Ayinger Frühlingsbier
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Style:
Lager - European / Dortmunder Export
Ranked #19
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,795
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 14.95%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
24
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Germany
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  15
Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Sigmund from Norway

3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2013. Pale golden colour, large white head. Fresh herbal, floral and grassy aroma, also notes reminiscent of weissbier-yeast / cloves. The flavour is also fresh and refreshing, medium sweet, with herbal notes. A beer I can easily associate with spring. *Also sampled on tap (keg) at St. Urho's Pub, Helsinki, Easter 2019.

May 11, 2021
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jonb5 from England

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, slightly hazy, small head which disappeared fairly quickly without leaving much lacing.

S: Sharp fruits, Tettenanger style hops.

T: Sharp cooking apples, malt and citrus fruits.

M: Slightly coarse edge from the sharpness, low carbonation.

O: Well made beer from a good brewery that never disappoints.

May 08, 2021
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josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Labirratorium. En copa Bavaria. Jugando a Fortnite. Perfil maltoso limpio y ligero sin resultar aguado que es muy fácil de beber y deja con ganas de mas

Apr 29, 2021
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Steve555 from Wales

4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L-The foam head dissapears after a few seconds leaving a bright yellow liquid with a ring of froth.

S-powerful floral smell, a touch of sulphur.

T and F - Malt, yeast and hops all come through real tasty, some mineral content that adds volume but is in no way cloying or salty. Very tasty and refreshing. A great beer from a great brewery.

Jun 08, 2020
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vitALEity from California

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with some head that dissipates quickly into a frothy ring. Lots of bubbles rising in the glass. If it was poured into a wine glass I might think it was a white wine with extra head. Anyway, aroma is very nice. Its a German hell but it has all these nice subtly floral and fruit and spice notes. Very approachable. Mouth feel is relatively smooth and flavor is a super clean and balanced pale lager with extra floral notes. Some stone fruit in there too. Nothing bready about it so Im not sure how people are tasting bready in this. Its a very nice spring beer.

May 23, 2020
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bark from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pale yellow, the liquid clear. The two-finger head is white and compact; it sinks quickly to a thin lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is smooth with distinct notes of fresh white bread. Some herbs and a touch of sulphur that I guess comes from the yeast. Sweet floral notes in the background.

The taste is smooth and highly balanced with fresh French loaf, buttercups and other fresh flowers, just a hint of herbal bitterness and just a slight hint of butter. Light to medium body. Some clean alcohol in the aftertaste as well as some sulphur and gunpowder. Buttercups and other flowers in the finish.

The carbonation is light, the many small bubbles smooth and long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Reading the review, one could get the impression that this beer is all over the place. But not at all, all flavours are rather subtle and extremely balanced.

Jun 01, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear light amber with some floaties and a soft, thick crown of foam.

Smell is clean, bready and floral with a hint of yeast and a bit of herb to it.

Taste is bready and yeasty, very clean and balanced with grassy, floral bitterness. Very refreshing and easy to drink, yet not boring.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific spring lager, clean and refreshing.

May 15, 2019
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KooVee from Finland

3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

50cl on tap. The pub does not take good care of its taps, so this review is allowing for lack of freshness and slight "dirty" bitterness.

Look is hazy, light yellow. Much like a witbier, which is surprising for the style. Maybe the reason the pub also serves the beer from a hefeweizen glass. Head is negligible but could also be poor pouring.

Nose is a slight bit of honey on top of raw grain. I would not call it bready, the aroma is too coarse.

Taste is watery but ending with a medium bitterness. Not much malt, but there is a slight tartness which I guess was the intention. Or I hope so. Yeasty notes. Overall I feel like I am sipping a technical failure / lager that has been poured from the vat while the process was still unfinished. I like kellerbier, zwickel etc, but this one is just too raw and crude.

Apr 23, 2019
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drmeto from Germany

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a hazy straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grassy,lemon,fresh barley,hay,herbal
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A solid Spring refresher.
Sort of a beefed-up, unfiltered Version of their Helles.

Jun 05, 2018
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Ayinger Speis und Trank in Munich. Cost was 4.60 euro/.5litre - steep, even by Munich standards (e.g. Augustiner serves beer at 2.70/.5litre).

Some unbunged kellerbier-like character gives it some liveliness. Munich and pils malts dominate. Grassy Hallertauer/Noble hop character. Crisp and clean, with plenty of vitaminy saccharomyces character. Balanced and approachable, with a pleasant refreshing taste.

A kiss of subtle spice/clove from the yeast. No fruity esters, though.

