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Aktien Original 1857 | Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HappyHourHero on 04-25-2008

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 25
Photo of vanderSchorpioen
4/5  rDev +11.4%

I really like german lagers. I think only germans can do real good lagers. I don't know how they do it, but they do it. And this beer is a good thing of german beer, I can call it a classic of german brewing. This beer has an amber color, good foam, and really rich malt aroma. The taste of this beer is malt, only malt with no hops on finish. It's not too sweet, it's medium malty taste. The people who love lagers I can recommend this pale german lager, it's really tasty.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, close crown. Fairly good retention & lacing on sides. Crispy upfront displays grainy, herbal & sweet flavors. Medium to light body. Moderate to medium high carbonation. Dense & velvety mouthfeel with spicy touch. Clean bitterness arises in the middle but maltiness drives into an extended sweet/bitter followed by light estery –pear & apple- aftertaste where slight metallic hues are shown.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very pale straw colour. The initial head dissipates rapidly to a thin overall lacing. There is no discernible smell to my nose. Dry but mild Helles type flavour, which belies it's 5.3% ABV. Goes down nicely, and would probably be an ideal tipple out in the tropics - refreshingly dry and subtle, but carrying a satisfying oomph in the background too.

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Photo of rarbring
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear straw colored brew, a white head with rather little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of boiled vegetables with melted butter and a dash of lemon.

Starting fructose sweet, pears, lemon and a light bitterness.

Medium carbonation, refreshing texture and a light dry finish.

An easy-going clean fruity lager, not bad at all.

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Photo of janubio
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Golden colour, with a rather normal head that fades quickly. Smells of damp earth, grains, some citrus hints. Light body, thin palate and an anodine palate of malt and almost nothing. It's about to expire, so another taste is maybe needed.

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Photo of stevoj
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Active carbonation lifts a light and fluffy one finger head. Clear golden color with sour hay aroma. Slightly sour, grassy taste. Watery mouthfeel and no aftertaste. Decent for a hot summer day, but not the usual "bread-like" body you get from some German beers.

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Photo of jonb5
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre flip top, very pale colour, very clear. Lots of foam which goes quickly. Grassy smell, notes of citrus. As for taste its on the sweetside, grassy, slight hint of bitterness at the end. Easy enough to drink. What I like about this beer is you can drink several and unlike north german pils type beers it doesn't dry your mouth out.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aktien Brauerei-original drank on last saturday before la vie
Flip top bottle-poured into my Delerium goblet
nice loud pop, good carbonation in bottle. Love the Keller Bier, so I jumped at the chance to try this one.
Pours a beautiful light golden pale tone. Fluffy white effervescent head, light, yet thick and rocky. Medeium to high carbonation. Absolute picture perfect.
Aromatics of pilsner malt, biscuit, honey, sharp hops, fresh citrus, fresh hay, musty grain, mineral-high water,and black pepper round out a textbook Helles aroma, leans a little on the sharper side, which I really enjoy as opposed to the more one-note sweeter offerings typical in Bavaria.
Flavor follows in the superbness so far exibited. Sharp, crisp carbonation upfront, black pepper, citrus, followed by biscuit, honey maltiness, bread, grains, and an overall spike of grassy freshness. Ends light, carbonated, peppery and slightly drying.
Drinkability is another high point. Light, refreshing, tart, and carbonated well. A mid-range ABV also serves to boost this factor. NOt sure if this is a Pilsner, but makes a damn fine Helles. Really fantastic, in quality, freshness, and overall enjoyability.

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Photo of DerBayer
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a well balanced helles and went down very well in all. I taste a mixture of mild hops and barley and nothing much else. This beer is easy drinking and slightly reminiscent of their other beers. Maybe the yeast they use? Of course Aktien Zwickl an dLAndbier a better but that s due to differences in style so right on!

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a huge, dense, off-white head leaves some strands of lace. One-dimensional aroma is full of pungeant spicy hops.. Clear golden beer holds a few streams of lazily rising bubbles. Flavor a mildly sweet pale malt and white grapes mixed with grassy/spicy hops. It finishes with a mild bitter bite. The body is average and the beer is low in carbonation making for a soft watery mouthfeel. It's not as crisp as most Helles, and I'd say it's somewhere between a Helles and Kellerbier in flavor. Not a bad beer. Try one if you're in the area.

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Aktien Original 1857 from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.