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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1076   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Thanks to ambergirl for this one! Pour was a bright golden yellow with 1/2" not-too-dense white head. Nose first picked up bananas, grass, and some lighter spices. Very crisp mouthfeel with a nice bready malt backbone. Well-carbonated. Finish is crisp w/ bananas and wheat. Very refreshing brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle: Translucent pale yellow, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing, lively carbonation.   Pale malt nose, grassy, slightly sweet.   Sweet grassy flavor, quite crisp, clean, lingering pale malt flavor well beyond the finish. &nbps Enjoyable body, very smooth mouthfeel.   Perfect finish to a very hot day.   Good stuff!   Cleaner and crisper than many other examples I have had lately.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Hazy yellow with thick eggshell head. Aroma of spicy hops with unusual fruitiness (for a lager). Notes of honey, wildflowers, and bready yeast on the nose. Very malty with an aggressive hop character. Body is highly carbonated with some metallic notes. This is currently my highest rated lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Poured a clear deep bright yellow, almost a lime green color, with a small amount of white head. Very cool looking. Aroma is doughy, wheat, malty, and sweet. Flavor is crisp, sweet, hayish, and refreshing. Overall, I found this perfect for a hot summer night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
500ml. bottle. Clear, golden color with a medium white head that quickly dissipated. Fresh malty aroma with some hops in the background and a bit of straw. Clean, mildly sweet malt flavor with a nice hop bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2005
The bottle poured a slightly hazy golden yellow beverage with an ample white rocky head. The head lasted well leaving good lacing on the glass. The aroma was composed of moderate malt with notes of earth and hop. There was a medium body with average carbonation and a crisp texture. The flavor starts out nicely balanced with a slight sweetness. As it matures on the tongue, some hop bitterness shows up. The finish is long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Wierd man, some of these german beers are not what you expect. A sort of barbonated malty beer, with loads of character. Body is strangly full too, woulkd go excellently with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours light brown/yellow with a decent head. nose is malty biscuits. body is light, nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Not the nicest yellow color and a tall foam head. This is a real light yellow, similar to pale lemonade. Aroma is light grass, sticky rice and cheap tomato paste. It really isnt that bad of a scent, but thats what it smells like to me. Flavor picks up a bit, but falls short at the end. It tastes good at first, decent lager, but then it turns a bit thin and watery. Not that great of a beer, but pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden colour. Medium, lacey head. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. Flowery, malty aroma with caramel mixed in. Pretty malty taste for a helles. Toffeish and slightly fruity notes. A medium flowery hoppiness in the finish. Not too sweet, just about right. A great helles. Many thanks to joss.

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