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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

920 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 49
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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

caribechill, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

RSpencer, Sep 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

ChesterCopperpot21, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hooligans, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

BubbaMac, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

consumerjim, Sep 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Loakwurm, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ftvigil, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ThoughtPolice
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer a lot. I have had the bottle for about 2.5 months in the fridge, so was expecting freshness to be diminished, but it wasn't, afaik.
Poured as usual, but inverting the bottle with my thumb over top aften a 1/2 a glass was poured to get the yeast in there, then resuming pour. (into oversize wine goblet)

Appearance:
Cloudy gold-orange. Very nice, and right for the style. Started with 2 fingers of fizzy/creamy head, then quickly settled to a 1/4 finger layer, mostly a ring. Looks nice overall

Aroma:
I like the aroma here, getting some sweetness, definitely banana with a touch of citrus. Cloves are there big time as well.

Taste:
Great. All the smells are present in flavor, with a nice bite at the end of a sip. The sweetness hangs in your mouth, but is tempered by bitterness nicely. Good aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Perfect carbonation for the style, a little fizzy pop. The mf is slightly creamy, again perfect for style.

Overall:
A very nice beer, especially for the price. Taste is great, I really like Dunkels, I'll have to try some others for comparison and then reevaluate this one.
Drinkability seems great, (could have a few for sure) but I only had one.

I need to replace my Ayinger glass and fill it up with one of these. (I'm so damned clumsy with my beer glasses for some reason. At least they're cheap)

ThoughtPolice, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of belenita
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy, dark-orange amber. Foam reminds me of a meringue.

S - Like simple syrup and banana

T - Slightly fruity at first, like banana, and a nice bitterness in the end. At times I find that it gets bland? Numbing, if anything.

M - A spark of light carbonation, especially at the tip of your tongue. Goes down dry and a bit grainy.

D - Pretty drinkable, but I don't mind nursing this a bit and pair it off with finger food.

belenita, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of jmperez
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i enjoyed this dunkel weizen very much. Poured a hazy copper with a thin white head. Aromas of roasted malts, clove, banana and apple. Tastes much the same except the apple is more pronounced. Medium body, light carbination. I could drink this with some apple pie. Ya that sounds good.

jmperez, Jan 16, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a meeting with my company a few months ago. We were served german potato salad and some red cabbage (rot kraut). I must say this beer really had it all.

It is dry and grainy, but has a taste close to butterscotch. It really had me at bay. A good creamy wheat taste, it went down easy.

I really want to visit Aying, Germany to see the magic up close!

TeutonicKnight, Apr 05, 2006
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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Welsman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this is a good brew. I love wheat beers and Ayinger has done a good job here.

Pours a Unique light orange color. Head is thick and creamy.
Very smooth yet the flavors of Banana and spices
are all over, something i cant quite put my finger on sets this apart from alot of German wheats.
Very Drinkable, great with meat and rich foods.

Welsman, Jan 18, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

journeywork, Mar 29, 2014
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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
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.