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

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904 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 904
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 40 | 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 Quaffer
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer was very hazy even before the addition of the yeast. After the bottle was swirled and the good stuff was added, it looked utterly thick. With its dark color (though lighter than what I expect from a dunkel ) and strongly opaque appearance, it looked like a weizen glass full of melted caramel.There were some cool striations as the sediment very slowly diffused througout the beer. The lightly rocky, off-white head rose up nicely to over two fingers and settled down quickly. There was very little lace left behind on the side of the glass.

Smell: Heavy yeast and citrus bit at the nose. Warmer aromas of banana and grains hovered underneath. Pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied but with some chewiness on the tongue. Carbonation was strong and gave the beer a spongy feeling in the mouth. It became a little rough in the throat.

Taste: Yeast, light chocolate malt, and strong wheat and grain flavors were evident from the start. There was a little bit of a lemon bite in the middle, but it was subdued and didn't contribute much more than a nice counterpoint to the warmer flavors. Those warmer flavors consisted of the aforementioned chocolate malt and some vanilla that arose in the middle. There almost seemed to be a dose of caramel sweetness as well. (I think the appearance of this brew was messing with my head.) Some light, sweet banana arose on the finish to mingle with the other flavors.

A really nice beer. I don't know why it took me this long to try it.

Quaffer, Mar 11, 2005
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Pours a murky/cloudy light brown colour. Not very dunkel.

Smells quite malty, with a hint of yeast.

Tastes very weizen-y, with less emphasis on the yeast than normal, making it sweeter, though not as dark as you'd expect from a dunkelweizen. Very slight bitter hop finish.

Overall a very nice wheat beer.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 Mll bottle, no freshness dating, I dont think the German's are too interested in this type of helpful consumer friendly info. Pours a muddy shade of medium brown, with a slight oily glaze. The head is huge, retentive, soft, frothy and fluffy. Leaves moderate daggers of lace. Nose is chock full of bananas, yeast and dunkel weisse goodness. Tasty offering, has that nice mix of fruityness, yeastyness and dark bready wheat notes that make this a favorite style. Nice brew from Ayinger.

Billolick, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of ianjsullivan
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 1 pint 9oz poured into a wiess glass. Bottle lists ABV but does not list DBD.

A: Cloudy dark orange with over a finger length pure white head.

S: Banana, clove, lemon, and bread, caramel, butter popcorn, and fruity esters.

T: Sunny lemon joins heavy bread. The finish has a malty backbone, spice, and warming alcohol.

M: On the heavy side of medium and creamy.

O: An excellent wheat beer with intense fruity flavors, creamy bread, and malty accents. Though not as light or zingy as other weiss can be, this is a bit of a heavier more serious sipper which is meant to be slowly enjoyed and savored.

ianjsullivan, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of emsroth
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

App: Dark honey brown, the color of lemonade tea. Opaque with an occasional translucency. Thick crown of foam.

Smell: The caramel apple smell I love in dunkels. A slight touch of banana.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with a light middle. Ends on a strong, sweet note with a good amount of dryness.

emsroth, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. The Ur-Weisse pours a moderate cloudy orange brown for a Dunkel and offers a rich and robust head of foam. Goldenrod in the highlights department. Strong retention and lacing follow.

Nose has a nice depth of yeast and wheat and offers muddled banana along with some deep spice notes. Nice and intriguing and reminiscent of a weizenbock to a degree.

Creamy flavor with wheat and banana along with some muddled fruit. Offers a nice effervescence of carbonation and avoids the apparent sweetness often associated with the style. Quite drinkable and full in flavor with a long and slowly drying finish.

HalfFull, May 12, 2010
Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dirt color, almost looks like a muddle puddle in a glass. Very nice off-white head that dissipated into a nice cap with a yeast cloud that slowly settles. The smell is of bananas & cloves. The taste is of bananas, clove, pepper. Taste is more of a hefe weisen then a dunkel weisen, I don't detect much malt flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit fizzy yet creamy, feels light on the tongue. I find this to be very drinkable and a fine example of the style.

Gmann, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Brau-Weisse has become one of my favorite summer beers, the Ur- Weisse is just as good. Darker than a hefe, this one pours a cloudy light amber color with a nice big hefe-style white head and hefe like aromas: cloves, bananas and wheat.

