“‘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 Ur-Weisse, 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 over immediately!” 5.8% ABV
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into my nonic (I know…I need a proper wheat beer glass). The color is hazy brownish-orange. The head is nearly white and foamy, settling quickly. Little lacing is left on the glass.
Sweet smelling, with some dark fruit malts, nutmeg/banana spice, and bready yeast.
Medium-thick bodied, very rich mouthfeel going down, finishing with some bitter harshness. The flavor begins pretty well in line with the nose, and finishes dry. The aftertaste transforms into a slightly salty, bread/cracker grain quality.
Another good one from Ayinger. Much like their Celebrator, the flavors offered in this brew are very well-rounded and come together skillfully. The sweet-to-salty transformation on the palate is very enjoyable. Not being very experienced with wheat beers, I have little to compare to in the style. That being said, I found the flavor profile to be quite to my liking. 8/10
Ayinger Privatbrauerei – Aying, Germany