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

Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse

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BA SCORE
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817 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


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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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml (16.9 ounce) bottle, from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO, $2.49.

Somewhat disappointing pour. Very little head that fell off quickly. Cloudy dark amber.

Smell of malty bread dough with a bit of clove.

Taste is a bit more sour than I would have anticipated. Peppery, clovey. Even as it warms, there's not much banana ester or citrus.

Decent enough mouthfeel, but a bit thinner than I would look for.

Pretty drinkable. This would go well with a big Bavarian meal. But there's just not enough there.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment for me. Not bad, but not that great either.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 02:32:40 | More by ColoradoBobs
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle purchased for $3.30 - I think it was from Wine Emporium in Boston. Freshness unknown. An interesting pour into a weisse glass. Started off light, getting much darker as the bottom of the bottle was poured in. Although I swished the end of the bottle lots to shake up the sediment, there were still numerous chunks in the glass... so I stirred it with a spoon! My first time ever doing that. The end product is a cloudy grey-gold. Medium aroma of a typical weisse - yeast, banana and bubblegum. Taste is solid. Quite yeasty, which gives it a bit more of a spicy character perhaps than some other weisses.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 04:04:32 | More by sstackho
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kodemunke

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, golden-brown. Fluffy white head that held its own for a while. Slight lacing.

Smell: Slight malt with a hint of spice and banana. Smells almost like banana bread but not as fragrant as you would think.

Taste: Somewhat spicy, can definitely taste the malt with a touch of bananas at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with some mild carbonation. Not as intense as the Brau-Weisse in my opinion.

Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable and doesn't have an overpowering banana/clove taste that I am used to.

Overall Ur-Weisse is pretty good. I would like to have seen a darker more malty character to this brew. This beer was only slightly darker than the Brau-Weisse but I would have to say that I prefer this brew over that one.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 04:14:03 | More by kodemunke
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 0.5 liter Ayinger weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is hazed medium dark maple brown with a ½" off-white head that recedes slowly leaving little or nothing clinging to the glass. Sipping leave a partial ring of foam, some small patches and legs of lacing, most all of which slide back down into the foam on the liquid.

Smell: The aroma is bubble gum all the way, There's a bit of apple and spice mixed in.

Taste: The flavor is mostly what you'd expect from the nose--lots of bubble gum with traces of apple and spice. There's also a fair amount sweetness from the wheat and malt and no traces of hop bitterness to speak off. The alcohol is well concealed on this one.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and smooth, with moderate persistent carbonation that keeps the head alive to the end of the beer. The finish

Drinkability: On a hot summer day this starts out to be nicely drinkable. However I'm finding that by about half way through the glass there is just a bit too much sweetness here so I have to take it fairly slowly to avoid having the beer cloy and be too much. Having a tasting of the Ayinger Brau Weisse highlights the fact that that beer is much lighter and more delicately flavored than is this one. While I enjoyed this beer I don' think I'll be making a great effort to find it and drink it again..

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:53:22 | More by drtth
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vkv822

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a hazy apricot-orange with a foamy off white head.

Aroma is quite fruity upfront, banana being the most predominant, but balanced nicely with other assorted fruit notes. Has a light, clove-y Weizen yeast finish.

A pleasant taste, some light fruit and clove. A bit subdued overall though.

A medium body with a fair bit of prickly carbonation.

Very nice nose, but the tastes were a bit subdued, and the carbonation was just a bit much at times.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 08:47:57 | More by vkv822
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andythejerk

Utah

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My god, did you swirl the bottom of the bottle to get all the yeast into your glass? I did, and it's shocking. It looks like coffee with cream in my glass. Poured a big, bubbly head and the thing has amazing fizz going on down below, which I can somehow see through the muddiness of this beautiful beer. Smells not unlike a typical German Hefe--good aromas. I've never been a big fan of Hefes because some of them have that metallic phenol bite that I think often overpowers the brew, but this one is fantastic, and I didn't have any desire to cut it with a lemon. Now put this thing in your mouth...it's like you could chew on it! In a good way, of course. It's got appropriate fizz, but it is full and filling--exactly what I expect from a German Hefe. God bless the Germans.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 09:05:34 | More by andythejerk
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle

