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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.”


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2004
bottle. poured a hazy yellow with a decent head. the flavor was more citrus than the malt I was expecting. Glad I tried it but there are others out there I like better

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5025) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Aromas of hops, grapefruit, and wet dog. Cloudy yellow like a wit, no head. Flavor of malt and very light citrus. Dry finish. Sweeter and more malty as it warmed. Light palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2004
from the bottle. poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. aroma, citrus, hops, yeast, lemony, pepper. flavor, was surprised by the sweetness that 1st came out, malts, sweet apples, orange, with a touch of lemon. has a nice smooth and creamy mouth feel to it. this would be a good summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Some very thin and droopy lacing. Malt and yeast aromas with a lemon-hop nose. Mellow and creamy malt flavor with a lemon finish. Palate is creamy and a little fizzy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Je ne connais aps ce style beaucoup.Tout ce que je peut dire c’est que cette biere est bien malte et elle est tres claire comme biere.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Had at Ayingers. They tapped a Wooden cask of this stuff the night we were there. Served similar to a cask ale- in that it was almost no carbonation yet a huge white head and left great lacing. However it was served relatively cold compared to a cask ale, which is good for a helles i guess. THis is a lot better than thier regular helles though. Much smoother, and a lot more flavor and a fuller body. Very sweet lightly caramelized malt with a hint of continental hops in the aroma and in the aftertaste. One of the smoothest and most drinkable of all Helles lagers, which is saying a lot since almost all helles are very drinkable. I’ve had many helles in the 3 weeks I was in europe and this one stood out to be the best by far. Great beer.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pale golden color with soft fluffy head. Scent is malty as is the taste. Too much in both departments for me. I was expecting more because of the brewer, but this my least favorite of any Ayinger I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 This poured a slightly hazy, very pale yellow with a foamy head, which disappeared after a short while. Very tighly carbonated. The aroma was very sweet, but not offensively so, smelling like warm fresh bread. The sweetness wasn’t that heavy in this medium-bodied, malt-heavy drink. Crisp finish, but left my lips and moustache sticky.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
A rich golden color with a creamy white head that left a thick, sticky foam lace. Light malt aroma kinda bready (like fresh bread from the oven). With grassy smells lingering in the back. Fluffy malt flavor with a very light bitterness and taste of fresh rye. Soft at the start but finishing crisp and slight spicey. Not bad, not great.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rickwin1 (1) - racine, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2004 does not count
maybe i paid 2 much $2.99. which had an affect on my opinion. liked the head and taste.


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