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

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4.08/5
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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:
#2,391
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
1,158
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
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Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pint bottle into weizen glass. Light amber, persistent fingernail of head which stays for the entire drinking process.

Nose of banana bread and malt, but very light.

Taste is much the same, but there's also nutmeg and a surprising cherry note in the mix as well.

Carb bite on the end, but a smooth mouth overall.

A good, hearty dunkelweizen, typical of the lighter varieties.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While only my 5th from Ayinger, I put them in the trio of wheat specialists that American crafters should emulate.
Looks give a big billowing head. Smells (now we're talking) and banana, clove and, of course, sweet malt.
Taste has a very refreshing and fruity attack, but then a drying sensation appears and gives me the first sign of hops.
Feel is rich, soft, satisfying.
A great beer for a session after having earned it through exercise.

Listed in the "1001" and deserves to be there because it certainly is one of the better dark wheats and the styles seems particularly hard to interpret since too few American crafters take it on.
MJ's "Guide" gave it 2.5 of 4 stars and said "it bursts with fruitiness with the spiciness of traditional wheat beer"

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber colour. Smells strongly of malts, banana, spicy notes, and sweet. Tastes initially sweet, then spicy, slight earthy hops, yeasty, fruity, tangy, banana, dry finish, medium-bodied; it smells lighter than it tastes.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this brewery. Pours light brown with lasting white half-finger head. Aroma is banana foremost with bread, bubblegum, and some spice. Flavor profile follows nose to a tee. Very smooth mouthfeel and slightly sweet yet clean finish. Great stuff.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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 Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mcsauter82
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pad1314
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fscottkey
2.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.75] Beer is a brownish copper color. It forms a whopping 3+ fingers of head. The head is tight white bubbles that dissipate slowly and leave a think marshmallow fluff of lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%). There is no visible date code.

S: [2.50] Herbaceous, pungent banana.

T: [2.25] Follows the nose. More banana

M: [3.50] Not over carbonated. Mediumish feel.

O: [2.50] It has the banana-tastic yeast flavor (that I don't like). This beer is not for me. It highlights one of the flavors I dislike the most in beer. I will pass on this going forward.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/12/16:

Before sediment is added, very dull and clear copper with golden hues. Light-colored for a Dunkel. After swirling around the last bit in bottle to stir up sediment and adding to glass, incredibly opaque in bulb, still somewhat clear and swirly in the “stem,” with clumps of fines resting at the bottom. Fizzy, but fairly well-retaining, uniform, off-white head. Semi-tart banana, bread, light band-aid, and syrupy sweet aromas. About the same to the palate up front, only some booze and yeast spiciness, and mild funk, cloves and peppercorns toward the back. Medium-bodied, dense but gentle effervescence, and smooth.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eire
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuperMario
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Groenebeor
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivarol
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stockman327
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,158 ratings
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