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

Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

817 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


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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RJZ

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 04:05:12 | More by RJZ
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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

This beer pours a cloudy dark orange color. The head is a billowy three inches in height, and recedes slowly into two inches of fluffy foam that sticks in chunks to the sides of the glass, and lasts until the beer is gone. The aroma is of tons of cloves, and ample bananas with a hint of roasted malt. The taste is more balanced between the banana and clove elements with some nice malt tones underneath. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture, and appropriately high carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer that I will surely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 21:23:42 | More by KarlHungus
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kbub6f

New York

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear, copper-amber beer sports a big, off-white, noisy, bubbly head. The yeast pour turns the beer hazy. It has a spicy, nutty nose. It's almost cinnamon-like. Fruity bananas highlight the front. A nice, rich malt and foamy feel. The finish dries, with spice and nuts. My notes say "zingertang", which -- although not a word -- is probably right. A slightly corny aftertaste. Delicious, spicy, grainsy, bananay.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2004 21:51:46 | More by kbub6f
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putnam

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange/brown and cloudy, the head is pocked like a crumpet before adhering paint-like to the inside of the glass.
Deep, plump, moist, bready, banana-drenched aromatics are decorated with nutty, toasted spices. This promises to be a very rich drink.
On the palate it is more dry than sweet. Firm, bracing, mineral and pepper-flavored tannins chalk an outline for fruit-cocktail character to pour in. Quite the trifecta: 1) chewy bread on the nose for substance/nourishment. 2) rigorously dry structure for framing. 3) canned peaches, grapes, pears and cherries for fun.
Maybe a little more acidity would help it earn perfect scores.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2004 19:41:53 | More by putnam
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ayinger Ur-Weisse
17 oz brown bottle
Served in a Schneider Weisse glass

Pours a cloudy and hazy light brown color. Fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves spots of sticky lace.

Classic Hefe Weizen style nose with whiffs of cloves, spices and fruit.

Crisp mouthfeel with a pushy carbonation quality that prickles the tongue. Juicy fruit flavors of freshly sliced bananas mixed with cloves and bubblegum. Dry wheat profile, yet nicely balanced with the other flavors present.

An awesome beer to say the least. The drinkability level is off the charts. Incredibly versatile, I could drink this anytime day or night during any season of the year. Overall, a very solid beer and one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 21:31:21 | More by Hibernator
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dfried

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orangish brown with some yellow at the edges. Large, creamy, fine bubbled off white head that lasted as a 1/2cm film throughout the beer. The aroma was packed with cloves and bananas, rich malty and bready. Taste was quite wheaty and zesty, again full of cloves and banana, and some bubble gum. Maybe a tad maltier than their hefe, but a compareable medium body. Tasty and easy to drink.

Verdict: one of the best examples of the style I have had. A lot of flavor, leaves you wanting more after each sip.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 22:46:33 | More by dfried
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lukeoberm963

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

P: 1 Pt, 9 fl oz (17 oz), European brown bottle, cool creme colored cap, no freshness date
A: Murky copper color with a fizzy white head dissipating quickly
No head retained at all
Smell: A sweet floral aroma of refrigerated banana bread with some baked apples and spices in it.
T: Up front carbonation but not at all brutish, quite refreshing, crisp and smooth. Some fruitiness to it like bananas and apple cider. Some spices I cannot quite grasp, yet. The wheat in the beer is light and welcoming. Little bit of hops barely noticeable. Aftertaste has a sweet flavor of grains and bananas and fruit, like a soft granola bar.
N: goes down smooth and quick, a swiss and tomato grilled cheese on rye would be a tasty sandwich to go with this
Very good

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 01:44:08 | More by lukeoberm963
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Ranz

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich in tannin color, it pours a luxurious two-finger head in my tulip glass, which does dissipate quickly. Lacing is non-existent.

S: Hints of ether, light cumin, and bready malt come to me. Noticeable banana and yeast are quite apparent, too. This is what a Dunkel should always smell like.

T: Bananas Foster, herbal spice, clove, and extra-sweet caramel--this is a knock-out. There's a reason this beer was instrumental in helping to begin my love for good beer.

M: Rich, low-hanging acidity that leaves a bready aftertaste makes this a smooth finish.

O: I've always loved this beer, and nothing has changed. It's a beautiful and affordable experience for the beer newbie and aficionado alike.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 03:28:33 | More by Ranz
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Ahhdball

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was hesitant to try this but I should've ignored my first thoughts. It poured a light amber with a thick beige head.

Even though brewed to the specs of the Reinheitsgebot I'm left wondering how I clearly smell banana's, cloves, honey, and caramel. I wasn't disappointed, I'm curious as to how they do that! Great beer wizardry?

