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

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890 Ratings

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-08-2013 03:24:01 | More by Ford
Photo of pweis909


3.1/5  rDev -24%

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.

05-24-2006 00:02:57 | More by pweis909
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4/5  rDev -2%

12-26-2012 20:14:26 | More by jduprey007
Photo of dfried


4.45/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

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

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

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

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-10-2013 15:20:35 | More by chrishiker1409
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

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

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

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-29-2011 02:33:42 | More by logicalparadox
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

01-01-2011 22:48:01 | More by gkunkle
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3.65/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

04-23-2004 17:21:49 | More by xgrigorix
Photo of Brian700


4/5  rDev -2%

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.

04-06-2005 01:54:39 | More by Brian700
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2014 12:28:52 | More by Getalegup
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

App - Pale brown color, a bit cloudy. Big creamy off-white head, with reasonable but not excessive head retention.

Aroma - Clove, no hop, some dark malt roastiness

Flav - rich malty character, some dark malt roastiness. Clovey yeast character subdued but evident. Finishes dry and slightly roasty. No lingering fruity aftertaste.

MF - Medium body and med-high carbonation. No astringency, and the carbonation is pleasant.

D'ability - a nice melding of dark malt character with hefeweissen fruitiness. These two elements perfectly in balance. Yeast character maybe a little too well controlled for my taste.

01-19-2008 21:49:48 | More by mpyle
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New York

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5 litter stein.

The beer pours a really nice amber copper orange color with a huge dense foamy head that recedes very slowly. Has a very hazy cloudy body. Smell is spot on with what I was expecting. Has a lemony herbal tea component masked by bananas and cloves. Has a nice doughy bread like character. Sweet aroma. Taste is just above average as this might have been sitting on the shelves for a while. Not super fresh like I was expecting but still very nice. Lean flavors with a light quaffable finish. Easy to drink but noting crazy going on. This is super easy to drink but I fear it's too simple for me. Love the style but this might not be my brewery to go to for dunkleweizens. Worth a shot for sure.

07-27-2010 00:29:21 | More by Augustiner719
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-03-2013 06:11:24 | More by RummyRedbeard
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a murky burnt orange color with lots of tiny yeast chunks floating about. A medium head forms and disappointingly leaves quickly. The aroma is very enjoyably fruity. What a refreshing brew! I notice apple flavor among the fruitiness character. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. The finish is dry and crisp like it should be. This beer will definitely be in my hands when summer rolls around.

03-19-2003 15:49:48 | More by AudioGilz
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

02-20-2012 14:39:31 | More by olympicgatorade
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-18-2013 12:53:58 | More by nodder
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Ur-Weisse pours a cloudy dark hazel from a 500ml brown bottle. Head goes well beyond two fingers with a firm creamy off white texture.

Nose is wheat malt and yeast. Palate is wheat tart with barely malt sweet notes and caramel. The carbonation level was perfect leaving the mouth clean and refreshed.

A fine “Old Baverian Dark Wheat Beer” that goes well with food or just by its self.

10-08-2002 19:43:36 | More by BeerBob
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-03-2014 04:19:03 | More by alostplot
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2.98/5  rDev -27%

This beer was reccomended to me. I'm not that into Dunkelweizens and Weizenbocks but wanted to give it a try, knew it wouldn't break the bank.

Appearance-Very cloudy dark orange. Can see tons of carbonation, with bubbles floating up for a while. Lots of head, 3 fingers of white.

Smell-I really get alot of Banana and some spice. Can get some fig/rasion as well. The more i keep sniffing I'm really just getting the banana and spice.

Taste-Like the smell, I get alot of banana and spice. I really get the yeasty, bread characteristic as well.

Mouthfeel-Lots of carbonation, a little bit too much for me. Leaves a lasting yeast taste in my mouth.

Overall-Warm spring day, very pleasant drink. Very drinkable but very gassy. After pouring my next 10 oz or so I really stop tasting anything and feel like I'm drinking a light beer. I'm a huge hophead and it's like drinking a hazy, orange beer without any hops.

Definitely going to try some more of this style to do more comparing and contrasting. But right now, this isn't for me.

03-19-2011 20:42:17 | More by SWMeyer4141
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a murky dark orange/light brownish color with a nice white head. Very impressive head that fades into about a finger with light lacing around the glass.

Smells of spice and bananas with obvious wheaty tones as well. Somewhat of a yeast presence also.

Tastes just like it smells. Very strong banana tones along with a bit of clove, wheat, and yeast. Sweet, spicy, and just a little sour. Alcohol and hops are both very subtle.

Very crisp and refreshing. Good warm weather drink and much more flavorful than most weizens I've tried. One of the best brews I've tried of any style.

07-19-2006 01:16:42 | More by Phocion
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-15-2014 16:06:41 | More by DLS168
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.