Ayinger Urweisse Authentic Bavarian Dark Weizen
93 Points

This is a classic, quintessential dunkel. It pours a stunning amber-caramel color, with a thick, off-white head that shows good retention and leaves soft lacing behind. Initial scents of banana bread dough, baking spice and roasted malt emanate from the glass and continue through to the full-bodied palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and dense, silky in texture, with attractive flavors of toasted bread, yeasty spice, clove, caramel, brown sugar and just a touch of citrus peel. Despite the richness of the palate, the finish is clean and refreshing, supported by fine yet ample carbonation and just a hint of bitterness on the back. Merchant du Vin.

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  • Rating
    93
  • Alcohol
    5.8%
  • Bottle Size
    500 ml
  • Category
    Dunkelweizen
  • Date Published
    6/1/2016
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
Lauren Buzzeo
Managing Editor

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon. Reviews beers.

Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association). Email: lbuzzeo@wineenthusiast.net.
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