badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet monkey... Pours a rich and dark brown, but not black. Solid malt aroma and taste. A little thin on the body. Still, a beer that screams Bavaria and Munich. Does Ayinger make bad beer?
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this from a liquor store in Pennington, NJ. Really good beer. Nice and dark in color. Malty. Brown in color with a nice tan head.Very enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown color with tan head. Munich malt bready aroma. Big malty flavor that says MUNICH! This is the way that I like beer.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of sweet lager. Great dark red color. Head is perfect, not too rocky, but resilient non the less. Very smooth to drink. Full to medium mouthfeel. Big malty taste, hops are subdued and are more bitter toward a fizzy finish. Not a bad beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby brown color with large soft off white head, plenty of lace. Roasted malt aroma with hints of smoke and honey. If you look hard you can find some sweet malt in there, but I predominantly get a roasted (more like almonds than coffee), smokey tobacco flavor that bites and stabs at my tongue and throat, could just be my palate tonite (after that sake). Somewhat thin body, quick finish. Das ist gut, but I'd rather drink any other Ayinger.
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown appearance. Aroma is chocolatey but not overpowering. Flavor is slightly sour with a hint of chocolate and raisins. Fairly thin mouthfeel and overall not as flavorful as other Dunkels Ive tried. Pretty good but nothing that really stands out.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better dunkels I've run into. Deep red, thin off-white head. Nose full of malts and light roasts. Flavor full of caramel malts, lightly toasted, pleasingly sweet. Good stuff.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark red color with a creamy offwhite head. The flavor is very complex, with lots of sweet malts, fruit, a hint of honey, and some bitterness. The palate is very nice but a bit thin, and there isn't much of an aftertaste. A very good dunkel.
MaBeer1972 (1837) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep ruby brown color. Good roasty flavor. Not as heavily-bodied as the DeGroen's I just had. Nicely balanced sweet-roasty malt finish! Yea!
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Very carbonated dark clear copper body with a great foamy head, generous and long-lasting. Aroma is malty and showed hints of herbal honey and brown sugar. The taste is definitely on the sweet end, dark earthy fruits with notes of smoke in the finish. So quaffable that you basically feel the water quality used in this concoction was as good as it gets. Aftertaste is... fresh, like I had just brushed my teeths with more toothpaste than I should have used. Still, what I prefered about this beer is its refreshing lager character combined with a marvellous creamy round texture which makes you keep it on the tongue for a while before swallowing. Cheers Todd.