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Ayinger Ur-Weisse (57 of 1001)

Rating: 4.0

This one will be the third of the Ayinger trilogy that I have worked my way through lately & hopefully it will be a good one as it is the only one of the three to feature on the 1001 beers list listed on this blog. It is a dunkelweizen beer, a style that I have not tried all that many of but it is certainly a style of beer that I enjoy & one I only wish was more readily available in the UK. Unlike the last Ayinger I reviewed, again I’ve never tried this beer before & didn’t see it anywhere whilst in Munich earlier in the year despite Ayinger beers been readily available in the city; I more than likely did see it on offer but just can’t remember it at the moment. Anyway here it goes for what will be my 57th beer of the 1001 I aim to try; still not even six percent of the way their yet so a long way to go.

Appearance (4/5): Poured into a weizen glass, this settles to a nice caramel brown colour that is rather cloudy and forms a two-finger sized head that has quite a foamy texture to it. The retention is rather good & it takes about two minutes before the head even starts to reduce in size, the process is slow when it eventually does, in the end leaving a thin lacing & some marks on the side of the glass.
Aroma (8/10): A mix of cloves, banana and wheat along with a little spiciness and some bubble gum make up most of the smell from this one & overall the aroma is quite well balanced. Sitting in the background is a faint smell of coriander although I found this hard to detect but overall the smell is a very pleasant one.
Taste (8/10): This one almost seems more like a hefeweizen than a dunkelweizen, at first anyway. Initially there is a huge banana presence that is quickly followed up by mild citrus flavours, a hard to detect toffee flavour and a nice spicy clove taste.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied with a wonderful, refreshing feel to it and a smooth texture overall. The beer goes down great & even though the carbonation is high the beer is in no way gassy.

Overall (16/20): This beer is the reason that dunkelweizens are one of my favourite styles of beer! An excellent tasting, very well balanced beer that is bursting with flavour & goes down a treat. The colour isn’t as dark as I remember from previous dunkelweizens I have tried but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing as this one still looks (and tastes) fantastic.

Brewed In: Aying, Bavaria, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Aying
Type: Dunkelweizen
Abv: 5.8%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Allgäu Airport, Memmingen, Germany
Price: €1.40 approx. / £1.18 approx.

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