Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)
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Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #8
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,284
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
189
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
 
Germany
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  21
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)
Notes: Labeled as Bavarian Pils in the USA.

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.
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Jack_14 from Italy

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Jack's Pub (Rome, Italy).
Light color, very clean. Transparent.
Soft foam hat and subscribe
On the nose weedy and spicy notes.
In the mouth the malty part prevails with notes of bread crust, cereals and a light honeyy hint.
On the fional of the drink emerges a dry, non-astringent bitterness that invites a new sip.
Beer that perfectly represents the historical style of German Pils.
Always excellent, both alone and alongside food.

Thursday at 08:40 PM
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, around a medium body with at least average carbonation.
Aroma is earthy grassy hops, malt, grain, dry mildy sweet honey.
Taste is very similar to aroma with the earthy grassy hops being prominent. Very mild sweetness thats a nice backdrop for all the other flavors..
Excellent beer thats worth trying

Nov 21, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a large, foamy, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of cracker, floral notes and sweet caramel. Light caramel taste with bread crust and a mild bitterness.

Sep 29, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Capped bottle poured into an ipa glass

Three finger white creamy fluffy foam crown , very good retention , settles to a solid layer after five minutes with some lacings over a clear golden liquid with active carbonation. From my youth, It is the protypical definition of how a beer should like.

Aroma is sweet fresh cut grass , straw

Taste is initially grassy but then the spicy hops take over, slightly peppery over malts

Medium sudsing, Clean and crisp , gentle hop bite that lingers on the sides of the tongue, the hop nibble comes at the end

Very good beer

Sep 12, 2020
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draheim from Washington

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle (code L021) into a weizen glass, pours a crystal clear golden color with a nice frothy head, wonderful lively carbonation rising from the bottom. Looks so perfect and refreshing.

Aroma is clean and mellow; grassy, Old World hops, pale malt with just a hint of ripe banana.

Taste is likewise clean, crisp. Dry pale malt, light grassy, floral hops with a subtle bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is soft and gentle on the palate.

Overall an outstanding pilsner, subtle and understated, brewed according to traditions that have stood the test of time. Really not much here to find any kind of fault with.

Sep 04, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from annoying 330ml bottle. One of my pet hates being a pils in a bottle less than 500mls. Straw gold colour with two finger head that settles to one finger, lots of lacing, handsome beer. Aroma is booze, grainy and slightly floral, and herbal. Taste follows the nose but the aftertaste is too boozy. A booze bitterness left on the palate. Everything else is great, a 0.4% knock down would service this beer beer IMO. Nevertheless it's different but I much prefer their other lagers.

Aug 08, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic pils from the masters of the art. Golden, well-carbonated, crisp blend of mellow Hallertau hop presence and sturdy malts give both sweetness and bite. State of the art pils.

Jul 24, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pale gold, perfect clarity, bright white creamy foam on top, and large amount of steady carbonation with small, tight bubbles.

S - Crisp earthyness, grass, citrus hay, and crackery malt slam the nose. The aroma is intoxicating.

T - Crisp crackery honey malt, grass, citrus, and finishes balanced with a building citrus bitterness on the back of the palate.

M - Thick for a Pilsner, wet in the front of the mouth and dry on the back of the tongue.

O - This is a wonderful beer and highly recommended.

Jul 16, 2020
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cryptic German date code of L8340. Slightly hazy, thick rich head. Delightful aroma of malt. biscuits and yeast. Pure lager as the Germans do it-- few ingredients, carefully chosen, blended and brewed. Refreshing and clean tasting, nice hop flavor, just right. Prost!

May 24, 2020
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ATL6245 from Georgia

4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Brilliant, clear gold. Good head retention.
Aroma: Spicy and herbal hops. Grainy malt.
Flavor and Aftertaste: Spicy and herbal hops flavors. Semi-sweet. Appropriate mild bitterness.
Semi-dry Medium finish

Excellent German Pilsner. Hallertau hops provides spicy/herbal aroma and tastes. Well balanced between sweet malt and bittering hops. A world class German Pilsner.

May 18, 2020
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KooVee from Finland

4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, bb in 3 months so not fresh by any means.

Paleish straw colour, medium fast fading head leaving little lace.

Nose is honeyed bread with a bit of tartish grass.

Taste matches, but adds grassy bitterness with a medium mouthfeel. Aftertaste is a long movement from the honey to the bite of the hops in a smooth procession. A round feel coats the tongue throughout. Very appetizing.

An excellent example of the style. Textbook, even.

Feb 25, 2020
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OlaB from Norway

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly. Aroma is grass, grains, bread, lemon, herbal and floral hops. The taste is grassy and bitter with nicely ballanced sweet and bready notes. The finish is nicely bitter with floral and herbal notes. Aftertaste has a good lenght.
Crisp and clean mouthfeel with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
One of the best examples i have had of a german pilsner.

