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


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RATINGS: 925   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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of toasted malt, honey, flowers and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt and honey with bready and grassy following, crisp spicy mouthfeel and clear moderate bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Despite its common style, this Ayinger brew is way above average...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (822) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Light golden yellowExplosive three-finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant, light sweet malt, with light touch of floral, spices and honey, plus bread, strong yeast, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with honey, molasses, floral, light bread, yeast, lemon and light bitter grassy hops.

Body: Mid to light; Very slick and slightly thick palate.

Mouth feel: Wow, it’s pretty right-on here: maltyness is moderate, not too full. Body has right thickness but not oily. Very pleasant sweetness of honey and molasses - light and expressive - the kind of sweetness I longed for a Lager is here. Yea! Flowery hops and light bread to round off. This is very neat and lovely!

Hoppiness: Light floral, honey and spice in nose. Floral, lemon and fairly light grass in taste. Bitterness is light to the style for a lasting, fairly low-fi astringent finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Nicely sweet and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: This is a nice and delicate Helles. Everything from aroma, taste and palate is meticulously prepared to please the casual drinkers as well as picky connoisseurs. It may not be the absolute best, but it’s right up there as the poster boy of the style. I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (269) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a crisp clear golden color with no haze and an inch-thick white head. Aroma is sweet, light malt, green apple, slight grain, weak bitter. Taste is grain and bread, sweet, weak honey, no apple from the aroma. Overall a very good lager, clean and crisp without any large flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (705) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 01.15. Pours clear straw with white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt and some bready hints. Flavor follows the nose, but also has a touch of alcohol. Overall: I usually hate macro lagers that have similar grainy-bready taste, but this one is very well balanced and flavor just feels very clean (in a good way). Great example of not hoppy pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Clear gold body, medium white head that fades away rather quickly. High carbonation, subtle honey and hops smell, smooth malts, leaves taste, gentle bittery aftertaste and somewhat acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (328) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours straw-yellow with persistent head. Not much aroma - little grainy, faint noble hops. Nice milkshake medium body mouthfeel. Overall, balanced and smooth the malt profile of a Helles, the hop character of a Pils, and is silightly stronger than both.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours yellow with white head. Malty aroma and flavor. Medium body. Sweetish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at World of Beer Easton while watching the Germany vs. Algeria game on 6/30/14. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt and crisp noble hops. Sweet malt flavor with crisp hops before a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Ayinger does it again. A spectacular Helles with a classic pale gold appearance and a pretty long lasting head. The aroma is of baking sweet bread. The taste is hop-balanced with minimal sweetness and pleasant bitterness. An exceptional example of a Helles lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
Sehr hell im Glas, hopfig-blumiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist frisch-hopfig-dominiert, zum Hauptteil hin entfaltet sich eine leichte süßliche Note. Sehr süffig. Diese süßliche Note mit einer leichten Würzigkeit wird zum Abgang hin immer dominierender über der Hopfenblumigkeit. Auf der Zunge verbleibt eine angenehm süßlich, feinherb-blumige Note.
--> Sehr leckeres Bier, schön frisch süffig, besitzt aber nicht viel Tiefgang. 11+12+10+11

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