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:
1,142
Reviews:
580
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
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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%

Photo of shbobdb
4.97/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When the Germans say: Paulaner, Franziskaner, sonst nichts they forget something . . . Ayinger. Man, this is one heck of a beer. Delightfully fluffy wheat character balanced out by munich malts in a burnt-orange brew. I drank this guy so quickly, I got a tummy-ache from the carbonation. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Yummy.

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Photo of ordybill
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Has an awesome yeast and fruit smell Appearance-- Pours a murky dark amber color with a medium sized tan head Taste- Fantastic yeast and wheat flavor mixed with spices. Palate- A medium bodied beer with medium-high carbonation Overall- Incredible beer, if it’s not on your beer list add it!

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Photo of wattoclone
4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

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Photo of CMW
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When I pour the brew the color is light amber almost orange. The color is quite bright for a Dunkel. It has a cloudy appearance that you would expect from unfiltered wheat beers. I like to slowly rotate the bottle after pouring a little into a glass. When you first pour the beer a large head forms at the top of the glass of about 2 inches. This quickly is gone though as the beer settles and leaves almost no trace on the glass.

The Ur-Weisse has a very complex aroma. At first pass I was drawn into the smells of fruit. Banana and apple stand out the most but I'm sure there are others that I cannot put my finger on directly. Investigating further I catch the aroma of cloves and yeast. All of these flavors blend perfectly and produce one of my favorite beer aromas.

The taste of the Ayinger Ur-Weisse is just perfect. This is an extremely light and easy to drink beer. You are immediately drawn to the taste of the fruits in the brew. You can definitely taste the yeast and malt also. It finishes very dry with little aftertaste.

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Photo of JiggyB
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a two finger thick creamy off-white head. The head reduces by about 25% but has great retention. There is significant lacing observed.

S - Cloves, banana and bubblegum explode on my nose. I can also detect some wheat which adds some character. Just another great nose from Ayinger.

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

O: A really good weizen. Great for the weizen style, but I expected something a bit darker being a dunkel. Not upset by any means though.

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

Photo of LarryKemp
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer was light brown in color with a moderately thick hear that lasted a long time. It had a very gentle malt aroma with a mild clover smell. There was no hop smell. The malt flavors were prominent at first sip but finished with a spicy clove flavor. There is no bitterness nor hop flavor. The mouthfeel was creamy and full and had a high carbonation level which tingled the tongue. Dunkle Weizen is my FAVORITE beer so I am a little prejudice, but this is probably the best of style and the best style.

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Photo of steinlifter
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ayinger..bottle say's "Authentic Bavarian Dunkel Weizen"...and it's a good one!
Appearance:Poured a cloudy medium orange hue, tight white head that left broken trails down the sides of the glass.
Smell:clovy esters, with whifffs citrus and melon.
Taste: Taste is exceptional, some ripe melon, followed by clove and fresh baked bread, with ghost-like vanilla and banana notes.
Mouthfeel: is bubbly and typically thin but creamy...very nice.
Drinkability: Are you kidding me?...I could drink this morning, noon and night! A very good example of the style, and if you like Dunkel Weizens don't miss a chance to grab a couple bottles of this!

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Photo of freundnam
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UnionMade
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yow! Super duper beer. Ayinger makes some wonderful beers.
The beer pours an opaque ochre yellow, with a slight greenish tint. Head is copious and tall, although it dies out about 3/4 of the way through the beer.
Aroma is very wheaty and malty, with plenty of esters, namely clove. Bubblegum and banana are also present, but the clove stands out. Hops are undetectable in the aroma. Lots of phenol.
Flavor is spicy and clovey, with tons of wheat sweetness. Moderate banana and light bubblegum flavor, with a huge phenolic feel when you breathe through your nose. Light spiciness, and a semi-dry finish, with just a tiny dash of hops. Body is fairly full, with all the yeast floating around. Moderate carbonation. An excellent beer! I could probably drink this for the rest of my life if I had to.

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Photo of philberinghele
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drink to the Kaiser
salute the farmer's wheat field
the harvest is now

This beer has crept into my pantheon of godbeers. The dunkel weizen is a genre that has been far too underrated. Ayinger's thick, wheaty, banana goodness is taste that I have keep coming back too these last few weeks. It haunts me like the hindenberg.

I declare this the summer of the dunkel weizen!

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 liter bottle. This beer has a nice one finger head that lingers on for quite some time. The color of this beer is a really nice, slightly reddish amber color. It is not fully opaque, but when held up to the light really nicely shows off its great burnt-auburn haze.

The typical banana nose is here, but it is fairly subdued. More dominant is an almost spiciness, perhaps nutmeg or some other warmth-inspiring ester. It is quite lovely, very complex and inviting.

This thing has some serious mouthfeel! I almost want to chew it. The taste is very yeasty, but in a smooth way. The carbonation gives the end of the taste an almost peppery quality.

Definitely a beer I will be buying again, especially considering the pricepoint. I have not had too many Dunkelweizens, but this is a very good beer.

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4.8/5  rDev +18.5%

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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 SteinKiller
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sj660
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't let the half-hearted lace or the quickly dissipating foam make you think less of this amazing beer. It's a perfect foggy nut brown in color.

With light aromas of citrus, this beer is a full of fruity flavor including citrus, bananas, and pears. It is very well balanced. Don't profane a wheat beer this good by putting a slice of citrus on the glass, for God's sake.

A bit on the gassy side, it is full bodied and tingles with alcohol and a bit of a yeasty bite.

I could drink this all night.

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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle, poured into a weizen glass at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy coppery-amber, beneath a massive, pillowy head of light cream foam. The head has ridiculous retention, and lacing was accordingly good.

Smell: This beer is redolent with rich scents of banana, clove, wheat, and a very light caramel, hooking its fingers up the nostrils and pulling the face down for a deeper sniff.

Taste: Opening with heavy tones of banana and clove, with a light accompaniment of bubblegum skittering along the surface, this definitely opens as a dunkelweizen. In the middle, coriander comes in strong, lending a mild tartness and a distinct orange aspect to the rest of the flavor palate. Other fruits join in as the beer moves along as well, white grape and pear, and a very faint hint of raisin. At the finish, the aftertaste lingers as a mildly tart orange-banana mixture.

Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated yet smooth, this beer is light without ever remotely verging on watery. Quite drinkable.

Overall: I'm an unabashed Ayinger fanboy. This beer does absolutely nothing to change that. Just a fantastic exemplar of a dunkelweizen!

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Photo of tkdcommando
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerhunter13
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,142 ratings.
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