Jan 25, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear and golden with a two finger head; spotty lacing with a few strands, as well

Smell: Bready and grassy with a touch of sulfur

Taste: Bready and moving in a lemony, grassy direction with a touch of honeyed sweetness; the grassy tones emerge to a greater extent, after the swallow, as does the sulfur

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Hard to know how old this is but you have to assume it is not the freshest - still a good example of the style

Dec 15, 2019
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Squire from Mississippi

4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant clear light gold color with lasting white cap and lacing.

Aroma of dry, crackery malt with floral, spicy hops.

Taste is heavier malt than in the scent yet it remains dry and bready. Hop flavors in about equal proportion to the malt and retain the floral, spicy elements. From mid palate on the hops take on a firmer character that follows into the aftertaste. Very nuanced and complex overall.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Altogether it's a classic Pils in style, flavor and quality.

Nov 26, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a hop flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Pils

Sep 01, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal-clear pale gold with an outstanding fluffy white head, awesome bubbles, and excellent retention and lacing.

The brew presents classic bready, crackery, and grainy malt aromas, with pleasing floral and peppery background notes. Clean, crisp, and inviting.

The flavors are "beer" in its most simple, clean, and direct form. Slightly-sweet malts forward with pleasantly-balanced grassy, floral, and slightly earthy hops. The balance is outstanding.

The brew is just shy of medium-bodied, with outstanding carbonation and a crisp finish.

As noted above, this just looks, smells, and tastes like "Beer" and good beer at that. As fine a pils as I've tried.

Aug 24, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on draft with lunch in a pint glass. Clear light yellow with a nice head and good lacing. Grassy, floral smell and taste. Nice hoppy bitterness, a bit earthy. Very nice. Good with lunch.

Jul 11, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic pilsner - ample grain and relatively full body support a quick hoppy bite of crisp toast and juicy green pepper, clean and fresh across the palate; mild but satisfying bitterness has a bit of wood char on the finish... Runs nicely from a full, grassy, grainy, toasted hoppy start with a little bit of citrus, to a nice clean, floral and drying finish, with bit of lingering bitterness with a slight bite of spice, like rye... Really nice... Insanely drinkable...

May 25, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow slightly hazy with a medium white head. Tons of lacing. Smell is slightly musty wet grass, hay, sulphur, and a somewhat sweet quality. Taste is complex, clean sweet Pilsner malt, and noble German hops. It is very balanced. It has a slightly heavy mouthfeel and good carbonation. While it is immensely enjoyable, it has a very rich quality that, for me at least, would limit the amount of these I could put down. Compared to the many other pilsners I’ve had l, this is far and away the most complex and flavorful. Cheers

Jan 26, 2019
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Kubishark from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks, smells, tastes, and feels like the definitive German pilsner. Super crisp, has a nice hoppy bite. And this wasn't even a super fresh bottle, I'm sure it's even better when brand new.

Jan 15, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.36/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Teku. Jugando a Silence y a Baldurs Gate Enhanced. Correcta. Aunque algo oxidada sigue manteniendo un agradable amargor herbal. Consumo preferente antes del mes que viene.

Jan 08, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle. Clear golden. Smell is sweet doughy malts and herbal hops. A touch of cardboard oxidation, too. Tastes of spicy and grassy hops. Not as sweet as I expected, but some sweet maltiness kicks in. Back end is cardboard again. Medium light. Easy to drink, but would probably be pretty good without the cardboard. 4-3.25-3.25-4-3

Re-review:
On tap at Yard House PBG. Clear golden. Smells of sweet bready malt and very light spicy hops. Tastes more aggressively hopped. Sweet bready malt and a mix of spicy and herbal hops. Light body but flavorful. Very nice. Also much better as it warms a bit. Fairly bland when ice cold. 4-3.5-3.75-4-3.5

Nov 14, 2018
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BJB13 from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

The body is pale yellow and clear, though not crystal and is topped with two inches of fluffy white foam. Decent lacing and head retention. The moderately strengthed nose is grassy with bread and floral notes and a light whiff of lemon. Crisp, clean and fairly bitter, bread malt and peppery hops sit well on my palate. A quick finish leaves a slight floral bitterness. Mouth feel is very refined, medium-light bodied with medium carbonation, dry and clean. This seems to me to be a fine example of the syle.

Aug 24, 2018
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear yellow, lots of bubbles, with a pillowy white head. Very long retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Fresh cut grass, zesty green pepper, honey, cracked cereal grains.

T: Light grainy pale malt with gobs of honey, lightly toasted bread crust, some fresh green grass and hints of white pepper. Crisp, clean, lightly dry, with just a touch of bitterness.

F: Light, but not watery. Well-carbonated for rolling and pillowy sensation. Very clean.

O: Delicious. Less hoppy than some American pilsners, but it showcases beautiful pilsner malt. Super refreshing and tasty.

Aug 05, 2018
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drmeto from Germany

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-dusty,grainy,lemon,grassy,corn
T:
-follows the nose + spicy, herbs
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A solid Pilsener, though there's better ones in Bavaria.

Jul 18, 2018
Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils) from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 189 ratings