Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a recent post, someone had called Aying one of the best breweries in the world. I would have to agree...I don’t really like the Dunkel style, but this is so good, so fresh, so classy, that one has to appreciate it’s qualities. Subtly sweet in a dunkley way, perfect malting, smooth, warms excellently. Thinninsh mouthfeel, which (I think) is appropriate for the style...(?). Lordy, what a great beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best dunkel I have ever tried. Nice soft brown color with an off white head. Very malty and enjoyable.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of the better Ayinger brews. However my bottle was probably very old since they didnt have it in the Comp, nor did anyone ever see it before.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like all Ayinger beers the dunkel pours nicely and leaves a nice trail of lace as you imbibe. Solid German session beer with a delicate malty, roasty mouthfeel. this would almost be perfect if the hops would show themselves a little more.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown color, large head, malty aroma. Rich roasted malts, slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Slight hoppyness. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and some what dry. Aftertaste is malty. Very nice beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a little toasty. a dark, heavier flavor. i’m picking a definate coffe touch. another good purity law beer.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit toasty, nice dark beer but I’d prefer a Schlenkerla if I’m in the mood for something like this.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was slightly disappointed by this beer. The color,smell, and type are all build-up for a mildly disappointing taste. Still, a good beer. I was just expecting much more.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the name ’Ayinger’. This is the first dark beer I’ve ever tasted. It is buttery which I like and has a good balancing dryness.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark appearance. Dark roasty flavor. Good dunkel.