This beer has a stronger taste than the average hefe with some caramel malt in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit richer than a hefe, but still close. This is a stronger tasting "bigger" beer than the Brau-Weisse. Drinkability is very good. I can see myself getting a few mixed six packs of the Brau and Ur Weisse beers.

JayQue, May 26, 2008
Photo of abedenbaugh
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:The beer has a medium amber color with a good deal of hazy from the yeast. The head is white with very fine carbonation.
S: There is a sweet smell with a little bit of esters and phenols in the background. It smells of bananas,cloves, and a little bit of citrus. Overall the smell is mild but very nice.
T:The beer taste of wheat with just enough balance from the esters and phenols. In the beginning there is a little bit of sweetness. There is a little bit of spiciness and citrus coming out in the middle and end of the palate. Also the flavor stays with you for awhile afterwards. Overall the flavors are all balanced very well.
MF:Medium body beer with an average amount of carbonation. It feels good in the mouth.
D:Overall I think this is a really good beer. The flavor is very easy going and refreshing. I would love to order more than one of these beers.

abedenbaugh, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of mltobin
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Ginger Man in Greenwich, ordered to accompany a charred Tuna salad.

A- A nice honey color with a medium sized-head.

S- - Light and sweet, some caramel and vanilla tones.

T- Delicious, this beer is very good with some fruit and spice notes coming through.

MF- Complex and light at the same time, slightly flora with some presence of yeast.

D- Good, very nice beer, goes well with light meals.

mltobin, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of zerk
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper, with a thick, but quickly disipating white head. Aroma is a mixture of cloves, some ripe banana, and grain. Flavor begins sweet and grainy, with notes of banana and clove lingering in the finish. Has a medium body and is quite smooth, finishing very wet. A very refreshing dunkel-weiss, one that I could enjoy all throughout the day.

zerk, Mar 12, 2003
Photo of goschool
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not to boast, but I poured this beer like a mother f-er. I got a big white head without ever having to wait for it to calm down to finish pouring. The color is a cloudy dark copper and the white head dies down to a small layer.

Smell: This is one big nose. Aromas of clove and bananas fight for dominance in front of yeast, wheat, rich amber malts, and melon.

Taste: The yeast makes more of a statement in the flavor profile, hanging around from the burst of bananas at the beginning to the phenolic clove finish. Vanilla, caramel malts, grapes, apples, and melons round out the taste.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a nice, not to lively, not to soft, level of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is definitely one of the benchmark dunkelweizens, a very classy brew.

goschool, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of Bighuge
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orangish brown appearance. Nice looking head of about 1/2 inch and beige tinted white in color. Retention? Pretty good. Nice lemmon pepper and clove mixed in with some tangy wheat malt and darkened barley on the nose. The flavor is spicy, yet refreshing. A little banana clove action. And the slight chocolate and dark malt tones are held in check nicely and add the subtleties need for this style. This nicely carbonated brew has a medium full body and a partially dry finish. Nicely done dunkel weizen.

Bighuge, Aug 09, 2003
Photo of Bierman9
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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

*** ***

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)
Prosit!

98

Bierman9, Apr 06, 2002
Photo of jubnat
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden color, with haze. Nice white head, stays pretty much for the whole beer. Strong smell when I first poured it. Tastes very strongly of bananas, and fruity, a little sour, and a little sweet. Feels crisp with carbonation, but not too much. My first experience with a dunkel weizen, and it is great. I need to remember to get this again.

jubnat, Nov 10, 2006
Photo of colts9016
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark golden cloudy beer. The aroma is a sweet honey, fruity, a bit doughy and a note of floral and bananas. The taste is sweet malty, honey, bananas, esters, vanilla, a hint of apples and wheat. Has a light to medium light body. A creamy mouthfeel. A quick finish that doesn't linger. Overall is a very good beer

colts9016, Dec 06, 2008
Photo of tmoneyba
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark cloudy amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted with good lacing.

Complex aroma that was yeasty and citrus.

Medium to full body with a smooth texture.

Complex flavor of moderate sweet of citus and spices with average sweet finish.

