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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

911 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 49
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of JiggyB
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a two finger thick creamy off-white head. The head reduces by about 25% but has great retention. There is significant lacing observed.

S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

O: A really good weizen. Great for the weizen style, but I expected something a bit darker being a dunkel. Not upset by any means though.

JiggyB, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Lightly hazed, golden oak colored body crowned with a generous, white head that holds on for awhile before dissolving to a small ring around the glass. Good visible carbonation.

Aroma:
Heavy clove and banana over a light, malty backbone. A hint of orange and ginger root with no traceable hop presence. Very welcoming.

Taste:
Again, heavy banana and clove. Sweet. Smooth malt and wet wheat character. Belgian candy syrup - typical affair for the style, but is of very high quality. No noticeable alcohol and a light metallic note on finish, but I have had this bottle for awhile so I'm not going to fault the brewery as I've never experienced it in this beer before.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth, light, and sweet. Light body. Medium to high levels of carbonation. Sweet finish. Refreshing!

Overall:
Another brilliant brew by the folks at Ayinger! A stellar companion for a hot summer day that is packed full of character. A must have for any beer fan.

alphagnome, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wegmans 500mL/$ 3.49aroma
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of yeast and faint of spice
Head large (9 cm), off-white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing spotty, small islands with small bubbles
Body dark yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins moderately sweet with yeasty overtones, flavor dies quickly leaving only sweet aftertaste
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

A nice hefe, flavorful and easy drinking, worth the price.

Ozzylizard, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

alostplot, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev -2%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

leitmotif, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Ciocanelu, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -2%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev -2%

brandon911, May 23, 2014
Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev -2%

javlin624, May 20, 2014
Photo of Dan114
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Dan114, May 12, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -2%

oriolesfan4, May 09, 2014
Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jcb7472, May 05, 2014
Photo of wieshefe17
4/5  rDev -2%

wieshefe17, May 05, 2014
Photo of EricVincentt
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

EricVincentt, May 04, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Durandal_777, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of carolinared
4/5  rDev -2%

carolinared, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy and darkened honey hue with a white 2 finger head. Good retention, leaving behind a patchy layer of suds on the surface. Very little in the way of lace.

Smell - Clove spice, caramel, ripened banana and hints of bubblegum make this a formidable smelling dunkel.

Taste - Hits on strong notes of spicy clove, while lesser notes of caramel and banana add depth. Sparse touches of bubblegum poke through. The finish is a battle between soft caramel notes and spice form the clove character.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with an aggressive carbonation that bites at the lips and tongue.. A touch of diacetyl butteriness gives a it a smooth, gliding flow down the throat.

Overall - I'm not sure if I like this more than the Weihenstephaner dunkel, but it's close. I'd love to do a side by side, and I'd enjoy doing it. Us Americans have the one up on Europe so far as most ales are concerned, but we've yet to touch on the efforts of our Eastern comrades when it comes to hefes and dunkels. There's been some commendable attempts (Sierra's Kellerwies comes to mind), but we're not there yet. This dunkel is proof we've got a hell of a way to go.

TheSixthRing, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of teromous
2.63/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Bronze colored body beneath a thick foamy white head. Hints of orange around the edges. No lacing. Head recedes quite quickly.

S: Spicy noble hop aroma. The hops are nice and floral. Only a hint of clove. Nothing else going on here.

T: Light clove and noble hop flavor. No grain flavor.

M: Very light, a bit watery.

O: Not a lot of flavor or aroma in this beer. No grain flavor, very light on esters and phenols, faint hops. It's an imported bottle, no bottle date and no import date. Won't buy it again unless I can try it fresh.

teromous, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev -2%

ystazi, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ajzy, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mmilyko, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

victory4me, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of jkane101
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jkane101, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Noonan425
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Noonan425, Apr 04, 2014
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.