The History of Urweisse
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.
World's Best Dark Wheat Beer - Gold Medal, World Beer Awards 2016
Gold Medal - Wheat/Wit/Rye, Canadian International Beer Awards 2016.
Gold Medal - Best of Germany, Canadian International Beer Awards 2016.
Silver Medal - US Open 2016. "German Wheat" as announced July 11, 2016. Here is the full list of winners.
Silver Medal - South German Style Hefeweizen "Bernsteinfarben," European Beer Star 2015
94 points, Gold Medal, World Beer Championships, 2015
Gold Medal, European Beer Star Awards, 2014, 2012 & 2011
Gold Medal "Weissbier" - Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2014, 2010
92 points: Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Wheat Beers," June 2013. Full review in .pdf
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010
Ratebeer.com: 95 points (June 2016)
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
Ingredients: Water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 206; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 14 g (5% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)