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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding
566 Reviews
Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,098
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 566 | Ratings: 1,098
Photo of TheDM
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had a mild hop aroma if any aroma at all. Its malty fruity flavor finishes slightly fizzy. We paid $7.49 for this brew which was not worth the price IMHO.

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Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a somewhat hazy copper/amber color with a big blooming head,the aroma is of roasted malt and green apple background,pretty interesting.The taste is spicey and a litle smokey with some lingering fruitiness in the finish.This beer has alot of different flavora,pretty complex and pretty darn good.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brown color, large head. Aroma is malty with a slight banana nose. Light bodied dunkel. Mild taste, sweet malts, definite banana and clove flavor, slight hop bite. Fruity taste, apples and raisins. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly sweet.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brewed poured a medium-large white head with small-medium bubbles. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass. Carbonation was observed rising to the top. It had a fruity aroma to it and it was a bit on the watery side. I did not notice any bitterness or aftertaste with this brew; however, I was disappointed with this brew as I expected it to be better since it is brewed by Ayinger.

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Photo of daledeee
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Does Ayinger make any bad beer? Another fine offering.

Pours a nice medium amber, cloudy with shaving cream head. Nose is a little citrusy and caramel. Mouth feel, good bite and velvetty and finishes just a little dry. Taste is exceptional. I like this as well as Weihenstephaner. Good citrus taste and malt. Finish is more malty and intense flavored. I love this beer. One of the best Weisen's you can get.

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

It poured a hazy dark golden amber color, not the dark color I'm used to when dunkel is mentioned, with a very light tan head and not much lace for a weisse beer. The aroma of yeast and spices and banana's filled the nose and the taste was of tangy flavor of spicies and yeast, with some wheat flavor and banana. A nice refreshing Ur-Weisse.

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Photo of Darkale
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fast, tan, "soda-type" head -- it forms fast and leaves almost as quickly, becoming a rim of pale white. Body is cloudy butterscotch orange. Slight lacing; seems to lace more as it warms up.

Aroma is yeasty and spicy, slightly fruity.

Mouthfeel is both brisk and chewy. If they could turn ginger ale into the consistency of a thin milkshake, that would be in the ballpark! Slight malt backbone, some citrus tones, and a sour aftertaste.

As the beer warms, the flavor changes. The sourness departs and in its place one finds more mellow maltiness.

This beer forces you to slow down! It's a great sipping beer. My notes say, "marvelous, spicy, raspy, yeasty and creamy." That's not a bad summary. A good beer to introduce you to the dunkel weiss world -- it's a world that I want to explore more. Plus, Ayinger is a great brewery; their Oktoberfest beer is fabulous, and it's nice to see that it's not a fluke.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy, rather murky light brown colour. Like most weissbiers it pours with a large head. Plenty of cloves, ripe bananas, oak and hints of smoke in aroma and flavour. A little more hops for the aftertaste would have been good, but this is none the less a first class hefe-weizen. Recommended!

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Photo of texascarl
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance = dark copper, hazy, medium carbonation

Nose = fruity, floral. The pleasant smell was apparent 2 feet from the glass

Taste = tangy, hint of smoke, wheat carries the day since the hops don't register for me. Still, nice flavor for a summertime beer, with that hint of smoke I bet it would be good with BBQ

Mouthfeel. Short finish, medium mouthfeel

Decent brew, if they'll cut the price in half I'll buy it twice as often.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good Dunkel Weisse, alot like Hacker Pschorr's, although I'm still partial to that brew. Nice dry hoppy feel to it, with fruit and floral tones. Perhaps not quite dark enough for my tastes, but all in all a very solid weiss offering. I am definately going to pick up some of their other brews to sample.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an above average dunkel-weizen, or dark wheat beer. It poured a dark orange/amber colour with an ample head and good lacing. It had aromas of bananas, cloves, and spices. The taste was very wheaty, spicy, and fruity. A nice blend, indeed. The mouthfeel was ultra-creamy and the drinkability was top-notch. One of the better dunkels out there if you ask this BA!
Cheers!,
F.

