Ayinger Bavarian Pils | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Bavarian PilsAyinger Bavarian Pils

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Ayinger Bayerisches Pils

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very light golden, probably influenced by its crystal clear nature. Even on an at most medium aggressive pour, the head grabbed 1/3 of the slender pilsner glass. Slow to settle, the lacing left by this cloud produces spotty shapes against the glass (one looks like a tiger). After the head fades, a swirl will summon it and it hangs out for a little.

The nose is a malt grain - in between cereal and cracker. There is a little soapiness to it, and then a subtle clean dry grass bitterness.

Taste starts clean, and quite crisp. The pilsner malts come first - and almost seem like their own flavor. I don't really get cereal or bread or cracker from them distinctly. Maybe a lightly peppered Carr's cracker is the closest I can come up with. This flavor lingers while others start to mill about it. There's still a hint of that soapiness from the nose, but it's light and mixing with some light herbal notes. A little non-tart citrus... not quite pith or rind, but along that lines also joins before the more distinctly grassy bitterness comes along. This sort of draws the attention of my palate slowly until the taste is over.

I quite enjoyed this beer. A nice, clean refreshing brew that has a nice combination of malt and bitterness that keep my palate's attention and makes for an interesting and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Pilsener Glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Pale yellow, two finger rocky white head. Great retention. Delicate lacing.

S: Pilsener malts are crackery, saltines, grassy, spicy herbal hops.

T: Crackery malts are the leadoff here, quickly replaced by the spicy hop notes with a lingering grassy hop bitterness. Delectable brew.

F: Medium bodied, very crisp carbonation, easy drinker.

O: Ayinger has always been a favorite, their Doppelbock is an essential beer enthusiasts offering and this Pilsener is quite possibly the best I have had.

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Photo of nodder
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mcr24
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying to project to the Bavaria I visited as a teen but it is not working (I think I will need an airplane ticket). This beer did not help (maybe several would do the trick).

It pours a typically boring yellow with very little fizz. The aroma is nice - hoppy, fresh, authentic. The taste similarly is an authentic middle of the road pilsener taste - somewhat sweet and somewhat hoppy.

This brew is a poor value, and really, is it necessary to ship beers like this all over the world? Lets just buy the same style made here.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into pint glass from 330 bottle
pours a pale straw, thick tight laced persistent white head. Brilliant.
aromas of bread, cracker, spicy hops come from the glass. Whisper of sulfur on the nose when I take a sip. Melanoidin cracker up front, but quickly get pushed to the side by spicy hop flavors that fade to a clean bitterness. Crisp, almost creamy mouthfeel from carbonation, medium low body makes this beer easy to drink.
Its a shame more beers like this don't come around more often. Its easy to drink, yet complex enough to keep a person intrigued, but would make me just as happy if I just wanted to sit on my ass and drink a few beers.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz undated bottle 5.3% ABV poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp. This is one of the palest all malt beers I've ever seen. Translucent pale yellow in color with fluffy, abundant and lasting white head. Lacing is abundant as well. Aroma is subdued, but grassy and floral. Taste is near perfect cracker like pils malt balanced by noble hops. Mouthfeel is close to perfect as well soft at first, finishing dry with strong carbonation. Overall, this will be my new standard by which all pilsner beers will be measured. This beer was just released in the US so this is fresh. It's a bit pricey, but, if you're a pilsner fan, try it now rather than rolling the dice later.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a Pils glass. Clear, bright golden color. Foamy, white head with streak lacing. Aroma is grain, floral, and herbal. Flavor is similar. Crisp and refreshing, easy to drink, and plenty of flavor. A good beer overall.

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Photo of SamQ
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top notch Pils with a priceless head. Smooth to sip, aroma fresh and comforting.

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Photo of steveh
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Recent find of .330 ml bottle 4 packs (at a bloody hefty price of $12), never seen Ayinger Pils before (reviews look pretty sparse, too). Typical of Merchant du Vin imports, no bottle dating of any kind.

Poured into my short Becher glass.

L -- Clear, bubbly, pale straw color with a massive, dense white head that holds up well.

S -- Mild DMS and herbal hops. Light grainy to bready malts back.

T -- Big melanoidin character up front that blends into a spicy, herbal hop note and finishes lightly grainy with a spicy (nearly mint) bitter aftertaste that lingers. A mild citrus note blends with the spicy bitterness in the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light to light-medium body.

O -- A very fresh, good old-fashioned German-style Pilsner. Take note, all new Pilsner brewers, this is how the style should taste.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Ayinger Speis Und Trank in Munich. .3L/under 4 euro. Quite pricey by Munich standards.

Pours a healthy frothy off-white head of 6+ minute retention. Body is a clear clean yellow. Suggests a crisp clean refreshing pils.

Aroma is neutral, with a nod towards grassy Noble Hops and simple fresh Pilsner malts.

Taste is lovely for a pils. Honeyed malt, pils malts, Hallertauer Noble hop character (grassiness and floral notes). Balanced and pleasant. Superb build for a Pilsner.

Texture is light-bodied, crisp, Overcarbonated, refreshing, smooth, and wet. Spot on for the style, but there's room for improvement. A softer more fragile mouthfeel would be ideal. Not only, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, etc.

Overall, it's a lovely drinkable German Pilsner and I wish it were easier to find. Brilliant on-draught, but it's the kind of beer I'd love to buy a sixer of. More solid work from one of Germany's finest breweries.

Low B (3.53) / GOOD

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Photo of caribou43
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is a good pils. The color is clear and yellow, regular carbonation and thin white foam. The taste is bitter, nice hop. A pleasant beer to drinj during summer.

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Photo of lmaduells
2.92/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pils beer, fresh with aromas interesting point. But for me too simple. A beer that takes proper thirst. Simple, perhaps too much.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ayinger Bavarian Pils from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.23 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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