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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
55
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
27.82%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 55
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and grain. Not bad, but not too exciting. The flavor is grain, corn and wheat. The beer is semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of innominat
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of javlin624
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of bruceb
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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 AndrewNations
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer during Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. An amazing experience.
Serving type: Served on draft at the Ayinger Haus across from Hoffbrau

A - Nice and clear. Not a whole lot to note. True to style. Huge white head much of a head that stays with you throughout the beer.

S - Slight yeast notes and maybe some floral notes. Really subtle if any..

T - Nice and Crisp. One thing I noticed immediately was the lack of yeast notes. It was really fresh but didn't taste unfinished and too young like the wheat at Hacker. This might be a batch to batch issue. Not a whole lot of citrus or hop but defiantly present. Not a lot of huge flavors on this but true to style and easy to drink.

M - Light body not a whole lot of note. Mid to Low carbonation.

D - This is just a personal thing but I find this to sit heavy on my stomach. They drink really well as they are light and crisp but for some reason I didn't find myself wanting more than one.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmhart
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the cask at the Ayinger Brau Haus across from Hofbrau

Straw-golden in color. Creamy, long lasting head but only moderately thick.

Balanced malty aroma with typical german hops, but not many. Slight hints of caramel, unexpected from such a lager.

Excellent malty/bitter balance. Caramel from the aroma persists in the smell. Mild hints of sulfur typical in a lager.

Creamy texture that lingers.

Easy drinking, and begged for more, but I had other beers to try.

Overall, I would drink this again and recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of thommo_nk
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
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 pathman
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pilsener-like golden helles, decent head. A tad more malty than the average pilsener, probably more hops than the average helles, otherwise this is just a decent pils to me. Nothing wrong with it, but this style rarely gives me an orgasmic drinking experience.

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Photo of theotherone87
1.98/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My dad got a case of this and told me it is one of the best beers he has had.

Apperance- a see thru brighter yellow with a thin very think white small head

smell- i could smell a lil bit of malts but it was tough to come by

taste- the taste was lacking and kinda of watery

mouthful- lil carbonation and watery

overall- not a choice of mine to buy, my father recommended and he likes it but im not a fan

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty much everything you want out of a helles. Golden color with a nice white head, pleasant smell. It has a smooth, rich malty taste with a suprise of noble hoppiness. This is the kind of Helles that doesn't need special attributes, it is just tasty and high-quality, nothing else needs to be said.Gotta drink it fresh.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
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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4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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