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

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1,140 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:
1,140
Reviews:
579
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

#500 on untappd! Cheers!

Body isnt as dark as I expected, but still just dark enough to be a Dunkel. Looks almost exactly like Schneider Weisse. Head isnt as fluffy as I want either.

Smell is more roasty malt than yeast esters. I do get a hint of banana and sweet clove. Lots of wheat twang as well.

Initially theres just sweet rich roasted wheat. Then comes in a chewy malty banana. Very full bodied and thick for the style. Hints of an estery booze as well. Sweet notes of caramel and toffee flash across the tongue every so often. It really meshes with the banana flavors well.

Although its full bodied, it finishes smooth and clean, like every German beer should.

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Photo of JakeDebus
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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 EBeckett3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
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 NeverSettle
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ccozzi
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The UR-Weisse pours a light amber orangish color with a soft two finger foam head and intermittent lacing.

The smell is sweet and has fruity aromas. The taste is crisp and clean and has a nice wheat flavor to it. It has banana taste and aroma with a tartness on the finish. It is semi dry to dry on the tongue and overall is a darn good brew.

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of entenduintransit
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yelterdow
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at just over fridge temperature in the brewery's traditional weizen glass.

Appearance- Pours a murky brownish orange color into the glass... I'm noticing chunks of yeast traverse on their way downward and coming to rest at the bottom. The beer is almost completely opaque, and the head starts three fingers high before it settles slowly to a fat white hat.

Smell- Notes of banana, clove, bread, and light phenols showcase this sweet, yeasty beer...

Taste- The yeasty, bread-like character supercedes any flavors of banana and clove, playing down these flavors much more than many other dunkel-weizens. The overall palate is quite clean, but much more simple and straightforward than I like for the style. Honest as always, but really basic.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Smooth but very active in the mouth, where the carbonation really takes off and begs to be paired with traditional German fare... I could especially see sauerbraten or pork sausage with sauerkraut going well with this. The drinkability is excellent, where the flavors are somewhat weak... it's definitely a candidate for this summer's session brews.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

theis beer is a beautiful hazy caramel colored beer with a thick dense light tan head.
the aroma contains a nice banana caramel with a delicate clove, the is some soft sweet breadiness in there as well; a little sulfur is also present. with warmth some molasses develops, along with a not quite bubblegum smell.
the flavor has a bit of a green banana flavor, with the clove and caramel maltiness from the aroma. you also find a bit of plum in the mix, as well as a touch of smoke. a little bit of hop bitterness towards the finish adds some spicinessplaces a period at the end of this mostly sweet beer.
the body is medium with an airyness from some active delicate carbonation.
good drinkability, the glass empties too quickly. a very nice, well crafted dunkel weizen.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Zraly
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, light amber color; bears some similarity to looking like tea with a frothy layer on top of it. Warm, gentle scents of spice and banana.

This weizen has a nice tingle. The flavors consist of lemon, vanilla, spice, and a slight herbal note. (The "tea" appearance seems rather appropriate). A minor maltiness comes thru, a sweet, toasty flavor, making it its distinguished "dunkel" character. Forthright yeast and a slight, sour finish.

I say some kraut and sausage is in order.

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Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thebeers
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yellow amber color with large frothy white head. Lemon and clove in the nose. They carry over to the taste, along with a big blast of banana, hefeweizen yeast and a touch of spiciness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Great wheat beer.

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Photo of becktone
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer to compare my homebrewed Dunkel Weizen with. As this is the first of the style I've ever had I figure that It'll let me know if I hit anywhere near the style.

What a sweet looking beer! It pours about a three finger head that has a look about it as if it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The head is creamy tannish white and as I said appears to have excellent retention. The body of the beer is where I am dissapointed. Don't get me wrong it looks great, but I expected something much darker. This beer is the color of a wet 2X4 and is cloudy. The beer is very alive with carbonation.

The beer has a wonderful aroma, strong estery tones coming from the yeast are extremely apparent. Sweet candy aromas and a definite banana ester drift out of the glass. There is also a strong malt backbone, but most of the aromatics are from the yeast strain. No hop aroma is present.

This beer provides a very interesting flavor. A banana flavor ester is apparent in the taste near the end of this beer's flavor profile. Much of this beer's flavor also comes from the yeast. The beer is overall sweet with just enough bitterness to round it out and keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet. Overall the taste can be summed up as fruity, sweet, and mostly complex. Very hard to dissect this one, but damn is it good!

Mouthfeel of this brew is great. It is alive on the palate. The high carbonation levels are appropriate for a brew of this flavor and compliment the taste of it quite nicely. It has a full body and leaves you wanting more. It is very easy to drink and goes down well. It would be hard to drink this one fast, but then again its not meant for that, most good beer isn't. I'll most likely buy this in the future. I don't know if I could sit around and drink this all day, the sweetness might just prove to be too much.

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

A - This beer pours a dark golden orange copper color. There are some bright golden highlights at the bottom of the glass. There is about three fingers of white pillowy head on top. The head doesn't last long, and there is just a little bit of lace left behind. This beer is just awesome looking.

S - The nose has a good amount of bready malt. There is a nice banana aroma, as well as some cove, dark fruits, and some floral notes.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts out with some sweet malt and wheat flavors. There is a good bit of banana and clove, as well as some subtle dark fruit flavors. There is a nice toastiness to it, and some yeasty esters. The finish leaves some lingering wheat, banana, and clove.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down really easy, and it has a super smooth feel to it. There is some initial sweetness as well as some spices. There are some yeasty esters, and a very little bit of bitterness on the back end. I thought this was pretty refreshing, and it just goes down really easily.

O - This has good drinkability. It has really nice flavor, and I would have no problem downing a few glasses of this, especially on a nice warm day. Overall, I think it is a really nice beer, and a good representation of the style. I'm not the most familiar with dunkelweizens, but I look forward to trying more. Anyways, I recommend checking this one out, I would buy again.

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,140 ratings.
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