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


on tap

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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Pours bright and beautiful, the color of a desert at sunrise ... no, just kidding. It’s a bright, clear gold color with a creamy, white head. The aroma is malty and slightly lagery-sour. Flavor is sweet malt with a clean, bitter finish. Not a bad beer ... not great, though. It certainly doesn’t live up to the lofty commercial deScription.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Pours a creamy white head that vanishes to a pale film. Hazy straw color. Not the prettiest beer. Aroma of honey and malt. Taste is certainly there. Long on malt like only the Germans can seem to master. A crisp note at the end that says "Tettanger"...to me at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1142) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5331) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1082) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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