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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Awesome looking beer. Ample white head with bubbles cascading up the beer. Great flavor. Sweet malt flavor and gentle bitterness. We'll done beer from a great Brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Poured a large white long lasting head. The lacing was not very good on the sides of my mug. It had a yellow body to it and a cloudy appearance. It had a fruity aroma to it. It was very bitter tasting in my opinion. It had an aftertaste that lingered a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a very large white head of fine to medium sized bubbles and a cloudy wheat yellow body. With a mild hoppy aroma and the flavor of fizzy banana and hops, this beer goes down smoothly with a slight bite to its finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Allmost a shame to tos the bottle cap,it's pretty cool.Nice white head kind of short lived.Sweet malt aroma,slight lemon smell,yeast,possible banana,very faint fresh bread smell as well.Slight green olive taste some tones of vinegar,the fruit definately hit the road as far as the flavor goesSlight hoppiness to it but that olive taste really hangs on.If you've ever just grabbed an olive straight out of the jar you'll know what im talking about.It could be the beer or just a mix of all the other beer's that may be lingering on my palate that are giving me that taste,but i'd have to say this is not that great a beer.I'm glad i only have one to try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2003
HUGE white frothy head, a hazy pale yellow body, plenty of carbonation. Light yeastiness with citrus notes, grapefruits and faint bananna phenols. Lemony and a faint fruity hop character. Thin, but appropriate, a crisp, cleanbeer with just a hint of cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
Hazy straw color with a medium white head. An attic aroma with ripe fruit. Taste is slightly musty yet very refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 26, 2003
I had this at a 'bavarian' beer tasting. I guess lagers don't "wow" me. nothing special, nothing too bad here

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
I didn't enjoy this as much as the Weisse from Ayinger but the Lagers are not one of my favorite styles. Nonetheless, this is what I can say is a classic German lager. It is a refreshing beer. Clean, malty and fresh just like the description. Reminded me instantly of some of the beer I had in Duesseldorf a couple years ago. Has that German taste to it. I don't know how else to describe it but I would drink it again. Not a dissapointment

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2003 I do not believe that Ayinger makes any bad products and this is yet again another great beer. This lager has a Foggy golden color, light cautious aroma, and a smooth refreshing taste. Not to light not to heavy, just an invigorating and smooth beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
Bottle. A light yellow color with a foamy white head. A sweet honey malty and falvor with a little spice. A middle of the road good but not exciting.


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