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 eze153
4.77/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank this straight out of the destillery in Aying at the Brewery, ice-cold, unfiltered. It was quite a sensation to behold our tour guide saw I liked it so much he kept pouring me more helpings. I could not stop drinking it it was that good. It was light yellow with a huge head and an aroma that the smelled pure, clean and and destinctive of hops. the taste was that of a perfect Helles beer, no after taste on the taste of the beer remained. It was very bubbly, yet it was at the same time smooth and went down without any problem. One could drink this beer alone or, with almost any kind of food. This was the best beer I ever tasted. If you are ever in Munich, I recommend a visit to Aying, its only a 25-30 min ride on the S-Bahn and the tour of the brewery is exceptional, and you can drink as much beer as you can for the tour price!!

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of jmhart
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
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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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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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

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

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a light golden colour with quite a nice white head.

Smells quite yeasty and fresh.

Tastes quite malty and yeasty with quite a significant peppery hop taste.

Overall a very good example of the style, tasty and not watery unlike some.

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

Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Ayinger Bräu Hell from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.68 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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