Ayinger Urweisse
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Ranked #2
Ranked #6,196
4.1 | pDev: 10%
Jun 02, 2023
Apr 05, 2002
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Notes: “The union of wheaty freshness and dark malt often produces a fullness of taste and complexity”, explains the world-famous English beer commentator Michael Jackson.

This also applies to the Ayinger Urweisse, which is a strong amber-colored, yeast cloudy wheat beer. The beer is strong with the first taste and malty in aroma. The top-fermented, yeasty taste sensation is unmistakable. This beer is rich in sparkle and has just a touch of a special bitter quality. The fruity, malty mild aroma will have you won you over immediately!
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful, dark gold and hazy. Slightly sweeter than expected but a hint of spice cuts through well. Refreshing, if not a tad heavy. As a dunkel novice I really enjoyed it though!
Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by sweetbrew82 from California

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Ripe bananas, fresh wheat bread, clove, caramel, light citrus. Much more pronounced yeasty spice that works in perfect harmony with the fruity maltiness. Wish I could get a hold of more beers of this style to compare it to because I absolutely love it!
May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by MrJones07 from Spain

Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at Carwyn Cellars in October 2022 and drunk in April 2023.

L: A rusty orange in the glass with an initially mountainous but reasonably quickly subsiding rocky, white head. Big bubbled carbonation rolls up the glass. The beer inside the glass looks thick, and the carbonation gives the impression of being hampered in its journey up the beer column by the liquid's viscosity.

S: Brown bread, with a rich caramel, almost molasses note. A slight metallic edge pervades all. As the beer warmed clove and banana notes became readily apparent.

T: Strong brown bread, with sweet biscuity malt and low-to-medium bitterness. There's a slight banana note in there that increased and then shared the stage with cloves as the beer warmed, as per the nose. I don't know if it's a result of the banana and cloves coming to the fore, but the beer also became noticeably sweeter as it warmed.

M: Mouthfeel is more prickly than I expected from the visuals, especially with the beer confirming that extra viscosity in the mouth that was apparent from the eyes. It's a little weird having that extra prickle with the thick mouthfeel but not at all offensive.

O: This beer is one of the commercial examples cited in the BJCOP 2021 style guidelines. While It's a lovely drinking beer that became more expressive as it warmed, the increasing sweetness that resulted probably cost it marks in my book.

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.65 by Jelenovipivonelej from Slovak Republic

Mar 28, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 3.82 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a mostly hazy (30% clarity) medium and pale, but deep, orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 10-11. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of ripe bananas, bread, bubblegum, with a sweet caramel and ripe banana bread aroma.

Flavor: Strong and rich flavors of ripe banana bread, bubblegum, smooth bread malts with some sweet caramel. Some yeast to balance, but ultimately ripe, rich and sweet.

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied, appropriately strong carbonation and yeast, but ultimately finishes malty and sweet.

Compared to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 1/15/2023: Pours lighter, milder head. Stronger aromas. More ripe bananas, bubblegum, bread and caramel. Less yeasty, citrus, and medicinal. Heavier and sweeter.

Overall: A very nice dunkelweizen here. Fantastic German flavors of ripe bananas, bubblegum, bread, and sweet caramel. Heavier and leans sweeter than others within the style. The richness and ripe bananas pop here. Very tasty and the top of the top. (Rating: 4.23)
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a500ml bottle into a pint glass. A big four finger bubbly off white head on a cloudy amber brown. The head diminishes to a layer that sticks around. Some patchy lacing.
Smalls of banana, clove.
Similar flavours but with a long slightly bitter finish.
Fairly light body with moderate carbonation.
A little thin abut a solid Weizen.
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a murky brown colour, with a nice thick frothy head on top. A bit of cloves and other grains on the smell. The taste has your banana, your cloves, your bubblegum and this one also has a bit of cinnamon and anise as well. Very lightly carbonated
Jan 1 2023
Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
500 mL bottle from the LCBO; coded L2214 and served barely chilled.

Pours a murky, translucent copper-amber colour, with two inches of fluffy, foamy, eggshell white head situated atop. It scatters a few strands of lace about as it drops down to a frothy collar and thin film - looks pretty good in a tall weizen glass. Sweet, malty & yeasty aroma with some spiciness: I'm getting mushy, overripe bananas & banana bread, as well as wheat, caramel, clove, cinnamon and date squares.

A fantastic dunkelweizen. The flavours follow the nose - wheaty first and foremost, with overripe banana, caramel and bready malt sweetness dominating the forefront. Banana bread comes through at the midpoint, but gives way to a spicy, peppery, yeasty back end that includes hints of clove and nutmeg. Spicy, yeasty aftertaste with lingering sweetness that partially dries. Medium-full in body, with moderately soft carbonation that adds just the right amount of spritz to this brew's silky smooth mouthfeel. This is so goddamn drinkable, why did I only buy one?

