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

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91
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968 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 58
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of shbobdb
4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When the Germans say: Paulaner, Franziskaner, sonst nichts they forget something . . . Ayinger. Man, this is one heck of a beer. Delightfully fluffy wheat character balanced out by munich malts in a burnt-orange brew. I drank this guy so quickly, I got a tummy-ache from the carbonation. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Yummy.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour a hazy dark amber with loads of carbonation; the pours takes some time but I eventually end up with a massively rocky head peaking about an inch from the top of the glass. The aroma is spicy, suggesting oranges, cloves and vanilla. Rather full-bodied for a weiss with a sort of creme brulé maltiness that leads into an orangey-tart finish accented a slightly chalky dryness. Excellent smooth mouthfeel adds to the appeal of this beer. Overall, a fine dark wheat with outstanding aromatics, good flavor, but the finish could be better.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into my Ayinger weizen glass, Ur-Weisse pours a hazy garnet capped off by an immovable, pillow-y head. Quite the looker.

Zingy wheat aroma is framed by a mighty-spicy undercurrent. Clove and nutmeg are omnipresent. Straightforward and lovely.

Man, that spice doesn't quit. Almost like drinking gingerbread with loads of that great bubblegum/wheat interplay underneath. Finish is almost flat in how quickly it falls off the table but there are no lingering off-flavors. Good.

Slightly thinner than I like from some of these chewy German hefes. Still, it's delicious and a pleasure to drink with excellent flavor and spritzy carbonation. Schneider and Ayinger "get it" and have earned every bit of praise that they receive. A nice beer to return to reviewing with.

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3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy medium brown with a good 2 finger head. Good head retention and lacing in my glass.

Smell: Banana banana banana. I've had beers before with a slight hint of banana, but this is by far the overwhelming scent my nose picked up with this beer.

Mostly banana again in the taste, with perhaps a slight pine showing up later.

Nothing special in the mouthfeel, smooth but not lively.

This is a very drinkable beer. Perhaps the banana masks the alcohol content. It's a very smooth and drinkable beer with an unusual but good taste. I'd pick this up again and offer it to friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Murph
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light brownish with an initial creamy head that sinks far too quickly. Great fruity nose with banana and possibly apples with some light spiciness of cloves but not too much. The brew starts off very fruity with banana and some slightly tart, possible apple flavors before going into the sweeter side and hitting up the malt. There are some lingering chocolate tones towards the end and you are left wanting more. Nice full mouthfeel with just the perfect amount of carbonation that makes this brew very drinkable. Yet another great german hefe here, I would certainly suggest this.

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber-gold with a dense and rocky two and a half finger head. Good retention leaves a few whisps of lace on the sides of the glass. German wheat phenols are immediate; banana and clove being strongest with a strong wheat scent in competetiion with a toasty caramel aroma. Some candyish alcohol aromas develop as it warms and a hint of fruitcake ester towards the end. Sweet flaked wheat and toasty pale malt upon first sip, and a mellow but obvious steely caramel flavor quickly develops. The aftertaste displays the charismatic bavarian wheat yeast phenols of banana and mellow clove that fades quickly, but really boasts an assertive bubblegum taste similiar to the Hefe-Weizen made by the same brewery. The mouthfeel is deliciously creamy and draws much of its girth from the wheat and suspended yeast. Thus, a light bodied beer with high carbonation has the illusion of being a hearty brew while retaining an exceptional drinkability. The hop character is subdued and seems to be slightly spicy and floral- probably Hallertau or a derivative; while its contribution to the flavor is minute- the spiciness created by the yeast balances the mild residual sweetness. The richness of the malt and complex bouquet of aromas and flavor seems to contradict the ease with which one can drink this beer, but this is simply a testament to what an authentic German brewery can accomplish within a style native to their homeland.

Photo of cvfish
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a light brown color that produced a white foamy head that retained ok and left a minimal amount of lacing around the glass

S - yeasty and bready, with some nuts

T - some wheat and malts and nuts

M - light bodied with light carbonation

D - good beer, some lasting effects

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dgallina
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml brown bottle with no freshness dating.

Pours cloudy golden tan with big frothy white head that dissipates to a small blanket of foam. Caramel malts, bananas, cloves, and fresh hops in the nose. Flavor is dominated by slightly sweet, lightly roasted caramel malts and bananas. Finishes with quenching fruity tartness and extremely dry hops. Quite light and carbonated mouth-feel, perhaps a bit on the thin side. A very nice dunkel weizen!

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a billowy three finger head that rather quickly dissappeared, leaving only a foam ring around the edges, and left no lacing. Body was a cloudy light brownish yellow, like cloudy apple cider. Looks okay, would like more head retention.

Smell - apples, plums, overripe fruits.

Taste - same as the smell. Apples, plums, and overripe fruits.

Mouthfeel - halfway between full and thin, fairly smooth, medium carbonation.

Drinkability - this is decent, but not great. Goes down decently, but its taste will fall apart if it gets too warm, which I think could happen a lot on a hot day, and is too bad because a wheat beer should be a summer drink...It's not bad, but I won't visit it often.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber / brown color, with a huge, creamy, off-white head. On the nose there is complex fruitiness and almost gives off a tiny hint of smokiness (I could be wrong though). On the palate there is traces of bananas, cloves, apples, and pears all rolled up together. This isn’t my favorite style, but I do enjoy one during lunch with a good meal. I haven’t had many dunkel-weizen’s but this has to be one of the better versions I tasted. Overall good brew!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jmbranum
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light brown with a large rocky beige head.

A- Upon opening I got a large smell of banana. Smelling the glass I can't help but think about banana bread. Light clove spice.

T- Bready. Less of that banana aroma. Light citrus and caramel. Finishes semi-sweet.

M- Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.

D- This was a pleasure to drink. Very enjoyable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep hazy golden with amber highlights with a very creamy off white medium head with good retention, but little but.

S-Strong wheat dominates aroma with great floral and earthy hops, wonderful feature in a hefe.

T-Strong wheat again and sweet floral hops and a little spicy. Good bold hop bitterness. Simple and sweet, with good hops flavor.

M-A full medium body and very smooth and very creamy.

D-Very drinkable, amazing beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.