Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Aying, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Clear golden colour, fluffy white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, touch of caramel. Flavour malty, hoppy touch, slight sweetness. Malty and pleasurable bitter finish.
(Draught @ Ayinger Speis und Trank, München)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1431) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle brought home from Germany:
Skunky metallic aroma along with a lot a grain. There is also some subtle grassy hops & some malts but grain seems to feature the most.
Light golden colour with lots of bubbles & a huge foamy white head with outstanding retention & some lacing on the glass.
Matches the smell quite closely with lots of grain featuring in the taste as well. There is some grassy hops & the addition of a sweet sort of lemony taste to it that isn’t in the smell.
Light to medium & the beer has an overall fluffy feel to it that is different to most beers out there. Not so much great but certainly different & enjoyable enough. There is also plenty of carbonation without being overly gassy.

I’m rather disappointed in this one really, I think I managed to build it up to much in my head before trying it & ultimately I was going to be disappointed. Not a bad beer, just bad by German standards.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
On tap and from the gravity cask at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich. Good white head. Clear golden pour. Light bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Citrusy and herbal hops ride this Helles’s rolling effervescence, as malts slowly but surely sculpt straw-like flavors.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A wavy head of foam covers the clear, dark golden.
-The mouthfeel on this one may not be as polished as Andechser’s Helles or Augustiner’s for that matter, but it is still cushy and packed with character.
-This is obviously balanced and süffig.
-This is the kind of brew I would love to get to know better. Alas, I cannot get it this fresh across the pond…

On tap and from the gravity cask at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. A very well made to style classic helles with a great foamy white head. Very drinkable and full bodied for a lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Pretty much everything you want out of a helles. Golden color with a nice white head, pleasant smell. It has a smooth, rich malty taste with a suprise of noble hoppiness. This is the kind of Helles that doesn’t need special attributes, it is just tasty and high-quality, nothing else needs to be said.Gotta drink it fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5520) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle 50cl from Quack-Duck thanks. A clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is malty and hopy. Aroma is on malt but mostly dry with a peppery hops, relative bitterness too. A correct helles but with nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer during Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. An amazing experience. Serving type: Served on draft at the Ayinger Haus across from Hoffbrau A - Nice and clear. Not a whole lot to note. True to style. Huge white head much of a head that stays with you throughout the beer. S - Slight yeast notes and maybe some floral notes. Really subtle if any.. T - Nice and Crisp. One thing I noticed immediately was the lack of yeast notes. It was really fresh but didn’t taste unfinished and too young like the wheat at Hacker. This might be a batch to batch issue. Not a whole lot of citrus or hop but defiantly present. Not a lot of huge flavors on this but true to style and easy to drink. M - Light body not a whole lot of note. Mid to Low carbonation. D - This is just a personal thing but I find this to sit heavy on my stomach. They drink really well as they are light and crisp but for some reason I didn’t find myself wanting more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
On tap at St. Georg hotel. Sweet honey aroma, heavy biscuits in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
From barrel at Speis & Trank in Munich. Hazy golden colour with solid head. Fresh clean nose with bread and hay. Big on Co2. Elegant bready malty with subtle hop additions. Nice herbal, grassy hoppiness with soft mouthfeel. Low bitterness.

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