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


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RATINGS: 947   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.”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2340) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Perfect helles from Bavaria. Nice heady, malty aroma, light golden color with airy head. taste is biscuity malt with some hop bitterness. I’d expect nothing less from Ayinger, this one’s a must have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordsimmons (6) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
This is the best hell beer I have ever had. I’m nornally not a fan of hell, but it was very good. Welcome to München!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On draught at Occidental Brewing for the 3rd Annual Humbug Lager Fest. Clear light golden color. Aroma is grapes and light sweet malt. Taste is ripe green grapes, caramel malt, and fresh grassy hops. Smooth, sweet finish. My favorite of the Dortmunder style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (605) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at Ayinger Bierstube, Aying.
Intense Golden color big creamy white head, plenty of lacing. Very malty aroma due to relatively high gravity, white bread, floral noble hallertau hops. Cookies in hte beginning leading to a leafy hops bitterness. Taste is well balanced. Body medium to full, an helles couldn’y be thicker than this. Finish is aromatic, refreshing, hoppy with hints of honey. High carbonation.
Smooth, malty, still rather dry, alcohol shows his presence. Excellent ’hell on steroids.
Bottle is more carbonated and less ’fresh’, but still good. Had the chance to taste tis right off the lagering cask unfiltered, delicacy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (217) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Angenehmes und süffiges Bier. Nichts besonderes aber als leckerer Durstlöscher absolut top. Gras, Heu, brotig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2370) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Clear birght yellow, white foam head. Quite normal aroma and taste like most German beers, as they all made kind of the same German way. (Velp 201411)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (114) - - NOV 22, 2014
Goldgelb klar im glas, süßlich hefig in der Nase, frisch leichter Körper, wunderbar trinkbar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Pivopija Zemun Belgrade Serbia.Pour it golden color with medium white head.Taste and aroma are quitemakty, sweet and perfect balanced.Very suprised whenI tasted.I didn’t expect this flavour.Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (144) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours an ivory white abundant head, extremly clear pale yellow to golden colour. Smells quite weak (could be me, but I think my nose it’s pretty ok as usual): a bit of grain and honey aroma. Tastes typical german lager, malty, honey, cereals; really good balance, sweetness is always there from beginning to end, with a delicate bitterness covering from half to the finish. Nice mild carbonation, light body, HUGE drinkability. The most traditional german low fermentation blondie

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Poured light golden with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt. Medium creamy body, the flavour is mild honey sweetness, light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle-Pours hazy lite orange with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is slightly acidic, lite pale grains, grass, lite husky notes. Flavors show the husky pale grains and lite cereal notes. this beer doesnt have much to it however, I can see why it is regarded as a high level of this style. With that said, i think New Glarus does better german beers than most german brewers. Im sure most will hate me for saying that but i think its the truth. This is a good helles but there are others better from American brewers.

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