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

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BA SCORE
91
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868 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 18 | 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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Zraly

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, light amber color; bears some similarity to looking like tea with a frothy layer on top of it. Warm, gentle scents of spice and banana.

This weizen has a nice tingle. The flavors consist of lemon, vanilla, spice, and a slight herbal note. (The "tea" appearance seems rather appropriate). A minor maltiness comes thru, a sweet, toasty flavor, making it its distinguished "dunkel" character. Forthright yeast and a slight, sour finish.

I say some kraut and sausage is in order.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2004 01:55:08 | More by Zraly
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nomad

Kansas

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Most noticeable, and quite quickly, is this beer's thick, foamy head which is very well carbonated underneath. Without the yeast poured in its a hazed copper shining with varying hues depending on the light; with the yeast its a dull light-mahogany. Moderately thick lace is wide and apparent on each tip.

Smells of sweet red apples, cloves, and small scents of banana and lemon. Opens to a roasty/earthy scent that reminds me of a branch of wood.

First apparent flavor is banana and clove, but then widens across the palate to flavors of roasted apples, especially the skin of that fruit. Even more, it throws hints of big figs, yet this beer is still light and easy. Slight roast through out but fairly subtle, undergirding the traditionally fruity weissebier qualities. Thin mouthfeel on the verge of a lower commendation.

Fairly flavorful but easy on the tongue, this drinks quite well, though seems a bit light colored upon reflection. Reminds me of Autumn, yet does a god job of pulling me out of the shy Spring I'm currently stuck in. Many minutes after finishing I can still smell this beer wafting around, and the roast apple/fig combo resides faintly in my mouth - good stuff, I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2004 03:08:09 | More by nomad
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Zorro

California

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

Pours a cloudy light brown brew.

Smell is the banana, spice and cloves of a good German wheat beer. Mild perfume is also in the smell.

Taste is sweet and fruity with a solid wheat base character. Banana and bubble gum flavors. The big grain flavor of this helps clean the palette. No bitterness at all.

Big Mouthfeel, solid wheat thickness and bitey carbonation.

Very drinkable brew would go great with a spicy sandwich.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 02:47:07 | More by Zorro
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ctrlfreak

South Dakota

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint

Appearance: hazy golden brown
The Aroma: fruits, wheat, coriander and light cloves
The Taste: fruity with banana along with some citrus flavor
Mouth feel: Full bodied, tingly on the tongue and slightly warming.
Drinkability: Light mouthfeel and great flavor make it an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2004 03:13:38 | More by ctrlfreak
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

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

Pours a hazy golden brown witha dense ivory head that dissipates quickly. No lace but lots of yeast particles floating around. Smells of spicy wheat malt. Yeasty, fruity aromas. Banana, pepper and clove aromas as well.

Taste is very similiar to the smell. Fruity, wheat malt and banana. Cloves, pepper and add to that a light smokiness. Also light caramel. Mouth is a bit thin but has some sticky maltiness and lingers on the tongue. Smooth and silky. Really drinkable. I haven't had a Dunkel Weisse for years, since Germany but this one would have to rank up there.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2004 00:59:56 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer settled in the glass a beautiful caramel colour, slightly hazy, and topped by a generous but light head which sadly waned rather quickly.

The smells were complex and rounded, of fruits, wheat, coriander and light cloves up front, faint sweet smells (caramel, vanilla and coffee flavoured candy) followed, and a light hint of smokiness attenuated by acidity closed the loop. Appealing!

An average and sustained bead fed the surface and expressed itself vigourously in the mouth. Rather thinnish body but a silky mouthfeel set the stage for light citrus fruit tastes followed by cloves and coriander. It finished on minerally notes of yeast bitterness and a timid but drying acidity.

