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

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1,142 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:
1,142
Reviews:
580
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased from BevMo in Menlo Park, CA.

Pours a muddied orange-amber colour, heavily hazed, with a solid froth of white foam. Body is very fluid, and seems light, but the haze, and the fine carbonation gives it a distinctive weight. Lacing is weak, but forms in patches. Overall, it looks pretty decent.

Nose is a little earthier and spicier than I expected. There's no big banana characters, and no classic clove: instead there's a very organic character, like freshly turned mulch, mingled with a peppery spice and some other estery characters: I get vanilla and starfruit. And yet, it manages still to feel like a German ale for some reason. It's confusing.

Taste is pleasant. Smooth, clear wheat characters give a crisp centre of the palate surrounded by sweet softness all around. Some peppery, earthy and leathery notes come out later, and even some of those banana phenols missing on the palate seem to appear towards the finish. It's quite pleasant.

Feel is smooth and light. Not bad at all.

Overall, this is different, but very pleasant. It's perhaps somewhere between a hefe and a dunkel, and yet also manages to hold very different characters from many of the examples I've had in the past. I was very interested in it as a result.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A bit cloudy, golden. Light, reddish orange.
Smell: Light bread and honey.
Taste: Light bread and honey. Banana.
Mouthfeel: Quite carbonated.

This is a good brew. The taste and smell compliment each other. It's a warm, bready, honey taste. Not terribly exciting, but very enjoyable. I would drink this again.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Steamer
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, golden apple cider appearance with a nice white, single finger head that dissipates quickly. Spicy apple aroma but subdued. Nicely balanced, malt forward taste with a bit of dry bite towards the end.. faint hops. Medium-high carbonation. A nice experience for my first Dunkel. I will have to try more!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 liter bottle. This beer has a nice one finger head that lingers on for quite some time. The color of this beer is a really nice, slightly reddish amber color. It is not fully opaque, but when held up to the light really nicely shows off its great burnt-auburn haze.

The typical banana nose is here, but it is fairly subdued. More dominant is an almost spiciness, perhaps nutmeg or some other warmth-inspiring ester. It is quite lovely, very complex and inviting.

This thing has some serious mouthfeel! I almost want to chew it. The taste is very yeasty, but in a smooth way. The carbonation gives the end of the taste an almost peppery quality.

Definitely a beer I will be buying again, especially considering the pricepoint. I have not had too many Dunkelweizens, but this is a very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,142 ratings.
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