Ayinger Bavarian Pils | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Ayinger Bayerisches Pils

The Bavarian brewers have been masters in their trade for centuries and therefore also brew excellent pils beers. Indeed it was a Bavarian master brewer that brewed the first beer according to the pilsner method in the town of Pilsen! The glimmering, light-yellow Ayinger Bairisch Pils has the fragrance of aromatic hops from the “Hallertau” region of Bavaria (only these are used in the Ayinger beer specialties!). The beer is highly fermented and therefore smooth on the initial taste sensation, but also mild and sparkling in body. Our pils is accentuated by the floweriness of the hops aroma and has a more pronounced bitterness on swallowing, which quickly fades from the taste buds.


Added by BeerOps on 08-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head that dissipates slowly, leaving light lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet bready and lightly grainy malt and grassy hops. Flavor is grainy biscuit malt, classic dry grassy noble hops, slightly floral. Finishes with beautifully balanced, flavorful grainy biscuit malt and hops bitterness. The initial flavor was fairly standard for a good German pils, but the finish is particularly smooth and integrated. Although noble hops are kind of old fashioned and unexciting today, this well melded malt and hop combination is refreshing and continuously interesting. I'm always pleased with lagers from this brewery.

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Photo of Budlum
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of movieclockstar
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a pint on-tap at Old Chicago last night that was bought by my buddy.

Beer was served pale yellow with a nice white head.

Nose was cracker forward with trademark pils malt dough and a hint of lemon.

Taste was cracker and dough malt baseline with a grassy floral pronounced hop finish. After taste was a touch of corn flakes.

Feel was classic pils; crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall a nice brew that i would have again in the future and a nice session ale!

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Old Chicago. Pours a straw gold with a finger of foam. I smell noble hops and the familiar Ayinger yeast. Cracker malt. Nice and hoppy, dry and crisp, with cracker malt that balances well with the hops. Somewhat spicy. Delicious and clean Pilsner.

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Photo of rangerred
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large, slow to settle head. The bar pour is at least four fingers deep initially and two fingers minutes later. It is foamy forming a dense rocky head. Light cloudiness with a pale gold color.

Creamy, malty aroma with a good amount of raw grain as well.

Relatively dry. Although predominantly malty, there's a good hop presence. Decent body and carbonation. Short aftertaste with a 50-50 blend of dry malt and hop, although the latter lingers longer.

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle, thanks to my friend, Ken, for sharing this new one from Ayinger
A - crystal clear pale golden colored bier with a creamy white cap that holds great retention
S - grassy noble hops, lemongrass, pale malt
T - assertive grassy and spicy Hallertau hops, pale malt, yeast, lemongrass
M - smooth and creamy medium body, finishes crisp and more bitter than expected
O - really good German Pils. I'd buy this if the price is right.

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Photo of brandonld23
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfconnor
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Crystal clear darkish yellow nearing beige with ample 1/2-finger white head with decent retention and a smattering of lacing.

S: Grassy, floral noble hops meld with delicious cracker and biscuit malt graininess with no demonstrable yeast character.

T: What an incredible German Pilsner -- I should have had another but not meant to be tonight. Malt character is heftiest up front with blasts of cracker and light biscuit and toast and followed with an even current of grassy, floral and slightly spicy noble hopping. Huge malt and hops flavor with medium bitterness. Very clean with no yeast elements.

M: Exceptionally smooth and a joy to drink with medium-high carbonation and light body.

O: An exceptional German-made pilsner which was unbelievable on-tap. I have a feeling the bottled versions don't hold a candle. I may have to go back tomorrow for round 2.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - clear straw/ gold color with white head

Smell - biscuit, grass, grains

Taste - biscuit, grass, grains, black pepper, good bite from the hops (Saaz? Noble?)

Mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, slight biscuit sweetness upfront, grassy and hop bite on the back end. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall - one of the better pilseners I've had. Really a pleasure to drink. Pils lovers must try this.

Price Point - $3/11.2 oz single

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, with a light to moderate amount of bitterness and hints of noble hops (a balance of floral, grassy, and spicy). The hops become a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very good example of a German Pilsener. I really liked the balance between the malts and the hops in the taste as there was just enough hops not to get in the way of the flavor of the malts.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent import release. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Perfectly clean lagering, with zero yeast notes present. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an amazing German pilsner! All around incredible robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A highly enjoyable offering, and perfect example of the style. Best in the style I have had yet.

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Photo of King8767
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ayinger Bavarian Pils from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.24 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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