The History of Ur-Weisse
Old-fashioned wheat beer was often dark. In the 1950s and 1960s, wheat beers did not have a youthful image, since most older people drank them for their health-giving qualities.
Amber in color, dry in palate, very fruity, bursting with flavor. A complex beer with suggestions of soft fruit, apple, and, in the finish, perhaps even cloves. Extraordinary as an aperitif.
Sole with lemon beurre blanc, lemon chicken, hearty sausages, veal dishes, broiled game hen, game pie, venison, boar, corned beef sandwiches. Serve in tall vase-shaped weisse glass; a thin slice of lemon as garnish is a personal choice. The yeast is healthful and delicious. Serve in the classic Ayinger 17-ounce "weizen swirl" glass, or an oversized wine glass.
92 points: Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Wheat Beers," June 2013. Full review in .pdf
Gold Medal, European Beer Star Awards, 2011 & 2012
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010
Ratebeer.com: 96 points (Nov. 2012)
Gold Medal - Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2010
Gold Medal & Top-Rated Dark Hefeweizen - World Beer Championships 2003, '04, '05, '06, '07, '12.
Platinum Medal - World Beer Championships 2001
Gold Medal - Deutschen Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft.
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
ABV: 5.8% - OG: 1.053 - IBU: 12