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

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970 Ratings
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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 58
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Sampling right now on 9/24/14. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $3.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a special edition .5l Paulaner World Cup 2014 weissber vase.

Pours a pretty dark amber in color with a good 2+-finger foamy white head that stays around for a while before settling down to a 2mm/+ head. Some sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped, rings as first that settle back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is very pleasant and is of fresh wheat, bananas and honey. The taste is even BETTER with some caramel in the mix as well. Very smooth and goes down easy with no bitterness or harsh aftertaste at all. medium bodied and perfect carbonation. A great German brew!

Photo of jzlyo
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light mahogany color with a medium-bodied white head that dissipates into a nice lace. Very fruity aroma with notes of ripe banana and clove. Sweet malts come through up front in the taste along with some fresh banana, clove, and nutmeg. It’s quite crisp and a bit acidic feeling in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable brew!

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of aristeros
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A vigorous pour into my wizen glass yields a glass half full of head. Even after the warning in the previous review. Stays for about sixty seconds before fading to a half finger, white. The beer is a very cloudy iced tea color, more yellow around the edges of the glass. Thick lacing.

Smells very yeasty, with some cloves, apple, and a fair amount of banana. Complex, but typical of the style.

Sweet and malty up front, with banana, cloves, and coriander. Sweetness gives way to a bit of tartness--sweet apple, really--and warm biscuit. Carbonation is light, which goes well with the fruit-heavy flavor. Very refreshing. Light- to medium-bodied, with only a very small amount of alcohol warmth on the very end of the swallow.

Excellent drinkability; wish I had more than the half liter bottle. I like this one better than the brauweisse by the same brewery. Glad I tried this one; fantastic flavor.

Photo of Italiano86
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuaff
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cellar temperature in a weizen glass.

A nice white, two-finger cloud of a head settles over a somewhat murky, fairly light reddish brown dunkel with carbonation streams rising upward.

It has a wonderful aroma of sweet, yeasty bread dough, caramel, raisins, vanilla, banana, and just a light touch of clove and perhaps some other spices.

The flavor is both sweet and tart, reminding me of banana bread and candied apples. The finish is a bit nutty and has the anticipated soothing breadiness German wheat beers traditionally have. There may be a little bit of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon lingering on my palate. This isn't too unlike spiced fruitcake in flavor... or fruitBREAD.

Body is medium, carbonation high... but not too high.

Delicious dunkel.

Photo of IronLover
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

MMurky copper orange in color with yellow hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a thick, dense foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap. Sweet fruit and banana aromas with hints of wheat and clove. Crisp feel with aggressive yet delicate carbonation. Sweet fruit and banana flavors up front with banana flavors intensifying through the middle. A touch of clove in the middle to the finish. finishes crisp and dry. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

Photo of wattoclone
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

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4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque muddy brown brew with a three finger cream colored head okay retention. No lacing at all. So sad . . .

S - Strong bananas, dates, faint cloves and a touch of coriander. Unlike other dunkel weizens, this one has an intense odor.

T - The flavor has a fruity sweetness. There is a taste slightly reminiscent of a banana pulled from the dredges of a fruit salad, as well as a quick light caramel malt flavor (but with a very noticable wheat influence) and a subtle coriander pepperiness. There is a curious mild bitter twinge on the back of my throat that lasts for only a few moments. A very faint slightly sweet aftertaste lingers for a little while after the bitterness dissipates.

M - Very viscous, smooth and quite refreshing.

D - Nice. Sessionable, though a bit strong. So a low paced session. I think this is my favorite dunkel weizen that I have had to date. It is actually one of my favorite beers in fact, extremely well rounded. It is more pronounced than the others of the style. It seems to sit somewhere between a dunkel weizen and a weizenbock. I find this place to be quite pleasing. I will definitely make this my dunkel weizen go to beer.

Photo of dirtbikejunkie
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: tan to brown, exceptionally cloudy. Poured a creamy head that settled fairly quickly with no lacing.

Smell: banana! strong citrus, and of course wheat

Taste: almost identical to smell.

Mouthfeel: lots of carbonation. light to medium body

Drinkability: great, refreshing beer.

Photo of goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy, light date color with a rocky, off-white head. Lots of banana in the nose along with dark malt. Interestingly enough, I pick up some aniseed. The flavor profile is primarily of a wheaty, twangy brightness with a backdrop of sweet, nutty malt. Like in the aromas, the phenolic character that sticks out the most is the banana. The best part of this beer is its lingering aftertaste of banana nut bread. Mouthfeel is perfect. Carbonation is just right for the richness of flavor. Drinkability is only hindered by a slight stickiness in the mouth. SLIGHT.

Dunkelweizen is one of the most hit-or-miss styles, and this one hits dead on.

Photo of dcmchew
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden to amber in color, cloudy, with lots of foam that goes away quite slowly. A bit chunky.
Smells more like a typical hefeweizen than a dunkel, but with a hint of roast/toastiness.
Strong hefeweizen banana and spice at the start, with some light roast in the back, also some faint caramel. Light acidic fruitiness, with some apple peel, and citrus is mild, not just lemon zest (which is not in the least as annoying as in other weizens), but some sweet oranges too. Wheatiness is a bit more complex than usual, dense and lingering, with nice grains coming through. Yeasts are chunky, quite heavy and spicy; traditional clove, with a whif of cinnamon also. Hoppiness is nice and green, with a mildly bitter finish.
Nice and smooth, goes down slowly, but easily. Beautiful, maybe a bit farther than a "dunkel", but definetely one of the best weizens out there. For me it was better than this brewery's hefeweizen.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 1/2 L bottle to a 1/2 L Ayinger tall swirl hefe glass. The way it should be. The color is a dark reddish orange or a very light brown. About ave. BUT the head poured up high and think. So thick I was tempted to eat it with a fork.

Smell is great, spicy grains and moderate yeast. um um good.

Taste is better. Full grains, fruity yeast, hints of banana and just the right spice. Excellent hop finish. I will take a case home of this.

Mouthfeel is warm, rich, creamy, just the right bite.

Drinkability is high. MK

Photo of becktone
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer to compare my homebrewed Dunkel Weizen with. As this is the first of the style I've ever had I figure that It'll let me know if I hit anywhere near the style.

What a sweet looking beer! It pours about a three finger head that has a look about it as if it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The head is creamy tannish white and as I said appears to have excellent retention. The body of the beer is where I am dissapointed. Don't get me wrong it looks great, but I expected something much darker. This beer is the color of a wet 2X4 and is cloudy. The beer is very alive with carbonation.

The beer has a wonderful aroma, strong estery tones coming from the yeast are extremely apparent. Sweet candy aromas and a definite banana ester drift out of the glass. There is also a strong malt backbone, but most of the aromatics are from the yeast strain. No hop aroma is present.

This beer provides a very interesting flavor. A banana flavor ester is apparent in the taste near the end of this beer's flavor profile. Much of this beer's flavor also comes from the yeast. The beer is overall sweet with just enough bitterness to round it out and keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet. Overall the taste can be summed up as fruity, sweet, and mostly complex. Very hard to dissect this one, but damn is it good!

Mouthfeel of this brew is great. It is alive on the palate. The high carbonation levels are appropriate for a brew of this flavor and compliment the taste of it quite nicely. It has a full body and leaves you wanting more. It is very easy to drink and goes down well. It would be hard to drink this one fast, but then again its not meant for that, most good beer isn't. I'll most likely buy this in the future. I don't know if I could sit around and drink this all day, the sweetness might just prove to be too much.

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.