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Ayinger Bräu Hell - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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83
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2003)
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Photo of eze153
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
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!!

eze153, Nov 28, 2005
Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Geiseman
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Geiseman, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of jmhart
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

jmhart, May 04, 2010
Photo of javlin624
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Kyroqz
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Kyroqz, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

pathman, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a light golden colour with quite a nice white head.

Smells quite yeasty and fresh.

Tastes quite malty and yeasty with quite a significant peppery hop taste.

Overall a very good example of the style, tasty and not watery unlike some.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +9%
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.

crossovert, Jul 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Jerid, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Gessner, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

tbeckett, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Loco_Joe, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Jeffo, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mizx, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Flightoficarus
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - Bottle

A - Pours a clear, golden hue, with a big, 3 finger or so white, fluffy head that persists for a bit, and leaves moderate lacing.

S - Smell is of mixed grains, honey, a hint of lemon, and lightly grassy/floral hops. All pretty subtle and balanced.

T - Taste is nearly identical to the smell. Various grains with an almost bready texture to it. Semi-sweet honey-ish malt character, balanced with a hint of lemon and hops. Pretty basic flavor profile, but well done.

M - Light-medium bodied, yet has a nice, fluffy mouthfeel to it. Medium carbonation.

D - This has all the elements of a good session beer, so it scores well here.

Overall - A pretty nice Munich Helles lager, and a solid basic offering from an otherwise outstanding brewery. Prost!

Flightoficarus, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Sigmund, Apr 28, 2003
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Mora2000, Aug 12, 2010
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Ayinger Bräu Hell from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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