Bill Becker (1032) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2017 Embrouille (2852) - - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. Spicy hop profile. Medium bodied. Quite lively carbonation. Good bitterness. Pleasant.
On draught at Old Chicago.
Pours a straw gold with a finger of foam.
I smell noble hops and the familiar Ayinger yeast. Cracker malt.
Nice and hoppy, dry and crisp, with cracker malt that balances well with the hops. Somewhat spicy.
Delicious and clean Pilsner. olio (10265) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Tap @ Wirtshaus Ayingers, Munich.TAR (2760) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grassy hoppy and slightly grainy, some citrus notes. Flavor is grassy bitter and a bit buttery, grain and pale malt notes. Crisp and refreshing Pils.
Very fresh bottle. Clear yellow. Pasty and creamy white foam persists to the final drop. Saffron, lemon, flowers, minerals, honeysuckle, pepper, and new-mown hay encompass the aroma. Underlying blemishes of white grape, gravel, apple juice, and DMS. Fluffy and creamy carbonation. Refined malt paves the way with a luxuriantly-textured mouthfeel as it gracefully cradles the herbal-floral-spicy hop medley with a pillowy softness. Minerals come through and vivify the malt while amplifying the finespun lemony characteristics which soon develop. Malt is deceptively weightless with its layer of toasted baguette atop daintier hay dust dimensions. While it’s exquisitely balanced from start to finish, the hops are anything but shy as they generate a peppery-herbal scratch, yet artfully remain in lockstep with the polished malt. Quite clean other than a minor note of DMS and gravel. Not a trace of huskiness is evident, and the malt is rich in detail. Hay dust coats the tongue and enriches the dry, mineral-spiked finish as delicate floral notes linger alongside an uplifting “airiness” reminiscent of fresh baguette flesh. An effortlessly sluggable and notably mineralic pils that would be world class if the fermentation character were just a smidgeon cleaner. Lovely rustic malt character that elicits thoughts of standing in a field surrounded by fresh cut haystacks. And it’d be difficult finding better balance anywhere in the beer world. The purity of the water in this is virtually peerless and uniquely Bavarian. If Blaugies brewed a pils, I have a feeling it might resemble something close to this. Quite charming. vinivini (2391) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle as Ayinger Bairisch Pils at 5.3% ABV. Brilliant effervescent gold. Tall frothy white head. Solid malt and spicy hop aroma. Light to medium body. Medium bitter grassy taste. Very clean. Good. tia (2221) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Tap at Metzger. Classic golden with big white head and foamy lacing. Floral, honey, a hint of sour grain. Nice honey and light bitter flavor.
ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2017
Draught at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy and bready malt aroma, herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness. ebone1988 (1918) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is earthy hops, sweet corn, slight metallic, grains. Appearance is golden, clear, white head. Taste is earthy hops, metallic, sweet corn, refreshing, lots of earth which is what I wanted. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, lovely earthy hop aftertaste. Overall, this is a great pils. superspak (5584) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2017
330 ml bottle into lager glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent import release. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Perfectly clean lagering, with zero yeast notes present. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an amazing German pilsner! All around incredible robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A highly enjoyable offering, and perfect example of the style. Best in the style I have had yet. Shot (533) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear gold color with a large fluffy white head. A bit of lacy cling around the glass. Aromas of sweet hay and spicy hops. Upfront flavors of sweet malt, citrus, fresh bread and crisp hops. Clean mouthfeel. Nicely balanced. A very nice representation of a good pilsner. vyvvy (6460) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2017
It pours bright clear yellow with a sudsy and soapy white head. The aroma has rich bread, pils malt, faint hops and mild caramel. It has a medium body with some crispness on the finish. The taste has a lot more hoppiness with grass, herbs and there is a mustiness that makes this seem like there could be some age on it. Would be a shame since it just hit Missouri today. Good, but expected more from Ayinger.