Good beer that is a standout for style.

tmoneyba, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of bennetj17
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light caramel color, 3-finger thick head with decent retention. Aroma is pleasant: wheaty, banana creme, and yeast with a light spiciness, and hint of clove. The taste is very clean an dcrisp, with more banana and wheat-like flavors. The flavor doesn't gather much complexity from start to finish, however, and pretty much remains the same, with a bit of spice perhaps. The alcohol is really hardly noticible. Good strong carbonation, light to medium thick, it has a semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very good drinkability here, although not not much complexity. It goes down easy and is very enjoyable.

bennetj17, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of popery
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not quite as good as their hefe in any category but very drinkable and a great beer to pair with a hearty meal. Good looking beer with an orange-brown body and a big, creamy, ecru head. It's entirely hazy. The aroma is banana bread with some fairly mild spice. It definitely tends toward slightly toastier/breadier flavors than the hefe, though I might not have noticed that if I hadn't had the hefe so recently. The taste is sweet and fairly full. Carbonation is appropriate for the style, though, perhaps, on the softer side. Sweet wheat flavor is plentiful, but it's a bit toned down. Good beer, but I haven't had enough dunkelweizen to assess it competently.

popery, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a 3+ finger off white head which leaves a sticky lace. Smells of banana's, cloves, citrus. The taste matches and a little sweet with some dry bitterness at the end. This beer is medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit of a sticky feeling. Very good drinkability.

hardy008, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown witha dense ivory head that dissipates quickly. No lace but lots of yeast particles floating around. Smells of spicy wheat malt. Yeasty, fruity aromas. Banana, pepper and clove aromas as well.

Taste is very similiar to the smell. Fruity, wheat malt and banana. Cloves, pepper and add to that a light smokiness. Also light caramel. Mouth is a bit thin but has some sticky maltiness and lingers on the tongue. Smooth and silky. Really drinkable. I haven't had a Dunkel Weisse for years, since Germany but this one would have to rank up there.

ViveLaChouffe, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong and "wheaty" with a bit of an alcohol nip and a hint of citrus. Color is a cloudy, light brownish amber, translucent but not clear. Flavor is strongly wheaty, with just a whisper of citrus, no hoppy or bitter taste. It dances on the tongue as it goes down and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. I recommend it to all weizen fans.

Cyberkedi, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of JizackFH
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a dark golden orange copper color. There are some bright golden highlights at the bottom of the glass. There is about three fingers of white pillowy head on top. The head doesn't last long, and there is just a little bit of lace left behind. This beer is just awesome looking.

S - The nose has a good amount of bready malt. There is a nice banana aroma, as well as some cove, dark fruits, and some floral notes.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts out with some sweet malt and wheat flavors. There is a good bit of banana and clove, as well as some subtle dark fruit flavors. There is a nice toastiness to it, and some yeasty esters. The finish leaves some lingering wheat, banana, and clove.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down really easy, and it has a super smooth feel to it. There is some initial sweetness as well as some spices. There are some yeasty esters, and a very little bit of bitterness on the back end. I thought this was pretty refreshing, and it just goes down really easily.

O - This has good drinkability. It has really nice flavor, and I would have no problem downing a few glasses of this, especially on a nice warm day. Overall, I think it is a really nice beer, and a good representation of the style. I'm not the most familiar with dunkelweizens, but I look forward to trying more. Anyways, I recommend checking this one out, I would buy again.

JizackFH, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my "travel tulip". Purchased at Whole Foods in Metarie, LA. Pours a rusty orangey brown with nice off white head. Great banana and clove hefe yeast with a hint of some belgian type malts. Taste is smooth banana and caramel malt - it almost has a belgian dubbel caramel like note. Really nice...super smooth and lots of flavor. This is what to reach for if you want a proper dunkel.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of BranfordBound
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown, .5 L bottle into a weizen glass. No freshness date.

Pours a slightly murky brown/amber with lots of carb that forms a four finger head. Very rust colored with lots of lacing.

The aroma is typical hefe, with notes of apple, raisin and clove. Brown sugar sneaks in when warming.

Like the aroma, hefe with raisin and some roasted notes. Slight brown sugar and vinuous taste. Not as potent as Weihenstephaner.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, not a lot of prickling from the carb. Pretty neutral, not too wet, not too dry.

Very drinkable, has a good flavor that gets better as it warms. Pretty much a staple of the style.

BranfordBound, Jul 04, 2010
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.