As a whole, this is a good beer which I would drink again but was definitely expecting more in terms of flavours, based on the smells. In its defence, it would pair very well with a good brie triple crème and a baguette.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 00:18:34 | More by Beersignal
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Lupe

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a huge, foamy white head. The head settles and leaves behind a nice lace. Fruity aroma with banana and citrus upfront. Scents of wheat bread and spicy clove lie in the backround. Flavor begins fruity with banana and tart apple. The malt then says its part with soft wheat and light caramel notes. Spicy cloves balance and round out the beer. Medium bodied, crisp and smooth. Highly quaffable and not as sticky on the tounge as other hefes. Very nice dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 03:08:28 | More by Lupe
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours out a deep dark orangish (slightly mucky looking) with a big fat hefe style white head. a very destinct clove aroma takes control. smells spicey with good yeast character, big ripe banana is there as well. in the mouth it is full bodied and creamy yet has tickling bubbles everywhere. malty and wheaty with a very dominate clove/medicinal/herbal smack. light sweetness, some overly ripe banana too. this is a hearty yet crisp refreshing dunkle. good wheat character, dark malt, lots of clove like spice and some sweet banana makes for one tasty brew. this one is big on flavor. alot better than their normal hefe in my opinion.

$2.29 for a .5L

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 08:52:35 | More by DESTRO
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genaro

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse was a gold/ amber color with a big, long lasting head. There were bits of sediment floating around amongst the bubbles. The aroma was clovey and floral. The taste was medicinal with elements of cloves, hay, citrus, and caramel. It had good carbonation, some sweetness, and was smooth and fruity overall. The finish was slightly dry and spicey as well as a little yeasty. A pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2004 13:01:43 | More by genaro
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yankeeheel

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with a huge mushroom off-white head. Looks darn impressive in the weisse beer glass. Head recedes and leaves a lot of lace on top of the brew. Smells quite citrusy. Not really hoppy but full of grass, clove, and lemon zest. Tatses very fruity in it's initial stages. Perhaps a little bit of tart apple followed by a bit of lemon grass. Very dry and bubbly, bordering on sparkling wine bubbly. Light mouthfeel and great flavor make it an easy drinker.

This is one of those beers I se every time I go to the store and think, "next time". Glad I finally picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2004 00:28:55 | More by yankeeheel
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

17 oz bottle pours a hazy brownish gold with an enormous ivory head that eventually relaxes into long lasting patchy lace. No sediment in the glass, but I left a cc in the bottom of the bottle. Nice aroma with lemon, grapefruit, and banana up front. Spicy cloves are also very noticeable. Anise is my first impression in the mouthfeel, but there's a lot of fizzy carbonation here. Taste is complex, with tart lemon, yeast, cloves, in the beginning. As it warms toward room temperature, the carbonation softens and sweet maltiness and McIntosh apples appear out of nowhere. Finishes neutral, perhaps a bit sweet malt, with no significant aftertaste. This is a very charming and tasty brew from one of my favorite German breweries. Definitely an unusual Weissbier that I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2004 00:54:37 | More by merlin48
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avylover

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out hazy & golden, not quite what I would call "dark." There is a massive off-white head. Not much of an aroma here. Some grainy maltiness detected and some very slight fruitiness but that's about it. The taste is a different story. A good hefty dose (for a hefe) of slightly sweet malt starts things off. Then the cloves kick in big time, lingering on into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, whith a sort of fullness and good carbonation. Drinkability is good, except for the fact that I just don't enjoy the sticky clove aftertaste of hefes - always detracts from the drinkability. Other than that, good brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2003 23:25:11 | More by avylover
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – The head was nice and big with good retention and lacing, but the color is solid orange. Ist das eine dunkles?

Smell – Jahwohl – das ist eine dunkel weitzen. This one has a beautiful, monster yeast aroma that fills my nostrils with memories of Germany. The aroma is one-dimensional and awesome.

Taste – The flavor, on the other hand, didn’t deliver. The yeast all but left the building, and the dunkel aspect was nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel – This is where most bad weizens fail, and this was no exception. Flat doesn’t begin to describe this one.

