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 windowside
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brittian
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear golden color wit frothy white head. Aroma has some clean, sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. Taste starts grainy, then you get the sweet malt and the finish is more balanced by some hop bitterness. Aftertaste has a stale grain note which I don't like. Body is on the lighter side with medium to high carbonation. Not really top tier for a helles. I expected a bit more from Ayinger.

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Photo of Slycy690
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of erk0607
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light yellow color, head disappeared quickly leaving fine lacing.
Smell: fruity, sweet, perhaps a bit yeasty, peach/stonefruit
Taste: Also sweet, decent malt presence, floral hoppyness, slightly bready, grassy, lemony
Feel: light, crisp, thin, finely carbonated. Foams up nicely on the palate.
Overall: would make a refreshing summer beer, if only it weren't quite as expensive

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Photo of SFNC
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrsqc7
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful smooth spicy perfect looking seriously perfect looking so beautiful glad I got two malt hops crispy cracker finish has damn good crunch best lager I've ever had bar none

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This century celebratory Bavarian lager pours a clear, light golden, straw color, with a substantial foamy white head. The smell is mild, but malty and grainy. Based on the appearance and smell I thought I was going to be drinking a pilsener-like beer, but I was pleasantly surprised with how wrong I was. The taste is very light bodied and mild, but lacks the acrid biting aftertaste common to pilseners. The malts are stronger than a pilsener and there is a nice bready straw-like flavor. Like most great German beers there isn’t anything fancy here, but it’s eminently drinkable and has a strong rustic appeal. I can’t say that I like this as much as some of the other Ayinger beers I’ve tried (Ur-weisse, dopplebock, dunkel weizen). That isn’t to say it isn’t a great beer in its own right I just have been really into Ayinger and have very high standards for them. This is a really nice refreshing summer beer though.

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

Photo of kitschiguy
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle given to me by a supplier into a 350ml beer glass.

Poured a nice cloudy yellow with a big fluffy head which died quite quickly.

Nose is yeasty upfront with a touch of honey and some citrus..

Honey comes through on the palate with some bread and a definite grainy/hay flavour. Nice and quite distinctive.

Moputh is really good - full.

Love tis beer. For a lager this has bundles of flavour a great nose and a good mouth feel.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours golden with a nice, fluffy, head. A constant stream of bubbles keeps it replenished. Malt and noble hops in the nose. Classic taste for an export lager. Well done!

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Photo of madakassal
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer.

Pale golden color. Smells great.. malty and noble hops. Taste is fantastically balanced. Slightly bitter and dry. Its like a lighter version of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. Seeing as how its German it's most likely truer to style, but I do enjoy Great Lakes take on it more. Thats not taking anything away from this one however. No real faults.

A must for any lager lover.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours near-clear light golden with a lasting, clingy pillow of whitest head lacing the glass nicely. Aroma is nice with light honey, bread/biscuit and slight grass. Flavor is similarly pleasant - malty and semisweet bread dominate with only a touch of hop to balance. Delicious, and best lager I've had.

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Photo of cts309
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Champagne like. Golden with lots of bubbles. Crystal clear, topped with a finger of ice burg white head.

Skunk, malt, grainy, half dry hay.

Fresh dried hay, malt, grainy, sweet with a grassy finish.

Medium body, super high soda like carbonation.

Found in CNX, drank here the next day, March 31st. Love it mostly due to the fact the style is hard to find here. A little underwhelming though, perhaps due to it being shipped so far.

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Photo of pad1314
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Perfect helles from Bavaria. Nice heady, malty aroma, light golden color with airy head. taste is biscuity malt with some hop bitterness. I’d expect nothing less from Ayinger, this one’s a must have.

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Photo of buddha8
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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