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

BA SCORE
90
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1,140 Ratings
Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
1,140
Reviews:
579
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
126
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious. Found it at a Fred Meyer in Beaverton. Not my first Dunkelweizen, by my first authentically German one. Poured a deep amber/light brown. Smelled of banana and cloves. Tasted almost like banana bread. I regret having only bought one. Highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.97/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When the Germans say: Paulaner, Franziskaner, sonst nichts they forget something . . . Ayinger. Man, this is one heck of a beer. Delightfully fluffy wheat character balanced out by munich malts in a burnt-orange brew. I drank this guy so quickly, I got a tummy-ache from the carbonation. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Yummy.

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4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Has an awesome yeast and fruit smell Appearance-- Pours a murky dark amber color with a medium sized tan head Taste- Fantastic yeast and wheat flavor mixed with spices. Palate- A medium bodied beer with medium-high carbonation Overall- Incredible beer, if it’s not on your beer list add it!

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4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

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4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When I pour the brew the color is light amber almost orange. The color is quite bright for a Dunkel. It has a cloudy appearance that you would expect from unfiltered wheat beers. I like to slowly rotate the bottle after pouring a little into a glass. When you first pour the beer a large head forms at the top of the glass of about 2 inches. This quickly is gone though as the beer settles and leaves almost no trace on the glass.

The Ur-Weisse has a very complex aroma. At first pass I was drawn into the smells of fruit. Banana and apple stand out the most but I'm sure there are others that I cannot put my finger on directly. Investigating further I catch the aroma of cloves and yeast. All of these flavors blend perfectly and produce one of my favorite beer aromas.

The taste of the Ayinger Ur-Weisse is just perfect. This is an extremely light and easy to drink beer. You are immediately drawn to the taste of the fruits in the brew. You can definitely taste the yeast and malt also. It finishes very dry with little aftertaste.

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4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a two finger thick creamy off-white head. The head reduces by about 25% but has great retention. There is significant lacing observed.

S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

O: A really good weizen. Great for the weizen style, but I expected something a bit darker being a dunkel. Not upset by any means though.

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4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,140 ratings.
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