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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 16 | 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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popery

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 06:40:20 | More by popery
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 03:07:56 | More by hardy008
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2004 00:59:56 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 03:46:04 | More by Cyberkedi
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JizackFH

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 10:04:15 | More by JizackFH
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 05:31:05 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 16:42:49 | More by BranfordBound
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a Weisse glass)

A- This beer has a warm brown body with a strong wave of tiny bubbles and a thick mousy head that last and last. The head is even sitting in the bottom of the glass after the beer is finished.

S- The smell of wheat and yeast has a mellow banana and fresh ripe pears even from the pour. The notes of green hops come through in the finish and they are pretty subtle.

T- The smooth soft wheat flavor has a slight toasted wheat note and some dark bread crust flavors. There is some nice banana and pear flavors that blend into the light green hops at the finish.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a nice fizz in the finish that fills out the mouthfeel and cleans the finish.

D- This beer has a big aroma with a softer flavor but they both have some good complexity. This beer is a meal in a glass and is very filling. With a flood of bland wheat beers on the market I forgot how great wheat beers can really taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 00:25:02 | More by rhoadsrage
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bditty187

Nebraska

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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"

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2002 12:30:29 | More by bditty187
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Troyone

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy nutmeg color around the center of the glass with a blond hue around the outer areas and a biege frothy head that corresponds with a lot of carb action.

A strong kind of nutty banana caramel malt smell with a resin and citrus hops aroma.

Moderately sweet, banana, acidic, and grainy caramel malt taste with a floral resin flavor.

Medium bodied, dry and slightly buttery/resiny texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish that lingers the resin.

Very good initially then the resin and toasted grain aftertaste secures this as a good craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 09:23:37 | More by Troyone
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Kinsman

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper/bronze color with a moderately fizzy white head. Pretty strong carbonation is apparent. With the finish of the bottle it became very cloudy with all the yeast.

Aroma is very inviting with strong bready notes and yeast character. Very sweet malt notes present

Taste was more "hefe" than expected, with the typical banana like flavors and sweet malt flavors. Very little of the darker roasted notes that would be expected with a dunkel.

Mouthfeel is certainly bubbly with all the carbonation but also a nice round feel to it. Drinkability is rather high and is probably one of my favorites for this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 23:53:30 | More by Kinsman
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mydeadguy

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny golden brown with bits of yeast, partially opaque. Topped with an effervescent off-white (toward brown) head. Scent of banana and yeast, with herbal/floral notes. Taste is clean and crisp with a lighter/ medium body and a satisfying dry finish. Not overly assertive, in either the yeast or wheat components. Really good. Seriously, the mouthfeel is refreshing and smooth, this one disapears about as soon as its off the palate, leaving hints again of banana sweetness but little yeast. I personally wouldn't normally have a handful of weizens in a row, but if I were forced (oh, no!) this would probably be my choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2003 18:32:23 | More by mydeadguy
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Zorro

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light brown brew.

Smell is the banana, spice and cloves of a good German wheat beer. Mild perfume is also in the smell.

Taste is sweet and fruity with a solid wheat base character. Banana and bubble gum flavors. The big grain flavor of this helps clean the palette. No bitterness at all.

Big Mouthfeel, solid wheat thickness and bitey carbonation.

Very drinkable brew would go great with a spicy sandwich.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 02:47:07 | More by Zorro
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from Redmonds, Dublin...

Poured a hazy amber toffee colour. Slightly off white head poured as expected - big, thick and foamy. A stream of carbonation bubbles maintained a decent thick coating throughout... some light clingy lacing...

Aroma - Quite a lot of yeasty and wheaty notes, some dusty traces, toasted bread, light toffeel malts, plenty of banana and clove, biscuity, talc, some floral notes...

Taste - Good strong wheatiness mixed with toasted bread, toffee apples, yeasty, some brown sugar sweetness, definite banana, light cola notes, some pears, light pepper spiciness...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... medium bodied... exceptionally quaffable - i could happily knock this back all evening...

Overall - A very good Dunkelweizen and another top notch brew from Ayinger... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 14:43:03 | More by mdagnew
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Stoneman78

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass
A- Pours a cloudy and hazy brown/orange hue with a small creamy head that is mostly sustaining, lacing falls down the glass and back into the beer
S- Nose is characterized by strong banana and yeasts, some spices and wheat lurking in the background, balanced out by slight bread and caramel malts
T- Initial taste dominated by subtle banana and citrus followed by breads, wheats, and yeasts, hints of vanilla and bubblegum, the finish is slightly bready (the malts are underwhelming for this style)
M- Medium-bodied beer, lively carbonation, creamy texturing
D- Well-balanced and easy-drinking Dunkelweizen that tastes like a slightly maltier version of Ayinger's banana-forward hefeweizen, this is a flavorful beer that is somewhat lacking in the traditional Munich malts of this style, a good beer overall but I wish it had a bit more malty richness

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 03:07:19 | More by Stoneman78
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treque

Mexico

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: gets a copper/dark gold/ light brown colour, completely cloudly, mousy, and tons of carb, permanent and constant, a richy creamy persistent off-white head

S: clove aroma, some banana, the wheat is all around, a little vainilla overthere

T: all the aromas are present on the flavour, i was expecting something more refreshing, the caramel and some roast notes are present, the end is not so long, some chewy

M:

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 01:47:51 | More by treque
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flagmantho

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice tawny-orange color with a little haze to it. Not as dunkel as some other dunkelweizens I've had. Poured with a large fizzy head which subsided rather quickly.

