Ayinger Urweisse
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #2
Ranked #6,056
4.1 | pDev: 10%
Apr 06, 2022
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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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by md3kcn from North Carolina

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
4.21 by lonestarshield from Texas on Mar 28, 2022
4.17 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Mar 03, 2022
4.2 by clm9 from North Carolina on Feb 25, 2022
4.23 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 29, 2022
4.19 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Jan 19, 2022
3.79 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Jan 08, 2022
3.5 by doctorgary from New York on Nov 19, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gandres from Philippines

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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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Anders91 from California

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

Bottle from Pioneer supermarket on the UWS. Yeast sediment on the top of the bottle cap, pours a opaque dark amber/tan brown with a finger of creamy white head that sticks around, decent lacing, smell is fresh table bread, hard brown bread crust, brioche, mild pineapple and banana danish, taste follows with dark doughy wheat bread, spicy raisin bread, mild grassy hops, clove and banana on the finish that lingers, feel is medium to full bodied, medium carbonation and carbonic bite. A hearty and spicy dark weizen treat.

Sep 26, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

Hazy brownish-orange with a thick, tight white head. Very good looking beer. Massive banana yeast, caramel, and bready malts on the nose. Taste follows the nose, with some bright and subtle hopoy spice to balance out the palate, but the banana notes are dominant throughout. Feel is middleweight, smooth, slightly creamy. Overall a very flavourful and very drinkable beer, and one of the best weissbiers I've ever had.

Sep 12, 2021
4.2 by jdurey from Korea (South) on Jul 18, 2021
4.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a dark copper color with a white head and lacing Smell is light roasted malts and banana. Taste has a caramelized banana start with some notes of plum and prune very light a touch of clove . Mouth feel is sweet and creamy full bodied ,very drinkable.

Jun 23, 2021
3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jun 23, 2021
4.68 by Pacino from Bosnia & Herzegovina on Jun 21, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Not sure if this was just a clumsy pour on my part, but my entire glass was eggy white foam for a minute. Now that it's settled a bit, there's still two fingers worth of just the densest foam that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. It doesn't even look real. The body is a yeasty dark caramel brown. Very pretty beer. Nose is incredibly complex. Bready, yeasty, fruity, spicy, malty; all these descriptors apply. You can tell that it's a Hefe relative with that banana note. You can taste it too. Maybe a little too much. There's other notes (light caramel, clove) in the stew, but that is definitely the main player. Mild bitterness with a slight body. Carbonation is soft and that's where I like it. I wanted to like this more. And it's not that it's bad, just a touch too thin of body and a little too one note in the taste department. Or maybe I just have a shit palette. 1300 Beer Advocate readers can't be wrong.

Jun 19, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Dark, honey-amber body; mildly cloudy; thick and creamy head, dense and spongy. Strong banana note in the smell; sweet. Decently flavorful; more grainy than sweet and less of the Isoamyl acetate (i.e., banana) taste; honey; mild bitterness; yeasty. Heavy body; sticky and sweet on the palate.

Ayinger has a rock solid German dark wheat beer.

Served at 55° F; bottle info: L0198 (July 17th, 2020)

Jun 19, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a murky brown color with a nice light brown head that slowly reduces to a thin layer. In the nose, it is caramel and malt - in a nice way. The mouth gets a banana flavor that leads to the bready malt flavor. Nice!

Jun 04, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Caramel in color, cloudy, and frothy.

S: Caramelized banana.

T: Roasted goodness--Caramel banana bread with cinnamon nutmeg on top.

F: Full bodied, yet highly drinkable.

O: Great beer at an excellent price.

May 10, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by eameslover from Michigan


Apr 28, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Dark brown in color with a tightly knit densely packed inch thick tan head. I smell banana and bubble gum. Light soapy lacing. I’m tasting banana and wheat. The mouth is velvety smooth.

Apr 25, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by timon from California

Very comforting drink! Tastes like bread with orange zest and nutmeg. Smell leads the taste. Mouthfeel is AMAZING if you like thicker brews that are syrupy like I do. Very warm beer to drink, especially on a cold day.

Apr 24, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a bottle. Caramel in color with a large white head. Smells of caramel, bread and malt. Taste follows the smell with wheat and malt in the forefront.

Apr 05, 2021
4.33 by emerge077 from Illinois on Mar 18, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

It's funny that my first Dunkelweizen was the highest rated of the style (and I absolutely loved it), and now this is only my second of the style, and it's the second highest rated! Even just from the one that I tried, I can tell the style is right up my alley. Let's dive on in

Pours a murky copper orange with 3 fingers of frothy off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose carries a lot of spice in addition to the banana-like yeasty notes. I'm picking up on aromas of clove, pepper, overripe banana, toast, sweet bubblegum, and the slightest hint of vanilla

It's quite a bit softer in taste than the aroma would lead me to believe, but I think that's best in this case. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting orange peel, banana, soft dark bread, and creamy wheat. The swallow brings notes of white pepper, creamy banana, lightly roasted wheat, and some clove for balance

A medium full body pairs with moderate tingling carbonation, resulting in a creamy and rich beer, almost too much for the abv. Finishes mostly dry with a touch of spice

This is a good beer, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't even hold a candle to the Weihenstephan version. I'd still drink it again

Mar 14, 2021
4 by BeerWasp from Germany on Mar 03, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LukeGude from Iowa

Large bottle from John’s poured into stein. Description nails it. Wheat freshness and dark malt. Nice German style.

Feb 27, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

L: Pours a very cloudy light brown color with a tall beige head with good retention.
S: Very yeasty upfront, bananas, straw, hay, clove, faint amount of caramel?
T: Wheat, bubblegum, banana, slight amount of lemon, roasted malts.
F: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy, soft & frothy.
O: Another great brew from Ayinger!

Feb 26, 2021
4.25 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Jan 30, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

Nice foam that stays for a while, cloudy copper color, sweet taste as it seems to be a common trend in german beers. Definitely a wheat beer. I think now I can start to tell when the sweetness is from the grains as opposed to fruits or some other added flavor. Nice mouth feel in this one, it's not light but not heavy either, almost creamy. Low bitterness, slightly hoppy. Awesome !

Jan 19, 2021
4.37 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Jan 03, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Hazy caramel colored pour with thick off white creamy lacing. Carbonation is tight, steady, and the bubbles are small.

S - Straw, banana, and yeasty.

T - Yeasty, bready, citrus, banana, cloves, a shot of lemon, all with a perfect balance with a small amount of sweet malt. Leaves some lingering bready citrus and cloves on the palate. Bitterness is extremely low with citrus, spice, and yeast taking the center stage.

M - Bready, chewy, with a wet finish.

O - This is quite refreshing and dig the way everything blends.

Dec 30, 2020
4.25 by DFred from California on Dec 27, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by annp1022 from California

Pours a light tan-honey color, roughly two inches of foam. Smell is a little yeast-y, some lemon. Taste is light, wheat, some spice. The malt kicks in nicely, along with the cloves. The feel is light, pretty smooth. Enjoying it so far.

Dec 25, 2020
4.24 by avisong from Virginia on Dec 07, 2020
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