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

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547 Reviews
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Reviews: 547
Hads: 1,028
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 75
Gots: 83 | 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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Photo of TheCondor
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at my in-laws house once when I had already drank for a while. Even in my inebriated state, I said to myself "damn self, that's a good beer. We gotta try that one when we get sober." Fast forward a few months, hanging at the liquor store, and I remember...Ayinger! Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance - Pours a medium brown, almost orange color with a towering, dominating, intimidating four finger head that is like whipped cream. Although the head didn't last long and there wasn't much lacing, this beer is to appearance what Arnold was to symmetry in bodybuilding. Impressive!

Smell - The nose is a strong malty/banana/bread smell. I knew as soon as I took a whiff that this beer would not disappoint.

Taste - Follows the nose to a T. Heavy on the bread, bananas and other light fruit, malty finish. I swear it tasted to me like banana bread, with a dash of excellence. This is an incredible taste.

Mouthfeel - Good strong finish, have the aftertaste of malts and barley streaming all the way up through my sinus cavities. This a beer that lets you know you are drinking a good strong beer from the Deutschland, not some industrial pee-water mass production garbage. Man those guys know how to make a beer.

Overall - Incredible. Wonderful. This beer is highly recommended no matter your tastes. This will overwhelm you with awesomeness. I am impressed. (1,394 characters)

Photo of TownDunkel
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger, never had heard of it but I figured a with a bavarian dunkel you cant go wrong for Christmas Eve.

Appearance - a murky orange brown. Not that is looks unfiltered but it has a nice opaqe quality to it.

Smell - The smell first told me I had got a quality beer. Hoppy, yeasty, crisp, and faint green apple tones.

Taste - Perfection! Just what a dunkel should be. Crips, fresh, good hop flavor and also the crisp apples come back. Perfect aftertaste that doesn't linger too long.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is right on for this beer. Not overpowering or leaving me wanting. Just cant beat it.

Overall - 4.5 One of the best dunkels (or beers) I have had thus far. I will buy this one again and through the year (721 characters)

Photo of kgotcher
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a fairly clear, light amber color with a thick airy head. Smell is obvious hefe, with banana, clove, and hint of vanilla and just a bit of pepper. Feels nice and wet with a smooth finish, good carbonation. Taste is mild, with flavors well blended. Some nice spicyness on the tip of the tongue. This does not really seem like a Dunkle weiss, more of a standard hefe with a bit more malt flavor and spicyness, maybe should be called an Amber weiss. Overall a wonderful beer with a wonderfull appearance and an awesome taste. So far I have been very happy with all the Ayinger weissen beers. They completely outshine most of the watered down US versions of this classic style. Too bad they don't come in a 6 pack. A bit pricey, but in my book completely worth it. (766 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazing rocky meringue-like head on this dark amber, hazy colored dunkelweizen. Extraordinarily aromatic too with traditional banana-clove, together with some soft caramel-toffee notes. Fresh bread & yeast is apparent also. Palate is smooth, creamy texture with sufficient carbonation, a soft malt component, and gently spiced in there as well. (344 characters)

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 1/2 L bottle to a 1/2 L Ayinger tall swirl hefe glass. The way it should be. The color is a dark reddish orange or a very light brown. About ave. BUT the head poured up high and think. So thick I was tempted to eat it with a fork.

Smell is great, spicy grains and moderate yeast. um um good.

Taste is better. Full grains, fruity yeast, hints of banana and just the right spice. Excellent hop finish. I will take a case home of this.

Mouthfeel is warm, rich, creamy, just the right bite.

Drinkability is high. MK (539 characters)

Photo of edward_boumil
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Burnt orange color, cloudy opaque, hints of orange on the edges of the glass. Frothy white head that recedes, yet lingers

S: Smell of sweat bread. Hints of citrus or tropical fruit. Banana bread is predominant though.

T: So nice, tropical fruit, banana, typical bubblegum flavors of the style. Noticed a lack of pepper and minimal clove that I am used to. They're present but not as upfront. Also that classic bready flavor is present. Also getting some brown sugar-like flavors from this one.

F: Smooth, rich, yet easy drinking. Silky is a word that comes to mind.

O: Great dunkel weissbier. All around, a complex and incredibly enjoyable beer (661 characters)

Photo of becktone
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer to compare my homebrewed Dunkel Weizen with. As this is the first of the style I've ever had I figure that It'll let me know if I hit anywhere near the style.

What a sweet looking beer! It pours about a three finger head that has a look about it as if it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The head is creamy tannish white and as I said appears to have excellent retention. The body of the beer is where I am dissapointed. Don't get me wrong it looks great, but I expected something much darker. This beer is the color of a wet 2X4 and is cloudy. The beer is very alive with carbonation.