Ayinger Ur-Weisse was amber in color and slightly hazy. The head was fairly large, but quick to dissipate. It had a sweet fruity aroma. The taste was fruity as well, lots of banana. It was slightly sweet in the begining, but balances out in the finish. It is medium bodied and well carbonated. It's a good beer, but I prefer the Altbairisch Dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 23:35:14 | More by afinepilsner
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An amber pour, not as "dunkel" as I imagined, but no worries. Hazy body holds up and produces a fat, semi-sticky white head. Some rockiness in the foam, sticks to the sides a bit.
Corriander and slight citrus blend and over power the malt in the aroma. slight pear and apple hints.
Taste is light and crisp. Some malt gives it a bit of sweetness and calms down the citrus. Leaves a bit of a stickiness in the mouth, even though it's light. Not sure if I like that, isn't quite as quenching as other Weizens. Aftertaste is slight and rather clean.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 19:53:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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cvfish

Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a light brown color that produced a white foamy head that retained ok and left a minimal amount of lacing around the glass

S - yeasty and bready, with some nuts

T - some wheat and malts and nuts

M - light bodied with light carbonation

D - good beer, some lasting effects

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 03:10:34 | More by cvfish
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kegger22

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, light brown with a one finger head that stayed around as a skin over the top, throughout. The aroma was over ripe bananas. The taste was wheaty banana and sweet, not bad. Feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The drinkability is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 20:36:47 | More by kegger22
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jreitman

California

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2002 07:57:16 | More by jreitman
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Wildman

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2002 22:10:29 | More by Wildman
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marburg

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2003 14:16:52 | More by marburg
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Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer settled in the glass a beautiful caramel colour, slightly hazy, and topped by a generous but light head which sadly waned rather quickly.

The smells were complex and rounded, of fruits, wheat, coriander and light cloves up front, faint sweet smells (caramel, vanilla and coffee flavoured candy) followed, and a light hint of smokiness attenuated by acidity closed the loop. Appealing!

An average and sustained bead fed the surface and expressed itself vigourously in the mouth. Rather thinnish body but a silky mouthfeel set the stage for light citrus fruit tastes followed by cloves and coriander. It finished on minerally notes of yeast bitterness and a timid but drying acidity.

As a whole, this is a good beer which I would drink again but was definitely expecting more in terms of flavours, based on the smells. In its defence, it would pair very well with a good brie triple crème and a baguette.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 00:18:34 | More by Beersignal
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PiecefulToker

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy/opaque amber copper color, poured with a thick foamy head that sustained for several minutes before receding to a thin layer that left some lacing.

S: Caramel wheat, yeast, banana, clove.

T&M: This beer is subtle but has some substantial flavors in it, most notably the strong banana flavors that come in about halfway through. First get hit with some sweetness and caramel flavors, followed by the banana, finished yeasty with some clove. Very enjoyable, smooth and well balanced. Medium bodied, and very easy to drink.

D: High. I like this beer, it is very refreshing and smooth. I could knock back a bunch of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 02:06:24 | More by PiecefulToker
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babaracas

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber with the weakest head and lacing I've ever seen in any German style wheat beer. Smell: brown sugar, light banana and clove, a little husky wheat kick in the back, and a little import grain character, unfiltered applejuice. Taste: toffee, lots of clove, sugary, a little tangy wheat. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, active carbonation. It was good, maybe a little rough trip from overseas, but not the best dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 05:07:47 | More by babaracas
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xgrigorix

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half liter brown bottle, no dates.

Light reddish brown, topped by a huge pillowy white head. Clumpy yeast floats up & down like birds riding air currents.

Light clove, hint of bananna, & a nice toffe note that ties it together.

