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

Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse

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817 Ratings
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%


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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jocosa

Georgia

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

Really enjoyed this dunkel, it did not have the twang that I've found in other commercial dunkels. I learned to love the style from homebrewed dunkels.

Bright chunky head, which tames down to nothing. Great banana-clove-apple-malty smell, still no astringent twang to the aroma. Tastes light, low carbonation, distinctive banana-clove flavors laced with apple... no funny aftertaste. Has its share of yeasty sediment, but that's all good and expected.

Very drinkable, easy to put away the complete bottle. Pairs good with pasta and pizza. I'd definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 23:29:50 | More by jocosa
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slap

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass. The beer is medium-orange color, some what murky from the yeast. A nice white head with forms with a good amount of bubbles rising in the glass.

The smell is very sweet...bananna is the strongest aroma. Maybe another fruit is in there plus plenty of wheat.

The first taste is smooth and refreshing. Bananaa is the first flavor on the palate, then something mildy spicy. It's a very good contrast. Very creamy finish in the mouth. Highly drinkable

This is my first Dunkel Weizen and I look forward to tasting more beers in this style. I would definately buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2006 21:09:06 | More by slap
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vinhgoh


4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I screwed up the proper pour technique into the pint glass....but never mind that.

Gold-caramel color. Good amount of head, left rings in my pint.

Has a nutty smell....hazel-nut as some have mentioned before. A bit of a buttery smell as well. Almost like a graham cracker but not as sweet.

When you first taste it, I want to say it reminds me of a banana cream pie. The taste then lapses into the hazel nut taste. Does not overpower the weisse taste.

The texture....hmmm. Carbonation tickles the tongue but is washed back with a smooth finish.

Really easy to drink if you're a weisse fan.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 19:13:21 | More by vinhgoh
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Maltenbach

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a huge white head that slowly dissipates to a very thin lace. Aromas are banana and clove, with a hint of butterscotch. Flavors are banana bread, spice, citrus and muted caramel with a bready, citrus finish. Rather high carbonation with a light and peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice wheat beer. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 23:15:19 | More by Maltenbach
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dirtbikejunkie

Washington

4.53/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 00:23:23 | More by dirtbikejunkie
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lukeoberm963

Michigan

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

P: 1 Pt, 9 fl oz (17 oz), European brown bottle, cool creme colored cap, no freshness date
A: Murky copper color with a fizzy white head dissipating quickly
No head retained at all
Smell: A sweet floral aroma of refrigerated banana bread with some baked apples and spices in it.
T: Up front carbonation but not at all brutish, quite refreshing, crisp and smooth. Some fruitiness to it like bananas and apple cider. Some spices I cannot quite grasp, yet. The wheat in the beer is light and welcoming. Little bit of hops barely noticeable. Aftertaste has a sweet flavor of grains and bananas and fruit, like a soft granola bar.
N: goes down smooth and quick, a swiss and tomato grilled cheese on rye would be a tasty sandwich to go with this
Very good

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 01:44:08 | More by lukeoberm963
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0beerguy0

California

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer poured a nice cloudy, golden almost amber color. The head was fairly large when first poured, about two fingers worth and it slowly came down to about a half a fingers worth. It was an eggshell white head that was very fluffy.

Aroma: Sweet banana and spice aroma that was very pleasant. I could pick up on some subtle malty aromas to it as well.

Taste: You can taste some banana bread like flavors as well as some underlying malty flavors. The flavor finishes off with a little clove and nutmeg.

Mouth feel: Great mouth feel. Has a perfect amount of carbonation, light body. It defiantly has a creamy feeling to it, and a nice crisp finish.

Drinkability: Probably one of the best beers I've ever had.

Awesome brew all around!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 03:01:32 | More by 0beerguy0
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lefty

Illinois

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

Picked up a .5 L bottle and poured into a glass.

A: The head was nice and thick and color a very nice hazy yellowy/orange/bronze color.

S: the smell was a nice weiss-banana smell, better than expected.

T: this beer tastes almost exactly like it smells, which doesn't always happen. It was a much lighter tasting beer than I was expecting, which I somewhat expected based on its color.

M: very smooth on the palate, definitely doesn't have the full wheat impact that some weissebeers have.

