Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

very good
983 Ratings
Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into pint.

A - Straw yellow with 2 fingers of creamy white head. Lots of carbonation streaming.

S - Sweet bready malt, lemon, light toasted grain.

T - Toasted malt, grain, hay, light grassy hops. Subtle bitterness in the finish with light spice and lingering grainy malt.

M - Smooth, slick, light bodied. High carbonation, crisp, refreshing.

O - This is a nice easy drinking German lager. The hops could be a little more pronounced, but the overall flavor is nice although a little too sweet.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a Weihenstephaner glass.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy two finger white head. Nice globs of lacing and really good head retention

Sweet bready malt in the aroma along with tons of grassy and spicy hops. A touch of metal and a little tartness.

Sharp grassy bitterness right off the bat in the taste with bready malt quickly following. There is some noticeable metal that is a little distracting but it fades away rather quickly. Bitterness tends to be on the high side which provides a delicious crisp mouthfeel and finish.

Overall, a very refreshing beer and masterfully done. It seems that no American brewery can approach the crispness of the German brewers when it comes to this style of beer. Definitely one to come back to.

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Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass. A very pale, straw color and the smell isn't particularly pungent. The taste is similar to a pilsener but dryer and somewhat hoppier while mouthfeel is only slightly carbonated and a little watery.

My first try of a Dortmunder lager, so I don't have much to base it on. Pretty solid, a very tasty lager that has hints of an IPA in it. Definitely worth another buy.

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