a hazy light brown, forming a 1/4 inch white head that quickly faded. Light spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is light fruity notes and sweet malt. The taste is largely sweet malts, very thick, with a light fruity backdrop. Medium mouthfeel, a little thicker than expected, and smooth finish. Good drinkability based on the flavor and moderate abv. Overall, a good brew, and one worth trying. I know I'll be having a few of these in my future sessions. Try it!!

Photo of philberinghele
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drink to the Kaiser
salute the farmer's wheat field
the harvest is now

This beer has crept into my pantheon of godbeers. The dunkel weizen is a genre that has been far too underrated. Ayinger's thick, wheaty, banana goodness is taste that I have keep coming back too these last few weeks. It haunts me like the hindenberg.

I declare this the summer of the dunkel weizen!

Photo of yelterdow
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at just over fridge temperature in the brewery's traditional weizen glass.

Appearance- Pours a murky brownish orange color into the glass... I'm noticing chunks of yeast traverse on their way downward and coming to rest at the bottom. The beer is almost completely opaque, and the head starts three fingers high before it settles slowly to a fat white hat.

Smell- Notes of banana, clove, bread, and light phenols showcase this sweet, yeasty beer...

Taste- The yeasty, bread-like character supercedes any flavors of banana and clove, playing down these flavors much more than many other dunkel-weizens. The overall palate is quite clean, but much more simple and straightforward than I like for the style. Honest as always, but really basic.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Smooth but very active in the mouth, where the carbonation really takes off and begs to be paired with traditional German fare... I could especially see sauerbraten or pork sausage with sauerkraut going well with this. The drinkability is excellent, where the flavors are somewhat weak... it's definitely a candidate for this summer's session brews.

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.