O: overall this is a great beer. I would not hesitate to buy this beer again. I would almost say this tastes like a much "lighter" Schneider Aventinus beer, which isa fantastic beer in its own right. For a price of just over $3, you cannot go wrong giving this beer a chance.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 02:54:19 | More by lefty
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strimpf

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy amber with a thick head that was unremarkable. The nose was earthy with a very mild but fizzy mouthfeel. The start was dominated by the fizziness but the finish was smoothe with a slight sour twist. I wouldn't describe it as citrus but it is not far off and very faint. The very slightest hint of alcohol at the very end. All in all, an easy to drink beer that I may have done the disservice of serving at too high a temperature. Look for update.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 04:15:07 | More by strimpf
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Bankrobber77

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into .5 liter glass stein.

A - Frothy head, settled quickly, left some nice lacing. Pours a cloudy, orange/cider color. Seemed pretty light in color for a dunkel.

S - Fruity, spicy. Got a good whiff of banana bread.

T - Bananas and cloves, oh my! Fruity/banana flavors strong at the start, followed by a bit of spice in the middle. The finish gives a bit of hop bitterness but a semi-sweet malty taste in the back of the mouth. Aftertaste has a bit of lemon or other citrus/acid in it.

M - Seemed a bit thin, but was crisp and smooth. Sweet without being overly sticky.

D - Very, very drinkable. This is a good one indeed. All around great beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 05:22:33 | More by Bankrobber77
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beerwho

United Kingdom (England)

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger’s Dunkel is a very exceptional product. It was poured slowly into a 20oz goblet. As it flowed in, it turned into a cloudy golden vortex, with a 3 finger floaty head, which slowly dissipated.
The color was a hazy golden dark honey color. Lacing is evident, but lightly as the session continues. Aroma at first whiff is somewhat sweet, peachy, with hints of banana. The flavor at first is malty, hints of sweet ripe fruit, just a wonderful combination upon thy taste buds. As it warms up, a strong definite presence of banana takes over, and at the end, well ripe bananas kick in all the way for dominance.
Very, very exceptional & tasty! This one I can drink every night, and never get bored with. I do prefer this over their regular Hefe Weizen, which has a more pineapple presence and lighter in color, and has a lighter feel to it, but that’s just me. Both are great, I just prefer this style a tad more.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2006 02:47:10 | More by beerwho
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gak111

Oklahoma

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

Very murky brown color with a large off-white fizzy head. Very complex nose, with banana and clove standing out, as well as apples and darker fruit smells. Creamy feel with a medium body. Carbonation is strong and fizzy. Semi-sweet taste of banana and spices with a lightly acidic finish. Complex and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 00:41:27 | More by gak111
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Tucson25

California

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - beautiful cloudy brown/orange glow. half an inche head with very little lacing.

S - Very wheat smell, some floral traces very light trace of citrus.

T - Wheet taste is very light, traces of banana, bready presence. Very nice taste indeed.

M - Slight carbonation, light on the palate, but not thin.

D - Very drinkable. Pleasant taste and desirable; lighter than the smell and even the tones on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 01:47:55 | More by Tucson25
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kodemunke

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, golden-brown. Fluffy white head that held its own for a while. Slight lacing.

Smell: Slight malt with a hint of spice and banana. Smells almost like banana bread but not as fragrant as you would think.

Taste: Somewhat spicy, can definitely taste the malt with a touch of bananas at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with some mild carbonation. Not as intense as the Brau-Weisse in my opinion.

Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable and doesn't have an overpowering banana/clove taste that I am used to.

Overall Ur-Weisse is pretty good. I would like to have seen a darker more malty character to this brew. This beer was only slightly darker than the Brau-Weisse but I would have to say that I prefer this brew over that one.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 04:14:03 | More by kodemunke
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Logic00

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Golden dark copper

S- Metallic, malt and spice

T- Strong clove and spice, some overripe fruit and yeast

M- slightly carbonated but overall smooth

Overall- 4/5 An exceptional example of the style and a definite hit by Ayinger. Despite being a darker beer, is very light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 19:41:16 | More by Logic00
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RJZ

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: banana, wheat based aroma.

T: Taste is dominated by bananas. Some grain and yeast, almost bread-like.

M: Not overwhelmingly heavy. Medium body, nice carbonation.

O: Very good beer. Great drinkability and a rather enjoyable purchase. Need a switch after a few however. A recommended buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 04:05:12 | More by RJZ
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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.