Taste was the same as the smell. Banana's, honey....etc. Light malt and a thorough serving of hops, this is great.

Smooth and creamy to start with a great clean finish. Refreshingly different I will have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2004 02:31:51 | More by Ahhdball
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Significantly murky tawny with a voluminous head of whipped ecru froth that appears too soft to leave much lace... and doesn't. The nose is simply wonderful. I had expected the dark maltiness to overwhelm the classic weizen scents of banana and clove (which I love). Instead, the toasted dark caramel aromas compliment the yeast in an intriguing way.

Ur-Weisse has a beautiful flavor profile; bananas, tart apples and clove combine in a tasty, spiced fruit salad. I don't mean to be repetitive, but the flavor is like the aroma in that the toasted, toffee-like maltiness dovetails nicely with the fruit and spice. The hefe weizen personality (the yeast, in other words) is still dominant; to the beer's unending benefit and to my unending delight.

The softness and seamlessness of the flavor profile is offset to some degree by a vigorous amount of carbonation, but it isn't enough to ruin the mouthfeel or the experience. The body is a little more full than Brau-Weisse's (as it should be) and the beer is nicely quenching, a characteristic that it shares with all good German weizens.

I'm not sure that I like this beer quite as much as I like Brauerei Aying's standard hefe weizen, but it's extremely close. Ur-Weisse is obviously a quality beer that should have no trouble finding adherents from every corner of the beer landscape. I'll be buying it again, of that I'm sure. This just might be my favorite version.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 18:49:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
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srrn

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a dark cloudy amber into a standard american style beer glass, (I shared the bottle). Smells of cloves and bananas. Taste was much the same. Mouthfeel is extraordinarily smooth. This is one of the more highly drinkable beers an a good example of the style. I wish more fine Weizens were available here as it's a great German style. My favorite beer style with pizza when I was stationed in Germany.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 11:22:34 | More by srrn
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dickroop

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 21:55:17 | More by dickroop
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gameface23

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: On the lighter side for a dunkel, but it still looks great. The head is massive and creamy.

S: Cloves, banana bread and some apple.

T: Great balance of clove and banana.

M: Creamy with a medium body.

D: It's very drinkable. A very good beer. If I was introducing someone to this style, I would give them a bottle of this and Weihenstephaner Dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 13:30:30 | More by gameface23
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Ayinger Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber orange, rich head and decent lacing

Smell: Nice Dunkle aroma with roasted malt, some banana underneath, also some clove.

Taste: Follows the nose with a delicious malt flavor, really great for the style even better than Weinhenstephaner Dunkle in my opinion.

Mouth feel: Good and smooth, properly carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, richness and depth of flavor make this a great session beer.

Extraordinary Dunkle in fact the best Dunkle I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 03:05:10 | More by BobZ
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Brewbro000

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Amber with some light orange hints when held to the light. There was a great snap when I popped the bottle and the head shows through in the pour as an immediate froth followed by a 2 inch crisp white head.
S: bready, malty with some light banana and a dominant clove aroma. Some yeast character comes through as well
T: that yeast character shows through with some spicy sweetness that finishes dry. Bready sweetness, banana and a slight tart flavor that I assume is also part of the yeast
M/D: the crisp carbonation finishes this one off right. A pretty light body allows the flavors to show. I could drink 2-3 of these before I needed to switch.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 06:04:00 | More by Brewbro000
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nickfl

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours with three fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles down rather quickly, but leaves fairly good lace on the glass.

S - Lots of bubble gum and banana with some bready notes of honey and toffee.

T - Banana flavored yeast and toffee malt with some bubblegum yeast. A little bit more fruity yeast in the middle with a hint of caramel. It finishes up with more bubblegum character and toffee paired with spicy clove notes.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very nice, like Ayinger's light colored weisse it has an excellent yeast character, but here it is balanced by a light note of bready toffee and just a hint of sweet caramel in the middle. Very drinkable, one of the best German wheat beers that you are likely to come across in the US.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 05:22:30 | More by nickfl
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass.

Super large typical styrofoamy head, kind of like a meringue top nice and white hints at cream and egg sheen. Body color is a classic amber and cloudy murky yellow. Lots of rising carbonation.

Nose is sweet clove, toasted malts and grain. A little bit of orange in there. A bit of ripping dry husk action. Real nice lovely nose.

Chewy palate mixes with just the right amount of playful carbonation. Lingering finish. Palate is rich in malts and dark spices with some dry action. A chewy feel, with clove like aromatics, very much so on the finish. Borderline creamy texture but the carbonation cuts through that just slightly.

