Bierkrug (2129) - - JAN 19, 2009
500 ml bottle in Germany. Nice clear golden color. Light aroma. Thick pure white head. a slightly bitter flavor. With a freah light palate as a Helles should have. Truley a superior Helles. One of the finest Helles in the world. paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a nice rocky white head. Aroma is classic German, spicy hop and malt. Flavor is balanced crisp and refreshing with a dry refreshing finish. PetrZalio (17) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2009
One of the Best Münchener Hell Type! Nice delicious malty, corny and hoppy aroma. In palate is clear maltiness,with typical touch of sweetiness of malt for Homelly - Münchener Hell Lager Type. Medium body, spicy and minty fresh dryness of hops. Long, clear malty and corny finish with hints of minty and grassy hops. Fresh carbonation (fresh und spritzig). Typical special Ayinger-schmack. Best served in the Centre of Ayinger Village in brewery biergarten Liebhard´s Keller (fresh drought). All products from Ayinger are ones of the best beers in Bayern. All categories (Hell, Export, Weiss, Ur-Weiss, Doppelbock).
MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
My Bottom Line : crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Citrusy and herbal hops ride this Helles’s rolling effervescence, as malts slowly but surely sculpt straw-like flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A wavy head of foam covers the clear, dark golden.
-The mouthfeel on this one may not be as polished as Andechser’s Helles or Augustiner’s for that matter, but it is still cushy and packed with character.
-This is obviously balanced and süffig.
-This is the kind of brew I would love to get to know better. Alas, I cannot get it this fresh across the pond…
On tap and from the gravity cask at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich.
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Pretty much everything you want out of a helles. Golden color with a nice white head, pleasant smell. It has a smooth, rich malty taste with a suprise of noble hoppiness. This is the kind of Helles that doesn’t need special attributes, it is just tasty and high-quality, nothing else needs to be said.Gotta drink it fresh.
rozsoma (1010) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2016 Nagyon finom kis ivósör, ismételni tudom magam, el se tudtam képzelni, hogy ilyen finom egy igazi Helles. drmet (952) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2015
-pours a clear pale golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-juicy,lemon,pear,apple,honey,sloral, the nose
-light-medium body, medium to high carbonation
Just an all around damn good Helles jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2002
Beautiful golden. Slight gras aroma, fullbodied and with good bitternes as opposed to the many malty sweet helles in bavaria. nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Draft pours clear golden with a medium white head. Honey malt aroma, some grains. Nice sweet but not too sweet flavor, honey malt, mild bitterness. Lighter body, slightly syrupy for what it is but very drinkable. Very solid for the style. Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 I found the aroma to be almost non existant. Perhaps my chilled glass inhibited its aroma. the taste was sweet and crisp and a smooth finish. This is a very good helles.