Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
88
very good
983 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:
983
Reviews:
529
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
83
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 983 |  Reviews: 529
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

Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

01/09/2017

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow ,dense lacy tenacious head. Smell knocks you over; floral, grain,grassy. Taste follows, absolutely delicious. This is incredibly tasty and we'll done.

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Photo of Doomstein
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden with thick 3-finger white head, good retention.
Smell - grain, hay, earthy.
Taste - grain, hay, honey, floral hops, some alcohol.
Medium body and carboation.
Excellent helles.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Light gold body, two finger fluffy white head.

Smell: Pilsner malts, flowery/grassy noble hops, maybe a hint of honey. Pretty similar to DAB Export, but a bit stronger.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Light body, smooth medium carbonation. The body foams up really nicely, and has the dry finish respective to Dortmunders.

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

One of the best session beer I can find. It has one of the finest beads on the head of a pour of any beer I have had. It has a highly drinkable quality without being flavorless. It is all about balance with nothing in excess. A prototype for all Lagers to follow.

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Photo of andpit
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opieo
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light crisp clean easy drinking brew. Thin and carbonated. You could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, grassy, lightly citrus hops. Flavor is lightly grainy biscuit malt, grassy hops, a hint of lemon; finishes with husky biscuit malt and dry grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A classic German lager with great balance between the malt and hops. A slight sweetness cuts the husky graininess of the malt, giving it hints of roughness, but still solid and satisfying. The classic hops are as expected and I'm realizing that I like the deeper malt body of the Dortmunder better as support for these Noble hops better than a standard pilsner malts. Drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear golden yellow with one finger of white head that leaves splashing whitewater rapids lace as it recedes.

Smells of honeyed bread, haystack, sliced lemon, wildflowers and freshly mowed lawn.

Tastes of more crusty bread with honey, browning apple, soft zesty citrus and grassy, floral noble hops.

Feels light and perky. Medium-light bodied with pleasantly fizzy carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Recommended. Solid and very drinkable.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 983 ratings.
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