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

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551 Reviews

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Reviews: 551
Hads: 1,049
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 80
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of marburg
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had Schneider Weisse and Hacker-Pschorr Dark about a million times (ah, perhaps a wee exaggeration), and I swear that I think both of these beers are significantly darker than the Ur-Weisse.

I mention this and find it significant because a dunkel weizen should be dark. And this one is really more of a middling tan-to-brown rather than a definitive chestnut brown color. It's hardly a big deal, but it's the most notable feature of the beer.

It's more or less just a standard dark, German-style wheat beer. The odor is of diluted Pine-Sol (not necessarily bad at all). It's got some subdued lemon character to the taste, and the head pours big (but fades quickly). It's a good beer by all means. It's certainly not exemplary.

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of doho95fu
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer that seems to remind me of banana nut bread. It pours a very hazy copper color and the smell is of nuts, banana, and malt. The taste had fruit and malts as well, nothing in this brew was overpowering. There was plenty of yeast to be seen in my sample. I do not know how much experience I have with this style of beer, but I found it to be a refreshing type beer. Overall, it's drinkability would be defined as easy and light.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a 500ml bottle, the pour was a copper-straw color that was very cloudy with an off-white head that wanted to stay for a while. There were a bunch of little floaties in this brew. It eventually died, but it left a trail of lace on the glass. There was a lot of citrus in the aroma, which was also filled with yeast. I also picked up on a lot of sweet malts balancing out the bitter citrus at the end of a long whiff of this brew.

There was a tingling carbonation as you would expect out of a weisse. Following that, loads of citrus and yeast hit your tongue. The beer was very refreshing and smooth. The citrus was balanced by some malts that made it less bitter than the initial flavor. There was a lot of flavor, and the complexity was very inviting. As it is a dunkel-weisse, the subtle roastiness is evident after paying close attention to the flavor. You will pick up some dark malts just before the aftertaste of this brew. It is not as roasty and dark as I had expected, but it is still a wonderful brew by Aying.

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Photo of yen157
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and brown capped by a fizzy, fine, slightly off-white lace. The usual aromas associated with this type of beer: apples, bananas, some clove, but much milder than is often the case. Where some Dunkels are assertive and stinky, this one was more passive and elegant. Very fizzy in the mouth, but not over carbonated. The medium body goes a long way in this extremely refreshing brew. Tastes are in like with the aroma but with a small amount of toasted malt. While this is far from my favorite style of beer, it is always a welcome change from the thick, rich beers I often pursue.

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Photo of cretemixer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper colored liquid with a frothy ivory colored head that eventually settles to about 1/2 an inch. A scant amount of sediment floating around. Aromas of yeast, wheat, malt, and cloves. Smooth taste, nicely malty, clove taste is not too overpowering. As I look back at my reviews, I find myself liking this brewery more & more. Always available at my local store, good variety of styles, and the price is right. Recommended!

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Photo of LarryKemp
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer was light brown in color with a moderately thick hear that lasted a long time. It had a very gentle malt aroma with a mild clover smell. There was no hop smell. The malt flavors were prominent at first sip but finished with a spicy clove flavor. There is no bitterness nor hop flavor. The mouthfeel was creamy and full and had a high carbonation level which tingled the tongue. Dunkle Weizen is my FAVORITE beer so I am a little prejudice, but this is probably the best of style and the best style.

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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow, nice thick foamy head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat and bananas, banana-clove yeasty flavor, some bubblegum in the aftertaste. Light body, clean and crisp, very refreshing another one of my favorites, always good.

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Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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!

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Photo of Gusler
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a translucent amber color with a massive head with the texture frothy and the color and off white, the lace forms a fine shade to cover the glass from view. Nose is quite complex with aromas of malt, citrus, wheat or bread dough, sweet as it the start with the top middling in mouth feel. Finish is sparsely acidic, pleasantly hopped, dry long lasting aftertaste and all in all a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of TexIndy
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Overall, an outstanding beer. Pours as a hazy amber with a good head. Great smell that screams drink me. This one really turned me on to the style which is now one of my favorites. It has a nice fruity taste with a hint of cloves. Very smooth and will continue to be a big player in my beer rotation.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.7/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy orange color with a thick light beige head. Some carbonation. This is darker in color than any German Wheat I have had so far. Fruity aroma. I was kind of unimpressed with the taste. There was a definite apple cider feel to it, but it really lacked follow-through. Probably the coolest bottle cap I have seen. What is in the trees, matryoshka dolls?

