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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier

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very good

701 Ratings

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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%

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 PorterLambic:
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2.83/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Let me preface the review with this: I really enjoyed the all the other beers from this brewery so far. I wish this one had measured up to the fine standard Franz Inselkammer has set with their other offerings. The beer pours out the color of pale golden straw. A big, fluffy head forms and leaves behind some lace. Smell is almost missing in action. Light hops and lighter malt are the only notes found. Taste is a bit hoppy without being bitter but there is not much to taste either. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and a medium body. Drinkability could be so much higher if it had something to taste. In the end, this was more like a German version of an American megabrew offering, a disappointing beer. My only hope - after reading some of the other reviews -is that I simply got a bad bottle. I might try it again down the road.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2005 00:45:16 | More by PorterLambic
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one of the great german lagers here, light and fizzy and sessionable forever. pale yellow in color with as much frantic carbonation as a well shaken soda. inch of white head rests on top. nose is like cheerios, cereal grains, although light, dominant. bittering hops only, but they add a layer, timeless familiar german lager yeast. this is a beer, that while new to me, is comfortable and familiar. this is what i want when i seek a german lager. ultra refreshing, light but not wanting for flavor at all, no stale malt flavors, and a clean finish that isnt too dry. its just right, perfect for the coming warmer weather, and somehow incredibly cheap to buy in colorado at the moment. extremely high carbonation level would be distracting in another beer, but it works wonders for this already airy lager. german lager exemplified here for me, i am going to load up on this later in the week i think, very impressed with a style here that doesnt always do it for me.

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Poured from the bottle into a German-style pilsener glass. This lager is a yellow straw color, just shy of lemon, with around four inches of white bubbles. Smells like sweet white bread, faint green grapes, a green floral note that makes me think of fresh cut clover hay (yes, I have actually smelled this), a noble hop spice. A rather fizzy offering, crisp and tart but with a gentle sweet grain backbone that is not overshadowed by the tasteful hopping. Flavors evoke popcorn and sweet malted cereals, lemon zest, vanilla, licorice ... Herbal and somewhat spicy.
Finishes dry and crisp, quite bitter with some flinty minerals very apparent. You know this is an authentic Dortmunder from this mineral effect that provide some bite and a dry mouthfeel. Whoa. Certainly this feature differentiates this brew from the other German and Czech lagers I've tried to date, including mass-produced examples of the style like DAB, as do the faintly nutty malts. Closest thing I've found to a legit Dortmunder in Canada outside of homebrew circles.

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Head large (5 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing
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Body – very light yellow, slight chill haze
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500 ml bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left nice lacing on the glass. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of many bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Herbal and grassy noble hops followed sweet and bready pilsner malts.

Taste: Nice hop characteristic, bready and chewy malts with some light bitterness in the rear.

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S: Light, crisp, a bit fruity, yeasty, hop characters very low.

T: Crackers, hop spice, fruity, floral.

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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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