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Ayinger Bräu Hell - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2003

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 15
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jeffo
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of flyingpig
2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light golden colour with lots of bubbles & a huge foamy white head with outstanding retention & some lacing on the glass.

Skunky metallic aroma along with a lot a grain. There is also some subtle grassy hops & some malts but grain seems to feature the most.

Matches the smell quite closely with lots of grain featuring in the taste as well. There is some grassy hops & the addition of a sweet sort of lemony taste to it that isn’t in the smell.

Light to medium & the beer has an overall fluffy feel to it that is different to most beers out there. Not so much great but certainly different & enjoyable enough. There is also plenty of carbonation without being overly gassy.

I'm rather disappointed in this one really, I think I managed to build it up to much in my head before trying it & ultimately I was going to be disappointed. Not a bad beer, just bad by German standards.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of dasenebler
2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.5L, best before the end of October 2011. Labeled "Lager Hell" but I'm sure it's the same beer as this listing.

Pours a light, clear gold with a nice frothy head. Decent retention, some lacing.

The aroma is quite metallic, with a whiff of grains and raw hay.

The flavor is much better thankfully. Clean, smooth grain flavors and light hop bitterness. Touch of tangy fruit, some green apple. Aftertaste has a bit of metallic minerality to it, pretty negligible. Carbonation is medium-low. Very soft and easy to drink overall.

Not hugely impressed by this one, mainly because of the aroma. Drinkable though. Another average Helles from a great Bavarian brewery.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jonb5
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of BrewMaster
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Ayinger Bräu Hell from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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