Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ölbeat 061: Ayinger Urweisse

Brewery: Brauerei Aying
Country: Germany
Style: Dunkelweizen
Abv: 5,8 %
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy light brown with large creamy head. Aroma has sweet wheat malts, syrup and a sour citrus twist. Taste starts with hoppy sour bite. Sweet wheat malts bubble and kick in pretty fast. Orange and lemon flavours dance in the mouth with some sugary fruit sidekick. Near the finish we get yeasty and malty flavours. Aftertaste is fruity sweet and slightly alcoholic.

What we have here is a superb multi-flavoured beer: sweet and sour fruits combined with strong solid malts, not forgetting the presence of hops and yeast. Urweisse is a complex and very tasty brew, that gives the beer hedonist a rich and lasting experience.


A beer that has this kind of brewing tradition behind it requires some ageless jazz for company. Something sour, something sweet, something like this:

Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me (YouTube)

From the 1958 album Little Girl Blue, the song was written by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by Gus Kahn.

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