Aktien Original 1857 | Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

Aktien Original 1857Aktien Original 1857
BA SCORE
3.68/5
30 Ratings
Aktien Original 1857Aktien Original 1857
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
Germany
bayreuther-bier.de

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HappyHourHero on 04-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,521
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
30
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew4two
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a gift from a friend from Germany. It is from one of his local breweries and all I can say is I am jealous. The aroma is very clean with that wonderful spicy hop note and slight grassy hint. The flavour is more towards the malt side as a helles should be. However it is balanced nicely with the hops for keep it from being too sweet. The body is light and finishes with a very clean aftertaste. Truly delicious.

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Photo of stcules
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blond, clean. Light carbonation, average white foam.
In the smell a decent, clean maltiness.
More malt in the taste, but not too much. And a hint of honey.
Clean, drinkable, every day beer.
Average body, malty aftertaste, with a light hop in the end.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Today’s original Doc bruview is bought to you by Bayreuther Bierbrauerei Aktien Original 1857 “Landbier” or “beer to be drunk whilst your feet are firmly on the ground”… at least that’s what I interpret “Landbier” to mean. So what do we have here? It’s a Munich Helles Lager brewed to an authentic recipe from, you guessed correctly: 1857. This style of beer generally comes across to me as thicker than modern Lager styles with a real bready character and a hint of spice. This was the style of beer designed to compete directly against Czech Pilsners, and as such drinking this particular brew should be akin to taste bud time travelling back to 1857. Let’s hope my tongue makes it back to 2016 alive and well.

Poured from a 500ml flip-top bottle into a stein.

A: Tiniest tinge of a hazed golden body with a bright white 2 centimetre head that slowly drops back to half a centimetre. It does appear as though a Lager from 1857 looks much like a Lager today - that is to say not impressive to me (I’m def a Russian Imperial Stout man when it comes to looks). 7/10.

S: Bread yeast, malt grains, a touch of honey and a hay bale note rounds out this pleasingly German Lager aroma. Let’s face facts: If you don’t like your German Lagers this is going to be a stinker for you - it’s got all the hallmarks of a dense, dank earth smelling Bavarian beast within and nary much else. 7/10.

T: Quite honeyed upfront, bread, hay and grain bonanza mid-palate, slight sour bread kick towards the end and hint of pepper in the finish - this is a classic and well-rounded Munich Helles right here! After taste leaves a slight cloying honey character, though it manages well not to be a palate wrecker. Overall these are flavours that would work well with Bavarian cuisine, köstlich! 8/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a medium creamy/dense carbonation… pretty spot on here too. 8/10.

D: As far as Munich Helles go this is definitely one of the more decent ones I’ve had. My overall scoring is as much a reflection of my general opinion towards Lagers than it is about this one not being a shining example of the style. So if you like your Lagers, specifically German Lagers, then I highly recommend this beer. I will most certainly revisit this brew again in the future, especially if I’m chowing down on some Bavarian food. 9/10.

Food match: I think we covered this already but: Bavarian… specifically anything gazed and pork-like [or even just plain pork].

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Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FZR23
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
4/5  rDev +8.7%

I really like german lagers. I think only germans can do real good lagers. I don't know how they do it, but they do it. And this beer is a good thing of german beer, I can call it a classic of german brewing. This beer has an amber color, good foam, and really rich malt aroma. The taste of this beer is malt, only malt with no hops on finish. It's not too sweet, it's medium malty taste. The people who love lagers I can recommend this pale german lager, it's really tasty.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of clarknova
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bmaggot
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, close crown. Fairly good retention & lacing on sides. Crispy upfront displays grainy, herbal & sweet flavors. Medium to light body. Moderate to medium high carbonation. Dense & velvety mouthfeel with spicy touch. Clean bitterness arises in the middle but maltiness drives into an extended sweet/bitter followed by light estery –pear & apple- aftertaste where slight metallic hues are shown.

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Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tomais
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Sinfull
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of shamrok
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very pale straw colour. The initial head dissipates rapidly to a thin overall lacing. There is no discernible smell to my nose. Dry but mild Helles type flavour, which belies it's 5.3% ABV. Goes down nicely, and would probably be an ideal tipple out in the tropics - refreshingly dry and subtle, but carrying a satisfying oomph in the background too.

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Photo of rarbring
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear straw colored brew, a white head with rather little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of boiled vegetables with melted butter and a dash of lemon.

Starting fructose sweet, pears, lemon and a light bitterness.

Medium carbonation, refreshing texture and a light dry finish.

An easy-going clean fruity lager, not bad at all.

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Photo of MyKroberts237
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of janubio
2.6/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Golden colour, with a rather normal head that fades quickly. Smells of damp earth, grains, some citrus hints. Light body, thin palate and an anodine palate of malt and almost nothing. It's about to expire, so another taste is maybe needed.

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Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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