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

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90
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1,143 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:
1,143
Reviews:
581
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L....cloudy...not dark like I expected. Orangish amber. Nice head.. good lacing.
S.... distinctly bananas..cloves
T.... right away the zing jumped out.. wasn't expecting that...not sour or anything like that....tartness...apple and maybe lemon notes on top or right with the banana.
F... carbonation not excessive but high.. not the smoothest hefe. Not a bad taste... still pretty pleasant.
Overall... something tells me there is something different...not subtle but still not your run of the mill here. Actually there may be something missing here or maybe added. I can't put my tongue on it. Sure I would drink it again.

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Photo of igl
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted on tap at Ayingers in Munich.

Dirty amber color with plenty of cloudiness. Moderate and lasting head. Only a few spots on the glass.

Strong wheat aroma with a bit of yeast and lightly toasted malt. Not very "dark" to the nose. A touch of banana.

The flavor draws out more banana than the smell. The yeast is also stronger. The malt is toasty but not "too dark". It's also sweet. The aftertaste is relatively short.

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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 VictoriaTyagunova
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jbertsch
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(500 ml bottle, poured into an over-sized wine glass)

L: hazy, medium-amber liquid with a lovely, thick, sudsy, inch-high blanket of soft foam... even with the little bit of dregs later poured in, it doesn't get much cloudier... the foam didn't hold long, but a thick collar remains... lace slides down glass

S: quite potent fruity esters - banana, plum - and a hint of spice... soft essence of earthy yeast slurry... I can't stop whiffin' this in real deep... just fantastic, and the shape of the glass seems to be key... potency dies off after awhile

T: surprisingly light and clean, bready malt more in finish and aftertaste - but the fruit flavors are on fire here!... I'm wondering if a fresher bottle would have more malt sweetness - but nonetheless the grain is dense, if not full... thinly acidic aftertaste with some plum essence... the taste overall could be a 4.5, undecided

F: again, I think I was anticipating more body - there's a bit of a foamy front, the bottom drops out and the liquid flows back clean and refreshing, with perhaps a delicately chewy viscosity on the follow-through (which is likely the lil yeast slug)

O: no idea how old this bottle was - maybe up to if not more than 6 months?? - but the quality was still very much intact... definitely will get again and I must compare with my other dunkel faves

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Photo of schuler
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Urweisse, 5.8% ABV, 13 IBU. Pours medium viscosity, brown, with a 3 finger white head on a careful pour, leaving little lacing. Nose is bread and banana, taste follows, with almost no bitterness. Slightly heavy carbonation, but still decent mouthfeel. Overall excellent.

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Photo of safphoto
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More like a hefeweizen with a amber color. Lots of clove and banana. The esters are well balanced with the caramel and nutty malts. Really good and balanced beer

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Photo of corywalston
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MargotDarko
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckornmannn
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a tulip: hazy brown Amber color. Lacy head. Very aromatic; banana and pear. Just a little bit tart and sweet at the same time. Silky feel. Lingering banana aftertaste.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange/amber with thick golden head, good retention.
Creamy weizen smell.
Utterly balanced taste, probably, tad watery.
Medium body, medium to high carbonation.
Terrific.

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Photo of BaileyMitch
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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