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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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:
127
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive creamy head on a muddy red-brown, slightly orange liquid. Thick and smooth lacing.

Very sweet, fruity banana smell

Tart cherries, apples, banana and hint of spice. Smooth wheat finish with plenty of fruit punch to round it out.

Strong carbonation, light to medium body, refreshing and crisp...

Solid dunkel and quite tasty. Refreshing and uplifting, somewhat filling and good with sausage.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Erdinger Weisse glass a cloudy light brown color with a big white head, that quickly became a nice white lacing with excellent retention. Nose revealed some banana, clove and apple. Flavors detected include baked bread, juicy fruits and powdered sugar. The body of this beer is relatively light, and prickly on the tongue. This is a very easy Dunkel Weizen to drink. Not my favorite for the style, but still damn good, and worth a try.Rosemary crackers with goat's milk Brie was a nice pairing for this one. Cheers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a huge white head that slowly dissipates to a very thin lace. Aromas are banana and clove, with a hint of butterscotch. Flavors are banana bread, spice, citrus and muted caramel with a bready, citrus finish. Rather high carbonation with a light and peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice wheat beer. Delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

17 ounce bottle purchased at the North Coast Co-op in Arcata, California.

Pours overcast amber. The head is bright white, rises a fast two inches and falls gradually without leaving a shred of lace. Smell: granny smith apples, fresh California grapes, and a chewy, earthy background of fresh bread. Taste opens with a tart fruitiness that flattens out through the middle revealing a short stint of tangy bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter-sweet, delicious. Mouthfeel: a full, palate coating body, without being heavy, and lots of refreshing carbonation.

My first time with this style, enjoying it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't have any trouble with the head on this one. It was a big head, but it subsided fairly quickly to just a thin ring around the surface.

I can't believe how rich and complex the smell of this beer is. On one level it's citrusy, and on another it smells like fresh baked banana bread. There is a bit of a bite at the finish, like a grannysmith apple.

There are no rough edges on the taste. Smooth and slightly fruity. Not as heavy fruit on the taste as the smell. The finish is also just right. I don't like a lingering taste.. so this is exactly the kind of beer that goes well with lunch and light dinner foods.

This is an all around "good beer".

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