Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color with a puffy white head. Sweet malty, plum aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet almost cherry flavor. Balanced very well. Medium bodied. Flavor is very refreshing, almost dangerous. A little hop bitterness in the finish. Very, very drinkable.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours attractive copper color with a big fluffy tan head that is fully retained. Aroma is dopplebockish. Malt aroma with caramel. Flavor is excellent. Flavor is sweet malt with roasted nuts and caramel. I only wish I could get this locally. This is a top notch lager.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty caramel aroma with some fruity undertones. Dark copper color with a off white head. I like the way this beer tastes. There is a nutty taste, caramel hints, and a malty after taste(very nice). Starts off very smooth malty palate and then yeilds a hoppy finish
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour with a foamy white head. Some lacing. Roast malts, some caramel, like the description says, just a hint of plum hiding about in there. Malt stands out the most in the flavors, followed by a mellow blend of bitter hops, and a bit of the coffee-ish mentioned. The caramel is there, but not in any significant amounts. Full bodied, malty palate, finishing with a hoppy bitterness. Good dunkel.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Very nice creamy head which leaves some nice lacing. Dusty, bready malt aroma. Excellent deep reddish/brown in color. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a hint of coffee and some hops. A well balanced beer. Nice bitter finish from the hops. A very good dunkel.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 (Bottled) Very beautiful deep, dark red color with a foamy, diminishing and lacy head. Malty, sweet and nutty aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and coffee are present in the sweetish flavor. Smooth and creamy, medium-bodied palate with bitter and dry finish, and balanced carbonation. A throughly enjoyable, full and filling brew, that would easily take in 2% more ABV.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet monkey... Pours a rich and dark brown, but not black. Solid malt aroma and taste. A little thin on the body. Still, a beer that screams Bavaria and Munich. Does Ayinger make bad beer?
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this from a liquor store in Pennington, NJ. Really good beer. Nice and dark in color. Malty. Brown in color with a nice tan head.Very enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown color with tan head. Munich malt bready aroma. Big malty flavor that says MUNICH! This is the way that I like beer.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of sweet lager. Great dark red color. Head is perfect, not too rocky, but resilient non the less. Very smooth to drink. Full to medium mouthfeel. Big malty taste, hops are subdued and are more bitter toward a fizzy finish. Not a bad beer.