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
Ratings:
1,144
Reviews:
581
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
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100
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129
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0
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Hyvee in West Omaha, NE.
No clear freshness date on bottle.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a tall, off-white, meringue-like head, fluffy and cloud-esque. Head fades down over time to a 1cm cap atop the body and leaves spotty lacing, but nothing amazing. Body is an opaque dark-orange-brown with plenty of yeast sediment; when held up to a light, the beer is burnt orange with yellow highlights. Gazing into the beer, one notes fairly active carbonation streams that support the lingering ring of foam.

Aroma is strongly of esters: ripe bananas and apple cider. Secondary aromas include toasted bread, yeast, and mild phenols.

Taste opens with some wheat malt sweetness tempered closely by sharp phenols (clove and allspice) and esters (fruity, particularly banana and apple). The phenols and esters continue into mid-taste, with bubblegum and yeast appearing as well. Flavors fade out on a banana note, with lingering cloves as well.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with some tingling carbonation at first, which quickly decreases as this passes along the tongue. Mouthfeel ends up being first tingly, then smooth and creamy (exciting, expressive, then calmly satisfying). Finish is quite dry.

Ayinger's version of the dunkelweizen is classic, true to expectations, but also unique enough to draw its own interest. Like a more aggressive version of their hefeweizen. The flavors are powerful and stand out; the aromas do as well, if slightly more muted. This is a high quality dunkel, and should be alongside Weihenstephaner.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A truly classic German dunkelweizen. Pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with a great fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Typical hefe aroma: yeasty spices, clove, banana, light citrus, grass. Smells sweet.

Tastes like banana, wheat, bread, clove. Lightly sweet, malty, but crisp. Carbonation is nice and lively; this beer is quenching and highly drinkable.

This has got to be one of the best examples of the style you can find. Highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,144 ratings.
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