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Ayinger Bräu Hell - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and grain. Not bad, but not too exciting. The flavor is grain, corn and wheat. The beer is semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of AndrewNations
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer during Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. An amazing experience.
Serving type: Served on draft at the Ayinger Haus across from Hoffbrau

A - Nice and clear. Not a whole lot to note. True to style. Huge white head much of a head that stays with you throughout the beer.

S - Slight yeast notes and maybe some floral notes. Really subtle if any..

T - Nice and Crisp. One thing I noticed immediately was the lack of yeast notes. It was really fresh but didn't taste unfinished and too young like the wheat at Hacker. This might be a batch to batch issue. Not a whole lot of citrus or hop but defiantly present. Not a lot of huge flavors on this but true to style and easy to drink.

M - Light body not a whole lot of note. Mid to Low carbonation.

D - This is just a personal thing but I find this to sit heavy on my stomach. They drink really well as they are light and crisp but for some reason I didn't find myself wanting more than one.

Photo of jmhart
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the cask at the Ayinger Brau Haus across from Hofbrau

Straw-golden in color. Creamy, long lasting head but only moderately thick.

Balanced malty aroma with typical german hops, but not many. Slight hints of caramel, unexpected from such a lager.

Excellent malty/bitter balance. Caramel from the aroma persists in the smell. Mild hints of sulfur typical in a lager.

Creamy texture that lingers.

Easy drinking, and begged for more, but I had other beers to try.

Overall, I would drink this again and recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pilsener-like golden helles, decent head. A tad more malty than the average pilsener, probably more hops than the average helles, otherwise this is just a decent pils to me. Nothing wrong with it, but this style rarely gives me an orgasmic drinking experience.

Photo of theotherone87
1.98/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My dad got a case of this and told me it is one of the best beers he has had.

Apperance- a see thru brighter yellow with a thin very think white small head

smell- i could smell a lil bit of malts but it was tough to come by

taste- the taste was lacking and kinda of watery

mouthful- lil carbonation and watery

overall- not a choice of mine to buy, my father recommended and he likes it but im not a fan

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty much everything you want out of a helles. Golden color with a nice white head, pleasant smell. It has a smooth, rich malty taste with a suprise of noble hoppiness. This is the kind of Helles that doesn't need special attributes, it is just tasty and high-quality, nothing else needs to be said.Gotta drink it fresh.

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photo of eze153
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank this straight out of the destillery in Aying at the Brewery, ice-cold, unfiltered. It was quite a sensation to behold our tour guide saw I liked it so much he kept pouring me more helpings. I could not stop drinking it it was that good. It was light yellow with a huge head and an aroma that the smelled pure, clean and and destinctive of hops. the taste was that of a perfect Helles beer, no after taste on the taste of the beer remained. It was very bubbly, yet it was at the same time smooth and went down without any problem. One could drink this beer alone or, with almost any kind of food. This was the best beer I ever tasted. If you are ever in Munich, I recommend a visit to Aying, its only a 25-30 min ride on the S-Bahn and the tour of the brewery is exceptional, and you can drink as much beer as you can for the tour price!!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jonb5
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured into over sized Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Golden colour, clear, initial large rocky head faded quickly without leaving much lacing.

S: Tangy Munich malts and noble hops.

T: Honey on toast, hint of sharpnesses, nice balance
without huge depth.

M: Light body, crisp, some bite from the carbonation.

O: A beer to drink rather than one to spend hours talking about, trading for or
discussing online. Good for what it is, but as someone who has sampled numerous
"Helles" I don’t think I’ll keep this one in memory.

Photo of BrewMaster
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in the lobby bar of the Novatel Hotel in the Perlach district of Munich.

Appearnce: Very light yellow, clear, with a fluffy off whtie head and decent retention. Nice lacing on the glass as it is consumed.

Smell: Dry malty aroma with some sweetness.

Taste: Malty, light hop bitterness in the middle, watery and malty ending with a light bread aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and refreshing, slightly sticky and dry.

Drinkability: This beer was very refreshing on a warm evening in Munich. Nothing stellar, but not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Jeffo
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this at The Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a beer glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a big three finger medium-thinner looking white head with good retention. Pillow-like and fluffy. Perfectly crystal clear golden yellow in color with medium carbonation evident in the form of big bubbles. Thin foam cap remains a leaves a bit of bubbly lacing. Later on, minimal cap remains and leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Big nose of grainy sweet malt, some rye bread tones and some flowery hops. Nice nose on this one.

TASTE: Sweet grainy malt up front with some rye bread as well. Floral hops through the middle into the finish and a long bitter-sweet floral aftertaste is quite bold and makes a presence. A relatively bitter finish on this one for the style. Not bad.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation and a little watery on the palate. Goes down fine and finishes crisp, but not quite full and creamy enough as it could be. Average feel.

OVERALL: A good beer for sure. The look and feel were kind of average, but the rest of it was very enjoyable. Another solid offering from Ayinger.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Ayinger Bräu Hell from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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