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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“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!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
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#5,301
Reviews:
595
Ratings:
1,191
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle ran me $3.69 USD plus tax at a grocery store in Austin, TX. I've reviewed this before but haven't yet typed up those notes, but I wanted an excuse to revisit this so I took it.

5.8% ABV. "Bavarian dark weizen." "Spicy dark wheat ale." "Unfiltered."

HEAD: Luxuriously soft and creamy, boasting a silky consistency and gorgeous bright complexion. Occupies ~70% of the glass and lasts a good 10+ minutes. Astounding.

BODY: Obviously unfiltered judging by its chill haze. Glowing orange-copper in colour. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Right on the money for the style. The head's softness and complexion is remarkable.

AROMA: Fresh Bavarian yeast is evident; I'm getting fresh banana, bubblegum phenol, spicy clove, and maybe a scintilla of vanilla. Fresh wheat and hints of bready malts are also present, but yeast shines in this aroma. Hop profile is floral but hop aromatics are mild.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. A very fresh and enticing aroma that showcases Bavarian yeast effortlessly.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Mouthfeel is impossibly soft, comforting the drinker with a blanket of creamy froth. Near perfectly carbonated. Aptly medium-bodied. Delicate and gentle on the palate. Mellow yet dialed-in. Smooth, wet, and very refreshing.

Bavarian yeast is showcased as well in the beer's flavour as it is in the aroma, yielding true-to-form notes of banana esters, spicy clove, and bubblegum phenol. Banana bread will come to mind for some drinkers.

Mild floral hop notes make an appearance but don't steal the show from the yeasty subtleties.

Fresh wheat lends this its mellow backbone. Not too bready or heavy on the palate like many expressions of the style. Balance is impeccable.

OVERALL: More great work from one of the world's finest wheat beer breweries. Devilishly drinkable; I find myself inhaling the glass. The kind of mellow easy drinking German ale I'd happily drink anytime. Depth of flavour could be improved, but I imagine that has more to do with this beer having been shipped across an ocean prior to me being able to consume it.

B (3.58) / GOOD

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4.94/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 500ml into nonic pint glass. A light mahogany brown with a 2.5 finger creamy white foam head with traces of lacing on my glass. It has a nice fruity sweetness with bread, hints of mature bananas, yeast and esters. Flavor is bready malts with some fruity banana notes, light caramel in the middle, and finishes with some yeast and spice. Feel is medium-bodied with a creamy feel and excellent carbonation. A terrific beer for any time of the year.

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4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy murky orange brown color. Medium body, maybe just above average carbonation, slight oily/creamy feel. Aroma at first is the crust on whole wheat bread. Next come up a slight bit of banana, malt, spice, and what tastes like orange peel. I'm the taste the wheat and banana sort of compete to impress first then malt,yeast, and a little spice. Overall it's a great beer, not a light just mowed the lawn beer but definitely filling,flavorful, and we'll made

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
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3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark golden colour, big head that lasts for an eternity, compact lace. Aroma of cloves, banana, apples, oranges, cuando. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Sweet fruits finish. Taste of cloves, peaches, banana, oranges. Good one.

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4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Very cloudy amber, with a large, off white head, that sticks around.
AROMA: Wheaty/bready, yeasty, banana, and clove.
TASTE: Same as aroma.
FEEL: Medium body, well carbonated, medium dry.
OVERALL: Very nice wheaty brew. Very refreshing.

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4.98/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is an orange and straw hue, with a two finger white head. Aromas consist of banana, clove, baking spices, orange peel, caramel, and marshmallow. Flavors are the same. The feel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,191 ratings