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


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - JAN 19, 2009
500 ml bottle in Germany. Nice clear golden color. Light aroma. Thick pure white head. a slightly bitter flavor. With a freah light palate as a Helles should have. Truley a superior Helles. One of the finest Helles in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a nice rocky white head. Aroma is classic German, spicy hop and malt. Flavor is balanced crisp and refreshing with a dry refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PetrZalio (17) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2009
One of the Best Münchener Hell Type! Nice delicious malty, corny and hoppy aroma. In palate is clear maltiness,with typical touch of sweetiness of malt for Homelly - Münchener Hell Lager Type. Medium body, spicy and minty fresh dryness of hops. Long, clear malty and corny finish with hints of minty and grassy hops. Fresh carbonation (fresh und spritzig). Typical special Ayinger-schmack. Best served in the Centre of Ayinger Village in brewery biergarten Liebhard´s Keller (fresh drought). All products from Ayinger are ones of the best beers in Bayern. All categories (Hell, Export, Weiss, Ur-Weiss, Doppelbock).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9267) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11102) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2015
L: -pours a clear pale golden with a medium,foamy,white head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -juicy,lemon,pear,apple,honey,sloral, the nose F: -light-medium body, medium to high carbonation O: Just an all around damn good Helles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2002
Beautiful golden. Slight gras aroma, fullbodied and with good bitternes as opposed to the many malty sweet helles in bavaria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Draft pours clear golden with a medium white head. Honey malt aroma, some grains. Nice sweet but not too sweet flavor, honey malt, mild bitterness. Lighter body, slightly syrupy for what it is but very drinkable. Very solid for the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 I found the aroma to be almost non existant. Perhaps my chilled glass inhibited its aroma. the taste was sweet and crisp and a smooth finish. This is a very good helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3346) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2013
50cl bottle, Bierzwerg des Monats Dez 2012. - Pours clear bright gold, nice head, modest aroma. - Crisp, somewhat dry&sweetish pilsener type Helles: decent hop bitterness with unusual rich marzipan malt notes, some yeasty acidity. All in all unique tasting pilsner/Helles, not completely thirst-quenching (too dry &sweet for that), yet full of taste.

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