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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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very good

739 Ratings

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 41
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle from the Wine Exchange, on to the beer:

There are so many bubbles racing through the body of this beer, you could...I don't know where I'm going with this gag, but there's a lot in this golden straw colored beer. Great frothy head on top that retains well. Good smell too. Its lemon notes are both sour and sweet. Grassy and hay aromas too. Hint of oxidation. I'm psyched for taste this one.

This is one smooth beer and jam-packed with taste. It's impossibe to take a small sip from this beer, I'm taking big gulps. I'm already finished with one-thirds of my beer, and I still don't have any tasting notes yet. The taste dissolves on the palate...malty, lemongrass, bits of hops, lemon tartness, grain. Great balance of the flavors. Spicy notes and a dash a saltiness linger on the palate in the aftertaste.

Wow, this one blew away my expectations to the next county! To its credit, Ayinger Jahrhundert becomes my favorite lager to date, as well as one of the best beers I've ever had. And fortunately for me, it's easily accessable and won't cost me more than $3 a half-liter. Drink and learn fellow BA's, this is what a German helles lager is all about.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 03:38:41 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear straw-yellow color with a huge billowy white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace islands on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of lightly toasted pale malt smell mixed with lots of a biscuit and some caramel smells. Along with these aromas comes some lighter grainy smells as well as a little bit of a grassy aroma

Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and toffee sweeter flavor mixed with a nice doughty taste. As the taste moves from the initial, some light grainy tastes as well as a lighter fruity flavor of both a sweeter apple and pear but also some lighter bitter lemon flavors enters the taste. The sweeter flavors fade ever so slightly as the taste moves on more toward the end, and with some more bitter herbal and grassy hop tastes coming to the tongue, one if left with a moderately crisp and very smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for creating the crisp and very easy drinking feel for the brew. This is a superb feel for the flavors.

Overall – A clean and very refreshing brew. This is quite flavorful and very easy drinking with a great crisp taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 00:57:13 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-24-2014 01:23:25 | More by ordybill
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-23-2014 18:56:00 | More by dcf5ve
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-21-2014 22:53:07 | More by Auror
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-19-2014 17:30:20 | More by Sellen
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New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-19-2014 17:25:44 | More by timoteo833
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-16-2014 17:10:52 | More by Desimoaj
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-15-2014 03:51:32 | More by Stillyman11
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-14-2014 21:05:43 | More by MiamiBeerFan
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-14-2014 16:02:08 | More by sammyg832
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2014 02:35:54 | More by mccorvey
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-13-2014 02:12:11 | More by EvanWilliams
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4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2014 19:26:18 | More by kscaldef
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-06-2014 14:09:13 | More by speedvagen
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-06-2014 05:06:52 | More by Markle369
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-02-2014 02:51:33 | More by KAF
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-25-2014 20:55:48 | More by huntermop
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4/5  rDev +1%

06-17-2014 23:20:23 | More by Hik0
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-10-2014 16:49:17 | More by Janeinma
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-08-2014 02:29:58 | More by Goosehunter75
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4/5  rDev +1%

06-08-2014 02:23:25 | More by wrightst
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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very pale, straw yellow, big foamy head, lots of apparent fizziness, nice retention.
Smell of earthy maltiness, a bit sweet, spicy and noble hops.
Spicy hop bitterness from the first gulp, earthy, a bit sulphuric, kinda woody too. Low malty sweetness, very faint fruitiness, some white bread. Finish is rather bitter (a small touch of coins), leaves nice hoppy spiciness in the aftertaste.
Light bodied, kinda fizzy tho. Very refreshing and crisp despite it's bitterness.
Great hops, a great Dortmunder.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 13:21:08 | More by dcmchew
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New York

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - clear, pale straw color with white head

Smell - bready, doughy, butter, hint of honey sweetness

taste - baked biscuit, butter, hint of honey

mouthfeel - crisp, medium bodied, medium carbonation

overall - good representation of a style not readily available in the marketplace. worth a try

price point - $3.59/16.9 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 20:48:18 | More by keithmurray
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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : golden color with white foamy head.
Smell : grassy and hoppy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and hoppy flavors with a slightly bitter finish.
Overall : a good beer in the style Dortmunder.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 18:01:37 | More by thierrynantes
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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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