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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

921 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 49
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

kaunshelly, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Hyvee in West Omaha, NE.
No clear freshness date on bottle.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a tall, off-white, meringue-like head, fluffy and cloud-esque. Head fades down over time to a 1cm cap atop the body and leaves spotty lacing, but nothing amazing. Body is an opaque dark-orange-brown with plenty of yeast sediment; when held up to a light, the beer is burnt orange with yellow highlights. Gazing into the beer, one notes fairly active carbonation streams that support the lingering ring of foam.

Aroma is strongly of esters: ripe bananas and apple cider. Secondary aromas include toasted bread, yeast, and mild phenols.

Taste opens with some wheat malt sweetness tempered closely by sharp phenols (clove and allspice) and esters (fruity, particularly banana and apple). The phenols and esters continue into mid-taste, with bubblegum and yeast appearing as well. Flavors fade out on a banana note, with lingering cloves as well.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with some tingling carbonation at first, which quickly decreases as this passes along the tongue. Mouthfeel ends up being first tingly, then smooth and creamy (exciting, expressive, then calmly satisfying). Finish is quite dry.

Ayinger's version of the dunkelweizen is classic, true to expectations, but also unique enough to draw its own interest. Like a more aggressive version of their hefeweizen. The flavors are powerful and stand out; the aromas do as well, if slightly more muted. This is a high quality dunkel, and should be alongside Weihenstephaner.

falloutsnow, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
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eddiechilton, Dec 09, 2011
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benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
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SRossman, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

logicalparadox, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

akinsja, Nov 27, 2011
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LostHighway, Nov 27, 2011
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mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A truly classic German dunkelweizen. Pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with a great fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Typical hefe aroma: yeasty spices, clove, banana, light citrus, grass. Smells sweet.

Tastes like banana, wheat, bread, clove. Lightly sweet, malty, but crisp. Carbonation is nice and lively; this beer is quenching and highly drinkable.

This has got to be one of the best examples of the style you can find. Highly recommended.

tobelerone, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
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barnzy78, Nov 20, 2011
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BrewHawkeye, Nov 18, 2011
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.