Final Grade: 4.31, an outstanding A grade. While I have always had a fondness for hefes and weizenbocks, dunkels have never really been my jam. They're also locally uncommon: not a popular choice with domestic brewers, and there are very few German imports to speak of. Ayinger Urweisse is an excellent example of its style, boasting a delicate balance of wheaty, fruity & spicy flavours all working together in exquisite harmony. I will be buying more of these, as it's easily one of the best dunkelweizens I've ever had - a must-try for anyone who has enjoyed a German-style wheat beer.
Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for around $4.25 CDN. Apparently this has been on my wants list for years, but have never found it. Located a single bottle in the LCBO.

Appearance - Dark honey brown in color with plenty of haze. Three brilliant long lived fingers of white head. Wonderful spidery lacing left behind.

Smell - Lots of bready notes, elements of clove, hints of dark grain bread and maybe even a trace of smoke.

Taste - Some banana, clove, lots of bready flavors, hint of pumpernickel and finishes sufficiently bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, ever so smooth and the carbonation just seems near perfect.

Overall - Understandably a top rated dunkel, although this bridges the gap between a legit dark beer and a brew just a bit dark than a traditional golden hefe. Awesome brew and one I can't believe I found and when I did, can't believe I hadn't reviewed.
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Lucnifter from California

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Robertas from Lithuania

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours slightly murky, copper in color with one inch head. Taste is big toasted malt, freshly baked bread, banana, and clove. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet. Excellent classic dunkelweizen. Gotta get more of this.
Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ayinger 'Urweisse' @ 5.8% , served from a 500 ml bottle
A-pour is a funky gold from the bottle to a dark gold/dirty amber in the glass with a large size fluffy white head leaving a spotty lace along the weizen glass
S-wheat , clove , hints of banana
T-spicey dark wheat ale , caramel and dark bread
MF-lots of carbonation , big medium body
Ov-good German beer
prost LampertLand
Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by 60sFolks from Texas

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
0.5 L bottle
Bottle Date: L1169 (18 Jun, 2021)
Consumed on: 2022-jun-14
Glass: 0.5L Weizen Vase
Pouring Temp: 50.3 F

Cloudy and opaque burnished copper. I can only barely see the shadows of my fingers at the narrow part of the glass. 2.5-finger off-white creamy head slowly dissipates to 3/4 of a finger. Good lacing.

Slightly spicy cloves and cinnamon on top of wheat bread. Light notes of banana and citrus.

Bready malts with banana and sweet citrus (such as orange) undertones. Cinnamon and light cloves are present and linger throughout the sip. Hints of honey. The finish is mildly sweet citrus with some of the aforementioned spices.

Smooth and creamy. Medium body.

A very solid Dunkelweizen, albeit not as dark or malty as some. This is a great evening libation after a beautiful spring or summer day.
Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as a 500mL bottle from The Blue Door for $3.90. Poured in a proper weizen glass.

L - Hazy copper, with a four-finger fluffy off-white head. Decent lacing.
S - Clean and full of wheat. Mild clove.
T - Clove and grain-heavy. Bread crust. Very light toffee on the finish. Well-balanced!
F - Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation. Clean finish.
O - Love this one. This isn't my first time having it, but this is my first formal review of it. Highly recommend it, and I definitely will buy it again. Can't beat the price, either!
Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by lonestarshield from Texas

Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by clm9 from North Carolina

Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:08 PM
500 mL/1 Pint 0.9 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: Brownish, dark amber color, small foam, appears clear
Smell: aroma of malted grains
Taste: very good, low bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth feel: high carbonation, slightly tart, good follow through, dry finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter

A- pours a deep amber color with a one-finger creamy white head that has long retention after the pour, eventually leaving some lacing behind

S- aromas of clove, ripe pear, banana bread, bubblegum, toasted wheat basement must, cracked pepper, caramel & brown bread crust

T- spicy yeast up front gives notes of white pepper and peppery yeast that adds notes of clove, banana and a hint of bubblegum. Mid-palate brings out notes of bread crust, along with a hint of caramel and honey. The finish gives more spicy yeast, with a linger of toasted wheat and peppery yeast

M- medium body with lively carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish

O- a bit maltier than the hefe, with a nice bready malt note
Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice dark hazy amber color with a generous head and lacing
Aroma has nice roasted malt and light banana and caramel hints
Taste follows the nose with a nice roasted malt and light caramel flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good German Dunkelweizen
Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: a nice mahogany brown, with a thick white head

Smell: banana, wheat, toasted malt

Taste: follows the nose, make sure to allow the beer to warm enough to allow the banana to come through

Feel: very smooth
Oct 06, 2021
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