Ayinger Bavarian Pils | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bavarian PilsAyinger Bavarian Pils
BA SCORE
4.14/5
66 Ratings
Ayinger Bavarian PilsAyinger Bavarian Pils
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:
#4,043
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
66
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Frothy rich creamy forming head out of the bottle. Lathers up a bright white three fingers with a soapy retention. Big bubbled with an island cropped top and sharp shiny polished brass yellow with excellent clarity. Streams and streams of carbonation throughout the glass, fantastic looking stuff.

What a great nose. Loads of herbal hop that almost comes off amped up. Thick herbal grass and spices, even a muddy earth quality like fresh tilled dirt. Soft pils malt and chewy sensing, with a touch of bakery dough. Smells fantastic.

What a fantastic palate. Rich earthy hop, and chewy malt bill. Crisp and light but a thick malt backbone somehow with even peppery flavored carbonation. Very hop forward surprisingly for a large German producer, with lemon and pine earth flavors, with an excellent soft bakery sweet malt quality. A mint and peppery sweet malt and hop finish.

This is fantastic stuff, I need more of it.

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Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is textbook German pilsner - touches of honey, sulfur (acceptable here), grass, lemon, and earth all show up in a nuanced fashion. There isn't much else to expect from the style...refinement and delicacy is the key to a higher score, and this delivers both in spades. Guess what the flavor delivers? Same thing, pretty much. Layers of lemon and honey to start, giving way to some crackers in the middle, and a grassy, earthen finish. Simple, but it works oh so well (that, and it reminds me of Pilsner Urquell with a slightly softer, more Germanic bend...) It's creamy and round in body, rather than crisp and angular. Because of that, it isn't quite as easy to chug other pilsners; it's still a great one to savor. Carbonation is subtle but effective. The first couple of bottles I tried under the guise of simple refreshment didn't quite sell me, but when I sit down and dissect it, it's up there with the best pilsners in the business.

3.99/5: Ayinger obviously know what they're doing, and it shows here

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
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 +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of movieclockstar
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev -6%
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 +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfconnor
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Bavarian Pils from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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