jerohen (1959) - 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.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear color. Roasted, bit bacon-like taste. Did remind me something of Rauchbier, but i wasn’t amazed by this Ayinger.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber to light brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange), with a note of lightly scorched honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Consistently one of Ayinger’s better products. It’s a little too sweet, but not in a syrupy/cloying kind of way, just the usual rich Ayinger malt without quite enough to balance. Melanoidin is apparent, and that’s always a good thing. It doesn’t make me go "wow!", but it’s a very enjoyable, reliable dunkel.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice reddish colour. Very fine head. The palate is a bit sweet but it contains also a touch of bitterness. A perfect combination in this perfectly well-balanced Dunkel. This beer goes very good to cheese particularly moulded cheese. A magnificent beer by the man himself: Franz Inselkammer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very enjoyable brew. dark roasty/toasty flavour. Not bad at all, perhaps a bit thin.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 This beer rocks! A great beer from a great brewery. Despite the commercial description, I would have to say that the beer is the most beautiful amber/mahogany I have ever seen. I didn’t know whether to start drinking it or place it on a marble stand with back lighting. Oh, did I mention that it tastes, smells and feels really good as well?
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You want malt? Bam! Buttery, caramelly, toffeeish maltiness abounds in this brew with light undercurrents of coffee. Aromas are of buttery toffee and roasted malt. I did not find this watery as others have suggested, although it isn’t exactly heavy either. Not cloying in the least. A nice, light bitterness presents itself in the finish. Deep mahogony in color with a medium tan head that lasts. A pleasant brew.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noticeably bitter, yet lagerish. Fizzy. Dark copper-ish color. I like it.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice dark copper color. In many ways, this reminds me of Ayinger’s Celebrator Doppelbock, but it’s nowhere near as good. The finish, in particular, has a nasty metallic quality.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate: Deep Burgundy, lots of lace. Toasty, kind of spicey that works well with the carbonation. well balanced.