The beer has a wonderful aroma, strong estery tones coming from the yeast are extremely apparent. Sweet candy aromas and a definite banana ester drift out of the glass. There is also a strong malt backbone, but most of the aromatics are from the yeast strain. No hop aroma is present.

This beer provides a very interesting flavor. A banana flavor ester is apparent in the taste near the end of this beer's flavor profile. Much of this beer's flavor also comes from the yeast. The beer is overall sweet with just enough bitterness to round it out and keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet. Overall the taste can be summed up as fruity, sweet, and mostly complex. Very hard to dissect this one, but damn is it good!

Mouthfeel of this brew is great. It is alive on the palate. The high carbonation levels are appropriate for a brew of this flavor and compliment the taste of it quite nicely. It has a full body and leaves you wanting more. It is very easy to drink and goes down well. It would be hard to drink this one fast, but then again its not meant for that, most good beer isn't. I'll most likely buy this in the future. I don't know if I could sit around and drink this all day, the sweetness might just prove to be too much. (1,849 characters)

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle.

A: Pours a murky dark amber with orange hues. Head is one finger and off-white. Retains for a bit before collapsing to a film atop the brew. Also leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Banana bread, citrus, apple, honey, clove, sweet malts, and caramel.

T: Banana bread, slight citrus, clove, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some faint earthy hops.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth and crisp with a wet finish.

O: Truly delicious. Ayinger's brews never disappoint and I really respect the high standards. One of the absolute best breweries in the world. I recommend seeking this and all of the other great brews out. (672 characters)

Photo of dogger6253
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden to amber in color, cloudy, with lots of foam that goes away quite slowly. A bit chunky.
Smells more like a typical hefeweizen than a dunkel, but with a hint of roast/toastiness.
Strong hefeweizen banana and spice at the start, with some light roast in the back, also some faint caramel. Light acidic fruitiness, with some apple peel, and citrus is mild, not just lemon zest (which is not in the least as annoying as in other weizens), but some sweet oranges too. Wheatiness is a bit more complex than usual, dense and lingering, with nice grains coming through. Yeasts are chunky, quite heavy and spicy; traditional clove, with a whif of cinnamon also. Hoppiness is nice and green, with a mildly bitter finish.
Nice and smooth, goes down slowly, but easily. Beautiful, maybe a bit farther than a "dunkel", but definetely one of the best weizens out there. For me it was better than this brewery's hefeweizen. (921 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy, light date color with a rocky, off-white head. Lots of banana in the nose along with dark malt. Interestingly enough, I pick up some aniseed. The flavor profile is primarily of a wheaty, twangy brightness with a backdrop of sweet, nutty malt. Like in the aromas, the phenolic character that sticks out the most is the banana. The best part of this beer is its lingering aftertaste of banana nut bread. Mouthfeel is perfect. Carbonation is just right for the richness of flavor. Drinkability is only hindered by a slight stickiness in the mouth. SLIGHT.

Dunkelweizen is one of the most hit-or-miss styles, and this one hits dead on. (655 characters)

Photo of dirtbikejunkie
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: tan to brown, exceptionally cloudy. Poured a creamy head that settled fairly quickly with no lacing.

Smell: banana! strong citrus, and of course wheat

Taste: almost identical to smell.

Mouthfeel: lots of carbonation. light to medium body

Drinkability: great, refreshing beer. (291 characters)

Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque muddy brown brew with a three finger cream colored head okay retention. No lacing at all. So sad . . .

S - Strong bananas, dates, faint cloves and a touch of coriander. Unlike other dunkel weizens, this one has an intense odor.

T - The flavor has a fruity sweetness. There is a taste slightly reminiscent of a banana pulled from the dredges of a fruit salad, as well as a quick light caramel malt flavor (but with a very noticable wheat influence) and a subtle coriander pepperiness. There is a curious mild bitter twinge on the back of my throat that lasts for only a few moments. A very faint slightly sweet aftertaste lingers for a little while after the bitterness dissipates.

M - Very viscous, smooth and quite refreshing.

D - Nice. Sessionable, though a bit strong. So a low paced session. I think this is my favorite dunkel weizen that I have had to date. It is actually one of my favorite beers in fact, extremely well rounded. It is more pronounced than the others of the style. It seems to sit somewhere between a dunkel weizen and a weizenbock. I find this place to be quite pleasing. I will definitely make this my dunkel weizen go to beer. (1,175 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cellar temperature in a weizen glass.

A nice white, two-finger cloud of a head settles over a somewhat murky, fairly light reddish brown dunkel with carbonation streams rising upward.

It has a wonderful aroma of sweet, yeasty bread dough, caramel, raisins, vanilla, banana, and just a light touch of clove and perhaps some other spices.

The flavor is both sweet and tart, reminding me of banana bread and candied apples. The finish is a bit nutty and has the anticipated soothing breadiness German wheat beers traditionally have. There may be a little bit of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon lingering on my palate. This isn't too unlike spiced fruitcake in flavor... or fruitBREAD.

