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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

857 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 46
Gots: 15 | 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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Jarod

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, no freshness date
Cap has German couple and the brew-master at a picnic table

This beer poured a orange/light brown color with yellow highlights, slightly haze to semi clear and well carbonated. It produced an off white head that was fairly dense and creamy, some lace present but overpowering. The aromas that came from the glass were soft, subtle and pleasant, I nosed fruit (bananas, green apples), spices (clove), light sweet malt, and some hops. Again all aromas were soft. The flavors were of wheat grains, spices (clove), fruit (banana), light hop, some slight citrus, soft bark, yeast, alcohol and some sweet malt. The aftertaste was light and wheaty. Flavors seemed to be more pronounced then the nose as far as distinction. A crisp, clean and refreshing beer. Light bodied. Carbonation has some bite to it, but other then that, it is a soft and well balanced beer. Good representative of its style and a good summer time beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2003 13:46:54 | More by Jarod
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Coppery-brown, golden accents. Visually is closer to a weizenbock to than a hefe.

S - Smell is fainter than with the Bräuweisse.

T - From the colour you’d expect it to me maltier, spicier and yeastier but if anything it has less taste than its hefe sibling.

M - Mouthfeel is still pretty good and the carbonation is on the money.

O - It's a well-contructed beer which is found slightly wanting for malt, wheat and spice on the nose and tongue. I'd be really interested to try this fresh on tap. I suspect it might be a whole different ball game.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:07:56 | More by abeeronthebeach
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goschool

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not to boast, but I poured this beer like a mother f-er. I got a big white head without ever having to wait for it to calm down to finish pouring. The color is a cloudy dark copper and the white head dies down to a small layer.

Smell: This is one big nose. Aromas of clove and bananas fight for dominance in front of yeast, wheat, rich amber malts, and melon.

Taste: The yeast makes more of a statement in the flavor profile, hanging around from the burst of bananas at the beginning to the phenolic clove finish. Vanilla, caramel malts, grapes, apples, and melons round out the taste.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a nice, not to lively, not to soft, level of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is definitely one of the benchmark dunkelweizens, a very classy brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 08:01:58 | More by goschool
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kinger

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"Lightest dunkel weizen I've sampled but it's no slouch. Rich yeasty aroma very nice and fruity with some mild spice, mostly banana and clove but there's some lemon and orange worked in there. Murky deep orange pour with some slight copper coloring, huge wheat head (as to be expected), and mild lacing. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, but a creamy finish evened it out to average at best. Good welcoming flavor of mild banana and spice. German wheats are a wonderful thing and Ayinger makes some fine examples.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 01:13:22 | More by kinger
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label for Ayinger's Ur-Weisse states that this is an "original dunkelweizen." By looking at this beer and tasting it, I would say it really isn't too much of a dunkel-weisse, but it still ends up being a very nice (and very quaffable!) wheat brew from the Aying brewery.

This beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color. Darker than your your generic hefeweizen for sure, but not quite the chocolate/amber color you may usually see in a dunkelweizen. A decent foamy head forms and retains for about 2 minutes. The scent of banana was strong in this one, with some tropical fruitiness noticable too. A wheaty and yeasty smell was also present, but the traditional spicy aromas were a bit subdued. The mouthfeel was very lightly carbonated, making this very smooth and easy to drink. Banana-like notes were the most dominant feature, although there was a pear like fruitiness present. Some spiciness makes its presence known but it struck me as being more like cinnamon than cloves in my opinion. Just a little bit dry in the finish, which attempts to balance out what is a sweet brew. Aftertaste had some fruitiness and spicy notes lingering about, and the beer concludes with very little alcoholic warmth.

This turned out to be a very good wheat beer. Not only did it not look like a dunkelweizen, it didn't have the dark, caramel malt presence that a dunkel would normally have but I don't hold that against it. For me, this is like a Schneider-Weisse, where it is a weissbier with a bit of "natural" color to it. Good for those who like their hefes on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2004 17:14:30 | More by Beastdog75
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Lupe

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a huge, foamy white head. The head settles and leaves behind a nice lace. Fruity aroma with banana and citrus upfront. Scents of wheat bread and spicy clove lie in the backround. Flavor begins fruity with banana and tart apple. The malt then says its part with soft wheat and light caramel notes. Spicy cloves balance and round out the beer. Medium bodied, crisp and smooth. Highly quaffable and not as sticky on the tounge as other hefes. Very nice dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 03:08:28 | More by Lupe
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The numerical score is from my most recent tasting.

March 27, 2013: Pours a slighty hazy amber (very slighty) with a large off-white head.

Unlike my 2006 tasting, I didn't pick up any off notes aroma wise. That said, I didn't pick up much aroma at all (compared to others of the style). Maybe a tinge of spices. --- Wait it perks up more as it warms.

Flavor is very bready. A little bit of banana. A tiny bit of grapefruit and oranges, apples too. Fairly dry with some lingering sweetness on the finish. Very little hops. Some cloves but not lot of them either. Nice amount of carbonation. Enough to have some bite but still fairly soft.

