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


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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14158) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Golden lager color. Aroma is yeasty and very similar to Belgian abbeys. Mouthfeel is malts, fresh and full-bodied. Short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 (Bottled) Pale golden with a large, foamy and white, lacy head. Buttery, grassy and lightly yeasty-musty-earthy aroma with sweetish, grainy malt. Very clean, grainy, very malty, pale-toffeeish flavor with mild, grassy hops and some acidity. Long, moderately bitter and acidic finish. Medium-bodied, smooth and neutral, refreshing palate with soft carbonation. No signs of alcohol. Really a "back to basics" brew with clean, neutral maltiness, balancing (although somewhat sparingly dosed) hops, plus an awesome drinkability. If all bulk lager tasted like this, there would be soooo many more beer lovers! I’m sure there’s nobody, who could honestly say this beer is harsh or unclean. Still, some personality remains. (Bottled, at the Helsinki Beer Festival 2004, was 7-2-7-3-14=3.3) Typical lager color, small head. Slightly sour and malty aroma. Original, malty flavor. Slightly sour and earthy (hay?). Not bad for a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2004
Nice golden color. Very malty smell with a skunky hop aroma. Taste is bready but has a lingering skunky taste. Not bad, but a maltier flavor and thicker palate would give this beer a better rating.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Pours light and cloudy with a average white head. Light skunky nose, not sure if it has gone bad or is supposed to be this way. Taste full of yeast, a little dull but a decent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Somewhat murky yellow color with a billowing head with nice lace. Slightly sour, bready aroma with hints of malt. Some carbonation on the tongue. Malt is more prevalent when you drink it. Some floral hops, minimal citrus. Extremely quick, crisp finish. Hard to rate this one. This is a rather refreshing brew, probably excellent in the warmer months. Finish is a bit quick for my tastes, and I would like a bit more carbonation. Drink it quick, this didn't warm very well in my opinion. Overall, a respectable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2004
Pale straw in colour. Small but persistant head. Aromas are spritzy pears and yeast. Flavours are yeasty, fruity with some graininess. The finish is quite dry and hoppy. I find most Helles quite dull - but this is not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 This beer makes me want to cry after having an Ayinger Brau-Weisse. The aroma would be more aptly called a smell. The taste reminds me of a disturbing night of St. Pauli's girl. Stick with the Brau-weisse.***Re-rate about six months or so later: Wow! It's really funny how your tastes change. This is a really good beer. In comparison to Brau-Weisse, maybe this isn't awesome, but it's a pretty good beer. With dark, chocolatey, sometimes coffeeish flavors, this is a nice beer. It also has a full mouth-feel. Maybe not as good as Brau-Weisse, but it's still darn good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 This beer does not measure up on every factor to its counterpart of the Bräu Weisse. Try the much superior Bräu Weisse. Everything on this beer, contrasted with the Ayinger Bräu Weisse, is lacking - the aroma, the appearance, the flavour, the palate, and the overall impression - it's just all considerably disappointing contrasted. Ayinger Bräu Weisse - far superior. Check it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Very pale gold, frothy white head diminishing quickly. Smells slightly skunked, sweet. Tastes a little skunked. Nice and bitter. Not really my favorite of the Helles/Lager style but OK. Not the best Ayinger beer either. Good to drink with pizza.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 I love this company but am not a huge fan of this style. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer pours light golden color with a large fluffy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma is very faint with some vague light malts. The flavor is lightly sweet and had a flowery hop note. Medium length finish. The texture is very heavily carbonated. Overall a heavily carbonated standard lager.

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