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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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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.”


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2862) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2003
This is one of the best "light beers" that I have had. Very light straw color. Head lasts, but not that thick. Rich malt flavor has been refined through years of practice. Add in a touch of hops. These guys once again show why they are the best.....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Straw colored and slightly hazy with a grand and long lasting silky head. It had a fruity aroma, pears, bananas, and as it warmed some I could faintly smell some hops. Fairly light bodied and creamy, malty with a hint of citrus and yeast. The finish was mild with a touch of bitterness. A fine brew!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Smells like a wheat beer with a pure golden color. The flavor is kinda malty with some fuity tones to it. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Cloudy Gold, no head. Tropical fruit aroma. Mellow, rich palate. Seems to a bit of a wheat flavor, maybe a hint of banana as well. Crisp, clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
Pours a clear, light yellow colour with a medium white, foamy head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of citrus. A very clean and refeshing taste of malt with a nice bitterness to finish


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