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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
570
Ratings:
1,111
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
120
For Trade:
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Photo of BobZ
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Ayinger Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber orange, rich head and decent lacing

Smell: Nice Dunkle aroma with roasted malt, some banana underneath, also some clove.

Taste: Follows the nose with a delicious malt flavor, really great for the style even better than Weinhenstephaner Dunkle in my opinion.

Mouth feel: Good and smooth, properly carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, richness and depth of flavor make this a great session beer.

Extraordinary Dunkle in fact the best Dunkle I have had to date.

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Photo of lukeoberm963
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

P: 1 Pt, 9 fl oz (17 oz), European brown bottle, cool creme colored cap, no freshness date
A: Murky copper color with a fizzy white head dissipating quickly
No head retained at all
Smell: A sweet floral aroma of refrigerated banana bread with some baked apples and spices in it.
T: Up front carbonation but not at all brutish, quite refreshing, crisp and smooth. Some fruitiness to it like bananas and apple cider. Some spices I cannot quite grasp, yet. The wheat in the beer is light and welcoming. Little bit of hops barely noticeable. Aftertaste has a sweet flavor of grains and bananas and fruit, like a soft granola bar.
N: goes down smooth and quick, a swiss and tomato grilled cheese on rye would be a tasty sandwich to go with this
Very good

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Photo of drpimento
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yum-o, great dunkel! Appearance had a huge, thick, creamy head. Aroma is typical traditional Bavarian hefeweizen. Flavor's where it's really good - with qualities that go perfectly with the palate: fruit, yeast, rye bread, and a bit tart on the finish. Body is soft up front and a bit crisp from carbonation in the back. Super drinkable! Want to try it on draft.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ayinger Ur-Weisse
17 oz brown bottle
Served in a Schneider Weisse glass

Pours a cloudy and hazy light brown color. Fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves spots of sticky lace.

Classic Hefe Weizen style nose with whiffs of cloves, spices and fruit.

Crisp mouthfeel with a pushy carbonation quality that prickles the tongue. Juicy fruit flavors of freshly sliced bananas mixed with cloves and bubblegum. Dry wheat profile, yet nicely balanced with the other flavors present.

An awesome beer to say the least. The drinkability level is off the charts. Incredibly versatile, I could drink this anytime day or night during any season of the year. Overall, a very solid beer and one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served cold in classic Weisse challis.

L) Cloudy & murky beige potion with off white puffy head that settles quickly. Looks fantastic!
S) Sweet citrus fruit, banana, clove. Classic weisse.
T) Wow! Sweet caramel, toffee & dark fruit. Mild hops. Deliciously complex
F) Everlasting effervescent fizz. I like beers that do not go flat and this one delivers. Well balanced & smooth. Take your time, enjoy it.
O) Outstanding! Reasonably priced and not too hard to find. Wish I bought another. Will fix that shortly...

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Photo of putnam
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange/brown and cloudy, the head is pocked like a crumpet before adhering paint-like to the inside of the glass.
Deep, plump, moist, bready, banana-drenched aromatics are decorated with nutty, toasted spices. This promises to be a very rich drink.
On the palate it is more dry than sweet. Firm, bracing, mineral and pepper-flavored tannins chalk an outline for fruit-cocktail character to pour in. Quite the trifecta: 1) chewy bread on the nose for substance/nourishment. 2) rigorously dry structure for framing. 3) canned peaches, grapes, pears and cherries for fun.
Maybe a little more acidity would help it earn perfect scores.

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Photo of dfried
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orangish brown with some yellow at the edges. Large, creamy, fine bubbled off white head that lasted as a 1/2cm film throughout the beer. The aroma was packed with cloves and bananas, rich malty and bready. Taste was quite wheaty and zesty, again full of cloves and banana, and some bubble gum. Maybe a tad maltier than their hefe, but a compareable medium body. Tasty and easy to drink.

