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

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1,147 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:
1,147
Reviews:
582
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MaximalC
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich, burnt amber color with appreciable cloudiness. A significant white head soon diminishes to a thin cap, which is a little disappointing for a weisse. Only the sparsest lacing clings to the glass as the beer recedes.

Aroma is a pleasing blend of clove, grape, orange zest, and caramel. Carbonation precipitates an intense zing on the front end that almost overwhelms a bready malt with wine-like undertones. Clove and/or a complement of similar such spices are present throughout and persist well into the finish. Even a little alcohol starts to show up in the finish with some warming. The flavors are fairly simple, but bold. Unfortunately, they never quite meld the way I'd hope. The medium body is par for the course.

Overall, this a perky and flavorful weisse that's a little light on the dunkel. The bold, zesty flavors aren't bad, but neither are they refined. Contrary to Ayinger's hefe, this weisse is only decent.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of BethanyB
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy and dark gold (on the lightest end of the dunkelweizen spectrum). The white head is quick to melt down to nothing.

Aroma: Phenols that are equally spicy and sweet/clove-like are immediately noticeable. An unripe fruit aroma with a sulfiric quality suggests infection. May have a bad bottle on my hands.

Taste: Like bananas that have been left out a month too long. Slightly toasted malt is present. Very low bitterness. An overtly sweet caramel taste is distracting, even as a secondary flavor. The malt could be more rich for the style. Altogether, the flavor is rather light, which in this case, may be a good thing!

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with a watery quality. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Chock full of rotten sweetness. Still manages to be drinkable, however, probably due to the faintness of aroma and taste. Will have to try this again when I can muster the strength, to see if I had a bad bottle.

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Photo of BWED
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Hazy copper body. Yellowish off white head foamy retains at one finger.

S- Big banana, a little bit of clove spice. Yeasty.

T- Sweet, some fruit, yeast and wheat. Really full of flavor.

M- Good fizz tingle, smooth and sweet body.

O- Great flavor and aroma. A yummy beer, and definitely a go to weizen. It's techniquely a dunkel, but still light in many aspects.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, banana, clove, pear, apple, wheat, floral, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, honey, pepper, floral, bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, floral, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent dunkelweizen style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first dunkleweizen (having lots of firsts in the Euro styles this week)! Pours a slightly murky dark orange color with creamy light cream colored head. Yeasty almost bretty aroma with some light citrus zest and bitter banana. Flavor is banana, yeast, apple, and pear balanced by a nice effervescent bitter presence. Prickly carbonation in the tongue with medium light mouthfeel overall. I like it.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick German bottle pored into a wheat glass. Enjoyed with grilled pork, homemade sauerkraut, & baked beans. Extremely rocky head. Almost fills the entire glass with foam. Smells of cotton candy, spicy pepper, clove, banana. Tastes similarly but with some dark fruit like fig. Medium full. Alcohol in check and seemingly nonexistent. A great compliment to pork & kraut. Could drink this one all night long.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.

I remember having good times with the other Ayinger beers I tried back in college, so why not take a chance on another today? This stuff pours a cloudy auburn topped by a couple fingers of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises mild rye bread, clove, banana, a pinch of black pepper, and a twist of orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with the bread tending toward a spicy pumpernickel and taking the van, but the banana, clove, and light orange bringing up a strong rear. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice dunkelweizen, one of the better ones readily available around here.

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Photo of DSkilling
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Jame515
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger weissbier glass. The pour is a dank, dingy orange with a massive head that doesn't last as long as it should. On the nose I get lots of spicy phenols and fruity esters as well as some tart lemon notes as well.

The beer has a light-medium body and a wonderfully refreshing flavor. No real hop character found. It is sweet and bready up front, like fresh toast with honey. Then, it gets slightly fruity towards the back of the palate as flavors of lemon, tea, and peppery clove flavors come in. There is a faint tartness on the finish. All this is supported by a nice level of carbonation. Even though the bloom dies off prematurely, the beer doesn't feel dead on the palate.

Overall, a delicious beer with a flavor nicely balanced between fruity, bready, and tart. I think it's a really great example of a dark weizen. It's hard to find flaws with the true German examples of this style. They're just so tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink I honestly don't know why I even bother reviewing them.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,147 ratings.
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