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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
570
Ratings:
1,111
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
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120
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Photo of thebeers
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yellow amber color with large frothy white head. Lemon and clove in the nose. They carry over to the taste, along with a big blast of banana, hefeweizen yeast and a touch of spiciness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Great wheat beer.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku glass

A: Amber/orange with a white 1.5 finger head that lingered. Thick lacing.

S: Banana bread, cherries, wheat.

T: Follows nose with a sweet, summery taste. Light, refreshing. Grainy, in a good way.

M: Medium with medium to high carbonation. Thick, almost chewy.

O: A great summer beer. A bit pricey ($3.50 for a 16.9 ounces) but an enjoyable dunkelweiss.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L : Sun tea and apple cider colored with a very tall head of 4 fingers, soapy and sudsy. Lace is left sparsely in broken hills on the sides.

S : Dark wheat meets cinnamon sprinkled bananas, mandarin orange, and bazooka bubble gum in the nose. Lingering notes of lightly charred barley, citrus, pink grapefruit, dark bread crust.

T : Light, fruity, delicious with a hint of darkness. Flavor similar to the nose. First thing I notice is the literal crushed vitamins and minerals that glide past my tongue adding texture, with strong notes of banana, banana peel, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cherry or berries, orange peel, and clove. A knock-out flavor profile while remaining crisp, sweet, and easy.

F : Textured with minerals, vitamins, and unfiltered wheat. Makes it drink like pulp OJ. Incredible. Beyond that it's very crisp, smooth, and light.

O : Will I buy this again? Abso-freaking-lutely. This is one awesome Dunkel, not to be missed by any beer lover. Classy work, here.

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Photo of singletary
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden hue with a nice head. The smell is of wheat and a little bit of bananas. It has a taste of the wheat and a sweetness of banana that comes through. A nice wheat beer what will please anyone.

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Photo of drpimento
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yum-o, great dunkel! Appearance had a huge, thick, creamy head. Aroma is typical traditional Bavarian hefeweizen. Flavor's where it's really good - with qualities that go perfectly with the palate: fruit, yeast, rye bread, and a bit tart on the finish. Body is soft up front and a bit crisp from carbonation in the back. Super drinkable! Want to try it on draft.

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Photo of erk0607
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Murky, golden brown, with off white lacing. Extra yeast that was hanging out in the bottle made its way into my glass... not exactly appetizing looking but yeast is yeast and I wouldn't be drinking this beer without its help.
Smell: Grainy, hay, malt, yeast, light fruit, fresh banana
Taste: Like a wheat beer... hits the style pretty well. Not much of a hop presence. On the sweeter side. Some breadyness and yeast flavors. Maybe a bit of light fruits like citrus and cherry/peach... stone fruits I guess.
Feel: On the lighter side, medium-light. Foams up pretty quickly. Head dies down within a minute or two leaving a pretty carbonated beer behind.
Overall: An interesting dunkelweizen. Wouldn't hesitate to get another one, but also not running out to the store to search one out specially either.

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Photo of kitschiguy
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a 500ml wheat beer glass.

Poured a dark copper brown with the usual big white head. The head died surprisingly quickly but it looked nice.

Nose is a little spicy with maybe a hint of banana. Not overly expressive but nice.

Palate has more going on. A little spicy with some yeasty banana, clove notes along with some more malty flavours coming through. Perhaps a hint of cherry.

Good mouth but a little thin. carbonation is low. Quite smooth.

Overall very good. Classic dark wheat. Much better than most of the wheat beers I've tried lately. More flavour in this dark wheat.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy dark yellow-gold into a tall glass from a bottle. Nice head and lacing. Pleasant banana smell that carries over to the taste. Taste of spice and grass. Very nice beer!

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This dunkelweizen pours a slightly opaque dark golden / amber color with a thick, frothy white head that quickly dissipates almost completely. The scent is of a milieu of spices, wheat, and maybe a little banana. It smells very similar to a saison. The flavor is more complex and fuller bodied than the typical hefeweizen, as it should be. It has a variety of spices including clove, gingerbread, banana, wheat, and a nice medium malt character. It has a very nice crisp finish to it as wellThis is a really nice beer. Like most of the Ayinger beers I have tried so far it is a good example of the outstanding quality, no frill, classic style common to German beer. It is clear why this is a very highly rated dunkelweizen.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured pint bottle into weizen glass. Light amber, persistent fingernail of head which stays for the entire drinking process.

Nose of banana bread and malt, but very light.

Taste is much the same, but there's also nutmeg and a surprising cherry note in the mix as well.

Carb bite on the end, but a smooth mouth overall.

A good, hearty dunkelweizen, typical of the lighter varieties.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber colour. Smells strongly of malts, banana, spicy notes, and sweet. Tastes initially sweet, then spicy, slight earthy hops, yeasty, fruity, tangy, banana, dry finish, medium-bodied; it smells lighter than it tastes.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this brewery. Pours light brown with lasting white half-finger head. Aroma is banana foremost with bread, bubblegum, and some spice. Flavor profile follows nose to a tee. Very smooth mouthfeel and slightly sweet yet clean finish. Great stuff.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky apricot with a big, soapy head that dissapates quickly.
Smells banana, clove, dark fruits.
A very smooth taste and feel. Banana right up front. The taste follows the nose. This
Is an incredibly smooth and tasty urweisse. One of the best.

