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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

903 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of goschool
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

goschool, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev -2%

jduprey007, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of kinger
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

"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.

kinger, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

alostplot, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

Beastdog75, Jul 13, 2004
Photo of Lupe
4/5  rDev -2%

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.

Lupe, Mar 09, 2004
Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

chrishiker1409, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Getalegup, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jreitman
3.63/5  rDev -11%

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.

jreitman, Apr 21, 2002
Photo of NeverSettle
4/5  rDev -2%

NeverSettle, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of KI9A
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

KI9A, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev -2%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Ford
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Ford, Dec 08, 2013
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.

pweis909, May 24, 2006
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.

dfried, Dec 06, 2006
Photo of yen157
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.

yen157, Jan 22, 2003
Photo of rtratzlaff
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.

rtratzlaff, Jul 18, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nodder, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of teromous
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.

teromous, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Stoneman78
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

Stoneman78, Oct 21, 2007
Photo of DLS168
4/5  rDev -2%

DLS168, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of gkunkle
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.

gkunkle, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Kingcurio
4/5  rDev -2%

Kingcurio, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of xgrigorix
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.

xgrigorix, Apr 23, 2004
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.