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

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890 Ratings

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 31 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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...

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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


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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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. :)

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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!

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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!!

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

02-10-2010 20:14:44 | More by confer
Photo of Bendurgin


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a weizen glass. This one pours a hazy chestnut color with two fingers of frothy white head. Simply looks damn good.

Right off I get a big whiff of banana in the aroma. It seems to mellow out after a few sniffs where a nice spicy and bready aroma come through. The flavor has a little bit of banana bread like characteristics; slightly sweet and yeasty with some spice. A little bit toasty on the malts.

The body is light and the carbonation is lively and a bit sharp. Overall a pretty rock solid German brew here I told my brothers girlfriend to buy me a beer and she got me this. I should clearly try that tactic more often.

08-30-2011 01:39:19 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of BradtheGreat7


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Lg brown glass bottle with a beautiful Ayinger logo. Poured into one of my weizen glasses.

A - hazy dark and light shades of caramel to a hazy bright orange toward the bottom of glass. A nice fluffy off white head with good thick lace.

S - very fruity. Bananas along with a few other hints of soft fruit. Very sweet malt aroma. The aroma of this brew is like a whiff of sweet banana bread with a touch of spice.

T - taste is sweet as well. Ripe banana bread with maybe a hint of apple. A nice wheat flavor also creeps into the mix. Good spice and clove hints as well. Excellent finish that leaves a great aftertaste department.

M - very smooth mouthfeel. Medium-light bodied that's very easy to drink. Superb feel from start to finish. Smooth and thick.

O - this is my first dunkelweizen of any kind. I've always heard mixed reviews on the dunkelweizen style. I've had many Hefes including the Ayinger here, and when it comes to Ayinger weizens Id go with the dunkel over the hefe, and their hefe is a absolute great craft brew. As much as I like the hefe, I liked this one even more. This is a world class brew and an excellent introduction for me into the dunkelweizen style. Man, Ayinger really have 2 great weizens with their dunkel and their hefe. Both are a must try.

09-12-2011 17:19:10 | More by BradtheGreat7
Photo of MrNuggets


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Cloudy body swirling with yeasts. Thank god for un filtered beers!
Head is off white and very large. Grain notes fill the nose. A couple different things going on in the taste. Smooth bananna, along with the grain. Mild sweetness from the malt. A great beer thats very drinkable.

11-04-2004 04:47:39 | More by MrNuggets
Photo of brownbeer


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

The pour show a lot of carbonation as it sports a valley of a white head and endless bubbles. It shows several hues of orange and red.

Spicy clove nose and caramel, subdued, but in the background.

Soft, clean palate, a big resemblence to a standard hefe but with a hint of caramel malt and a little more body. Spice isn't as dominate in the taste, banana is out and about.

Not loaded with flavor, but what it does, it does well.

02-19-2010 03:51:00 | More by brownbeer
Photo of JohnGalt1


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

17oz bottle from the Coop for about $2.75.. poured into my New Belgium goblet.

2" head drops leaving little lacing atop a slightly hazy light amber brews.

Aroma is spicy with big notes of molasses... banana and clove... light bubblegum.

Flavor is the same as the aroma but with a long spicy banana finish.. nowhere near as sweet as the nose lets on... there are brown sugar notes... reminds me of bananas foster and pumpkin pie. Suprising light body.. but still higher than most traditional pale hefe's.

Good beer that I've only had one other time... tasty and very drinkable.

01-20-2008 03:53:47 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of mjc410


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

The pour into my Ayinger weizen glass raised a massive island of a head, more than three inches of light tan foam, over a dark brown beer shot through with copper and yellow. The nose is strong of clove and especially banana bread. Has a good bready-wheaty scent. The beer has a warm clovey/banana bread taste, pretty sweet throughout. The mouthfeel is fairly light, with high carbonation. This dunkel weizen is easy but complex.

09-05-2006 21:51:18 | More by mjc410
Photo of M_C_Hampton


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

A: poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass, dark yellow gray brown with a huge off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: big banana and clove esters, sweet and bready, banana but bread

T: taste follows nose, sweet banana, clove, yeasty bread

M: light to medium body, higher carbonation

O: nice dark weizen, traditional German weizen flavors

09-04-2013 01:46:55 | More by M_C_Hampton
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a hazy amber color with a very nice off-white creamy head.

The scent is of fruit and some spice.

The taste was of banana and notes of apple I believe, really no hop presence, notes of grain.

Medium body, very crisp and somewhat creamy, high carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer, lots of good flavor, and very easy to drink. I would definitely go for this again.

07-27-2011 18:14:51 | More by BeerCon5
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Hazy to cloudy, brown-amber, with a towering off-white head; lingers OK, minimal lacing.

S: Fruity, with aromas of lemongrass & white pepper, and faint hints of clove and banana.

T: Wheat is center stage at first; but it yields to a melange of tart jam, cooked green-pepper, faint banana and bubblegum; and finally, a mild and slightly-bitter, but mostly citrus, hops finish.

M: Nicely carbonated. Moist and refreshing as it washes over the tongue, but dry enough to make you want more in the finish.

O: A very enjoyable Bavarian Dunkelweizen. The first time I had this was with a plate of Jaegerschnitzel at a local German restaurant, and it married perfectly with its native cuisine. I bought a bottle to try at home for this review, and was not disappointed.

11-07-2012 01:07:51 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

500ml bottle poured into a Rare Vos glass reveals a brownish amber color, somewhat murky looking, with about two inches of foamy and fizzy off-white head. Active carbonation going on, and the head recedes to a thin lace and doesn't leave much stick.

Smells strongly of wheat and banana, with some clove, green apple and yeast too.

Taste is a lot like the smell, with big banana and wheat flavors, along with some yeast, some spice and clove. A bit more malt character than in a hefeweizen. Also quite fruity, with green apple and grapes in addition to the aforementioned banana. Quite complex, very interesting. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied but the carbonation is a little more aggressive than I'd prefer. Too spritzy.

I'm not a big wheat beer fan, but this is pretty tasty. I'd take this over a hefeweizen for sure, and actually might pick it over the non-wheat beers I'd usually go for.

11-06-2007 22:09:51 | More by number1bum
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

It poured a hazy dark golden amber color, not the dark color I'm used to when dunkel is mentioned, with a very light tan head and not much lace for a weisse beer. The aroma of yeast and spices and banana's filled the nose and the taste was of tangy flavor of spicies and yeast, with some wheat flavor and banana. A nice refreshing Ur-Weisse.

05-19-2003 13:56:35 | More by BeerManDan
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured a dark copper, cloudy body with two-figner head and a thick lace ring around the cup. A heavy citric fruit smell, mostly bananas, entwined with some clove and pepper and a dash of something sweet. Extremely smooth and creamy with a thin-to-medium body, has a solid fruit taste (to me it is mostly bananas) that is mixed with a dash of spices that perk up the beer and balance it. No real discernable hop taste, but finishes with a semi-dry backbite to balance out this slick, fruit and sweetish beer (the wheat twang in the middle is great and rounds out the beer). I could session this bad boy anytime.

12-01-2008 18:45:30 | More by clayrock81
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

this beer pours a hazy orangish amber color with a creamy white head that fades to a thin film of lacing. the aroma is a very nice traditional hefe smell with a good amount of banana and spice. the taste follows suite with a really nice banana flavor and the clove/spice taste is particularly noticeable in the dry finish... the the mouthfeel is a little rough for me with the carbonation overwhelming the bit of malt body that it has. the beer remains quite good despite the carbonation... and I'd love to have a few more.

10-15-2008 04:36:58 | More by almychristopher
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.