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

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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2001
My all-time favourite Munich style Helles...................................

5
JonnyLager (8) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2009 does not count
This beer is at the pinnacle of what the classic helles style should taste like. Smooth, crisp finish, malty but not overly. Bright, golden color. My ultimate "favorite" beer!

4.8
daleee (13) - rome, ITALY - NOV 12, 2013
hazy pale yellow beer with a white head nice grassy aroma. light sweetness well balanced by noble hops light body, well carbonated. great beer. won’t never tire me

4.7
SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 (br-btl cm-lbl, 5.5%)

hazy-stw, med-light-body, med-co2.

bright hefe aroma.

T1 sweet-concord-grape.
T2 pale-malt §hefe lcrc(same as Bajuvator).
T3 fairly-clean.
refreshing, ^drinkable, ^sessionable. a good warm afternoon patio beer -especially for friends who don’t like hoppy beer.

4.7
ordybill (1800) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Fantastic beer, smooth flavor, nice clear golden yellow appearance and a crisp aroma. I drank this without food but I imagine this would be a homerun with a good meat dish. Side note, this beer has a killer bottle cap, great landscape painting that really caught my eye.

4.6
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2003
This is one of the best "light beers" that I have had. Very light straw color. Head lasts, but not that thick. Rich malt flavor has been refined through years of practice. Add in a touch of hops. These guys once again show why they are the best.....

4.6
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
Nice tarnished bass color. Short-lived but adequate head. Aromas of sweet grass, earth, stones, and a trace of sourdough. Flavor is well-balanced but I noted lime, rye bread, caraway. Good carbonation, medium hops and slim malt. Good mouthfeel. Great daily drinker.

4.6
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 Okay so i am re-rating because i had it on cask at Ayingers. It is fuckin phenomenal, along the lines of Appenzeller Holzfass, I don’t know why they don’t bottle this version. It is a basic helles beer but it has the enhancement of oak and a perfect mouthfeel.

4.5
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2004
This is one fine brew! Pouring the beer throws a large , dense, white head. The color is a hazy yellow. Classic "Bavarian" taste. Reminds me of Spaten helles, or Wurzburger helles, but, MUCH better. I would love to replicate this beer in a homebrew recipe, but, those lager yeast strains are a pain to work with. Those Bavarian folks are sure lucky to have these sorts of brews available as every day beers!

4.5
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Had at Ayingers. They tapped a Wooden cask of this stuff the night we were there. Served similar to a cask ale- in that it was almost no carbonation yet a huge white head and left great lacing. However it was served relatively cold compared to a cask ale, which is good for a helles i guess. THis is a lot better than thier regular helles though. Much smoother, and a lot more flavor and a fuller body. Very sweet lightly caramelized malt with a hint of continental hops in the aroma and in the aftertaste. One of the smoothest and most drinkable of all Helles lagers, which is saying a lot since almost all helles are very drinkable. I’ve had many helles in the 3 weeks I was in europe and this one stood out to be the best by far. Great beer.


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