1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Not Rated.
Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

808 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 808
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 43
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 808 | Reviews: 473 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of jrmurph
4.04/5  rDev +2%

Photo of deac83
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BeerSnobery
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a clean light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Clean lager smell reminds me of a macro but less offensive. Cracker-like malt with a dash of alcohol.

T- Starts out flavorful enough with more crackerish malt and a slight sweetness but the aftertaste has that "give" in flavor that I don't like. A tad biscuity with the sweetness but everything here is very toned down and innocuous. As a result, it drinks like water. Maybe some faint spice? Could be the yeast.

M- Crisp but thin and watery. Medium carbonation and a very light body.

O- A lager done in the proper fashion, but it's still not something I'd like to revisit and surely not a flavor I crave. I suppose, in certain situations (hot weather, beach, sporting event), I would enjoy it's immense drinkability. But I'm really just ticking this to cover the Dortmunder/Export Lager style and move on.

Photo of aaholmes
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bshaw22
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of cj8311
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Jrockerboi
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of athomasPSU
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500ml brown glass BOTTLE with classy iconic label design and a colorful pry-off pressure cap acquired at an Austin, TX bottle shop and served cold into a pilsner glass. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewery, which I adore.

No bubble show forms as it's poured. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

HEAD: Five fingers wide. Beige colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Good frothiness. Even and consistent. Retention is superb - about 10 minutes. Leaves a light thin coating on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Appears soft.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow of average vibrance. You can read text through this beer it's so clear. It's clearly filtered, and lacks the strength of colour observed in other Ayinger beers. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's admittedly not much to look at, but I'm optimistic given the brewery.

AROMA: Soft pilsner malts, flaked wheat, clean crisp barley, Munich malts, mild pleasant floral hop character, a light hint of bread, a kiss of banana, and just enough malty sweetness. Seems balanced.

No yeast character, overt alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

I'm cautious of the malty sweetness - which almost borders on buttery - and I do pick up on some extract lager-esque graininess. Not at all things I expected from an Ayinger beer. But I'm optimistic; it's pleasant enough. Average intensity.

TASTE/TEXTURE: The malty sweetness does bother me, as does the graininess. Coupled with the artificial sleek smoothness of the texture, this winds up tasting shockingly cheap - not only for an Ayinger beer, but compared to many American attempts at the style. Did I get a bad bottle?

The base of the beer is comprised of Munich malts, clean barley, a bit of flaked wheat, and a light breadiness. There's a hint of diacetyl off-character and a hint of honey. I like that it's clean and refreshing, but the flavour just isn't there for me, nor is the balance. Ultimately, it's a pretty generic lager build with no exciting characteristics or unique properties. I never thought Ayinger would disappoint...

It's wet, light-bodied, and a bit too thick. Nicely soft. The texture is no special companion to the taste, but there're no egregious problems with it. It's just underwhelming.

Has a mild but pleasant floral hop character. Average duration, depth, and intensity of flavour. By no means a complex or subtly executed brew.

OVERALL: Easy to drink, but that's about the best thing I can say about it. I've long been a champion of the quality of Ayinger's beers, but this is one I wouldn't buy again - even at German prices. Perhaps they should stick to their bread and butter - wheat beers. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I'll enjoy quaffing the glass. Definitely Ayinger's worst work. Not sure what went wrong here.

C

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.