Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
88
very good
976 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
Ratings:
976
Reviews:
526
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 976 |  Reviews: 526
Photo of seansean95
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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 -3.8%
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 +2%
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 -5.3%
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 +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -0.5%
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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Photo of rarigney
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudyutz
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmarod7
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.76/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a pale gold color with a light haze, beautiful sustaining rocky head with a slow pour.

The beer offers a medium bready malty sweetness, bit of crackery quality, along with some grainy husks and straw, onto a slow bitterness that creeps up on the palate on a floral and grassy aftertaste and smooth bitterness.

The beer shows itself to be a beautiful balance of pale malts and hops, while remaining extremely drinkable and thirst quenching.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adi_Guhan
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Had it on draft and from the bottle in various locations around the US but remains harder to find than most lagers. Refreshing, crisp, great smelling lager, definitely among the best lagers in the world in my humble opinion.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle

Pours straw yellow gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like toasty white bread, biscuity honey malt sweetness, lemon, apples, pears, grape must, mild tobacco-like minty spice, with funky floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like toasty white bread crust, biscuity honey malts, lemon, apples, pears, grape must, mild tobacco-like minty spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice lager.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 976 ratings.
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