SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the 0.5L bottle at the Huber Haus. Pours a very dark brown color with a vividly white foamy head. Aroma is a roasted coffee-like smell. This dunkel is medium in body for the style with a great roasted malt flavor. Has that slightly medicine-like taste of an Alt. Very good.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Beautiful pour...thick rocky head, frantic craze of carbonation, beauty of a wooden brown color. Smells nice & malty w/ a light mix of fruit and nuts...Malty, nutty flavor is smooth & slightly sweet...body is light, making for a very tasty session beer. I think Ayinger might be one of my favorite German breweries.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, mahogany body with a large, tan head that fades to a film but leaves a fat lace. Aroma as described by brewer: sweetly malted... with licorice, grapes and earth. Watery, indistinct malt taste to start, leading to red wine and smoke... couldn’t find the coffee, but I did get a taste of plums afterwards. Overall, rather thin and unassuming.
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YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was quite good. Chestnut brown under an ample tan head. The aroma was sweet malt, chocolate, molasses, some herbs. Texture was a tad thin but otherwise medium bodied. The flavor was a pleasant sweet maltiness without being cloying. Some brown sugar, chocolate, malted milk balls. Nicely done beer that is certain to please.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Gabriella, Viking Line ferry Helsinki-Stockholm Backlog 3 April, 2005
Served in weissbier glasses... Smells of damp autumn cellar. Well attenuated and thin body. Rather bread like with touch of burnt rubber.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Pours a deep amber, medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, yeast. Flavor is about the same, malty with a hint of roasty chocolate in the finish. Very drinkable.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber with lots of tiny bubbles. Rich, foamy head. Sweet aroma with a yeast/bread undertone. Flavor is malty with a roasted fruit to it, the finish is smooth. But, there is not as much going on as I anticipated. And my label was slightly different then the one pictured.
oh6gdx (25452) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dartk reddish brown, mediumsized white head. Bready malt aroma with hints of fruits and roast. Flavour is complex, mainly smoky wet wood, but also hints of chocolate. Finish is dryish. Not much aftertaste, but very wellbalanced.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cream soda (caramel-like) colored with a loose off-brown head. Sweet aroma, nothing special; tasted of sweet malts, some caramel. Palette too thin for my tastes.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with tan head. Very sweet malty aroma. Flavors very interesting and complex. Took a few sips for my palate to adjust since I was just drinking ayinger ur-weisse, a very different brew. Big nutty flavor, quite dry considering the sweet aroma. Not what I was expecting. Leaves a strange aftertaste in my mouth that reminds me of blood. Not appealing. I hope they haven’t had any accidents in their brewery lately... Tried it again chilled quite cold. The bloody flaw no longer comes out. Thick smooth body. Still nothing special.