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

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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:
1,140
Reviews:
579
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BDJake
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt orange-brown with nice finger crown of off-white head

S- bready, yeasty, with hints of clove, banana and even apple pie

T- very festive and complex, tasting of banana, clove, nutmeg, bready malts, tart fruit but little hops

M- crisp, with cloying aftertaste yet satisfying nonetheless

D- clearly one of my all-time favorite dunkels

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Photo of TheJollyHop
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown with an off white head. Nutty, touch of yeast, sweet fruits (banana), and a hint of spice.

Malty rush upfront, caramel, sweet grain and light toast. Definitely a chewy beer. A subtle blanket of bitterness vibrates on the tongue ending with a sweet, tongue coating finish. Medium to high carbonation and mouth enveloping. Medium bodied and highly drinkable.

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Photo of ksimons
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a cloudy light brown with about an inch worth of foamy white head that disappears to leave a lace covering

S-sweet and citrusy, bread scents come out as well

T-very light but some malt flavor comes out, sweet, fruity, bready

M-medium carbonation, very light, soft body

D-very drinkable due to the light flavors, perfect for the summer

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse 0.5l into weizen glass

Deep honey orange with golden highlights, very hazy. Dense ecru head
with orange tints.

Nose is tangy wheat, vanilla, clove, lots of ripe banana, faint cocoa
powder. Mmmm, yummy.

Fruity, clovey, honey, a little banana, citrus (lemon), tangy wheat, caramel.

Soft and smooth, then the robust carbonation lightens the load and
livens things up.

Damn, this is good. Way easy drinking good. This could go well with
all sorts of food, and all sorts of occasions.

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Photo of Spineypanda
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw color with a nice head that does not shrink below a couple centimeters .
Smells of sweet esters, not a whole lot of trouble to drink either.
Tastes of the great banana taste I get with good Bavarian Hefe's. A little alcohol taste but nothing overwhelming. Comparable but better than Franziskaner and Paulaner. Personally.

Yumm

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a thin fluffy white head that fizzles away at a moderate pace and leaves nothing behind. The beer is lightly hazed with a dark copper center moving to a pale yellow at the edges

S-the nose is big with clove and banana dominating. Hints of soft pear in the back with a light floral hop presence

T-the taste is quite nice, the banana is right up front accompanied by some soft pear and peach. Hints of dark fruits, plum and raisin come in at the middle. Clove spiciness adds its presence next with a light citric and lingering bitter hop finish.

M-creamy on the palate with a lighter body and a good amount of carbonation. Big crisp finish and some biting carbonation

D-this is a tasty beverage with a good amount of flavor and some nice fruitiness happening. Clean, crisp and refreshing ready for a hot summer day

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 500 ml. bottle.

A: Hazy orange in color with a thick white head that holds very well. Not as dark as what I normally expect from a beer of this style. It's only a bit darker than many hefe-weizens.

S: Smell is grainy, almost reminding me of horse feed, with lots of dried banana character. Other fruits are also present on the nose, with a hint of spice. Hops are hard to detect, but still there.

T: Very nice, bready flavor with banana, some citrus, and spice. Hops lend floral, fruity notes and dry out the finish, which is short, but pleasant.

M: Slightly gritty mouthfeel, which is to be expected. Light to medium bodied. It's just a bit thin.

D: For what this beer has in smell and taste, it somewhat lacks in other aspects. It is easy to drink, but there are other beers of this style that I would choose before this one. Still worth trying, though.

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Photo of beertunes
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 16oz stange. Poured very lively with a half a glass of tight, white head that dissipated slowly and left very little lacing. Poured a cloudy light/medium brown.

The beer had a grainy wheat aroma with a slight sharp aspect to it. The flavor was similar, no particular aspect dominates the beer. There is a pleasant wheatiness to the beer, with a sharp tang at the finish.

The body was smooth and pleasant, flowing easily over the tastebuds. Drinkability was very good, you could easily drink several of these guys over a period of time. Overall, a very good beer, worth your time.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy amber and orange color that's surprisingly light for the style but looks pretty good when the light hits it. The head is two fingers of white foam that eventually recedes into a thin cap on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of loads of bananas, half fresh and half brown, along with smoothly integrated clove aromas. Also present are mild amounts of wheat twang and breadiness.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although not quite as robust. Wheat twang and banana flavors kick things off and are backed by mild amounts of breadiness. Midway through the sip the spices come into play - there may be coriander in there but the clove is front and center. The spices carry through to a solidly crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this was a solid beer, although I feel as though it was more of a hybrid between a hefe and a dunkel. Still, well worth a shot.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a light foamy skim of a head. No lacing, no carbonation in the glass.

A musty yeast and banana/clove/orange rind scent. Almost slightly off.

Pow. What a good brew. Tons of banana, sweet wheat, and clove in this one. Would have like a bit more of the toasty end on this one, but how do you complain about this? Not sure I could differentiate this as a dunkel and a hefe, but still wonderful.

Needs a bit more zip. Mildly carbonated., but light bodied enough to allow the flavors to shine yet not even be close to being cloying.

Very very easy drinking. Wish I had a nice roast pork loin to chew on right now. Absolutely worth trying.

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Photo of Kinsman
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper/bronze color with a moderately fizzy white head. Pretty strong carbonation is apparent. With the finish of the bottle it became very cloudy with all the yeast.

Aroma is very inviting with strong bready notes and yeast character. Very sweet malt notes present

Taste was more "hefe" than expected, with the typical banana like flavors and sweet malt flavors. Very little of the darker roasted notes that would be expected with a dunkel.

