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

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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This beer was first brewed in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our brewery. It has a golden-yellow color with a slightly flowery yeast, honey-ish aroma, tastes a little spicy and is full-bodied in initial taste, mild before swallowing and soft with a refined sparkle and fades with a well-balanced hint of bitterness. It is an especially drinkable and harmonious beer. Conrad Seidl, known as the Austrian “Pope of Beers”, on the Jahrhundert-Bier: “It is a malty beer that pronounces the precious earthy quality of malted barley.”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle @ BBB. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty, slightly floral and slightly fruity with crackers, cereal, hay, white grapes, moist soil and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and slightly fruity with crackers, white bread, cookie dough, hay, white raisins, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp and light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with cereal, white bread, hay, minerals, white raisins and lemon zest. Bit more sweet than expected. Would have loved it drier and crisper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1301) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Gold color with a big head. Aroma was sweet honey. Taste was a sweet up front with a crisp bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1230) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
0,5l fles meegebracht uit Duitsland. Bier is erg licht geel met een witte schuimkraag die snel slinkt. Geur is licht hoppig met gras tonen in de smaak zoetzuur met citrus, gras en afwassop en een bittertje in de afdronk maakt het compleet, blijft goed staan. Aardig in z’n stijl verder niet bijzonder.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
500ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. A: Pours a straw color with slight trails of carbonation. There’s a fingers worth of white-colored head, lacking in retention. Not much lacing is left behind. S: Immediately after pouring, it reveals a nicely balanced backbone of crackers and bread. There’s an underlying sweetness, and an even further underlying noble hop bite. As it warms, the malts become faintly nutty. The aroma doesn’t blow me away, but it does its job admirably. T: The maltiness reveals itself immediately with tones of lemon, cream, and even a touch of nuts. There isn’t a whole lot to this beer, but the finish dries up enough to keep it from being too sweet. That, and it’s few notes are interesting enough to make me care about this one. M: Its carbonation is powerful and easy to note - however, the actual texture is nicely soft. Perhaps even milky. Of course, being milky means it’s a bit on the heavy/sweet side, but like I said before, it’s dry enough to not be overly sweet. O: Tasty lager is tasty. Okay, MAYBE it could be a bit hoppier. Now that I’m done nitpicking, I’d just like to say even though it isn’t mega-cheap ($3/500ml isn’t BAD, though), I’d gladly buy it again for drinking duty in hot weather.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
giledu (6) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Gostei. Cerveja suave, desce bem e não apresenta o amargor no final como a Bairisch Pils, da mesma cervejaria.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 30, 2014
0,50 bottle purchased and consumed in Serbia. Pours pale golden color going yellow, clear/filtered with a medium white bright foam. Nose: yeasty, cellar, bread-like malts, some tart astringent notes. Mouth: chewy consistency, basic malts, citrusy aftertaste, it feels like chewing grains. I liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (746) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Very clear pale yellow color with medium white head. A bit of noble hops, a bit of grass in the aroma. Taste is balanced between malt sweetness, grassy hops and a hint of bitterness, but really just a hint. Perfect drinkability, light body, refreshing. Probably the best Helles I?ve ever had, I don?t think you can get much more out of this style. Not much taste there though, but that?s how a Helles should be. That?s why I gave a high overall score.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordsimmons (43) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
This is the best hell beer I have ever had. I’m nornally not a fan of hell, but it was very good. Welcome to München!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1469) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On draught at Occidental Brewing for the 3rd Annual Humbug Lager Fest. Clear light golden color. Aroma is grapes and light sweet malt. Taste is ripe green grapes, caramel malt, and fresh grassy hops. Smooth, sweet finish. My favorite of the Dortmunder style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (665) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at Ayinger Bierstube, Aying.
Intense Golden color big creamy white head, plenty of lacing. Very malty aroma due to relatively high gravity, white bread, floral noble hallertau hops. Cookies in hte beginning leading to a leafy hops bitterness. Taste is well balanced. Body medium to full, an helles couldn’y be thicker than this. Finish is aromatic, refreshing, hoppy with hints of honey. High carbonation.
Smooth, malty, still rather dry, alcohol shows his presence. Excellent ’hell on steroids.
Bottle is more carbonated and less ’fresh’, but still good. Had the chance to taste tis right off the lagering cask unfiltered, delicacy.


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