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

BA SCORE
90
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1,140 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:
1,140
Reviews:
579
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,140 |  Reviews: 579
Photo of generallee
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ur-weisse has a gorgeous hazy copper color with a huge abundant off white head. It has an attractive aroma of banana, sweet malts and spice. The aroma leads you to a full body of caramel malts rapped around fruity yeast and light spices that finishes slowly. This is a very flavorful dunkelweizen and one of my favorite summertime treats.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Exciting to finally review something by Ayinger after reading so much about the brewery.... pours a beautiful bright orange-to-brown blend from bottom to top, an almost shadowy hefe... head is thick, pillowy inches that hold nicely in a Schneider Edel-Weisse glass... yeasts are punchy and arresting; something like citrus fruit plays on the nostril with a touch of malt.... smooth, almost laidback presence, with minimal effervescence and the slightest bit of a flourish at the finish--extremely refreshing...surprisingly straightforward in taste: confident wheat couples with a fruity acidity and an underlying malt fortification--a flavor that is both unique and undemanding...begins without fanfare, and I wondered what the awe was about...by midglass, I realized how complete a beer this is, conforming body to mouth, taste to thirst and complexity to the style. A perfect August offering.

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Spider889
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of pad1314
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redsoxfan73
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of phishbone23
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of agreenman19
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Exeter
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of ThePawtucketPatriot
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of crossovert
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Best before 12/11.

It pours a darker hefeweizen color, not quite as dark as a typical dunkelweizen, it is a ur-weisse (traditional/pre-modern weisse) after all. It is cloudy with a foamy, creamy-looking off-white head.

The smell is dominated by bananas with just a hint of clove and wheat.

The flavor continues the banana theme. This is just a banana bomb and then some. There is some clove , some apple, and some lemon, yes but the dominant yeast flavor here is banana. There isn’t much in the way of roasted malt in the taste. There is a slight bit of hops that round it out.

This one is delicous x 10, it is a hot day in Munich today and you would be hard-pressed to find a better thirst-quencher. Screw the strawberry-lime-derpaderp, just let the yeast do it’s thing and you’ll get this.

World-class.

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Photo of ifnkovhg
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I prefer dunkel hefes to the regular, and I prefer Ayinger's Ur-Weisse among the dunkels I've tried (including Weihenstephaner).

The appearance is light tan with an off-white head that lingers.

The nose is malty with cloves, banana and a flash of bubble gum.

Mouthfeel is nice. Not overly carbonated, but a bit heavy. Creamy.

I love how this tastes. I don't know how else to describe it other than as a dark hefeweizen. All the typical hefe tastes are there -- cloves, banana, etc. -- but the malts are more pronounced. The beer is not as tangy as a hefe. Whereas a standard hefe might be a distant cousin of a witbier, this is a distant cousin of a malty amber (plus a hefe's spiciness). Very smooth on the palate.

This might not be a warm-weather beer. It feels a bit heavy compared to regular hefes. The higher alcohol content is also a factor.

Y'all need to try this.

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Photo of donnyrkj
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of TexIndy
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Overall, an outstanding beer. Pours as a hazy amber with a good head. Great smell that screams drink me. This one really turned me on to the style which is now one of my favorites. It has a nice fruity taste with a hint of cloves. Very smooth and will continue to be a big player in my beer rotation.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dogeatdog1
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nothing much to say.....this is one of the BEST Dunkelweizen brewed. Just wish it was more afordable!

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Photo of C_D_III
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JackTheRipper
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My eternal thanks to Max at D's Hot Dogs for turning me on to this one.

A: Cloudy, dark brown, big fluffy off-white head with good lacing.

Smell: Sweet, yeasty, with definite notes of bananas and cloves.

Taste: Malty sweetness, some yeast flavors, low levels of hop bitterness. Very complex in it's taste and I'm glad I had a few more to justify giving it a five. I stand by that rating.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied without being chewy. Semi-dry. Alcohol and co2 levels are superb.

D&N: My new favorite style of beer. Super tasty, wonderful aromas, this one has it all. Go get one.

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Photo of BogleHill
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A top of the line dunkelweizen! This Ayinger is ligher in color and body than the Hacker Pschorr that I had last night. - being more of a cloudy burnt orange. The aroma is pleasant clove. Flavor is classic banana and clove with some sweet malts. Not as buttery as H-S. Very solid - one of the benchmark Dunkelweizens.

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Photo of drmeto
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L:
-pours an opaque golden-brown with a medium,creamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,lemon,earthy,leather,clove,white bread,passionfruit,pineapple,bubble gum
T:
-overripe banana,clove,lemon,white bread,passionfruit,bubble gum,honey,cream,toffee
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium,creamy body
O:
Fantastic Hefeweizen (not a Dunkelweizen).Sweet and full-bodied.

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Photo of 0beerguy0
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer poured a nice cloudy, golden almost amber color. The head was fairly large when first poured, about two fingers worth and it slowly came down to about a half a fingers worth. It was an eggshell white head that was very fluffy.

Aroma: Sweet banana and spice aroma that was very pleasant. I could pick up on some subtle malty aromas to it as well.

Taste: You can taste some banana bread like flavors as well as some underlying malty flavors. The flavor finishes off with a little clove and nutmeg.

Mouth feel: Great mouth feel. Has a perfect amount of carbonation, light body. It defiantly has a creamy feeling to it, and a nice crisp finish.

Drinkability: Probably one of the best beers I've ever had.

Awesome brew all around!

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a medium off-white head that disappeared quickly.Dark cloudy copper color with some yeast sediment.Banana-clove smell,with some nice yeasty bread dough hint evident also.Very smooth and easy to drink,not too carbonated.This would go well with some ham and muenster on pumpernickel,horseradish,rot kohl,german potato salad...you get the idea! An excellent example of this style.Really liked the "gemutlichkeit" bottle cap.

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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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