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:
“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:
1,142
Reviews:
580
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ddedhed
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep amber color with a huge thick and creamy just off-white head. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. This is a beautiful weiss in my eyes.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of banana and wheat along with tons of spice of a coriander and clove smell. Other aromas of a white pepper and a decently strong aroma of a bubblegum as well as a bit of an orange and ginger smell are there as well. Overall the aroma is a big, robust, and enjoyable in this one.

Taste – The taste begins moderately sweet and malty, with the malty flavors being a nice mix of a bready and doughty taste while the sweet upfront is largely of an orange and caramel flavor. As the taste advances the sweet caramel transitions to a nice bubblegum and candied sugar flavor with the doughty flavors getting a bit more potent in nature. All while this occurs the yeasty flavors and bring with them flavors of banana, coriander and clove. The yeasty and coriander flavors remain relatively constant from this time on, but the banana and clove really kicks it up more toward the end. With the increase in banana, also comes some other flavors of candied sugar as well as little bit of pepper, which when combined with all the other flavors of the brew, end up leaving a rather nice and somewhat moderately sweet Weiss flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a beer of 5.8 % of its style s with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for the style. A little thicker and chewier body and a bit more carbonation level may have been better for accentuating the fruity banana and spiced flavors as well as the more malty flavors of the brew, but even with that said, the combo did work to a degree and the feel was decent overall.

Overall – This is a very tasty weizen. The aroma, look, and taste are quite fantastic, with the only thing keeping this from the supreme top being the feel in my opinion. This is one you certainly can count on to being rather pleasant.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse 0.5l into weizen glass

Deep honey orange with golden highlights, very hazy. Dense ecru head
with orange tints.

Nose is tangy wheat, vanilla, clove, lots of ripe banana, faint cocoa
powder. Mmmm, yummy.

Fruity, clovey, honey, a little banana, citrus (lemon), tangy wheat, caramel.

Soft and smooth, then the robust carbonation lightens the load and
livens things up.

Damn, this is good. Way easy drinking good. This could go well with
all sorts of food, and all sorts of occasions.

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Photo of nathanho
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle; color of unfiltered apple cider; lots of head - careful not to pour too hard.

Aroma of spice, apple pie, yeast, coriander & clove.

Flavors of yeast, coriander, apple cider with the feel of slippery yet chalky carbonation.

This is a very tasty beer and I crave another.

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Photo of lefty
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a .5 L bottle and poured into a glass.

A: The head was nice and thick and color a very nice hazy yellowy/orange/bronze color.

S: the smell was a nice weiss-banana smell, better than expected.

T: this beer tastes almost exactly like it smells, which doesn't always happen. It was a much lighter tasting beer than I was expecting, which I somewhat expected based on its color.

M: very smooth on the palate, definitely doesn't have the full wheat impact that some weissebeers have.

O: overall this is a great beer. I would not hesitate to buy this beer again. I would almost say this tastes like a much "lighter" Schneider Aventinus beer, which isa fantastic beer in its own right. For a price of just over $3, you cannot go wrong giving this beer a chance.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Light copper color, unusually clear for the style. Typical large head, though dissipates quickly.

Aroma: Phenolic clove aroma, slight fruit, and a fair scent of wheat.

Flavor: Slightly bready malt flavor, with very good phenols (my favorite flavor component of weizens). Fruit is restrained, but nice (reminds me a little of slightly sour green apples). Finish is quite tart.

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent and spritzy: just right for the style.

I feel this beer is about halfway between an ordinary hefeweizen and a dunkel hefe. The more caramel-like flavors of the darker malt is mostly absent. It's still an excellent, very drinkable weizen, though.

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Photo of ybnorml
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured there is a big white head that drops out fast. Leaveing a glass filled with a cloudy dark amber beer. There is a light malt sweetness in with a great spicey aroma that is rounded out with a hint of clove. The taste was an excellent balance of citrusy sweetness along with the well pronounced classic banana and clove notes. This was a tasty treat for me which a savored slowly.

