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

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875 Ratings

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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of Augustiner719

New York

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 00:29:21 | More by Augustiner719
Photo of AudioGilz


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2003 15:49:48 | More by AudioGilz
Photo of RummyRedbeard


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-03-2013 06:11:24 | More by RummyRedbeard
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

02-20-2012 14:39:31 | More by olympicgatorade
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 21:49:48 | More by mpyle
Photo of BeerBob


4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2002 19:43:36 | More by BeerBob
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2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 20:42:17 | More by SWMeyer4141
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 01:16:42 | More by Phocion
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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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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with a huge mushroom off-white head. Looks darn impressive in the weisse beer glass. Head recedes and leaves a lot of lace on top of the brew. Smells quite citrusy. Not really hoppy but full of grass, clove, and lemon zest. Tatses very fruity in it's initial stages. Perhaps a little bit of tart apple followed by a bit of lemon grass. Very dry and bubbly, bordering on sparkling wine bubbly. Light mouthfeel and great flavor make it an easy drinker.

This is one of those beers I se every time I go to the store and think, "next time". Glad I finally picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2004 00:28:55 | More by yankeeheel
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice pour with a good, lasting head and attractive color. Smell and taste are sophisticated yet well integrated. A tad heavy for a wheat; an excellent pairing with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2002 13:45:43 | More by BitteBier
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3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very large frothy head. A dark amber hue to what's a dominant pale golden body.

Smell is very heavy on the cloves. Bananas also make a light addition.

Bubble gum and banana are the two most dominant flavors I pick up. The cloves are here, but hidden by these two bigger players.

Light but chewy nice smooth lager mouthfeel. I'm a big fan of the style, but this one just didn't hit it with me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 16:00:16 | More by bfields4
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a nice head that does not shrink below a couple centimeters .
Smells of sweet esters, not a whole lot of trouble to drink either.
Tastes of the great banana taste I get with good Bavarian Hefe's. A little alcohol taste but nothing overwhelming. Comparable but better than Franziskaner and Paulaner. Personally.


Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 01:00:39 | More by Spineypanda
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-15-2014 16:06:41 | More by DLS168
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-11-2013 05:17:17 | More by DaveAnderson
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-25-2013 22:35:26 | More by Wobbly
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4/5  rDev -2%

11-27-2011 21:51:41 | More by akinsja
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour into my Ayinger weizen glass raised a massive island of a head, more than three inches of light tan foam, over a dark brown beer shot through with copper and yellow. The nose is strong of clove and especially banana bread. Has a good bready-wheaty scent. The beer has a warm clovey/banana bread taste, pretty sweet throughout. The mouthfeel is fairly light, with high carbonation. This dunkel weizen is easy but complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2006 21:51:18 | More by mjc410
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown with a copious amount of foamy head. Visible carbonation in the glass. Little to no lacing left on the glass.

Clear scent of wheat and banana, with a slight hint of yeast.

Banana and what are apparent at the start, but they are cast against a nice slightly sweet malt background. Slight hint of yeast at the end. Creamy finish with no big aftertaste. Really very smooth.

This is really good stuff. Simply delicious. One of the more pleasant items I have found locally lately and one of the better dunkelweizen's I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 22:47:47 | More by Seanstoppable
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only 3.00 for 500ml of this world class beer!

Dark amber just below the off white head (four fingers at pour, slow reduction). Light amber at the bottom. Cloudy in appearance, mild carbonation.

Smells: Citrus and banana

Taste: Banana, bready malt, orange, and booze

Mouthfeel: perfect!

Overall, I'm having this beer again. This is a brilliant product from a brilliant brewery!!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:52:01 | More by BierStein711
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2012 13:34:54 | More by jhhollier
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2012 02:22:37 | More by edwardkersh
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, no date information.

Hazy amber-highlighted caramel. Modest khaki head of snapping small and medium bubbles which settles to a thin cap and left no lacing. Distributed tiny, but vibrant carbonation streams. Clove dipped banana bread with a hint of clean alcohol aroma. Distinct banana bread takes front and center. The wheatiness comes through and leads into a nice clove accentuated finish which has a bit of length, but not too much. There is also a light lemon zest note that provides just a bit of freshness and brightness. Light-medium body with tight, active carbonation and a slightly smooth mouthfeel. The tongue becomes lightly glazed with banana bread and cloves. Nice and pleasant and more enjoyable than their Bräu-weisse.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2006 18:11:43 | More by hopsaplenty
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours out a deep dark orangish (slightly mucky looking) with a big fat hefe style white head. a very destinct clove aroma takes control. smells spicey with good yeast character, big ripe banana is there as well. in the mouth it is full bodied and creamy yet has tickling bubbles everywhere. malty and wheaty with a very dominate clove/medicinal/herbal smack. light sweetness, some overly ripe banana too. this is a hearty yet crisp refreshing dunkle. good wheat character, dark malt, lots of clove like spice and some sweet banana makes for one tasty brew. this one is big on flavor. alot better than their normal hefe in my opinion.

$2.29 for a .5L

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 08:52:35 | More by DESTRO
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance; light brown with a perfect head and fine yet heavy carbonation bubbles. Some quality lacing.

smell; alcohol and banana yeast odors, no hops.

taste; typical Weissbier flavor with more advanced aftertaste. Not as sweet as some of the München macrobrew versions of this style, at the same time by no means bitter. A pure raw yeast flavor comes through that is very nice and a bit bready. One can also taste alcohol.

mouthfeel; average for the style, smooth and frothy, nothing special.

drinkability; good for session drinking, a little strong but with a solid, tasty, flavor.

A good Weissbier but by no means anything special, only surpasses Franziskaner and Paulaner due to a more natural and less process flavor, but only by a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 05:39:08 | More by Sachsenfreude
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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