Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Jahrhundert BierAyinger Jahrhundert Bier
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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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Ratings: 988 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of hiku7
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Photo of rcatalano
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

The beer as a crystal clear yellow that produced a white, fizzy head that was decently retained and left some lacing on the glass.

The beer gave off a nice bready malt aroma with perhaps a hint of fruit sweetness.

The beer had a good flavor, bready and again a hint of something else sweet that I cannot place my finger on. Just enough hops so that it is not too malty. The beer is clean, crisp, refreshing and exceptionally easy to drink.

The beer had a light feel to it, as expected. Overall, this is a quality brew and one that I will enjoy many more times in the future.

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Photo of jaidenjb
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Dope
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A basically clear, super pale straw color. Fizzy white head. Quite good lacing and decent retention.

S: Sourdough lager yeast. Just a bit of grass.

T: Clean and smooth bready malt. Some caramel sweetness in the middle. A hint of grass in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth with a crisp finish.

O: A simple beer for sure, not overly complex but the drinkability is off the charts. Very smooth and clean tasting. No bitterness. A touch of sweetness. Nothing offensive about it at all. I really enjoyed drinking it - not every beer has to be a barrel aged 13% monster.

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Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of MONKandTUCK
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - it pours a straw color. The head retention and clarity are exceptional. It's uncommon for a beer of such strength to be so pale. Interesting. I suspects wheat was used because it has an fantastically mound of froth on top.

A - from the first pour, that rich malty Stinger yeast flows forward. Very inviting. However, there's no real hop quality. I don't doubt that transit depleted the beer's hop quality. Still, I'm disappointed.

T - I wish all Lagers tasted so wonderful! There's no cracker finish, the yeast fiesta bite back, there's even a degree of sweetness. However, it eventually wears out its virtues and becomes completely pedestrians. Sure it'd better than BMC, but it shots out compared to you're average British style ale.

A beer with this ABV had me expecting a bit more malt profile. And from this style I expected more hop flavor.

M - Thin, but that makes it refreshing and it finishes dry. I expected a bit more body because this style should have a richer malt profile and support reasonable hopping.

O - It's a Lager, so the bar should be set low. But this is also from the Ayinger stable, so why shouldn't I hope to be impressed?

It's neutral, and a benchmark for Lagers. Happy to have tried it. Of course I'll make it a point to avoid it in the future.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of winklebrau
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of fox227
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer has a towering white head and excellent retention, and lacing. The beer's hue is pale straw yellow, as expected. Lots of bubbles rising to the top insure the healthy retention.

S: I smell a bready malt base and some sweet bananas.

T: This is rather on the sweet side, with a bit of herbal hops buried in there somewhere. You can never be sure about freshness, because the hops are so muted. The familiar flavors of grain husk and bready malt quickly surrender to a strong honey base, and these flavors make for a smooth and delicious beer. But I would like to have more hops.

M: High carbonation, and much more heavy than your average pale lager.

O: Overall, this is an excellent German Pale Lager, maybe a bit on the sweet side for me, but the taste, feel, and appearance lack any real flaws.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with an inch and a half thick head that lasts for 2 minutes.

Smell - Grass and bread. Not too much of a complicated smell here.

Taste - Sweet with hints of coriander, cornbread, maybe some lemon zest.. Has other spices I can't really point out.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good lager.. brewed under the purity law, pretty interesting.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 988 ratings
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