Ayinger Kirta-Halbe | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,866
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
46
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
3
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying "Ayinger Kirtabier"
3,40€/,5l vom fass @ Ayinger Bräustüberl, Aying, DE

Notes: Stammwürze: 13.8˚ and 5.8% ABV. Produced for the "Kirchweih" festival. Just slightly hazy deep amber/almost orange-brown body beneath a full head of fluffy white. Excellent head retention and lacing. The aroma suggests grainy, gently toasty, nutty, and lightly caramelish malt with some apple-like fruitiness and lightly herbal and spicy hops backing it up. The flavor follows with bready, grainy, toasty and lightly caramelish and nutty malt that's balanced by a median bitterness and some more pronounced spicy hops. Some herbal hops linger as well in the finish. It's medium bodied with a soft, seemingly natural carbonation that leaves it delicately bristling upfront and then smooth across the palate. Perhaps it's the beautifully crisp but sunny fall day in the biergarten with the chestnuts falling all around me (I haven't been hit yet!) that makes me think this is one of the best beers I've had on my current trip to Germany, and perhaps not. It's certainly flavorful though, and interesting, while still remaining medium-bodied and highly drinkable. If I didn't have to get back on the road to München I'd certainly stay and have another.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brauhaus schmitz in philly

Clear copper red, off white foam cap quickly subsides, few lacings

Toasted malts , caramel

Bit of caramel taste

Thin , light

Nice beer

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy honey/amber/orange with thick golden head, good retention. Smell - toasted malts, caramel, dried apricots, dried apples,
Taste - toasted malts, slightly fruity, light touch of hops.
Medium body and medium to soft carbonation.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11/20/2016

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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber cloudy with a little carbonation, and 4 fingers of creamy head.

Apples, blossoms and phenols, banana and coriander.

Caramel, floral fragrance, malt, little bitterness. A hint of apples.

Thick but light body, little carbonation.

Found in Chiang Mai, drank in Mae Jo May 18th, 2016 with Thai fried rice. Very well rounded and seducing for the style.

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE May 2012

A- 3 finger rocky white head sitting atop a cloudy unfiltered burnt orange body. Lacing and head retention average to poor.

S- Toasted and toffee malts dominating, hint of peppery hop

T- Lots of malt upfront, changing from toasted to biscuity/toffee. This fades out to a semi dry kellerbier like finish with a hint of peppery hop lingering.

M- Medium carbonation, a bit thin/watery on the tongue.

D- A nice dose of malty goodness with the refreshing drier finish typical more of a kellerbier. Overall it was just too thin on the tongue and faded too fast. A great combination of flavours just lacking the mouthfeel backbone/finish.

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Ayinger Kirta-Halbe from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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