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

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common

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RATINGS: 920   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.”


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
This one had a bit of a dirty clothes in the hamper aroma, sort of like a baby's diaper bag. A lot of bittering saaz hops throughout the session. As belgianhomebrew said, this would go great with McD's food.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
This ber smells like socks sitting in the hamper. Lots of saaz flavor throughout. A decent lager if they could work on the aroma. There was an unanimous decision that this beer would go great with a McDonalds cheeseburger.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Pretty good.Overpriced.I did not like the pale color of this one/head was huge and quick yet had great lace/some micro floaties.Nice and crisp as expected/decent yet a tad thin malt character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1874) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Lovelly bottle 500ml very colourful label and a great cap.. All in all a handsome lager very nice large head which sticks around for a while nice gold colour to the beer , its also slightly hazy which adds to the appeal. Smell is pretty malty buy pleasant enough. Taste very crisp and refreshing..even a bit of dough in there sweetish. Very creamy feeling for a lager in the mouth. All in all an excellent summer session bier

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Pale golden with long lasting soft white head. Aroma of malt, bread, a touch of honey. Full malt flavor with a slight hop bite, finishes sweet then dry. A well made easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Surprisingly hazy pale yellow. Big foamy but quickly diminishing white head. Pale malt is front and center here lending a pleasant fruity sweetness. Light bodied with very mild carbonation. A classic example of one of the oldest lager styles.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Pale gold, crystal clear with a dense white head. Aroma is malt, malt, malt, but still balanced with a decent noble hop. Flavor is right on for a Helles, malty, but no toast/roast character. Very clean throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
What the hell? The color of a desert at sunrise? Did MartinT write that? This may be the mildest Ayinger I've had yet. Wheat dominates with only a few wisps of esters here and there. This has a super clean finish without the bite akin to most lagers. Very mild.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Very light gold color, snow white head. Fruity aroma of pears, apples, and bananas. Taste was similar with some spice as well. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Another fine Ayinger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Had this beer for the first time last night and it was skunky. Never really had a problem with the liquor store where this beer was bought but this beer was really skunky. Golden in color, but couldn't drink it.


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