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:
#2,360
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
1,173
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served in a bulbous weizen glass. The beer pours dark orange in color, quite hazy, and fills the glass's bulb with a mass of white head. Faint, fruity aroma. Upon tasting, the yeasty spice of clove is immediately apparent, along with a really fine carbonation. Very neutral with a thin and wheaty mouthfeel. Finishes with the same spicy clove note, and a hint of banana. Enjoyable, but I think I'd take Franziskaner every time.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bjohnson
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky dark reddish brown color with a milkshake like one finger cream colored head that has excellent fluffy retention. Stick, thick lacing on the glass also.
S: Thick and hefty clove and banana notes. Earthy with hints of vanilla and melon. Slight sweet tart berry twang behind. Bold and thick.
T/M: Creamy and smooth with a nice thickness on the palate. Banana and clove flavors hints of melon and berry. Subtle spices coupled with the cloves. Thick, but only deceivingly thick on the palate. Yeasty phenols on the palate with an earthiness to it.
D: Smooth....just utterly smooth and soft on the palate. Excellent drinkability. A very nice dunkel.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tballz420
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lots of little bubbles rise up in this lighter-brown, hazy brew. Big foam, off-white head on the top. Nice scent with the classic hefe characteristics along with some extra maltiness. Same for the taste, you have your hefe tastes with some underlying caramel notes. A bit thin, but the taste is pretty good.

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Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of entenduintransit
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sigmund
4.62/5  rDev +13%
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 spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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 NeverSettle
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of headlessparrot
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Premo88
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: dark orange-amber with huge head of beige/off-white foam, a good 2 inches tall; no sticking though the head lingers for a while, every so slowly subsiding to a full skin and thick collar; beer is about 80% clear, just a bit misty, but clean -- no residue or floaties; the color is remarkable, very much like a toasted hefeweizen color; no lacing; over time the skin mostly disappears, but the thick collar remains

S: banana for days ... it's possibly a bit buttery, but the banana is unmistakable and so bright or light that I would figure this to be a straight hefeweizen if I didn't no better; perhaps some clove or allspice, but the banana prevails along with a sweetness that belies any spiciness;

T: banana sweetness prevails, at times just a little tart note chimes in; there's little here to distinguish it as a darker wheat beer, the flavors mainly centering on the banana with a hint of spice (allspice/clove) in there, no bitterness to speak of

F: full but soft ... it's a good midweight beer, maybe lighter midweight, with enough carbonation to keep it drinkable, but the carbonation level feels low enough to give it a softer feel

O: tasty wheat beer, and while it doesn't offer much on the dark/dunkel side of things, it's still a very easy drinking weizen and one I will definitely revisit. this much flavor in a sub-6% ABV beer is always a good thing.

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Photo of billybob
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Kromes
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light brown with no head. Smells are of banana, clove, caramel, and wheat. The taste is caramel, wheat, lemon, clove and bready yeast. the aftertaste lingers for quite a while. There is a clove flavor that sticks to the tongue. It has a really nice smooth and sweet flavor. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin, the carbonation could be better and fill the beer out a little more, but it is definitely drinkable. These go down really smooth and I could have lots. Not quite as drinkable as the hefeweizen, but definitely refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass. (The big glass went bye-bye, so 2 pours in a small glass.)

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a hint of copper. Some visible carbonation. Dense off-white head somewhere between creamy and foamy. The color is a bit disappointing; I was expecting something significantly darker. Head retention isn't that great.

Smell: Nice aroma of yeast, bread. Slightly fruity, with a hint of spices.

Taste: There's initially a bit of apple flavor, which gives way to the yeast & bread, and eventually bananas. Good banana bread taste at the finish. There's some underlying hop bitterness throughout the taste. Not much in the way of spices. Aftertaste has some of the bitterness still, along with the apple (though a bit more tart now) and some yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and generally smooth, with light yet tingly & slightly fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy to drink with a proper ABV.

A nice weizen, but I thought it wasn't quite a dunkel, not only in appearance but in flavor too. It seems to fit somewhere in between a dunkelweizen and a hefeweizen. A bit too light, too fruity (the apple is much stronger than the banana), and lacking the spices or brown sugar that I am used to in beers of this style that I enjoy.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hustlesworth
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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 Red5StandingBy
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500ml bottle into weizen glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Cloudy light amber brown. Excellent fluffy two finger khaki head with outstanding retention.

S: Banana, clove, apples. Gentle aroma.

T: Lots of fruit, apple and banana, clove. Soft flavors but very tasty.

F: Medium body, crisp, semi-dry.

O: I have come to believe Ayinger doesn't make a bad beer. This is very very good.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brownish, murky, amber with tiny bits a what is presumably bits of yeast. This brew tastes exactly like what you would think it would by looking at it. The smell is wonderful and very powerful of banana with a hint of cloves. Very bready, as well. The taste is very strong of bananas, as well, with a tiny hint of cloves.
Only a negligible amount too much in the way of carbonation, but not enough to discourage me. Other than the carbonation, this goes down fairly smoothly. Overall, another great beer from Ayinger.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,173 ratings