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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

906 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 41 | 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 GlassOfCoffee
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GlassOfCoffee, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of ctrlfreak
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint

Appearance: hazy golden brown
The Aroma: fruits, wheat, coriander and light cloves
The Taste: fruity with banana along with some citrus flavor
Mouth feel: Full bodied, tingly on the tongue and slightly warming.
Drinkability: Light mouthfeel and great flavor make it an easy drinker.

ctrlfreak, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of jocosa
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

jocosa, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of slap
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

slap, Feb 16, 2006
Photo of Maltenbach
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Maltenbach, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Collierr3, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of dirtbikejunkie
4.53/5  rDev +11%
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.

dirtbikejunkie, Feb 01, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
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

lukeoberm963, Nov 11, 2009
Photo of journeywork
3/5  rDev -26.5%

journeywork, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of 0beerguy0
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
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!

0beerguy0, May 27, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

gregmtrainer, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Flores, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

dalvarez85, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Swandog, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of strimpf
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

strimpf, Jul 25, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Bankrobber77, Nov 26, 2008
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

pamling, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of beerwho
4.53/5  rDev +11%
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.

beerwho, Jul 31, 2006
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

gak111, Feb 10, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Tucson25, Oct 16, 2008
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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

kodemunke, Oct 21, 2009
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

BratTheWurst, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Absolutely delicious. Found it at a Fred Meyer in Beaverton. Not my first Dunkelweizen, by my first authentically German one. Poured a deep amber/light brown. Smelled of banana and cloves. Tasted almost like banana bread. I regret having only bought one. Highly recommended.

devilmakesthree, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Logic00
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Logic00, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Tiggercat, Mar 04, 2013
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.