Overall, a great example of the style and tasty. More Ayinger win.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:39:53 | More by smakawhat
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ur-Weisse pours a cloudy dark hazel from a 500ml brown bottle. Head goes well beyond two fingers with a firm creamy off white texture.

Nose is wheat malt and yeast. Palate is wheat tart with barely malt sweet notes and caramel. The carbonation level was perfect leaving the mouth clean and refreshed.

A fine “Old Baverian Dark Wheat Beer” that goes well with food or just by its self.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2002 19:43:36 | More by BeerBob
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark orange/light brownish color with a nice white head. Very impressive head that fades into about a finger with light lacing around the glass.

Smells of spice and bananas with obvious wheaty tones as well. Somewhat of a yeast presence also.

Tastes just like it smells. Very strong banana tones along with a bit of clove, wheat, and yeast. Sweet, spicy, and just a little sour. Alcohol and hops are both very subtle.

Very crisp and refreshing. Good warm weather drink and much more flavorful than most weizens I've tried. One of the best brews I've tried of any style.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 01:16:42 | More by Phocion
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 00:27:04 | More by DIM
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 16.9 oz bottle into my Ayinger logo weizen glass. This beer pours a cloudy dark golden color, with an off-white fluffy head that is initially well over an inch thick when poured. Settles to a good solid 1/2 inch of foam sitting on top of the glass that eventually setles to 1/4 inch. Pretty good lacing Fairly potent aromas of bready malt, banana, and clove are all certainly present. The taste pretty much follows suit to what the aromas are, sweet bready malt with hints of caramel, followed by banana and spicy clove. Perhaps a hint of toffee on the back end of the tongue. They really nailed the flavor profile for what a beer of this style is supposed to have! Has a nice crisp, smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way a beer like this should be. Excellent!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:30:09 | More by neenerzig
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a nice frothy head and a apple cider color that was very hazy. Yeasty and sour fruit nose that was easy to sense coming from the large head. Has a great champagne mouth feel and goes down smoth. Tastes of sweet nut and malty ripe banana, also a dry with a teasty tart finish. Very drinkable and could enjoy in a long drinking session.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 15:09:12 | More by OatmattStout
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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first dunkel weizen. Poured into a Ayinger glass, hazy yellowish/brown color with a huge head and carbonation. I was figuring a dark color, but I guess not. Lacing is very present with a medium feel. I really like the taste for a dunkel. I could drink a few of these, for a dunkel weizen, it's very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 01:49:37 | More by Wasatch
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather unimpressively dark iced tea color with a thin, large-bubbled head that fades to a half centimeter by the time I get myself comfortably settled in to write this review. A proper yeast-filled pour makes it murky, but the color isn't very dark.

Mmmm! The smell, on the other hand, is rather delicious! There are huuuge bangs of sugary bananas - banana bread, perhaps -, similar to other weizens but spritzed with lemon and dusted over with apple peelings and clove. Very very interesting. Nice to see some variation on a theme! Most weizens smell and taste alike with very subtle differences. This is noticeably different but good-smelling.

Equally good-tasting! Wow, it's really good. It's nowhere near as sophisticated as Weinstephaner or Franziskaner, but is more of a bouncy, light-hearted drink. it has less depth of flavor, but really keeps me going back for more. Sugary-sweet, with lots of bouncing bananas and apples, just a little clove spice. Very very malty, sweet, flufffy yeast, almost no hops. A dessert weizen if there ever was one.

Syrupy mouthfeel, almost like a half-flat soda. Filling, slippery, gummy, delicious.

Okay... this dark weizen isn't very dark in appearance, smell, or flavor. However, I can't fault it for being completely out of its style range - it's damn tasty. I could drink it all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 00:13:42 | More by Tupperwolf
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GClarkage

California

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04/06/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle poured into my Ayinger weizen glass. Freshness dating on the back label.

Appearance- Not as dark as the last dunkelweizen I had. Pours a light Kraft caramel color. Basically a dirty colored hefe. Lots of microscopic yeast. Full one ince plus foamy head and some spotty and light patchy lace.

Smell- Good nose of banana, bubble gum, clove and vanilla. Maybe a bit of roasted sweet malt as well.

Taste- Very flavorful with a full banana and clove backgroud. Very fresh yeast flavor. Bubble gum flavors as well. Almost has a tropical fruit flavor as well as a hint of vanilla and honey.

Mouthfeel- About the perfect carbonation level. Even a slight creamy in texture. Crisp as well.

Drinkability- Probably my favorite Dunkel to date. Quite flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 15:17:19 | More by GClarkage
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.