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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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:
130
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,147 |  Reviews: 582
Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 erk0607
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Murky, golden brown, with off white lacing. Extra yeast that was hanging out in the bottle made its way into my glass... not exactly appetizing looking but yeast is yeast and I wouldn't be drinking this beer without its help.
Smell: Grainy, hay, malt, yeast, light fruit, fresh banana
Taste: Like a wheat beer... hits the style pretty well. Not much of a hop presence. On the sweeter side. Some breadyness and yeast flavors. Maybe a bit of light fruits like citrus and cherry/peach... stone fruits I guess.
Feel: On the lighter side, medium-light. Foams up pretty quickly. Head dies down within a minute or two leaving a pretty carbonated beer behind.
Overall: An interesting dunkelweizen. Wouldn't hesitate to get another one, but also not running out to the store to search one out specially either.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Pel
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitschiguy
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a 500ml wheat beer glass.

Poured a dark copper brown with the usual big white head. The head died surprisingly quickly but it looked nice.

Nose is a little spicy with maybe a hint of banana. Not overly expressive but nice.

Palate has more going on. A little spicy with some yeasty banana, clove notes along with some more malty flavours coming through. Perhaps a hint of cherry.

Good mouth but a little thin. carbonation is low. Quite smooth.

Overall very good. Classic dark wheat. Much better than most of the wheat beers I've tried lately. More flavour in this dark wheat.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy dark yellow-gold into a tall glass from a bottle. Nice head and lacing. Pleasant banana smell that carries over to the taste. Taste of spice and grass. Very nice beer!

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This dunkelweizen pours a slightly opaque dark golden / amber color with a thick, frothy white head that quickly dissipates almost completely. The scent is of a milieu of spices, wheat, and maybe a little banana. It smells very similar to a saison. The flavor is more complex and fuller bodied than the typical hefeweizen, as it should be. It has a variety of spices including clove, gingerbread, banana, wheat, and a nice medium malt character. It has a very nice crisp finish to it as wellThis is a really nice beer. Like most of the Ayinger beers I have tried so far it is a good example of the outstanding quality, no frill, classic style common to German beer. It is clear why this is a very highly rated dunkelweizen.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pint bottle into weizen glass. Light amber, persistent fingernail of head which stays for the entire drinking process.

Nose of banana bread and malt, but very light.

Taste is much the same, but there's also nutmeg and a surprising cherry note in the mix as well.

Carb bite on the end, but a smooth mouth overall.

A good, hearty dunkelweizen, typical of the lighter varieties.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While only my 5th from Ayinger, I put them in the trio of wheat specialists that American crafters should emulate.
Looks give a big billowing head. Smells (now we're talking) and banana, clove and, of course, sweet malt.
Taste has a very refreshing and fruity attack, but then a drying sensation appears and gives me the first sign of hops.
Feel is rich, soft, satisfying.
A great beer for a session after having earned it through exercise.

Listed in the "1001" and deserves to be there because it certainly is one of the better dark wheats and the styles seems particularly hard to interpret since too few American crafters take it on.
MJ's "Guide" gave it 2.5 of 4 stars and said "it bursts with fruitiness with the spiciness of traditional wheat beer"

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber colour. Smells strongly of malts, banana, spicy notes, and sweet. Tastes initially sweet, then spicy, slight earthy hops, yeasty, fruity, tangy, banana, dry finish, medium-bodied; it smells lighter than it tastes.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this brewery. Pours light brown with lasting white half-finger head. Aroma is banana foremost with bread, bubblegum, and some spice. Flavor profile follows nose to a tee. Very smooth mouthfeel and slightly sweet yet clean finish. Great stuff.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky apricot with a big, soapy head that dissapates quickly.
Smells banana, clove, dark fruits.
A very smooth taste and feel. Banana right up front. The taste follows the nose. This
Is an incredibly smooth and tasty urweisse. One of the best.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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