Sinkability – I can’t believe that this was made in Bayern.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2003 03:29:47 | More by RoyalT
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stunningly perfect head made of small bubbles. Not as dunkel as I expected, more of a hazy dark gold with some reinvigorated yeast bubbling away. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Munich and caramelly sweets with big clove phenolics and some slightly tart apples. A wee bit of sulfur. Taste is a wonderful balance of flavors, on the dry side of things with some butteriness. Cirtus notes splash through momentarily. A pleasurable smokiness is there for sure. A very interesting and well-made beer.

[3.49 for a .5Liter bottle]

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2003 21:10:18 | More by waughbrew
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grynder33

Wisconsin

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

Poured with a sour hop, yeast, grain aroma, dark orange brown color, a very stylish head, light apple banana sour taste, typical of this style.I'm not a big fan of this style, but this is by far the best tasting one I've had. The balance is near perfect and it doesn't leave you with that thick tongue aftertaste, as do a lot of Weisse's.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2003 10:59:25 | More by grynder33
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Hazy, orange-tinged brown body with a voluminous rusty-white head. Beautiful. Smells of smooth banana liquor, cloves, and tangy yeast. Taste starts with rum-soaked bananas, light toffee, and a little clove. Finish is tangy, wheat bitter, and yeasty. Thick mouthfeel for a weisse of this abv. I could drink this throught the winter (if there weren't so many great winter brews).

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 20:05:11 | More by alexgash
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh joy a real dunkel weizen deep copper orange an almost brown tint but not quite, head forms full thick and creamy leaving behind huge collared rings of lacing after existing throughout the session with these 17oz. of yum. Aroma: Tart apple notes along with the classic clove scent from the yeast, candy like sweetness sharp malted wheat flourishing tame German hop aroma. Taste: Oh how I love wheat beers tart spiced up finish sharp sweet tone mellowed by delicate hops, this is a great beer really hits the spot. Moutfheel: Fluffy sprizy and highly carbonated nice all around medium bodied hefe. Drinkability: Oh yes especially if I were chilling in Deutschland it would be on like Donkey Kong me and this dunkel weizen would get along well maybe too well.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 18:13:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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mydeadguy

Massachusetts

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

Pours a tawny golden brown with bits of yeast, partially opaque. Topped with an effervescent off-white (toward brown) head. Scent of banana and yeast, with herbal/floral notes. Taste is clean and crisp with a lighter/ medium body and a satisfying dry finish. Not overly assertive, in either the yeast or wheat components. Really good. Seriously, the mouthfeel is refreshing and smooth, this one disapears about as soon as its off the palate, leaving hints again of banana sweetness but little yeast. I personally wouldn't normally have a handful of weizens in a row, but if I were forced (oh, no!) this would probably be my choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2003 18:32:23 | More by mydeadguy
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Mustard

District of Columbia

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

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle; no "best before" or "bottled on" warning; purchased for $1.99 from Fireside Cellars down in Santa Monica.

Appearace: Pours a hazy, murky, orange brown; huge, voluminous head; thick, foamy lacing; stellar head retention.

Aroma: Largely of semi-sweet wheat, bananas and spicy cloves.

Taste: Primary flavors: lightly sweet malts, bananas, tart apples, spicy cloves and yeast; faint hints of grain and bubblegum; a mild hop bitterness pokes its way out in the finish.

Notes: Nine thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2003 04:36:42 | More by Mustard
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a cloudy haze of brownish gold with a large loose head of puffed creamy foam that ever so slowly simmers to a light haze on top and has drippy lace in large stringy patches.

The smell of this thing is very lively, wow, its all over the place, funky as hell, smokey banana and smoked salmon or bacon, dull lemon, musty horse blanket, soft rubber, and feet. Yep, its funky and pungent and I love it. I need this in a insense form so I can light one and let the whole place smell like this. People would wonder what the hell I'm I cookin' or smokin'. I'd be great.

