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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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled across this one by accident. It poured a almost clear, but little hazy, light yellow gold. The white bubbly head builds one finger high and dissipates, leaving average lacing.
The smell is flowery hops and light malt notes maybe some lemon.
Tasting the beer, the flowery hops are up front. Bread and a little tart follow in the middle, while the malt backbone is towards the end. Very balanced and very drinkable. A very nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of bier_uber_alles
4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served via gravity at Ayingers in M√ľnchen.

slightly hazy yellow with an unbelieveable white head.

smelled and tasted strongly of breads and cereal grains. very slight hop character.

so damn drinkable. 3 L went down in a hurry.

if there is heavens manna on earth, this is it. everything about this beer is glorious.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a bright yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of creamy, long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A malty aroma, with some traces of hops as well. About what you'd expect from the style.

T: Tasted of malt, with hints of hops (not too much), and a little bit of grain mixed in. An incredibly well-balanced flavor. Won't win awards for originality, but definitely succeeds in what it does.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a crisp, clean finish. Light-bodied.

O: I'm not the biggest lover of lagers, but this is a drinkable, easy to like beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of vkv822
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a clear, bright yellow with a thin, bubbly white head.

The aroma and taste iare crisp, with light biscuit notes and grassy hops.

A medium to full body with fairly average, bubbly carbonation.

A fairly simple beer, but enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Straw yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a huge soapy white foam that slowly dissipated to a wispy cap. Biscuity and bready malt aromas with hints of earth grass and floral hops. Smooth delicate feel and a surprisingly thicker, fuller feel given the appearance. Pleasant delicate carbonation. Bready and biscuit flavors up front with light, tangy, spicy hoppiness lazily carrying through the middle to a crisp biscuit finish. Maltiness was very much like a pilsener, but with a more delicate feel and less hop character. Refreshing and enjoyable nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of hiku7
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold to yellow with a white pillowy head. Moderate retention. Slight lacing.

Pilsner malt grainy aroma. Hint of sulfur. Small amount of spicy and floral noble hop aroma. Balanced aroma, but also not too exciting.

The flavor starts with spicy noble hops, followed by a slight tartness, and a clean finish. Hops linger pleasantly on the palate but without any real bitterness. Slight mineral and sulfury taste. Very balanced taste.

Moderate carbonation, medium body - bigger than the color lets on, and a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

Overall, this is my first experience with the style. Based on the description of the style, I thought I would like it, but didn't find this offering terribly interesting. I'll have to give it another shot.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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%

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