Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Pilsener
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The dry bitterness of classic pilsner makes this a perfect, pre-dinner drink. Although we borrowed the style from Bohemia, our pils is classsic Bavarian, made partially with barley we grow ourselves, a blend of fresh Hallertau and Tetnang hops and our unique St. Andreas mineral water. The vivacious color is reflective of the barley fields that surround our brewery. The head is light and thick and leaves a beautiful Bavarian lace on the empty glass. . In the mouth, our pils achives balance and roundness, without the hops overpowering the fruitiness of the malt.

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caribou43 (989) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 It is a good pils. We feel the hop and the beer is not heavy. The problem is that you say pils and the people say is not a good beer. The colour is yellow but transparent. The carbonation is right. This beer is perfect with a good meal with meat. The taste is well balanced, the last time that I drank this beer, it was when I went in this beautiful village of Aying, the bitterness is just perfect, malt, a bit watery, there is a herbal side typical from this kind of hop. I recommend to the people to go directly to the village, it is more nice than the restaurant in the city, you go there with the S7, it takes 40 minutes.

SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Had this at Ayinger and between Forschungbrau, Andechs and Ayinger it came it a third (which is liking saying who was better: Mickey, Willie or ’The Duke’. If you go to Munchen, stop in Ayinger (they even rent rooms and the food is great).

superspak (5504) - 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.

dwyerpg (6062) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Looks fine, smells fine. this is a pretty tasty pils. Light, a good hop presence and bite and quite dry as well. Tasty and sessionable.

PetrZalio (17) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2009
One of the Best PILSENER of the World! It is South Bavarian style of Pilsener - it means more malty than North Germany Style. Very delicious hoppy and malty aroma with touch of fresh hay and corn. In palate suprisingly full body,it is malty, sappy with hints of minty of pressed hops cone. Long dry and sappy finish. Fresh carbonation (fresh und spritzig). Best aperitiv! 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). Especially Bräu - Hell.

jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
a potent pils, points for potentcy...biting taste in the back of the throat leaves me thirsty for more, that's a good sign

MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This spritzy Pils promotes straw-like cereals onto a grassy, spruce-y hop character for a highly flavorful and refined tasting experience.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sticky head of foam covers the clear pale golden.
-This is yet another world-class lager from Ayinger. Bravo! If only more ratings would come from a tap close to the source, not from bottles exported across the pond…
-The hop finish is long and highly pleasant, emboldened by the dryness.
-Every ingredient is clearly showcased from nose to finish.

On tap at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich.

KyotoLefty (10197) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
Tap at the Trank in Munich. Rather pale to medium gold with a fine, medium head and a few bubbles. Herbal, floral hop nose, crackery malt. Clean, fruity flavor, bready. Crisp hops are very herbal with some lemon. Great prickly hop finish, peppery, spicy, herbal. Perfect soft carbonation and clean body. Snappily bitter, lovely. Only the nose is a bit too restrained.

harrisoni (18432) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Ayinger bar Munich. Now that is a pretty looking beer . Bright gold lasting white head. Peppery hop over an impeccable super drinkable base. Light toast aroma. Finish smacks you upside with lemon pepper hop. Amazingly good. Clean super drinkable. Superb.

ebone1988 (1851) - 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.

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