Pleasantly sweet, delivers everything promised in the nose - cloves, banannas, & caramel - all wrapped up in a rustic wheat flavour. Slightly spicy finish from the yeast. Lively carbonation, & a heavy feeling body without actually being full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2004 17:21:49 | More by xgrigorix
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper in my Weisbeer glass. Four finger rocky white head rapidly receded leaving no lacing. Smell of cloves and bananas. The taste is clean and refreshing. very balanced with no overpowering tastes that otherwise mar a clean taste and finish. A bit of citrus in there and some yeasty taste as well. I liked this beer but I think the The Ramstein Winter Wheat that preceded it spoiled me. I will try this one again later in the season when my fall allergies have dissipated.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2004 03:23:30 | More by Citadel82
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hoffman

Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a bottle into a pint glass with a rocketing white head composed of large bubbles a frothy soapy look. Rises quick and falls just the same. Color is murkey carmel brown. The smell is strong with bannana, plums, dates...sugary fruits. Strong yeasty bannana with a tinge of organic almost leafy aroma. The taste is very full, sweet and enjoyable. Interesting for me as I am not familiar with the style. A nice taste but different. The mouthfeel on this one is again full, possibly a bit overcarbonated with a tiny bite on the tongue. An overall drinkable beer but not one I will stock in the fridge. Nice if you are looking for a sweet entry.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2006 00:15:58 | More by hoffman
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bgraney

California

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden/brown with a huge, white bubbly head.
Rich, malty aroma, not too sweet, one you can enjoy inhaling for extended periods of time.
A more subtle flavor than the aroma suggested. Malty with that bubblegum flavor you get with hefeweizens.
Thin mouthfeel, not much expansion, the bubblegum flavor lingers a bit.
The lack of excessive sweetness makes it very drinkable in my view.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 16:49:19 | More by bgraney
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monkeybeer

California

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Dark cloudy straw yellow with a large cream colored head and no lacing.

S- Strong smell of bananas, clove and wheat, just what you would expect

T/M- Taste is not as strong as the smell would lead you to believe. The beer seem to have a lot of carbonation in it

D- This was a good beer not great but good. There are defiantly better examples of the style out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 02:17:09 | More by monkeybeer
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Coppery amber and quite hazy with a big fluffy white cap that settled quickly to a short layer of fine bubbles. Lots of banana in the aroma, dry grain husk, cloves, bready yeast, brown sugar. Mild flavour, slight lemon with a bit of banana and malt sweetness. Spicy finish with a flash of bitterness and light apple tartness. Light bodied and quite dry, creamy carbonation. Decent overall and I really liked the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 01:31:40 | More by DrJay
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edmundfitzoil

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse purchased in Oregon, and transported, by car, back to Ohio with me.

Mine poured with a beautiful, merangue like, slightly off white head. The beer was a murky, hazy, honey colored brew. The head retained fairly well and left lacing down the sides of the glass. The nose was strong banana. The beer tasted of banana bread (spicy and doughy) but light bodied and very enjoyable served up cold. This is a good beer for these humid, hott Ohio summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 17:40:25 | More by edmundfitzoil
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured into a weizen glass had a deep brownish-yellow color and a thick texture. Big, big head common to the style.

S: Very wheaty (of course) with hints of some fruit.

T: Wheat, banana, some other kinds of sweets. Wasn't as complex as others, but nicely done anyway.

M: Good amount of carbonation here. Slightly slick finish. Solid mouthfeel.

D: Like most of Ayinger's beers, this one is pretty drinkable. I don't know if it's on the same level as their Brau-Weisse (it doesn't have the same complexity), but it's still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 14:12:47 | More by avalon07
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strimpf

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy amber with a thick head that was unremarkable. The nose was earthy with a very mild but fizzy mouthfeel. The start was dominated by the fizziness but the finish was smoothe with a slight sour twist. I wouldn't describe it as citrus but it is not far off and very faint. The very slightest hint of alcohol at the very end. All in all, an easy to drink beer that I may have done the disservice of serving at too high a temperature. Look for update.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 04:15:07 | More by strimpf
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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