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Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.75] Beer is a brownish copper color. It forms a whopping 3+ fingers of head. The head is tight white bubbles that dissipate slowly and leave a think marshmallow fluff of lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%). There is no visible date code.

S: [2.50] Herbaceous, pungent banana.

T: [2.25] Follows the nose. More banana

M: [3.50] Not over carbonated. Mediumish feel.

O: [2.50] It has the banana-tastic yeast flavor (that I don't like). This beer is not for me. It highlights one of the flavors I dislike the most in beer. I will pass on this going forward.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/12/16:

Before sediment is added, very dull and clear copper with golden hues. Light-colored for a Dunkel. After swirling around the last bit in bottle to stir up sediment and adding to glass, incredibly opaque in bulb, still somewhat clear and swirly in the “stem,” with clumps of fines resting at the bottom. Fizzy, but fairly well-retaining, uniform, off-white head. Semi-tart banana, bread, light band-aid, and syrupy sweet aromas. About the same to the palate up front, only some booze and yeast spiciness, and mild funk, cloves and peppercorns toward the back. Medium-bodied, dense but gentle effervescence, and smooth.

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Photo of drmeto
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L:
-pours an opaque golden-brown with a medium,creamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,lemon,earthy,leather,clove,white bread,passionfruit,pineapple,bubble gum
T:
-overripe banana,clove,lemon,white bread,passionfruit,bubble gum,honey,cream,toffee
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium,creamy body
O:
Fantastic Hefeweizen (not a Dunkelweizen).Sweet and full-bodied.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a very hazy orange color into a typical pint. Very little head and no lacing. Immediately smells like bananas. Initial taste is definitely bananas too and pleasant aftertaste. Definitely a little thicker brew too. Overall I really enjoy this brew and hope to enjoy more in the near future.

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Photo of CzechTex
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Head dissipated fairly quickly, some lacing (draft beer). Nice cloudy appearance, good feel in the mouth. A little expensive but worth it. I will drink it again .

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Photo of James954
3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's honestly an overpriced Franziskaner....and I like Franziskaner! But it's overpriced!

Differences are: A heavier mouth-feel and a better head when poured out of the bottle.

Ayinger has great stuff. But price sometimes becomes an obstacle for them when compared to others.

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Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle.

A: Pours medium-dark orange-amber topped by a sizable, thick, off-white head. Very good retention with spots and streaks of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy-herbal hops, banana bread, apples, clove and light toast.

Flavor: good complexity but featuring banana bread and other (mainly) yeast derivatives. Also has light clove and faint spices, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, and some faint earthy hops.

M: Medium body; prickly, moderate-high carbonation; smooth and crisp.

O: not a favored style but certainly an excellent version.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle poured into a weisse style glass
(A)- Pours a medium-dark burnt caramel color. Some good white froth with good retention
(S)- Big notes of banana and clove meets a deep musty biscuit dryness
(T)- Very similar to the smell. Plenty of clove with more subtle on the banana but with some bubblegum and biscuit
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A touch richer that a normal Hefe, which fits this so well
(O)- Exactly what I expect from a Dunkel. . everything that reminds you of a Hefeweiss, but deeper and richer without losing the classic flavors

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deeper color than your average wheat. Can' see how this is a dunkel however. Nice big head which receded quickly and didn't leave much lacing. Nose has some esters, but seems to be more towards the spice notes along with some malt. Taste isn't as bright as some. Like the nose, a little less banana, but full flavored with both nutmeg and malt. Acidic citrus (or is it apple skins?) keeps it together and multi-dimentional. A quality beer, and a little different take while remaining classic. Makes me look forward to comparing to their Brauweisse since this is a darker version (but not a dunkel IMHO).

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Photo of SStein
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker orange with a big head that retains for most of the time it took to drink. Smells fruity and slightly citrusy. Strong banana esters come through, with clove on the back end. Light smooth carbonation. This beer goes down very easy.

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Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served in a bulbous weizen glass. The beer pours dark orange in color, quite hazy, and fills the glass's bulb with a mass of white head. Faint, fruity aroma. Upon tasting, the yeasty spice of clove is immediately apparent, along with a really fine carbonation. Very neutral with a thin and wheaty mouthfeel. Finishes with the same spicy clove note, and a hint of banana. Enjoyable, but I think I'd take Franziskaner every time.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Burnt orange color, cloudy opaque, hints of orange on the edges of the glass. Frothy white head that recedes, yet lingers

S: Smell of sweat bread. Hints of citrus or tropical fruit. Banana bread is predominant though.

T: So nice, tropical fruit, banana, typical bubblegum flavors of the style. Noticed a lack of pepper and minimal clove that I am used to. They're present but not as upfront. Also that classic bready flavor is present. Also getting some brown sugar-like flavors from this one.

F: Smooth, rich, yet easy drinking. Silky is a word that comes to mind.

O: Great dunkel weissbier. All around, a complex and incredibly enjoyable beer

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,111 ratings.
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