Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer was first brewed in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our brewery. It has a golden-yellow color with a slightly flowery yeast, honey-ish aroma, tastes a little spicy and is full-bodied in initial taste, mild before swallowing and soft with a refined sparkle and fades with a well-balanced hint of bitterness. It is an especially drinkable and harmonious beer. Conrad Seidl, known as the Austrian “Pope of Beers”, on the Jahrhundert Bier: “It is a malty beer that pronounces the precious earthy quality of malted barley.”

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,401
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,031
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
98
Trade:
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Photo of Dafe
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Half liter bottle US export. The yeast is more prominent than expected for a maltier lager. Very well balanced with lingering bitterness.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, shared with my brother-in-law, Chris. Pale straw-golden colored bier, very slight haze; thick & creamy white head. Earthy, herbal, and pungent noble hop aroma with a biscuity malt presence in the background. Once again the hops are forward while being earthy, spicy, herbal, and pungent; malt is mild but balances the bitterness enough for optimum balance with notes of grain, biscuit, and honey. LIghter body yet very creamy and smooth; carbonation is spot-on; crisp and dry finish. It's been about a decade since I came back around to this one. I wasn't a fan of this one back then, but I have definitely grown to appreciate this classic German style over the years.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrGreensled
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perhaps the cleanestbesdy drinking german beer I've encountered so far. Not exactly a Oktoberfest as it is lighter in color, less sweet. Clean finish

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Photo of jkblr
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottled 4/09/18 (6 months ago) poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours bright straw yellow with nearly white head. Head retention and lacing are above average. The aroma is pils malt first with floral hops coming in behind. The taste is full soft pils malt at first with medium bitter floral hops gaining traction toward the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, excellent despite the age.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz beer poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Nice dense white tiny bubbled head that settles very slowly. Body is gold in color with great clarity leaning toward light gold yellow.

S: lots of toffee, caramel, sweet doughy bread, and some banana to finish it out.

T: Slight metallic flavor up front gives way to light toffee and breadiness maybe a little of the banana in the end but it’s light.

M: Very well carbonation a touch thin but not watery.

O: it’s a solid beer but I firmly believe Ayinger really doesn’t make a bad beer. Very light and easy to drink.

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Photo of corywalston
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Squire
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light yellow color with World Class white cap and lacing.

Aroma of mild malt with floral, spicy hops.

Taste on entry is mildly malty with hops arriving early and staying for the duration. Conceptually this is a European Lager brewed on the milder side yet nicely hopped in a clean, bittering way. A rich nuttiness emerges in the aftertastes and I get nothing but goodness from this cup.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A very pleasing traditional Lager with Dortmunder style hopping that comes across as floral and spicy with a definite bitter kick at the finish. Well, a kick in the tasting sense, physically it's more of a slight nudge.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBelT
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Baviera
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFACRKnight
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a typical Bavarian lager with a little too much bitterness in the end which is unfortunate for the drinkability. This is probably a bit too much hopped for a Helles and a little too much alcohol. not bad though.

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Photo of chuckyboomboom
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw colored with slight haze, tight white head which disappears quickly
Aroma: Bready, yeasty, floral with slight noble hops
Mouthfeel: Light to medium, nice carbonation
Taste: Earthy, grassy, slightly metallic, dry with some malt sweetness finishing with lingering hops
Very drinkable, wish I had more

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carteravebrew
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hanyuu
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kayakguy
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unlike other reviewers, my brew poured a pale hazy yellow, certainly not crystal. One finger white head with lots of lacing. Aroma was almost non-existent herbs and grass. Initial taste of grass, corn, and malt followed by juicy grass, malt, biscuit tastes. The feel is crisp with a light to moderate body and carbonation. This has a very refreshing taste and feel. Very enjoyable!

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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,031 ratings