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

BA SCORE
90
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1,144 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:
1,144
Reviews:
581
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mrzazz
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Murphious
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jdoncbus
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17 oz. bottle poured into wine glass. Warm apple-cider appearance, active carbonation & decent lacing.

Honeycomb, banana, pepper, & cinnamon with faint wheat aroma & yeast as well. Mild lemon grass.

Smooth feel on the palate leads to a mild, crispness from the carbonation level. Spicy wheat, clove, grainy malt and yeast. The staple banana flavor lingers while the mouth becomes a tad numb.

Enjoying this beer after a day of various activities during the family vacation. My old man loves his German brews, so I made sure to purchase some to mix in with my American craft selection.

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Photo of alphagnome
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Lightly hazed, golden oak colored body crowned with a generous, white head that holds on for awhile before dissolving to a small ring around the glass. Good visible carbonation.

Aroma:
Heavy clove and banana over a light, malty backbone. A hint of orange and ginger root with no traceable hop presence. Very welcoming.

Taste:
Again, heavy banana and clove. Sweet. Smooth malt and wet wheat character. Belgian candy syrup - typical affair for the style, but is of very high quality. No noticeable alcohol and a light metallic note on finish, but I have had this bottle for awhile so I'm not going to fault the brewery as I've never experienced it in this beer before.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth, light, and sweet. Light body. Medium to high levels of carbonation. Sweet finish. Refreshing!

Overall:
Another brilliant brew by the folks at Ayinger! A stellar companion for a hot summer day that is packed full of character. A must have for any beer fan.

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Photo of jamis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of flyers1980
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of aristeros
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A vigorous pour into my wizen glass yields a glass half full of head. Even after the warning in the previous review. Stays for about sixty seconds before fading to a half finger, white. The beer is a very cloudy iced tea color, more yellow around the edges of the glass. Thick lacing.

Smells very yeasty, with some cloves, apple, and a fair amount of banana. Complex, but typical of the style.

Sweet and malty up front, with banana, cloves, and coriander. Sweetness gives way to a bit of tartness--sweet apple, really--and warm biscuit. Carbonation is light, which goes well with the fruit-heavy flavor. Very refreshing. Light- to medium-bodied, with only a very small amount of alcohol warmth on the very end of the swallow.

Excellent drinkability; wish I had more than the half liter bottle. I like this one better than the brauweisse by the same brewery. Glad I tried this one; fantastic flavor.

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Photo of Ankur
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Mustard
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle; no "best before" or "bottled on" warning; purchased for $1.99 from Fireside Cellars down in Santa Monica.

Appearace: Pours a hazy, murky, orange brown; huge, voluminous head; thick, foamy lacing; stellar head retention.

Aroma: Largely of semi-sweet wheat, bananas and spicy cloves.

Taste: Primary flavors: lightly sweet malts, bananas, tart apples, spicy cloves and yeast; faint hints of grain and bubblegum; a mild hop bitterness pokes its way out in the finish.

Notes: Nine thumbs up.

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Photo of mre0683
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -75.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dannyboygaga
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dickroop
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sold in a bottle of about 16 oz, this hefe weizen poured with a foamy head of eggshell white. The head dissapated quickly and left no lacing. It was a cider-colored brew with only the slightest haziness.

The smell was rich and heavenly, very fruity. There was the expected aroma of cloves, a little banana, and some old smokiness and cidery aroma notes. The taste was a little sour, fruity, with a good tangy flavor. Very little bitterness and whisky flavor notes in the finish. Ever so slight graininess, and some warming alcohol to the mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Light to medium mouthfeel. This is a great brew to sip and savor. Excellent drinkability because of its complex and authentic flavor. Get some, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of MarshallMan
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SpectralAbyss
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a very hazy orange color into a typical pint. Very little head and no lacing. Immediately smells like bananas. Initial taste is definitely bananas too and pleasant aftertaste. Definitely a little thicker brew too. Overall I really enjoy this brew and hope to enjoy more in the near future.

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Photo of cudmud
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This brew has a nice orange-copper color with one finger of foam. This beer also has very good lacing and a steady stream of bubbles.

Smell: This sample smells of apples, oranges and grass. I also detect some clove and nutmeg-like aromas.

Taste: This brew starts with sweet, maltly oranges flavors and finishes with nice bitter notes.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fresh.

Drinkability: I want more.

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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 wieshefe17
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of lawlerj
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy dark amber. Moderate pour yields an inch & half of pillowy white foam. Dissipates, leaving a nice ring at the top and a layer of bubbles as well.

S - A lot of banana on the nose, some malt, not much in the way of hops.

T - Similar to the nose - banana, bready malt, a touch honey. I also get a bit of spiceiness on the back end as well.

M - Medium bodied, but still crisp.

O - This is a nice beer - nothing mindblowing, but solid all the way through.

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Photo of Steamer
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, golden apple cider appearance with a nice white, single finger head that dissipates quickly. Spicy apple aroma but subdued. Nicely balanced, malt forward taste with a bit of dry bite towards the end.. faint hops. Medium-high carbonation. A nice experience for my first Dunkel. I will have to try more!

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice pomegranate/cranberry color with a nice head. Smells sweet and spicy and cloves. Taste is light and not heavy at all. Very little body which is surprising. Can definitely taste the wheat and reminds me if champagne. Almost like a Belgium lambic. Very nice refreshing beer

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Photo of kevinmaher
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jasewaaang
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jjauga
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,144 ratings.
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