Ayinger Bräu Hell | 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: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Ayinger Lager Hell

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11,8% Plato.

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Photo of opieo
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice light crisp pils. Clean finish. Little head and above avg carbonated. Czech hop front and grainy after: great balance. A very drinkable brew. Would be a great summer drop.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thommo_nk
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caribou43
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is a correct lager, typical Bavarian. The taste is soft, yellow and gold Body, White and regular foam, average carbonation. The taste is pleasant, malty, sweet, some hop, it is not a complex beer but it is pleasant during the summer time.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Ayinger Wirsthaus in Munich. .5L stemware pour cost less than 5 euro at the time of this writing. Regrettably brief notes below:

A: White cap. Soft-looking. Nice consistency. ~3 minute retention. Messy inconsistent lacing.

Body is a clear pale copper of nice vibrance. Clean, with no yeast visible.

Looks nice for a helles lager.

Sm: Honey, fresh Munich malts, some grassy and floral hop character (likely Hallertau/Noble), pleasant sweetness. Clean attenuation.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Follows the aroma. They honeyed malt characteristic is terrific. Balanced albeit simple (to style). Very enjoyable and approachable.

Mf: Smooth, wet, light to medium bodied, refreshing, overcarbonated (almost sharply so), crisp, clean, and approachable. The biting carbonation does get in the way of its drinkability, and a lighter softer presence on the palate would be wonderful.

O: Overcarbonation is its most egregious flaw, but it's otherwise a pleasant helles lager with a nice honeyed taste. Not the insane I-want-to-drink-a-whole-keg drinkability you'd find in a true paragon of the style, but pleasant. I'm glad I tried this one, but it's sub-5 euro price point on-draught makes it a brew I'd only buy at supermarket bottle prices. More solid work from Ayinger, but far from their strongest offering.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant clear straw color with white head. Aroma is very clean with a touch of grains and honey. Taste has a slight honey sweetness, bread and also some hop bitterness on the finish. Body is light with crisp carbonation. Really clean, crisp, expertly well made lager.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmf
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1/2 liter bottle into a pint glass. Immediately the german yeast aroma comes out strong. The beer has a nice three finger head that stays with excellent lacing. Typical munich flavor with a hint of bananas and very balanced hops and malt. No strong flavors, but a bready aftertaste. Excellent traditional beer.

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Photo of bruceb
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear pale golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-juicy,lemon,pear,apple,honey,sloral,spices,parfumy
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-light-medium body, medium to high carbonation
O:
Just an all around damn good Helles

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Photo of SStein
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poskok
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything I want out of a Helles. The tickling malt, a touch of pepper, the liquid breadiness. Beautiful lacing all over the glass. And it's so creamy.

Delicious.

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Photo of DaliQualiti
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gessner
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bylerteck
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jonb5
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured into over sized Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Golden colour, clear, initial large rocky head faded quickly without leaving much lacing.

S: Tangy Munich malts and noble hops.

T: Honey on toast, hint of sharpnesses, nice balance
without huge depth.

M: Light body, crisp, some bite from the carbonation.

O: A beer to drink rather than one to spend hours talking about, trading for or
discussing online. Good for what it is, but as someone who has sampled numerous
"Helles" I don’t think I’ll keep this one in memory.

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Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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