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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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Photo of AudioGilz
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky burnt orange color with lots of tiny yeast chunks floating about. A medium head forms and disappointingly leaves quickly. The aroma is very enjoyably fruity. What a refreshing brew! I notice apple flavor among the fruitiness character. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. The finish is dry and crisp like it should be. This beer will definitely be in my hands when summer rolls around.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a beautiful amber color with a crown that is a thick tan head. This may not be the "king of beers" but is definitely a member of the royal family. This has a very pleasant malty nose that complements the fruity taste. The Flavor has a mild hop tone that finishes dry & clean. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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

Pours a cloudy copper, with a thick, but quickly disipating white head. Aroma is a mixture of cloves, some ripe banana, and grain. Flavor begins sweet and grainy, with notes of banana and clove lingering in the finish. Has a medium body and is quite smooth, finishing very wet. A very refreshing dunkel-weiss, one that I could enjoy all throughout the day.

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Photo of marburg
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had Schneider Weisse and Hacker-Pschorr Dark about a million times (ah, perhaps a wee exaggeration), and I swear that I think both of these beers are significantly darker than the Ur-Weisse.

I mention this and find it significant because a dunkel weizen should be dark. And this one is really more of a middling tan-to-brown rather than a definitive chestnut brown color. It's hardly a big deal, but it's the most notable feature of the beer.

It's more or less just a standard dark, German-style wheat beer. The odor is of diluted Pine-Sol (not necessarily bad at all). It's got some subdued lemon character to the taste, and the head pours big (but fades quickly). It's a good beer by all means. It's certainly not exemplary.

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a nice frothy head and a apple cider color that was very hazy. Yeasty and sour fruit nose that was easy to sense coming from the large head. Has a great champagne mouth feel and goes down smoth. Tastes of sweet nut and malty ripe banana, also a dry with a teasty tart finish. Very drinkable and could enjoy in a long drinking session.

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Photo of doho95fu
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer that seems to remind me of banana nut bread. It pours a very hazy copper color and the smell is of nuts, banana, and malt. The taste had fruit and malts as well, nothing in this brew was overpowering. There was plenty of yeast to be seen in my sample. I do not know how much experience I have with this style of beer, but I found it to be a refreshing type beer. Overall, it's drinkability would be defined as easy and light.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a 500ml bottle, the pour was a copper-straw color that was very cloudy with an off-white head that wanted to stay for a while. There were a bunch of little floaties in this brew. It eventually died, but it left a trail of lace on the glass. There was a lot of citrus in the aroma, which was also filled with yeast. I also picked up on a lot of sweet malts balancing out the bitter citrus at the end of a long whiff of this brew.

There was a tingling carbonation as you would expect out of a weisse. Following that, loads of citrus and yeast hit your tongue. The beer was very refreshing and smooth. The citrus was balanced by some malts that made it less bitter than the initial flavor. There was a lot of flavor, and the complexity was very inviting. As it is a dunkel-weisse, the subtle roastiness is evident after paying close attention to the flavor. You will pick up some dark malts just before the aftertaste of this brew. It is not as roasty and dark as I had expected, but it is still a wonderful brew by Aying.

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Photo of yen157
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and brown capped by a fizzy, fine, slightly off-white lace. The usual aromas associated with this type of beer: apples, bananas, some clove, but much milder than is often the case. Where some Dunkels are assertive and stinky, this one was more passive and elegant. Very fizzy in the mouth, but not over carbonated. The medium body goes a long way in this extremely refreshing brew. Tastes are in like with the aroma but with a small amount of toasted malt. While this is far from my favorite style of beer, it is always a welcome change from the thick, rich beers I often pursue.

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Photo of cretemixer
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper colored liquid with a frothy ivory colored head that eventually settles to about 1/2 an inch. A scant amount of sediment floating around. Aromas of yeast, wheat, malt, and cloves. Smooth taste, nicely malty, clove taste is not too overpowering. As I look back at my reviews, I find myself liking this brewery more & more. Always available at my local store, good variety of styles, and the price is right. Recommended!

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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 maxpower
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow, nice thick foamy head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass, aroma of wheat and bananas, banana-clove yeasty flavor, some bubblegum in the aftertaste. Light body, clean and crisp, very refreshing another one of my favorites, always good.

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Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light mahogany color with a medium-bodied white head that dissipates into a nice lace. Very fruity aroma with notes of ripe banana and clove. Sweet malts come through up front in the taste along with some fresh banana, clove, and nutmeg. It’s quite crisp and a bit acidic feeling in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation. A very enjoyable brew!

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Photo of Gusler
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a translucent amber color with a massive head with the texture frothy and the color and off white, the lace forms a fine shade to cover the glass from view. Nose is quite complex with aromas of malt, citrus, wheat or bread dough, sweet as it the start with the top middling in mouth feel. Finish is sparsely acidic, pleasantly hopped, dry long lasting aftertaste and all in all a very drinkable beer.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.
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