CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 (5oo ml Bottle) Such a pleasure to see this in the liquor board - I was mighty bored of the selection. Pours an almonde head and a deep mahogany-red body. Nutty Aroma with strong malt and smoke. Fairly smoky beer with nice hops and bitterness. Weak finish. Smooth but lacks complexity; very good though.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Auburn with a tan head. The nose is malty with light citrusy notes and a touch of smoke. Fruit in the nature of fresh hops at the end of the nose. The beginning is smokey sweet. The middle gets bittersweet with a good firm, but mild citrusy hop bitterness. The smoke comes through again towards the end blending nicely with the hop bitterness. Nicely balanced and tastey dunkel.
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doug is right on that, it is sweet aroma, fairly light I would say. Fairly refreshing, light (in taste) dunkel. I expected a bit more sophistication from Ayinger.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sugar sweet aroma, copper, with a large billowy toffee head. Roasted malt flavour, a burning bitterness, pomegranate taste as well. Bitter, acidic and warming. Good example of the style.
Sigmund (5966) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Reddish brown colour, good head. Moderate aroma of oak and caramel malts. Medium body, typical dunkel, some toffee flavour but not too sweet. Must be good with food. Lightly hopped, pleasant, easy drinking. Maybe not the greatest beer in the world, but impossible to dislike, if you like beer at all (which the other ratings prove).
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had the Maibock 3 days ago, this taste very similiar to me now. Dark in color, with a medium size head. Taste of carmel malt, fairly sweet, very little little hops. Ayinger must drink their coffee with lots of sugar, I swear taste sweet taste is much stronger than anything resembling coffee. Nice brew though!
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and a bit tangy. Caramel. Crisp and sweet hoppiness. Rye. Off-white foamy lacing head atop beautiful clear deep coppery red/brown. Medium thick watery body and medium carbonation. Nice and malty. Not too sweet. Nice nutty finish and after. Good balance of sweet malt and bitterness. An enjoyable dunkel.
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Full on molasses/raisin nose. Dark, slightly reddish color with thick,quickly diminishing light brown head. Light malty bitterness around middle dissipates quickly in swallow which is ringed with earthy overtones. Dunkel done right. One of my favorites.
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish brown. Foamy head is mostly diminishing but leaves a ring of lace around the top of the glass. Sweet malty aroma with hints of raisins, dough, and yeast. Round, creamy mouthfeel with mild but noticeable carbonation. Front is very lightly sour and somewhat sweet. Fruity malts come out in the middles along with some roast/smokey notes that linger into the mildly bitter finish. Subtle and superbly balanced.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma.Dark brownish red appearance.Mild malty chocolate flavor.Mild hops at the finish.Balanced refreshing, complex chocolate flavor.