Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.51/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
06-11-2014 14:27:24 | More by Kuaff
4.9/5 rDev +20.1%
A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a two finger thick creamy off-white head. The head reduces by about 25% but has great retention. There is significant lacing observed.
S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.
T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body
M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.
O: A really good weizen. Great for the weizen style, but I expected something a bit darker being a dunkel. Not upset by any means though.
06-05-2014 18:58:46 | More by JiggyB
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Lightly hazed, golden oak colored body crowned with a generous, white head that holds on for awhile before dissolving to a small ring around the glass. Good visible carbonation.
Heavy clove and banana over a light, malty backbone. A hint of orange and ginger root with no traceable hop presence. Very welcoming.
Again, heavy banana and clove. Sweet. Smooth malt and wet wheat character. Belgian candy syrup - typical affair for the style, but is of very high quality. No noticeable alcohol and a light metallic note on finish, but I have had this bottle for awhile so I'm not going to fault the brewery as I've never experienced it in this beer before.
Smooth, light, and sweet. Light body. Medium to high levels of carbonation. Sweet finish. Refreshing!
Another brilliant brew by the folks at Ayinger! A stellar companion for a hot summer day that is packed full of character. A must have for any beer fan.
06-04-2014 22:30:56 | More by alphagnome
3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
Wegmans 500mL/$ 3.49aroma
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of yeast and faint of spice
Head large (9 cm), off-white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing spotty, small islands with small bubbles
Body dark yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins moderately sweet with yeasty overtones, flavor dies quickly leaving only sweet aftertaste
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation
A nice hefe, flavorful and easy drinking, worth the price.
06-04-2014 15:00:25 | More by Ozzylizard
4.21/5 rDev +3.2%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy and darkened honey hue with a white 2 finger head. Good retention, leaving behind a patchy layer of suds on the surface. Very little in the way of lace.
Smell - Clove spice, caramel, ripened banana and hints of bubblegum make this a formidable smelling dunkel.
Taste - Hits on strong notes of spicy clove, while lesser notes of caramel and banana add depth. Sparse touches of bubblegum poke through. The finish is a battle between soft caramel notes and spice form the clove character.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with an aggressive carbonation that bites at the lips and tongue.. A touch of diacetyl butteriness gives a it a smooth, gliding flow down the throat.
Overall - I'm not sure if I like this more than the Weihenstephaner dunkel, but it's close. I'd love to do a side by side, and I'd enjoy doing it. Us Americans have the one up on Europe so far as most ales are concerned, but we've yet to touch on the efforts of our Eastern comrades when it comes to hefes and dunkels. There's been some commendable attempts (Sierra's Kellerwies comes to mind), but we're not there yet. This dunkel is proof we've got a hell of a way to go.
04-28-2014 01:13:35 | More by TheSixthRing
2.63/5 rDev -35.5%
A: Bronze colored body beneath a thick foamy white head. Hints of orange around the edges. No lacing. Head recedes quite quickly.
S: Spicy noble hop aroma. The hops are nice and floral. Only a hint of clove. Nothing else going on here.
T: Light clove and noble hop flavor. No grain flavor.
M: Very light, a bit watery.
O: Not a lot of flavor or aroma in this beer. No grain flavor, very light on esters and phenols, faint hops. It's an imported bottle, no bottle date and no import date. Won't buy it again unless I can try it fresh.
04-27-2014 17:13:06 | More by teromous
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.