Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ayinger Urweisse (2017 re-review to BJCP specs)

DOB: ?

2015 BJCP Category: 10B Dunkles Weissbier

AROMA: Moderately banana and clove yeast esters and phenols. Moderately low bready malt presence, but lacking Maillard character. No hops (none needed). 9/12

APPEARANCE: Deep copper hue (13-17 SRM); hazy body. Large white froth retains well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate banana bread taste throughout. Good balance of yeast esters, phenols and wheat. Grist creates for a wheat bread flavor, though it is not particularly toasty. Tingling clove flavor and spicy sensation throughout which becomes rather prominent on the finish. No hop flavor or bitterness. The palette is also mild overall. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderate carbonation. Feels a bit flat and watery for the style. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Seems much lighter than 5.8% ABV, though. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though enjoyable, this seems more like a regular weissbier than a true dunkelweizen. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 34/50

NOTE: See my 2012 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2012/06/ayinger-ur-weisse.html