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Photo of jdhilt
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick off white head, strong carbonation - pour slow. Good wheat, with expected slight yeast overtones. Nice maltiness, finishes smooth. The ABV is 5.8%. $3.49 for 500 ml.

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Photo of BeerBob
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of Mick
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark rich color. Fruity esters with tones of clove. Medium body with a bouquet of fruity flavors and strings of clove. Again, the clove presence is noticeable, as it is ubiquitous. A low hop profile. Overall a nice dark beer smooth and crisp. A good texture adds to the beers drinkability, however the beer in totality would better served by lees carbonation.

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Photo of inebrius
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A drinkable Weiss, for sure, but falls short of a good Dunkel. Plenty phenols and appropriate lactic-hefe vibe, yet not enough malt depth to achieve darkwheat status. In the end, tasty, but lacking.

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Photo of Murph
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light brownish with an initial creamy head that sinks far too quickly. Great fruity nose with banana and possibly apples with some light spiciness of cloves but not too much. The brew starts off very fruity with banana and some slightly tart, possible apple flavors before going into the sweeter side and hitting up the malt. There are some lingering chocolate tones towards the end and you are left wanting more. Nice full mouthfeel with just the perfect amount of carbonation that makes this brew very drinkable. Yet another great german hefe here, I would certainly suggest this.

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Photo of bditty187
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apples and banana... cloves and yeast in the nose. My God, there was easily three inches (plus) of head, light caramel color... rather spiffy looking. I loved the apple & banana tartness and the spiciness of the cloves was welcomed. The maltiness of the body was satisfying. That combination made a hell of a smooth and enjoyable drink. It is complex enough for those who don’t care for “straight” wheat beers.

It is very tasty. I was impressed with this one!

I enjoyed looking at the cute family on the bottle top.

"40% Barely Malt, 60% Wheat Malt"

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Photo of Thrasher
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of BitteBier
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice pour with a good, lasting head and attractive color. Smell and taste are sophisticated yet well integrated. A tad heavy for a wheat; an excellent pairing with a meal.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber / brown color, with a huge, creamy, off-white head. On the nose there is complex fruitiness and almost gives off a tiny hint of smokiness (I could be wrong though). On the palate there is traces of bananas, cloves, apples, and pears all rolled up together. This isn’t my favorite style, but I do enjoy one during lunch with a good meal. I haven’t had many dunkel-weizen’s but this has to be one of the better versions I tasted. Overall good brew!

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Photo of Wildman
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay, this beer has a nice light amber color to it and slight aroma. The head is a medium tan, but it didn't hold, but I don't know how long it had been on the shelf. Interesting flavor with a slight tang to it.

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Photo of marc77
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typically beautifully dense, very thick head-- just a touch less formidable than Franzikaner's Dunkel. Hazy orange and very effervescent from the copious bubbling. Chunky yeast aggregates if you pour out the sediment. The aroma has less of the banana and clove than expected for style, but instead lemony and tart fruitiness hit the nose at first then are followed by yeasty mustiness and a touch of chocolate. The mellow toasty Munich malt flavors coupled with wheat tartness and mild banana flavor make for quite an enjoyable brew. Hop bitterness seems a bit above the norm, and is detectable in the finish. The malt body is just a tad lacking, but the myriad of overall flavors still make this a flavorful dark wheat. There's less contibution from the yeast than other examples of the style, but this allowed for Munich malt flavors to come through. Ur - Weisse is a tasty and drinkable

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Photo of jreitman
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brown, hazy color similar to iced tea. Slightlyt sweet, thick tan head that tastes of apples. Low bitterness and fairly well balanced. Enjoyed the Erdinger dunkel weisse more than this one.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap review from 14OCT02...
Enjoyed at Liebhard's in Aying, vom Fass! Had a tawny, brown, cloudy color, with a big, foamy head which thins quickly, leaving nice lace. Lovely aromas abound in the nose: lots of clove and nice banana notes...real strong! Has medium body, and the typically pleasant weizen roughness on the tongue. Nice maltiness, lots of clove, some banana and yeasty notes blend nicely, with even a hint of chocolate thrown in. Quite enjoyable!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Bottle review from 06APR02...
Another good product from Aying... Dark-golden hazy color (with the yeasties swirled in!)...with a fine, beady head; not much lacing, though... Love the nose....fruity(apple/bananas..)... quite inviting. Medium body, with a fairly smooth tongue-feel. Lots more fruit flavors on the palate - bananas, some apple, touch of clove....crisp, dry finish.... pleasantly pleasing... Wish I was quaffing this in the shade under the trees on a pleasant summer day in Aying right now... (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.0 = 4.35)


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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.