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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2001

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Ratings: 990 |  Reviews: 531
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kromes
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear straw color with a fluffy white head that laces the glass.

Biscuit malts with some floral and grassy hops. Very nice aroma to it.

Starts with the biscuit malt flavor and then really opens up with a nice floral, almost fruity, mix. The grassy and floral hops mix with the sweet malt very well and balance each other nicely.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

This is a very clean and crisp beer with some nice floral notes.

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Photo of steinhilper
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

33cl bottle poured into a Warsteiner pokal.

BBE May 2012

A - Light gold body with excellent clarity. Creamy 3 finger head has good retention and lacing.

S- Earthy hop, light biscuit malt

T- Light biscuit malt up front with a nice wave of earthy hop coming through to balance. Hops linger and dominate the balance but not overly so. The light biscuity malt base remaining thoughout. Finish is semi dry and crisp

M- Medium body/carbonation, crisp and refreshing

D- A real beauty for me. Crisp and refreshing with a super hop malt balance for the style. Could drink all day long.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of haz77
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright, pale gold with two-fingers of firm white head. This slowly recedes to a thin cap. A dozen bubbles are visible in the liquid. All as expected.

S - Biscuity malt, light fruity notes, mild grassy hops, smoked meat buried at the back, a touch of citrus. Good depth and interest for the style.

T - The lemon flavour at the start builds, becoming rounder and more acidic and is joined by light fruits. Biscuity malts in the middle with a mild caramel flavour. The restrained hops push through towards the end and are slightly spicy/grassy. These linger into a lengthy aftertaste.

M - Soft carbonation lightly tingles throughout. The mouthfeel gains an element of creaminess towards the end of the drink.

D - Great balance and hard to think of a better thirst quencher. If only more lagers were like this one...

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An easy drinking Dortmunder-style brew I have enjoyed many times over the years and one which seems designed to be consumed in massive liter steins despite its slightly high ABV for a session candidate. Pours pale gold, with excellent clarity, an enormous white head, strong retention and lacing.

Aroma is bready, malty, lightly toasted, with more prominent caramel and honey than may be anticipated for the style, and a pleasant undercurrent of floral, grassy hops. The flavor matches the nose; this is a simple, straightforward beer with lots of clean malt character and a decent amount of floral noble hops emerging underneath. My one criticism of this beer is that it's a little bit on the sweet side, with more honey and caramel notes than other Dortmunders, and it could stand to be just a touch drier for my tastes. Could stand to have a bit more assertive bitterness as well.

Medium-light body, medium carbonation, ridiculously easy drinking. Tossed back a few of these with some pretzels and football on Sunday, all is right with the world for a few hours.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden straw color, crystal clear with a white foamy head and no lacing.

S- clean malt, hay, a bit of grass, minimal hops

T- malty with a bit of grass and a slight hop linger. Very clean and balanced.

M- med-high carbonation, light body, slightly foamy, finishes dry

O- a clean and enjoyable lager.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint.

A - Nice smoke upon popping the top. Transparent, golden hue with a finger-plus pale head. Average retention and lacing.

S - Grains, lemon and a touch of bready malts. Expected more.

T - A strange mix of crackers, sourdough, lemon and clove. Sweet doughy flavor and a slight hop bitterness is present throughout, with a crisp finish.

M - Medium body with a nice, moderate carbonation.

O - This is far from a style I typically enjoy. This does some things well, as far exceeds what it looks like: a light-lager with a massive pale head.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ruckus232
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance: Clear light yellow in color with large amounts of white head

Smell: Slightly yeasty with a little bit of a metallic scent

Taste: Slight pilsner taste with a little bit of a bitterness at first. The aftertaste is somewhat bready which I really like.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 16.9 oz. bottle: light golden with a sustained, foamy white-head. The lager is faintly hazy in the glass stein.

Very nice fresh and doughy aromas with spicy, noble hops and lemon coming through.

The lager begins with a fresh, yeasty and doughy flavors with pleasant hints of lemon and vanilla. The lager remains very refreshing even as it warms in the stein. The malt profile is dominant with a very nice complement of hops. The lager is labeled a dortmunder, but it could just as easily be a helles style with its very soft, malty body. Either way, it is excellent.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and soft with a lingering lemon flavor on the palate. The carbonation is very restrained and the body is generally light.

Overall, this is a very flavorful and quaffable German lager. There is nothing complex but there are subtle flavors that keep this one interesting.

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So apparently this beer was was brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot purity law of 1516, which means German people swam in the fermenter while eating sausages and cheese to enhance the flavor.

Actually it means that they made it with a specific set of ingredients. It's a very simple beer but with a great taste. You can sip on this beer all day long while you wear your lederhosen and play the trombone.

It's a very enjoyable beer!

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Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 990 ratings
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