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Photo of BDJake
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- cloudy burnt orange-brown with nice finger crown of off-white head

S- bready, yeasty, with hints of clove, banana and even apple pie

T- very festive and complex, tasting of banana, clove, nutmeg, bready malts, tart fruit but little hops

M- crisp, with cloying aftertaste yet satisfying nonetheless

D- clearly one of my all-time favorite dunkels

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Photo of RunForYourBeer
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with a decent white head. Carbonation can be seen.

S: Wheat, cloves, yeast, and a hint of lemon.

T: Starts with wheat then goes into lemon and cloves. The lemon has a bit of tartness. The finish has a hint of grapefruit hops and faint bready malt.

M: Medium with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Nice lighter beer. Has everything you'd expect from a dunkel. Would be great for a fall or spring night.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a semi-hazy dark bronze to light caramel, forming a modest soapy off-white head with good retention and average lacing. Carbonation is moderate-firm. Aroma is niceLots of phenols and slightly over-ripe bananas, a hint of orange, some distant caramel and the suggestion of amber malts. The mouthfeel is spritzy and semi-acidic with a clean finish and medium body. The taste is as to be expected for the style, echoing that of the aroma. Doughy at times, even mit hefe, with wheat and apple sourness, almost rye-like at times. Bitterness is quite mild.

A good all-around dunkel weizen...it doesn't stun me in any particular fashion, but it's tasty and easy to drink. Solid.

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Photo of BitteBier
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice pour with a good, lasting head and attractive color. Smell and taste are sophisticated yet well integrated. A tad heavy for a wheat; an excellent pairing with a meal.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pour, shake and swirl, into the hefe-weizen glass...and what a beauty! A hazed brown-mustard color, muddy with sediment/floaters, huge fluffy head that never quits. Not the dunkel-est of the dunkels, but very nice indeed.

Pouring 10 inches away from my nose I could easily smell banana. Bready too, but mostly all about banana. Banana-bread, basically.

Flavor is mildly sugary banana, with yeasty breadiness and yellow cake. Slick, fluffy, velvety in the mouth. In a word: delicious.

One of the best in its class, and insanely drinkable do to the modest ABV. (Note to self: stock up on these next time!!)

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

i saw a dude zip into the beer cooler, grab a few bottles of ayinger and split like he was on a mission to get this beer. intrigued, i had to try it for myself.

A- holy foam brau! very active almost uncontrollable 3in creamy cloud of white head settles to a solid ring above the completely hazy apricot/honey colored brew. pillar of dark burnt orange down the center like most hefes, this one is special due to the slight lime greenish tones that develop toward the sides of the glass. lace slides down the glass with no stickage probably due to its complete lack of hops.

S- assertive banana and grain, tart fruity yeast and wheat, alcohol, warm spicy coriander, clove, nutmeg, allspice, all hiding behind that banana.

T- much more extreme banana and bubblegum flavor, banana bread, banana peel, grainy yeast, grass, soft clove and anise like tropical spices baked into the banana, raw barley, and a huge wheat-banana aftertaste. every sip i take is like a different level of banana its ridiculous.

MF- powdery and somewhat dry, goes down smooth due to mid-hi levels of carbonation.

D- not my favorite style, i like more bitter, but this is probably the best damn hefe-weizenbier i've ever tasted, dunkel or no dunkel. don't forget to drink the yeast at the bottom it's good for you.

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Photo of JMWEB2
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden body, two finger head slowly leaves a thin white head, very nice.

S: Wheaty, fruit smell, think its banana. Also getting some malt, and clove.

T: There is a yeast character in the taste, there is a bready sweetness and a dry finsh. Tasted a little banana and some spice. Very tasty Dunkel.

M: Lighter body than I expected finish is clean and refeshing. Very drinkable.

O: I enjoyed this brew, Ayinger is one of my favorites.

