Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a lumpy beige head. Aroma was of caramel and raisin....notes of tobacco too. Taste was much the same, a little meatiness with some coffee in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orange color with thick, lightly lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Lightly hopped body has toffee and chocolate undertones. Well rounded and full-bodied, but a little musty tasting.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper appearance with an attractive, off-white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, toffee aroma. Complex taste, with alternating flavors of spices, coffee, chocolate and fruit. Very smooth. Pleasant aftertaste.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red/brown with a tannish head. Cleen hoppy, grassy, Saaz-y nose with a nice touch of caramel. Lightly sweet, bready malt flavors with hints of chocolate. Decent hop kick at the end. Those boys in Aying seem to know their lager from a hole in the ground...
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, tight tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Sweet malty flavor with dry and bitter finish. Medium body, clean feeling. Quite tasty.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was served in a short squat stoneware mug, so I never got a chance to evaluate the color. It had a light tan head, with an aroma of malt along with a hint of alcohol. The taste was a bit dry, and because it started out cold was not as malty as I would have liked. The dunkel as it warmed up began to release a malty sweetness to my flavor receptacles. At first when cold the predominant taste was in the finish, it was one of bitterness from the hops. When warmed the maltiness balance out and in fact dominated the previous bitter hoppiness. I detected a hint of raisin, some caramelized breadiness. Quite clean as a lager should be, no fruitiness. The malt flavor was not sweet more of a cracker/ breadiness to it.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber color, off-white head, and lively carbonation. Toasty malted candy aroma and a hint of sweet yams. Wheaty malt and plum fruit flavors. Some residual sweetness. Palate is somewhat fizzy but smooth. A solid beer but lacking in depth.
TheBeerGod (5436) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice translucent copper body with a luscious, two-inch, fluffy tan head. Nose has malt and some hop character. Nice malty body. Definite sweetness with more hop on the tongue. Like a bock mixed with a European lager. A little more bitterness than I cared for but this was still good and Ayinger is still one of my favorite breweries. Worth trying!
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours clear and dark amber in color from the 500 ML bottle and produces a compact off-white head with some excellent lacing. The light aroma is of dark roasted malt and faint floral hops. I found a malty sweetness in the initial flavor, with hints of raisin or plum and traces of coffee or caramel mid-palate. At the start, the texture of this beer seems somewhat thin, but the long finish balances this beer pleasantly with a enjoyable hop dryness and smooth mouthfeel and roundness. This is an excellent and quite refreshing dark lager.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, thick head dissipated to an everage head quickly. I didn't detect much aroma in this bottle. Taste is malty with a roasty coffeeish notes. Not unpleasant but definitely not a wise choice to accompany my cheeseburger :)