Ayinger Bavarian Pils | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.13/5
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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
Ranking:
#3,599
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
96
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
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Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bready, grassy, crisp and hoppy. Really nice pilsener across all catagories. Not best in aroma though. A touch skunky.

Negatives: Cost I paid was $11.99 a 4 pack for 11.2oz bottles of 5.3% pilsner. Not a very good value at all. Love it, but will only be buying a single in future if I can find singles.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SLeffler27
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Produces three inches of fluffy white head that turns to pancake batter as it condenses, but never dissipates completely. A thick coating of lace forms over the clear (SRM 1-2) straw beer. Tiny bubbles race upwards within.

The aroma is remarkably similar to a saltine cracker, dominated by grain with mild hay.

The flavor is crisp and follows the nose adding mild honey. Bitterness is mild as is the very long finish. Pepper punctuates throughout.

The body is medium to full and well carbonated. Nylon texture takes the place of any hint of alcohol, as does a mild astringency.

This is a thirst-quenching beer, easy to drink and would pair well with football or hockey, and friends.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap Bailey's upper lip the other day.

The beer pours a bright gold color with very good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, as I pick light honey, black pepper and perhaps some underlying bread dough. On the nose, this is really a beautiful beer. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but there's something of slight, light caramel flavor as well that is just lovely. The finish is lightly bitter, crisp and very clean, with the alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile. Drinkability is just exceptional.

So a couple of thoughts. Increasingly, local brewers here in Oregon and Washington have been making some very good pils over the past few years. On the East Cost, I was also a big fan of the pils brewed by Stoudt's and Victory. Yet this unassuming pils from Ayinger blows them all out of the water, and frankly, it's not even a close call (IMHO). Just an all around excellent beer from the folks at Ayinger. Impressive.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not as good as other Ayinger beers. Strong aftertaste that is not pleasant

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Riik3
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods.

A clear yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks excellent. The nose is pure pilsner joy - sharp lemon with mildly wetted earth, a touch of mint, and just the faintest hint of honey. The palate opens mildly oily and moderately bitter, a blend of earth and mint along with a dash of lemon. The freshness is clearly on display here with secondary and tertiary hop characteristics (fresh twigs, the bitterness and flavor of fresh cut grass minus the grassy vegetal notes) quite noticeable. Mildly sweet with fresh baked bread, this beer finishes bittersweet with lingering lemon and twigs. Quite excellent.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with the slightest amount of haze. It is mostly translucent, but perhaps it is the sprightly carbonation that provides this optical illusion. There's bohemian lager yeast and some spicy hop aroma on the nose. Definitely feel that the yeast dominates the flavor more than some other pilsners that show case the malt. The hops are the second most prominent feature, providing a nice cutting sharpness on the finish. I'm also getting a touch of wildflower honey. It's a good pilsner.

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Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle of the 5.3% ABV "Bavarian Pils".
Spicy hop aroma and flavor. Lingering spicy hops with baked bread notes.
Near medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Overall: excellent version of the style.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacobier10
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 mL/11.2 oz bottle, no date.

Massive, frothy white head with great retention on top of a pale gold, slightly hazy body. Lively carbonation. Really inviting.

Amazing aroma of sweet bready malt, dough, freshly cut grass and floral hops. I keep going back to the glass to get another sniff. A level of complexity that very few pilsners achieve.

Clean malty goodness in every sip with a bit of a bite to it at the end thanks to the hops. This has so much body for a pilsner, it's almost chewy in the finish.

Really impressive pils from Ayinger. Not that I'm surprised because the rest of their lineup is fantastic as well. So much flavor, body, and complexity for such a crisp, easy to drink bier. I was ecstatic to see this on the shelf for the first time in my area. Let's hope it stays a regular occurrence.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Bavarian Pils from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 96 ratings