Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier
BA SCORE
3.96/5
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:
#4,664
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
988
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
88
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 988 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of phantomanboy
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Pel
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: there is a bit of chill haze on the glass, but the beer is a clear pale yellow/straw color. there is a nice, 3 finger solid white head that almost looks like a marshmellow coming up from the glass

s: fresh dough, lemongrass, sweet citrus, a slight earthy undertone, and a nice floral aroma to round it out. smells crisp and flavorful

t: starts off with a punch of lemongrass, followed by some earthy/grassy/hay like flavors. behind that is a touch of orange zest and sweat bready malt. there is a hint of herbal bitterness at the end - just a hint

m: solid medium mouthfeel, almost like light liquid bread. carbonation level is about 7/10 - just what i'd want from the style

o: solid brew. a bit more citrus zest than i was expecting, but that does help to give it a nice effervescence . this is refreshing and crisp, but doesn't lack on flavor or mouthfeel. good stuff

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Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500ml bottle from Glendale BevMo in late May for $4.49. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured pale with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is biscuity with a touch of honey sweetness, very pleasant.

Taste is liquid bread heaven, biscuits with a touch of honey balanced nicely by noble hops. I can't get over how quaffable this beer is!

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall this beer is an excellent lager, definitely amongst the best I have had! Highly recommend it to the lagerhead crowd!

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Photo of ChivoPepe
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brittian
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
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 +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of erk0607
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrsqc7
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 988 ratings
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