Verdict: one of the best examples of the style I have had. A lot of flavor, leaves you wanting more after each sip.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear, copper-amber beer sports a big, off-white, noisy, bubbly head. The yeast pour turns the beer hazy. It has a spicy, nutty nose. It's almost cinnamon-like. Fruity bananas highlight the front. A nice, rich malt and foamy feel. The finish dries, with spice and nuts. My notes say "zingertang", which -- although not a word -- is probably right. A slightly corny aftertaste. Delicious, spicy, grainsy, bananay.

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Photo of Ranz
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich in tannin color, it pours a luxurious two-finger head in my tulip glass, which does dissipate quickly. Lacing is non-existent.

S: Hints of ether, light cumin, and bready malt come to me. Noticeable banana and yeast are quite apparent, too. This is what a Dunkel should always smell like.

T: Bananas Foster, herbal spice, clove, and extra-sweet caramel--this is a knock-out. There's a reason this beer was instrumental in helping to begin my love for good beer.

M: Rich, low-hanging acidity that leaves a bready aftertaste makes this a smooth finish.

O: I've always loved this beer, and nothing has changed. It's a beautiful and affordable experience for the beer newbie and aficionado alike.

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Photo of tj4288
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from bottle into weisen glass

a- muddy brown body with LOTS of sediment floatin around in there. cloudy/muddy brown with a bit of golden orange. head is off white and nice and big, long lasting but leaves little to no lacing. imo this is a very inviting beautiful dunkelweizen.

s- smell is similar to its hefe brother, notes of banana, and slightly stronger yeast smell than the hefe.

t- amazing dunkel! not overly complex but very full of flavor. wheat, yeast, over ripe banana... sour green grape.

m/d- mouthfeel is medium body with crisp carbonation. for some reason this is much more drinkable to me than the hefe and if it were slightly cheaper i would buy this regularly. (i am kinda cheap) overall a great dunkel that i would highly recomend

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy dark orange color. The head is a billowy three inches in height, and recedes slowly into two inches of fluffy foam that sticks in chunks to the sides of the glass, and lasts until the beer is gone. The aroma is of tons of cloves, and ample bananas with a hint of roasted malt. The taste is more balanced between the banana and clove elements with some nice malt tones underneath. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture, and appropriately high carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer that I will surely drink again.

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Photo of beerwho
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger’s Dunkel is a very exceptional product. It was poured slowly into a 20oz goblet. As it flowed in, it turned into a cloudy golden vortex, with a 3 finger floaty head, which slowly dissipated.
The color was a hazy golden dark honey color. Lacing is evident, but lightly as the session continues. Aroma at first whiff is somewhat sweet, peachy, with hints of banana. The flavor at first is malty, hints of sweet ripe fruit, just a wonderful combination upon thy taste buds. As it warms up, a strong definite presence of banana takes over, and at the end, well ripe bananas kick in all the way for dominance.
Very, very exceptional & tasty! This one I can drink every night, and never get bored with. I do prefer this over their regular Hefe Weizen, which has a more pineapple presence and lighter in color, and has a lighter feel to it, but that’s just me. Both are great, I just prefer this style a tad more.

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Photo of mscudder
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I paid $2.89 for this and I already know I practically stole it. Poured into a snifter (Didn't feel like bringing out the Weizen glass).

I would like to note that this cap is absolutely beautiful. A nice road between a few buildings and some sort of tower (matching the label). World class precision for sure!

A - A light amber that looks almost as a polluted gold. A nice sized pale head sits atop the body. Poor retention and lacing.

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 - Wow this is a fantastic beer! Lots of soft flavors that coat the palette and refrain from overwhelming. Follows the nose perfectly with incredible smoothness. Rich fruits, ample spice and wheat blend for a fantastic experience. Bravo!

M - Big carbonation adds to the drinkability here. Super smooth with soft pleasures coating the palette.

O - I feel as if I have committed a crime buying this beer at such a price. I can say without doubt that I will be revisiting this on a regular basis.

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Photo of billybob
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 17oz. bottle a cloudy tea color very large off white tight bubbled head that settled to just covering the beer and no lacing to speak of. smell of bubblegum then a fruity spice aroma comes through. taste bubblegum, bananna, clove. mouthfeel smooth, light, good carbonation. very tasty.