Taste is soft and mellow of banana and frothy malts, touch of lemon and clove, sweetness is light, citrus is flighty with a light but favorable carbonation with a mellow, nearly creamy medium body with a little touch of hop and dryness with clove hints in the finish. The yeast is showcased in this beer quite a bit, especailly in the smell, but with that aside its one fine easy drinkin' dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2003 01:57:22 | More by tavernjef
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HardTarget

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: A firm banana yeast smell I associate with Weihenstephan yeast. Other fruit smells as well, apple and lemon. Has a sweet malt undertone, a very pleasing smell.
Appearance: Hazy golden brown. The bottle actually gushed a bit before I could pour, quite surprising (thought only my homebrews did that). The beer had a VERY active head, intense carbonation that disappeared about 3/4ths the way through the beer. A small ring persisted, but did not lace the glass.
Flavor: First impression is the banana yeast, which mellows into a sweet fruity malt middle that has a mild hop bitter at the finish. Fairly dry aftertaste. Some alcohol noted, but very mild. Some citric flavors come through as well, as the beer warmed, I noted an orange taste that was pleasing.
Mouthfeel: On the heavy side, but no need to chew. Interesting, has a creamy feel, but a dry finish.
Overall Impression: Drinkability is good; I’d take another. The yeast is a strong part of this beer. If you aren’t into the Weihenstephan flavor (banana like) you probably won’t enjoy this one. On the other hand, if you do, this is a fruity, lively beer that should be experienced.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2003 03:30:12 | More by HardTarget
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A real tasty dunkel weizen..one of the better one's I've had...a great malty nose...caramel...brown sugar...some bananas...flavor is real malty too.....basically this is their basic hefe...minus the lemons and adding caramel...some cloves linger on the finish...body is medium and relatively charged up...

This is what I think of when I think of a dunkel weizen..a very nicely made beer and one I would drink again for sure...

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2003 22:22:43 | More by ZAP
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, no freshness date
Cap has German couple and the brew-master at a picnic table

This beer poured a orange/light brown color with yellow highlights, slightly haze to semi clear and well carbonated. It produced an off white head that was fairly dense and creamy, some lace present but overpowering. The aromas that came from the glass were soft, subtle and pleasant, I nosed fruit (bananas, green apples), spices (clove), light sweet malt, and some hops. Again all aromas were soft. The flavors were of wheat grains, spices (clove), fruit (banana), light hop, some slight citrus, soft bark, yeast, alcohol and some sweet malt. The aftertaste was light and wheaty. Flavors seemed to be more pronounced then the nose as far as distinction. A crisp, clean and refreshing beer. Light bodied. Carbonation has some bite to it, but other then that, it is a soft and well balanced beer. Good representative of its style and a good summer time beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2003 13:46:54 | More by Jarod
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UnionMade

Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yow! Super duper beer. Ayinger makes some wonderful beers.
The beer pours an opaque ochre yellow, with a slight greenish tint. Head is copious and tall, although it dies out about 3/4 of the way through the beer.
Aroma is very wheaty and malty, with plenty of esters, namely clove. Bubblegum and banana are also present, but the clove stands out. Hops are undetectable in the aroma. Lots of phenol.
Flavor is spicy and clovey, with tons of wheat sweetness. Moderate banana and light bubblegum flavor, with a huge phenolic feel when you breathe through your nose. Light spiciness, and a semi-dry finish, with just a tiny dash of hops. Body is fairly full, with all the yeast floating around. Moderate carbonation. An excellent beer! I could probably drink this for the rest of my life if I had to.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2003 05:01:51 | More by UnionMade
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ADR

Pennsylvania

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

Cloudy amber brown appearance, medium fluffy head of pretty good duration. Laces in rings with some drips descending from them. Cottony aroma, a bit of apple pie spice and a light estery sense. Fruity flavors, tart apple and slighlty less matched caramel maltines with a long lasting impresion I get in many Wheat Dunkels. Shy of medium bodied. Minimal esters, fairly attenuated and crisp at the finish. To me, slightly more complex and less stifling to the tongue than many others per style. Pretty nice brew, in my opinion...

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 15:50:38 | More by ADR
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.