This is one of my favorite styles which makes this one hard to judge. Given other classics of the style (say Aventinus), this one is sub-par, but compared to other beers, I would put it well above average.

Last note... this beer improves greatly when it is closer to cellar temperature than refrigerator temperature. The tangyness comes out more as this beer sits in the glass.

May 8, 2006: AP 4.0, AR 2.0, F: 3.0, MF: 4, OA: 3.5

I'm tasting this tonight as part of a comparison tasting of 3 Dunkel Heffeweisens.

A small head on a golden-brown brew. Very pretty in the glass.

Unfortunately I was put off by this beer's strange aroma. I know this sounds crazy, but I pick up the smell of peanut butter, which might be a good thing if you like peanut butter but I don't.

If I ignore the aroma though, the flavor isn't too bad. A mix of bananas, and brown sugar,

Overall, this beer's aroma makes it my last place pick of the beers I'm drinking tonight.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 04:31:47 | More by jmbranum
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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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KI9A

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber, with HUGE head..had to stop and re-pour 4 times to fill the glass. Smell of wheat, and a bit alcohol. Taste of cloves, and wheat. Good easy drinking Dunkel, Finishes with a bit of alcohol bite. Impressed with alomst all Ayinger brews.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 21:21:43 | More by KI9A
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-09-2013 16:00:07 | More by Duvel
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NeverSettle

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-03-2013 01:45:25 | More by NeverSettle
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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle with no dating.

There was a big rocky head, but the color seemed a bit light for a dunkel. Oh well. Who cares about color?
There is a bubblegum-banana smell, typical of style.
Taste, however, is slightly sour, not what I'm looking for out of a wheat.
Very little about it is special. Bottomline: I wish I didn't spend $3.40 for a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 00:02:57 | More by pweis909
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-05-2013 03:32:00 | More by Rick778
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dfried

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orangish brown with some yellow at the edges. Large, creamy, fine bubbled off white head that lasted as a 1/2cm film throughout the beer. The aroma was packed with cloves and bananas, rich malty and bready. Taste was quite wheaty and zesty, again full of cloves and banana, and some bubble gum. Maybe a tad maltier than their hefe, but a compareable medium body. Tasty and easy to drink.

Verdict: one of the best examples of the style I have had. A lot of flavor, leaves you wanting more after each sip.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 22:46:33 | More by dfried
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yen157

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and brown capped by a fizzy, fine, slightly off-white lace. The usual aromas associated with this type of beer: apples, bananas, some clove, but much milder than is often the case. Where some Dunkels are assertive and stinky, this one was more passive and elegant. Very fizzy in the mouth, but not over carbonated. The medium body goes a long way in this extremely refreshing brew. Tastes are in like with the aroma but with a small amount of toasted malt. While this is far from my favorite style of beer, it is always a welcome change from the thick, rich beers I often pursue.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2003 05:57:30 | More by yen157
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Ayinger Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber orange, rich head and decent lacing

Smell: Nice Dunkle aroma with roasted malt, some banana underneath, also some clove.

Taste: Follows the nose with a delicious malt flavor, really great for the style even better than Weinhenstephaner Dunkle in my opinion.

Mouth feel: Good and smooth, properly carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, richness and depth of flavor make this a great session beer.

Extraordinary Dunkle in fact the best Dunkle I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 03:05:10 | More by BobZ
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-27-2011 12:08:02 | More by LostHighway
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur Weiss pours a hazy burnt copper color with a huge billowing white head that sticks around a bit. The aroma is banana, clove, and yeastiness with some caramel malt thrown in the mix. The flavor hits the spot with plenty of banana character, but also a good bit of clove spice with a caramel and wheat as well. This is one satisfying dunkelweizen. Full and lush in the mouthfeel as well. This is one of my favorite German styles, and Ayinger does it rather well.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 16:24:22 | More by rtratzlaff
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teromous

Virginia

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:13:06 | More by teromous
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Stoneman78

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 03:07:19 | More by Stoneman78
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lot lighter color than I expected. About halfway between the usual color of a dunkel and a normal hefe. The head is off-white and about 1" tall. The smell has some fruit notes with a steady wheat smell. Taste is similar, sort of sweet, minimal bitterness, good maltiness to it but the wheat still carries the taste. the traditional banana and clove are present. Mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation. Overall, this is not the #1 best dunkel I have ever had, but it is a wonderful beer. It fits nicely between a big hefe and a lighter dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 22:48:01 | More by gkunkle
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Ford

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-08-2013 03:24:01 | More by Ford
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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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Brian700

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown like an ice tea. Has a billowy white head that settles down to a thin layer. It smells of fruity esters and has a lot of citrus aroma (orange and a little banana). The taste follows in that it is fruity as well. Tastes of sweet orange, coriander, and a mild hop finish. The mouthfeel is good. There is a medium-heavy amount of carbonation. I love this beer a lot. Very drinkable. I would definately recommend it, especially on a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2005 01:54:39 | More by Brian700
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jduprey007

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-26-2012 20:14:26 | More by jduprey007
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.