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

A truly classic German dunkelweizen. Pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with a great fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Typical hefe aroma: yeasty spices, clove, banana, light citrus, grass. Smells sweet.

Tastes like banana, wheat, bread, clove. Lightly sweet, malty, but crisp. Carbonation is nice and lively; this beer is quenching and highly drinkable.

This has got to be one of the best examples of the style you can find. Highly recommended.

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

50cl bottle poured into Weihenstephan Weissbier glass.

BBE May 2012

A- 3 finger creamy white head producing good lacing/retention. The body is a slightly darker shade of cloudy amber/orange classic hefeweizen colour. Reminds of Schneider weiss original.

S- Classic clove with a more fruity quality than expected. Along with the usual hint of banana, some apple and pear is noticeable.

T- Clove and banana up front, with this sweet juicy apple note coming through in the clean light finish.

M- Medium/light body and carbonation. Refreshing but not lifeless/weak bodied.

D- A very tasty weisse. I really liked the more complex fruity notes compared to the more mainstream examples. Retained a good refreshing mouthfeel. Would happily drink on a summers afternoon under the shade of an oak tree.

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

A: The head is two finger of stupidly thick, beautiful foam. The beer itself is rather hazy and has a nice brown to dark copper, depending on the thickness of the glass.

S: Lots of wheat and banana, with a little bit of clove. There is also a hint of other spices.

T: The taste has a surprisingly heavy amount of bubble gum and clove with a little bit of floral taste. Their is a hint of bitterness as well on the back end.

M: Medium body with great carbonation.

D: The most drinkable beer I have had in a long time.

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

A- A cloudy copper brew pours out of this bottle with an amazing white pillowy head. From the looks of it, this beer is vigorously carbonated.

S- Smells of sweet bread, reminecent of walking by a good bakery. I get hints of fruit: orange, slight banana.

T- Tastes slightly sweet but not nearly as much as the nose lets on. Apricot and a minute taste of banana bread are present.

M- Very light and refreshing without being watery. Well carbonated.

D- This beer is extremely drinkable because it is so delicious and light. I could easily have a few on a summer day.

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Photo of jcomp21
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This beer is a beautiful orange-ish amber. It is very hazy and has a soft glow. Thousands of bubbles stream up from the bottom very quickly. There was about a finger and a half of head, tan in color with a very sudsy look. Tight little bubbles.

Smell - Has your classic wheat smell, very clovey and spicy banana. It smells very rich.

Taste - Wow. I like this better than any hef I've ever had. Very malty with a little tartness. A touch more grapefruit and hops on the front of the mouth, with a biscuit/bready finish.

Mouthfeel - excellent. Very sudsy and drier than expected. A bit soapy in texture.

Overall - While I'm not a huge hefeweizen fan, if I'm gonna drink a wheat beer, this is the one!

see you on the next one.

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

This beer poured out was just beautiful. It had a white, pillowy head. The beer was a cloudy, apple cider color. The aroma was fruity with bananas and spices. The aroma also had a slight sourness. The flavor was smooth and creamy with a banana flavor and an alcohol finish. This is a very good, drinkable beer.

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

Color is a cloudy haze of brownish gold with a large loose head of puffed creamy foam that ever so slowly simmers to a light haze on top and has drippy lace in large stringy patches.

The smell of this thing is very lively, wow, its all over the place, funky as hell, smokey banana and smoked salmon or bacon, dull lemon, musty horse blanket, soft rubber, and feet. Yep, its funky and pungent and I love it. I need this in a insense form so I can light one and let the whole place smell like this. People would wonder what the hell I'm I cookin' or smokin'. I'd be great.

Taste is soft and mellow of banana and frothy malts, touch of lemon and clove, sweetness is light, citrus is flighty with a light but favorable carbonation with a mellow, nearly creamy medium body with a little touch of hop and dryness with clove hints in the finish. The yeast is showcased in this beer quite a bit, especailly in the smell, but with that aside its one fine easy drinkin' dunkel.

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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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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,142 ratings.
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