Highly drinkable and enjoyable. Another solid brew from one of Munich's best breweries. Yeah it's dear at 4.60 a pint, but sure it's worth a go once. The carbonation is way too high, though.

Low B (3.55) / GOOD

Apr 07, 2016
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's the excellent Jahrhundert Bier with the added characteristics of a kellerbier, full of citrusy yeast and sporting a fittingly cloudy appearance.

It's extremely refreshing, smooth and slightly creamy on the tongue.

A shame I didn't buy more.

May 28, 2015
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markleyc06 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at the ayinger braustube in aying, Germany last week.
Wow! Truly the best lager I've ever had. Also for the record this beer is an unfiltered version of the jahrhundart beer, unlike the "hefe" the site reads it as.

A- gorgeous straw color with some yeast flakes floating about with a nice soapy head

S- balanced hop/ breast malt aroma that let's you know it's a nice refreshing lager

M- medium to full bodied

T- upfront noble hop flavor that is very balanced but assertive. Then a very earthy malty finish that lingers.

O- my favorite beer I had in Germany and it really does deserve every bit of a perfect rating.

Apr 02, 2014
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pour is all white thick lovely head at first, but rather quickly the murky straw-colored liquid rises as the head settles. Rich lacings.

S: Rich wheat - ripe banana, very sweet. Citric notes. Bread and honey.

T: Follows the taste, but a bit bitter and more citric. The breadyness is stronger than the banana.

M: Light body and rich carbonation. Aftertaste is rather short.

O: A Berliner Weisse, no way - no lacto bachteria. As a Hefe not bad at all - I see that my rewiev is of a Hefe and not a Berliner Weisse.

May 24, 2013
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stevoj from Idaho

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly sweet and malty outing from Ayinger; bottle from JF. Pours a hazy golden with short, foamy head. Aroma is malt, grass and hay. Taste is more of the same, with some sweet tanginess. Finish is dry with a lingering tanginess on the palate. I had expected more from Ayinger, better spring seasonals to be had in Germany.

May 08, 2012
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crossovert from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The label says nothing about it being a weissbier.

500ml bottle with the seasonal Ayinger cap. Best by: 10/11.

It pours a hazy whitesh gold, much like a Berlinner Weisse or witbier. The head is white and fluffy but leaves no lacing.

It smells really fresh and inviting. It is lightly bready with some honey sweetness, lightly fruity, with a springy hop note.

The flavor is a bit tart. It is lemony and fruity with a slight bit of hop bitterness. The finish has some earthy fruitiness. Overall it seems to just wisps across the tongue. It isn't light Per se but the mouthfeel is very smooth velvety.

It is a good pick for a spring or summer beer for sure.

May 09, 2011
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czfreeman from California

4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this on the shelf at the downtown Munich Reve grocery, apparently the only bottle the store received by mistake. Mine! Surprisingly enough, I saw more Ayinger Stateside than in Munich.
Upon R&D every description categorizes this brew as a Keller Bier, not a Berliner Weiss. I'll let the tasting make the decision.
Pours a slightly murky golden tone, lots of carbonation. The main selling point of this brew is a extremely light delicate, yet full fluffy head the consistency of cotton. Quite a nice looking brew. I've seen Keller Beers that look exactly like this as well as Berliner Weiss. The mystery continues...
Onto the aromatics. A tart musty lemony aroma greets my nose. a bit of yeast funk, fresh grain, toasted bread,overripe pears, Meyer lemon, finishing with a musty grain/fresh citrus combo that is extremely enjoyable. A buttery note rounds out aroma. I could smell this all day long. This is really nice stuff especially after a winter of overly sweet German bock/dunkles It's musty and funky enough to be a Keller bier, yet the lemon acidity immediately recall Berliner Kindl Weiss.
Light, delicate and tart on the palate. Lemon, grain, yet rounded out by a slightly buttery character The carbonation is cleansing and finishes the brew with a light tongue tingling acidity. The mustiness i more dominant than in other Berliner Weiss beers I've had, and this leans in the Keller bier category. Highly enjoyable light brew. Unfortunately the aroma is several notches higher in power than the flavor.
After having the house Kellerbier at the Ayinger Brewery several months back, reflecting on my flavor impressions make this brew the spring version of the summer standard. The acidity is high enough to be a Berliner, but the musty yeasty grain-like complexity take this to a different level. No matter what you call it, or whose Keller you get it from, its still a highly drinkable, light, refreshing brew. I am convinced once again Aying can make no mistakes. Shame I snagged the only one

Mar 17, 2010
Ayinger Frühlingsbier from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings