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

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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
Ranking:
#2,358
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
1,174
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date that I could find.

A: Pours a hazy, almost dirty looking amber. Tall frothy white head. Good head retention but basically zero lacing.

S: Smells like a typical hefe. Loaded with wheat and bananas. A little bit of spiciness too, cloves I assume. Maybe a hint of grass?

T: Heavy on the wheat and light on the grass. Lots of banana and cloves. Pretty much what you'd expect from the aroma.

M: Medium bodied, soft and smooth.

O: Very nice dunkelweizen. Tastes like a slightly heavier and breadier hefe, which I'm guessing is probably exactly what it is. Very easy drinking.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is music and beer the new fad? I have my tunes set on Depeche Mode as I'm ready to open this bottle. On to the beer:

Oh my, that smells good. Whoa, slow down....okay. Lots of bubbly head on top this carmel brown beer. Decent head retention. The nose...apples, major spicy phenols. Not as intense or aromic as it was when I opened it, but still good.

Spicer than the usual dunkleweiss, and I like meself a spicy wiessbier. Caramel dipped apples merge with a pinch of ground clove. Hints cinnamon too. Light brush-up of alcohol towards the back. Wheat dries the palate, and keeps it dry in the aftertaste.

Very good halfway in, but the second half was merely good. I'll go with the latter on this one to determine it overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appears a hazy orange-copper color with a half inch off-white head. No lacing really.

Aroma is sweet and yeasty with some wheaty tang to it and banana esters.

Taste starts out with sweet caramel flavors up front with some toastiness and clove flavors coming out afterwards with a bit of banana. The finish is still kind of caramelly with the clove leaving a spicy linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is medium-light and appropriate for the style. Carbonation level is good.

Pretty good Dunkelweisse but there are better ones out there. Franziskaner and Weihenstephaner come to mind.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown like an ice tea. Has a billowy white head that settles down to a thin layer. It smells of fruity esters and has a lot of citrus aroma (orange and a little banana). The taste follows in that it is fruity as well. Tastes of sweet orange, coriander, and a mild hop finish. The mouthfeel is good. There is a medium-heavy amount of carbonation. I love this beer a lot. Very drinkable. I would definately recommend it, especially on a warm summer day.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/12/16:

Before sediment is added, very dull and clear copper with golden hues. Light-colored for a Dunkel. After swirling around the last bit in bottle to stir up sediment and adding to glass, incredibly opaque in bulb, still somewhat clear and swirly in the “stem,” with clumps of fines resting at the bottom. Fizzy, but fairly well-retaining, uniform, off-white head. Semi-tart banana, bread, light band-aid, and syrupy sweet aromas. About the same to the palate up front, only some booze and yeast spiciness, and mild funk, cloves and peppercorns toward the back. Medium-bodied, dense but gentle effervescence, and smooth.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy copper color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of banana clove and some yeast

T - Follows the nose banana and clove stand out here

M - This beer has a medium body with nedium carbonation to it

D - This is a pretty good beer thats easy to drink and it has a good taste worth trying sometime

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,174 ratings