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Photo of July2Nov
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A blond chestnut brown with a finger width of foam for a head.
S: Sweet like bananas and a slight clove scent. It's quite stunning...also the smell of bubble gums comes to mind.
T&M: I guess I'm hooked on the bubble gum flavor because that's what this one tastes like. Very delicious! Dare I say bubbliscious!
D: This one is great. Definitely will visit this one again and often.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this today at the brewery Gasthof.
POurs a hazy, murky light brown tone, murky, thick with yeast, light orange highlights, really nice thick head, leaves lots of lacing.
Smell is beyond my expectations. Spicy peppery cloves upfont, carmel maltines, citrus, banana, fresh hay, musty yeast, all with a really nice malty backing that really rounds out and makes this beer really interesting in that the base malt smell is really solid, and the yeast creates a kaleidoscope of fruity, musty, and spicy flavors.
Flavor does not dissapoint in th least. In fact it matches and exceeds the fantastic aroma Spices- i.e muskatnuss, clove, pepper followed by a nice caramelly sweetness, all cut by a nice carbonation and a fresh, grassy yet musty and spiced finish. Fruits, citrus, orange and banana come into the mix creating that classic hefe-flavor I really enjoy so much.
THe carbonation borders on a near perfection level matched with a full creaminess that makes this beer extremly enjoyable. The complexity of the flavor, aroma, combined with the mouhfeel make me wonder why this brew is not higher rated in the dunklehefe catergory. An extremly enjoyable bier, drink it if you see it.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A real tasty dunkel weizen..one of the better one's I've had...a great malty nose...caramel...brown sugar...some bananas...flavor is real malty too.....basically this is their basic hefe...minus the lemons and adding caramel...some cloves linger on the finish...body is medium and relatively charged up...

This is what I think of when I think of a dunkel weizen..a very nicely made beer and one I would drink again for sure...

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

S: banana, wheat based aroma.

T: Taste is dominated by bananas. Some grain and yeast, almost bread-like.

M: Not overwhelmingly heavy. Medium body, nice carbonation.

O: Very good beer. Great drinkability and a rather enjoyable purchase. Need a switch after a few however. A recommended buy.

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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 pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Ur-Weisse pours cloudy gold with a persistent 2” pillowy foam collar. It has a little banana and clove on the nose and a banana bread flavor spiced with light clove and lightly sweetened with light kettle sugars. Medium full body and above average carbonation.

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

Ayinger does not know how to make a bad beer. This is another great one, with an apple-cider/tea color, a choppy head that dissipates, and a leathery aroma. I like the unusual, impenetrably cloudy appearance but it may put others off, and the leather-glove smell is weird but I liked it. The taste is great - tangy, fruity, spicy (cloves), hints of vanilla, banana, apple, and perhaps clay? Finish is delicious and makes you want more and more, while refreshing your thirst at the same time. I've never had a weisse quite like this and I loved it for its uniqueness, although there is a vague plastic quality that might bother others. But to me Ayinger can do no wrong. I imagine this beer could go with anything, but it made me especially crave a medium-well hamburger.

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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 Derek
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Ayingers Am Platzl in Munich on March 19, 2006.

A: Light-brown sugar colour, impressive white head.

S: Banana bread. Much breadier than their hefe, with less citrus.

T: Banana bread with a little spice and citrus, slightly sweet.

M: Moderate body & carbonation. Creamy.

D: Very good.

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

What a wonderful beer!

Pours DARK with minimal translucence. A lot of foamy head that lingers for awhile. Smell has malts, fruity notes. Taste possesses a lot of character. Smooth malts and wheat with pleasant banana flavors. Mouthfeel is extraordinary, very clean, full, and crisp. A very solid enjoyable beer any time.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep hazy golden with amber highlights with a very creamy off white medium head with good retention, but little but.

S-Strong wheat dominates aroma with great floral and earthy hops, wonderful feature in a hefe.

T-Strong wheat again and sweet floral hops and a little spicy. Good bold hop bitterness. Simple and sweet, with good hops flavor.

M-A full medium body and very smooth and very creamy.

D-Very drinkable, amazing beer.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,111 ratings.
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