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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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 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

Photo of opieo
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice spicy, banana, unfiltered wheat. Bitter finish that started with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Would have rated higher if less bitter at the end.

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

Photo of kwjd
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monorailred
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -75.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of augustgarage
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger weissbier glass.

Flame to tawny liquid, cloudy with a lasting finger of pillowy off-white foam up top. Soapy lacing, superior retention, no legs.

Nose exhibits a blend of banana, clove, and a hint of malt (caramel?), with an slight emphasis on fruity esters. Well balanced and moderated.

Wheat infused tangy palate entry with a low-level but persistent lactic acidity cutting through the esters - the effect reminds me of a dollop of lemon curd on top of strawberry shortcake or orange curd on top of banana bread. Malt comes forward with dough and toast notes, tailed by a faint aftertaste of clove or nutmeg. Medium-dry finish with both sweet and tart flavors competing.

Carbonation feels heavier than it looks, the beer surging more in the mouth than in the glass. Not quite medium-bodied - quite refreshing.

An excellent example of a style that is very well suited to the shoulder seasons, particularly Indian Summer with its blustery, hot, but fast-fading days. I would prefer a little more malt complexity, increased phenols, and less acidity, but these are matters of personal preference rather than faults in the finely crafted beer itself.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yellow amber color with large frothy white head. Lemon and clove in the nose. They carry over to the taste, along with a big blast of banana, hefeweizen yeast and a touch of spiciness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Great wheat beer.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mike76NY
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryantan
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of Andula
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kenai4
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of everyhumanist
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L : Sun tea and apple cider colored with a very tall head of 4 fingers, soapy and sudsy. Lace is left sparsely in broken hills on the sides.

S : Dark wheat meets cinnamon sprinkled bananas, mandarin orange, and bazooka bubble gum in the nose. Lingering notes of lightly charred barley, citrus, pink grapefruit, dark bread crust.

T : Light, fruity, delicious with a hint of darkness. Flavor similar to the nose. First thing I notice is the literal crushed vitamins and minerals that glide past my tongue adding texture, with strong notes of banana, banana peel, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cherry or berries, orange peel, and clove. A knock-out flavor profile while remaining crisp, sweet, and easy.

F : Textured with minerals, vitamins, and unfiltered wheat. Makes it drink like pulp OJ. Incredible. Beyond that it's very crisp, smooth, and light.

O : Will I buy this again? Abso-freaking-lutely. This is one awesome Dunkel, not to be missed by any beer lover. Classy work, here.

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

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,143 ratings.
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