Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 988 ratings
Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,608
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
988
Liked:
769
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.61%
Alströms:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 988 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of LeftHanded666
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of movieclockstar
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Bierkraft. In Bavaria hefe glass. At dinner, after futsal match, with turkey steaks + maccaroni bolognesa, then playing Brothers a Tale of Two Sons. The very definition of drinkability, with a really fresh herbal/grassy hops profile

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6/29/17 500 ml bottle into dimpled mug

A bright, crystal clear, bubbly golden color with a pure white foam crown that stands high. Dissipation happens fast, leaving rocky, clumpy shards of foam all around.

The aroma brings you right to the heart of the Bavaria Alps, with musty, wet earth tones of herbs and grasses. Golden wheat, corn husk, old spice racK from grandma's kitchen and sour yeast aroma's. The malt scent is of freshly baked bread, spices and spelt. A very robust aroma.

A light to medium bodied feel, crisp yet, mellow and slick. The malty flsvor's are mostly biscuit, corn, wheat and herbs. The funky sour German yeast adds a level of earthy depth. The hops are very green, veggie and herbal. Slightly spicy and musty with sour bready malt tones and more earthy, bitter flourishes.

A very intense, old world style lager. A classic for the style. A simple vehicle that takes you right to the Bavaria Alps of Germany.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a bright yellow color to it, with a ton of carbonation, and a foamy white head. I get the yeasty smell I typically smell in imports. There is a slight hint of lemon zest and freshness of hops. The beer taste is similar to the nose. Nice lemon in there to cut the sweetness of the malts. Hop flavor does not overpower. The beer has a nice carbonation to it and is light bodied

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- A brilliand golden hue with little carbonation and a huge, foamy, white head that recedes quickly leaving lacing.
S- Great belguan yeast and slight hop.
T- What a wonderful Bavarian lager raste. Plenty of yeast and just the right amount of hop for the style. These two blend winderfuly.
F- The resinating hop and yeast combination. Incredibly smooth.
O- Ayinger is hard to beat!

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Photo of igl
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500ml bottle into Flute Glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Pretty clear but a slight haze, pale yellow, finger width white head with good retention and gorgeous lacing.

S: Herbal spiciness, lemon, freshly baked bread.

T: Light fruitiness, grainy malts, bready, honey. Herbal hop profile is delicate and tactfully done.

F: Light-Medium, crisp, semi-dry.

O: Another excellently crafted beer from Ayinger.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seansean95
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- golden with a MASSIVE head which dissipates quickly

Smell- toasty sweet malts

Taste- pretty similar to smell. Nice toasty, sweet and light. As easy drinking as a bud light but much tastier

Feel- very light carbonation. Extremely smooth

Overall- one of the best lagers I've ever had. If you have the chance, pick it up.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pilsner glass. Hazy straw. Big sudsy head.

Dry malty nose, dash of mead scent.

Lots of cracker/biscuit maltiness. Also honey & a little hop crisp like a helles Oktoberfest.

Smooth, dry feel.

It's dry feel and light taste make it a better candidate for "the Champagne of Beers" than that other one. A pretty average experience, if you're looking for a pils-type or its too far in the new year to find light Märzen, it's no worse than Carlsburg or what have you.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Soft, dull and hazy gold. Soapy, snowy and billowy head.

Floral bitterness, a bit of a citrus-honey marmalade snap ontop of an otherwise malt-biscuit driven beer. Crisp with a husk-like dryness.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear with a weak soapy head that goes with a few spots of lace. Nose slightly floral and cracker, but pretty clean and light. Taste is also very light and crisp. Super clean, but not exactly packed with flavor. Very light honey and grain. Overall, another good beer to crush, but almost too light to really impress.

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Photo of thoglund
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a hint of haze, nice 2 finger off white head. Malt and biscuit on the nose. Citrusy, low bitterness, full bodied but very drinkable. Clean and crushable. A wonderful gem

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light golden color. The head was very frothy and white, but did dissipate quickly.
The nose of this beer is quite citrusy. I also get some malt.
The taste is interesting. There's the citrus that I got into the nose. I also get a sweetness in this beer. Hard to describe.
The feel of this beer is, for a better word, sticky. It sticks to my throat. It is a thicker feeling beer, not watery at all.
Overall not a bad beer. It's amazing what brewers can do with the basic ingredients.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudyutz
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmarod7
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier. The smell and taste of this beer is very yeasty and definitely not anything American Pale Ales are like. Crackers and breads are in the taste therefore pairing with sandwiches would be a good pair. Overall I would drink again at 5.5%

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Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 988 ratings
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