Body is medium, carbonation high... but not too high.

Delicious dunkel. (754 characters)

Photo of IronLover
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

MMurky copper orange in color with yellow hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a thick, dense foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap. Sweet fruit and banana aromas with hints of wheat and clove. Crisp feel with aggressive yet delicate carbonation. Sweet fruit and banana flavors up front with banana flavors intensifying through the middle. A touch of clove in the middle to the finish. finishes crisp and dry. Very refreshing and enjoyable. (449 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Ur-Weisse pours cloudy gold with a persistent 2” pillowy foam collar. It has a little banana and clove on the nose and a banana bread flavor spiced with light clove and lightly sweetened with light kettle sugars. Medium full body and above average carbonation. (271 characters)

Photo of Thrasher
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger does not know how to make a bad beer. This is another great one, with an apple-cider/tea color, a choppy head that dissipates, and a leathery aroma. I like the unusual, impenetrably cloudy appearance but it may put others off, and the leather-glove smell is weird but I liked it. The taste is great - tangy, fruity, spicy (cloves), hints of vanilla, banana, apple, and perhaps clay? Finish is delicious and makes you want more and more, while refreshing your thirst at the same time. I've never had a weisse quite like this and I loved it for its uniqueness, although there is a vague plastic quality that might bother others. But to me Ayinger can do no wrong. I imagine this beer could go with anything, but it made me especially crave a medium-well hamburger. (770 characters)

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a beautiful amber color with a crown that is a thick tan head. This may not be the "king of beers" but is definitely a member of the royal family. This has a very pleasant malty nose that complements the fruity taste. The Flavor has a mild hop tone that finishes dry & clean. This is a very enjoyable beer. (317 characters)

Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Ayingers Am Platzl in Munich on March 19, 2006.

A: Light-brown sugar colour, impressive white head.

S: Banana bread. Much breadier than their hefe, with less citrus.

T: Banana bread with a little spice and citrus, slightly sweet.

M: Moderate body & carbonation. Creamy.

D: Very good. (319 characters)

Photo of aquatonex
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer!

Pours DARK with minimal translucence. A lot of foamy head that lingers for awhile. Smell has malts, fruity notes. Taste possesses a lot of character. Smooth malts and wheat with pleasant banana flavors. Mouthfeel is extraordinary, very clean, full, and crisp. A very solid enjoyable beer any time. (323 characters)

Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep hazy golden with amber highlights with a very creamy off white medium head with good retention, but little but.

S-Strong wheat dominates aroma with great floral and earthy hops, wonderful feature in a hefe.

T-Strong wheat again and sweet floral hops and a little spicy. Good bold hop bitterness. Simple and sweet, with good hops flavor.

M-A full medium body and very smooth and very creamy.

D-Very drinkable, amazing beer. (441 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sampling right now on 9/24/14. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $3.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a special edition .5l Paulaner World Cup 2014 weissber vase.

Pours a pretty dark amber in color with a good 2+-finger foamy white head that stays around for a while before settling down to a 2mm/+ head. Some sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped, rings as first that settle back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is very pleasant and is of fresh wheat, bananas and honey. The taste is even BETTER with some caramel in the mix as well. Very smooth and goes down easy with no bitterness or harsh aftertaste at all. medium bodied and perfect carbonation. A great German brew! (789 characters)

Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light mahogany color with a medium-bodied white head that dissipates into a nice lace. Very fruity aroma with notes of ripe banana and clove. Sweet malts come through up front in the taste along with some fresh banana, clove, and nutmeg. It’s quite crisp and a bit acidic feeling in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable brew! (364 characters)

Photo of aristeros
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A vigorous pour into my wizen glass yields a glass half full of head. Even after the warning in the previous review. Stays for about sixty seconds before fading to a half finger, white. The beer is a very cloudy iced tea color, more yellow around the edges of the glass. Thick lacing.

Smells very yeasty, with some cloves, apple, and a fair amount of banana. Complex, but typical of the style.

Sweet and malty up front, with banana, cloves, and coriander. Sweetness gives way to a bit of tartness--sweet apple, really--and warm biscuit. Carbonation is light, which goes well with the fruit-heavy flavor. Very refreshing. Light- to medium-bodied, with only a very small amount of alcohol warmth on the very end of the swallow.

Excellent drinkability; wish I had more than the half liter bottle. I like this one better than the brauweisse by the same brewery. Glad I tried this one; fantastic flavor. (901 characters)

Photo of RJZ
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: banana, wheat based aroma.

T: Taste is dominated by bananas. Some grain and yeast, almost bread-like.

M: Not overwhelmingly heavy. Medium body, nice carbonation.

O: Very good beer. Great drinkability and a rather enjoyable purchase. Need a switch after a few however. A recommended buy. (292 characters)

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.