Smell: very nice wheaty-citrusy aroma; I feel like there's a hint of some roasted or caramel malt as well, but it's very subtle. Overall, pretty enticing.

Taste: flavor is quite good with a lot more caramel than I expected from the aroma. Light, refreshing wheat flavor; very low bitterness and hop flavor is almost indistinguishable.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a high level of carbonation yields an excellently creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: a highly drinkable and refreshing brew. This would pair great with a sunny day.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 04:19:10 | More by flagmantho
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - looks like a polluted hefe(in a good way) sort of murky and a dirty blonde hue, well shit, lets call it 'tawny' that sounds the best anyway. also produces a nice frothy top.

S - wheat bread and caramel/toffee smelling malts compliment the typical hefe scents of 'nana and clove. i also pick up on some apple and biscuity yeast.

T - what I expected, tastes of spiced banana bread. sweet and well rounded flavor that stays consistent throughout. I'm starting to find dunkels more satisfying than their little lighter brothers. Perhaps it's the darker malts that give it more character.

MF - tingly from tons of carbonation. this is a well bodied beverage, not huge, but certainly fuller than most wheats.

D - highly drinkable and thirst quenching. great amount of flavor for something clocking in at under 6 percent. only thing better than a solid Bavarian unfiltered wheat, is a dark Bavarian unfiltered wheat. ...and maybe a oatmeal raisin cookie to go with it. :)

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 01:54:56 | More by bonsreeb85
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber-gold with a dense and rocky two and a half finger head. Good retention leaves a few whisps of lace on the sides of the glass. German wheat phenols are immediate; banana and clove being strongest with a strong wheat scent in competetiion with a toasty caramel aroma. Some candyish alcohol aromas develop as it warms and a hint of fruitcake ester towards the end. Sweet flaked wheat and toasty pale malt upon first sip, and a mellow but obvious steely caramel flavor quickly develops. The aftertaste displays the charismatic bavarian wheat yeast phenols of banana and mellow clove that fades quickly, but really boasts an assertive bubblegum taste similiar to the Hefe-Weizen made by the same brewery. The mouthfeel is deliciously creamy and draws much of its girth from the wheat and suspended yeast. Thus, a light bodied beer with high carbonation has the illusion of being a hearty brew while retaining an exceptional drinkability. The hop character is subdued and seems to be slightly spicy and floral- probably Hallertau or a derivative; while its contribution to the flavor is minute- the spiciness created by the yeast balances the mild residual sweetness. The richness of the malt and complex bouquet of aromas and flavor seems to contradict the ease with which one can drink this beer, but this is simply a testament to what an authentic German brewery can accomplish within a style native to their homeland.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 08:04:09 | More by PBRstreetgang
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TheJollyHop

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown with an off white head. Nutty, touch of yeast, sweet fruits (banana), and a hint of spice.

Malty rush upfront, caramel, sweet grain and light toast. Definitely a chewy beer. A subtle blanket of bitterness vibrates on the tongue ending with a sweet, tongue coating finish. Medium to high carbonation and mouth enveloping. Medium bodied and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 00:41:48 | More by TheJollyHop
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cretemixer

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2003 05:21:08 | More by cretemixer
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only 3.00 for 500ml of this world class beer!

Dark amber just below the off white head (four fingers at pour, slow reduction). Light amber at the bottom. Cloudy in appearance, mild carbonation.

Smells: Citrus and banana

Taste: Banana, bready malt, orange, and booze

Mouthfeel: perfect!

Overall, I'm having this beer again. This is a brilliant product from a brilliant brewery!!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:52:01 | More by BierStein711
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick German bottle pored into a wheat glass. Enjoyed with grilled pork, homemade sauerkraut, & baked beans. Extremely rocky head. Almost fills the entire glass with foam. Smells of cotton candy, spicy pepper, clove, banana. Tastes similarly but with some dark fruit like fig. Medium full. Alcohol in check and seemingly nonexistent. A great compliment to pork & kraut. Could drink this one all night long.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:30:47 | More by jwhancher
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass. Poured a pale orange-gold with poor clarity although some light penetration. Tight, rocky, bright white head filled half the glass during the transfer from the bottle. Some lacing, but no legs. Nose is banana, bubblegum, clove and yeast. Taste follows nose, but less intense and well balanced. Mouthfeel is light and pleasantly effervescent. Excellent drinkability; what a refreshing and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 00:46:41 | More by Jwale73
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confer

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a .5L bottle. It pours a murky light brown. Head didn't linger too long.
The smell is sweet banana bread.
The taste is also banana, no cloves. There is a small bitter finish.
This beer has a decent creamy feel. It is extremely drinkable. Another great beer form the guys in Aying.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 20:14:44 | More by confer
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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