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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.”

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WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Extremely pale yellow colored, one of the palest beers I have ever seen. Well carbonated yet somewhat soft on the palate. Grainy sweet malts that are somewhat bready. Dry grassy hops. Creamy finish that almost reminds me of corn adjuncts. This is a very easy drinking beer and I was pleasantly surprised.

User37895 (3085) - - JUN 11, 2006
Not the kind of light beer I’m looking for, certainly overpriced. Poured a pale Budweiser yellow, okay, maybe a little more hazy than Bud, and with a decent initial head that laced ok. Aroma was of sweet honey and grass over top of some grainy barley maltiness. The flavor was sweet malty, corn (is that the DMS?), and even some plastic (hard water if this is supposed to be a Dort?). Finishes with the grassy hops and is somewhat dry / sweet. Good hop / malt balance, neither one is shy (esp. for the deceivingly pale color). But, then again, I’ll take Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Gold over this one (this is labelled helles, but is more like a dort, while the GL Dort Gold was more like a helles, imo... good thing these two categories are merged and counted as one for now).

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2006
pours a big foamy white head that laces with hazy yellow color. Aroma is spice, citrus, somewhat sharp grain. Taste is musty, medium malt, wheat, minor hops, creamy, flat finish. OK carbonation.

shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Cloudy golden color with a diminishing white head of tight bubbles. Light sweet aroma. A very clean wheaty flavor without any of the harshness. Delicious.

whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Buff lemon yellow body with moderate carbonation and a cottony white head. Bready aroma with fresh aromatic lemon citrus and pleasant lager yeast signatures. Perfumy and floral hop flavors and a lightly sweet malt base with honey tones and nicely balancing soft acidity. A refreshing beer with ample depth of character.

dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Hazy and light colored, with thick (1") white head. Aroma is heavy with malt, perhaps a slight scent of flowers. Flavor is grainy and flat. Very dry.

SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Clear, bright gold. Huge, foamy, spongey, white head settles to a rocky ring. Aroma is doughy and toasty yeast, grainy malt, crisp and lightly floral hops, and some soft corn tortilla. Same flavors with the hops taking the bitterness up a notch. Finishes dry, bitter, and lightly toasty. Very drinkable medium, balanced body. Great helles, great for summer.

undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2006
From the bottle. Golden, with a green tint. Nice sized White head. Mid palete was very good, but didn’t care for the end taste. Not a whole lot of punch, but very drinkable. Decent

BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a slight hazed yellow with a creamy white head that quickly sunk down. Light aromas of citrus and earth. The flavor found honey, bread, and fruits. Light and drinkable. OK but needs a little more.

RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2006
Pretty darn good. Hint of fruitiness. Almost reminds me of a hefeweizen. Another winner from Ayinger.

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