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


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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3503) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Very pale yellow out of the bottle with an egg white fowm head. Light yeast nose. Light citrus malts with a clean finish. Nothing to detract but not much to excite me either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Big Head Lemon Juice Color. Tasted like a very thin Wheat beer to me. Not bad just not what I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Light-golden / deep-straw and cloudy whitish with a decent head. Moderate carbonation, even lively at times. Sharply spicy, bitter and a little sour ... malt base has a little trouble keeping up. Overall, nicely spicy and sweet, but a little too bitter (especially in the aftertaste) and slightly unbalanced.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1923) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2930) - 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.

   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.

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