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: 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
Ranking:
#2,537
Reviews:
595
Ratings:
1,185
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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108
Gots:
144
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Ratings: 1,185 |  Reviews: 595
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass, dark yellow gray brown with a huge off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: big banana and clove esters, sweet and bready, banana but bread

T: taste follows nose, sweet banana, clove, yeasty bread

M: light to medium body, higher carbonation

O: nice dark weizen, traditional German weizen flavors

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Photo of jimmah120
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look is lsightly hazy golden orange, frothy off-white head. Smell is banana, clove, wheat, chalky vanilla, and a hard to place sweet smell that perfectly melds with the banana. Slightly roasted banana, caramel, light clove and floral notes. Wheaty, dry, and soft.

Fantastic tasting at a reasonable price.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deeper color than your average wheat. Can' see how this is a dunkel however. Nice big head which receded quickly and didn't leave much lacing. Nose has some esters, but seems to be more towards the spice notes along with some malt. Taste isn't as bright as some. Like the nose, a little less banana, but full flavored with both nutmeg and malt. Acidic citrus (or is it apple skins?) keeps it together and multi-dimentional. A quality beer, and a little different take while remaining classic. Makes me look forward to comparing to their Brauweisse since this is a darker version (but not a dunkel IMHO).

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Photo of mschofield
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy orange-brown with a huge marshmallow foamy light-tan head, filled with streams of carbonation, leaves webs of lace behind. Unfortunately the rest of the beer doesn't live up to the appearance.
Aroma notes of carmel, wheat and clove.
Spicy taste, roasted malt notes, grainy, wood and tobacco.
Medium feel, sweet and a little tart. Just average drinkability, nothing great.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky copper brown with a white cream head. Nice retention throughout. Doughy and malty to the nose. A little bit of cloves and subtle fruit. Taste is creamy with apple, bananas and wheat. Slight spice in there. Nice smooth creamy dry mouth. Very drinkable.

I like.

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours cloudy yellow, nice thick foamy head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat and bananas, banana-clove yeasty flavor, some bubblegum in the aftertaste. Light body, clean and crisp, very refreshing another one of my favorites, always good.

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Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Zylod
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy deep amber brown color, it tops with majestic creamy off-white head that very well retains itself with remarkable retention before slowly sinking to an eternal fluffy layer that will never die down and leaving some lacing behind, high visible carbonation.

The aroma is well balance between all the elements of ripe banana, citrus, lime, clove spice, pepper, bubblegum, caramel, dough, some toasted and dark bread.

Fruity ester leads the taste with notes of banana, citrus, and lime while there are also the other yeasty flavors of clove spice and pepper. Malt displays as the flavor structure with its dough, dark bread, toasted bread, and caramel. Hop is at the end with ghost-like bitterness together with some fruity tartness from yeast.

Medium body with some good crisp and lively carbonation through the palate, smooth mouthfeel with nice refreshing touch, finish is dry.

When it comes to Ayinger with the wheat beer, you can always rest assure the quality and drinkability without doubt.

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Photo of corywalston
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cavedave
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy with thickly packed fine yeast, and two finger head of close knitted white sorta define the look for this style, just about perfect.

The aroma is biscuit dough and light clove, banana, bubble gum, and some herbal things going on behind it all. As it warms the aroma gets even sweeter, and fruitiness appears,

What a taste! Man, it is more fruity in the mouth, tasting of pear with banana, with some nice spiciness to accompany that isn't sharp at all, and the doughy nature cleanly holding it together. It is sweet, but cleanly so, with alcohol totally hidden in the spice of this. Just a fantastically enjoyable balance of delicious flavor here.

Low carb, medium viscosity, excellent finish, super tasty and clean linger.

What a great beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ccozzi
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Dewey0603
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a cloudy coppery color with a giant white foamy head that leaves nice lacing. The smell "bisquit' yeast, lemon zest, cloves, and some ripe banana aromas. The taste has some candy sugar, lemon, clove, and wheat. The taste is very good and refreshing. The m/f is light and well balanced. This is a quality made beer. Another excellant beer from Ayinger, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

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Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky apricot with a big, soapy head that dissapates quickly.
Smells banana, clove, dark fruits.
A very smooth taste and feel. Banana right up front. The taste follows the nose. This
Is an incredibly smooth and tasty urweisse. One of the best.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500ml bottle into weizen glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Cloudy light amber brown. Excellent fluffy two finger khaki head with outstanding retention.

S: Banana, clove, apples. Gentle aroma.

T: Lots of fruit, apple and banana, clove. Soft flavors but very tasty.

F: Medium body, crisp, semi-dry.

O: I have come to believe Ayinger doesn't make a bad beer. This is very very good.

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Photo of Exeter
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of magictacosinus
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass. This one pours a hazy chestnut color with two fingers of frothy white head. Simply looks damn good.

Right off I get a big whiff of banana in the aroma. It seems to mellow out after a few sniffs where a nice spicy and bready aroma come through. The flavor has a little bit of banana bread like characteristics; slightly sweet and yeasty with some spice. A little bit toasty on the malts.

The body is light and the carbonation is lively and a bit sharp. Overall a pretty rock solid German brew here I told my brothers girlfriend to buy me a beer and she got me this. I should clearly try that tactic more often.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,185 ratings