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

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BA SCORE
91
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903 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 903
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 rhoadsrage
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Sep 12, 2007
Photo of bditty187
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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"

bditty187, Sep 06, 2002
Photo of Troyone
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

Troyone, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of Kinsman
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

Kinsman, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of mydeadguy
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

mydeadguy, Oct 02, 2003
Photo of Zorro
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

Zorro, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of mdagnew
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...

mdagnew, Sep 15, 2008
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

Stoneman78, Oct 21, 2007
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

M:

treque, Jun 22, 2011
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.

flagmantho, Jan 28, 2010
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. :)

bonsreeb85, Oct 06, 2009
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.

PBRstreetgang, Sep 17, 2007
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.

TheJollyHop, Apr 19, 2010
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!

cretemixer, Jan 22, 2003
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!!

BierStein711, Aug 15, 2012
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.

jwhancher, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
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.

Jwale73, Sep 04, 2008
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.

confer, Feb 10, 2010
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.

Bendurgin, Aug 30, 2011
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.

BradtheGreat7, Sep 12, 2011
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.

MrNuggets, Nov 04, 2004
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.

brownbeer, Feb 19, 2010
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.

JohnGalt1, Jan 20, 2008
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.

mjc410, Sep 05, 2006
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

M_C_Hampton, Sep 04, 2013
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.