Mouthfeel is certainly bubbly with all the carbonation but also a nice round feel to it. Drinkability is rather high and is probably one of my favorites for this style.

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Photo of MarkFy
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smell: clove and citrus, slight banana

Taste: Great. Amazing summer beer. Not summer hot like I need a Coors Light just to re-hydrate, but a fantastic spring/summer sipping beer. Banana, clove, citrus give way way to dryer bite.

Mouthfeel: sharp but mellow on the end

Drinkability: Excellent. Could put these down all day while sitting outside people-watching.

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Photo of Cmack15
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recently discoverd this style at Buchowski's tavern in Boston. The maltier version of a heffe and I must say the balance really works well. I almost prefer this style to a heffeweizen. The color is a light brown with intense carbonation. The aroma and taste are all about the yeast baby with notes of bannanas, slight citrusy note, and the malts balance it out at the end. I really like this beer and brewery. Highly reccomend

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

The pour show a lot of carbonation as it sports a valley of a white head and endless bubbles. It shows several hues of orange and red.

Spicy clove nose and caramel, subdued, but in the background.

Soft, clean palate, a big resemblence to a standard hefe but with a hint of caramel malt and a little more body. Spice isn't as dominate in the taste, banana is out and about.

Not loaded with flavor, but what it does, it does well.

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

From a .5L bottle. It pours a murky light brown. Head didn't linger too long.
The smell is sweet banana bread.
The taste is also banana, no cloves. There is a small bitter finish.
This beer has a decent creamy feel. It is extremely drinkable. Another great beer form the guys in Aying.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a wheat beer glass. Beer is brown and hazy, forms a thick off white head that falls away quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. carbonation is moderate to high and steady.

Aroma is strong banana, and fading other esters overall. Could have been bigger but overall good.

Flavor is a little muted. Beer is thin and drinkability is fine. There are some nice ester flavors that pop up in the later palate. There is almost no carbonation on the tongue, odd. Mouthfeel is OK. I feel the sweetness should be earlier and better connected. There is a mild wheatness to this beer but overall a very good and drinkable beer.

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Photo of belenita
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy, dark-orange amber. Foam reminds me of a meringue.

S - Like simple syrup and banana

T - Slightly fruity at first, like banana, and a nice bitterness in the end. At times I find that it gets bland? Numbing, if anything.

M - A spark of light carbonation, especially at the tip of your tongue. Goes down dry and a bit grainy.

D - Pretty drinkable, but I don't mind nursing this a bit and pair it off with finger food.

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Photo of dirtbikejunkie
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: tan to brown, exceptionally cloudy. Poured a creamy head that settled fairly quickly with no lacing.

Smell: banana! strong citrus, and of course wheat

Taste: almost identical to smell.

Mouthfeel: lots of carbonation. light to medium body

Drinkability: great, refreshing beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice tawny-orange color with a little haze to it. Not as dunkel as some other dunkelweizens I've had. Poured with a large fizzy head which subsided rather quickly.

Smell: very nice wheaty-citrusy aroma; I feel like there's a hint of some roasted or caramel malt as well, but it's very subtle. Overall, pretty enticing.

Taste: flavor is quite good with a lot more caramel than I expected from the aroma. Light, refreshing wheat flavor; very low bitterness and hop flavor is almost indistinguishable.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a high level of carbonation yields an excellently creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: a highly drinkable and refreshing brew. This would pair great with a sunny day.

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Photo of cudmud
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This brew has a nice orange-copper color with one finger of foam. This beer also has very good lacing and a steady stream of bubbles.

Smell: This sample smells of apples, oranges and grass. I also detect some clove and nutmeg-like aromas.

Taste: This brew starts with sweet, maltly oranges flavors and finishes with nice bitter notes.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fresh.

Drinkability: I want more.

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Photo of wingman14
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a small froth head that fades fast. The smell is sweet with yeast, clove, and a hint of banana. The taste is somewhat sweet, with yeast notes, and a somewhat strong banana flavor. The finish is sweet, with a ting of alcohol. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, smooth at first with a harsh finish. This one is a nice beer, great flavors, and good depth. Very enjoyable, a well made beer.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a weizen glass a murky dirty copper color with a billowing thick off-white head that reduces fairly quickly to a thin sudsy film. Very little lacing apparent.

Smells strongly of cloves and yeast, with the citrusy tang and bananas coming through secondary.

The citrus is more pronounced in the taste than in the nose, along with a little alcoholic sweetness and bite of the carbonation. Feels grainy to the tongue, making for a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. The medium body of this brew make it both easy to enjoy and a good candidate for a session beer.

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Photo of
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this one again on 29 Dec. Still in my favorite area- german weissbier. Poured into .5l hefe glass, nice and creamy 3 finger white head that dissapates somewhat, cloudy orange color. Good lacing that follows down the glass. Not heavy on clove or banana- smooth well balanced. Good clean finish.This is another keeper.

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Photo of weeare138
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a dark, amber toned orange with a white cap that slowly fades into bits of spotted lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of orange, apricot, clove, banana, vanilla cream, and Graham crackers.
Taste is of the aromas with a yeasty, bready, banana wafer flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is spritzy, sweet up front, tangy, medium bodied, and semi dry.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a big cloudy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Carbonation is a winner. Nose is sordove grain, wheat, clove. Taste is clove, wheat and banana with more clove than anything. Mouthfeel is nice with clove really kicking in, wheat and banana. Very drinkable!

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,140 ratings.
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