rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle into a Weihenstephaner glass.
Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy two finger white head. Nice globs of lacing and really good head retention
Sweet bready malt in the aroma along with tons of grassy and spicy hops. A touch of metal and a little tartness.
Sharp grassy bitterness right off the bat in the taste with bready malt quickly following. There is some noticeable metal that is a little distracting but it fades away rather quickly. Bitterness tends to be on the high side which provides a delicious crisp mouthfeel and finish.
Overall, a very refreshing beer and masterfully done. It seems that no American brewery can approach the crispness of the German brewers when it comes to this style of beer. Definitely one to come back to.
EdInSaltLake (441) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, light grain, subtle cherry-ish aroma. Sweet malt flavor, with some grainy flavor; sweeter in the finish. Herbal/spicy hops, and a nice lingering bitterness.
tderoeck (3647) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ Akke’s place - BB: III/2012 (2013-528) Thanks to Tinus for the trade!
Clear pale orange beer, irregular white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, cow fodder, stable, hay, bit nutty, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body light bod. Taste: pretty sweet, honey, bit oxidized, sweet, orange peel. Aftertaste: little bitter, grains, hops, orange peel. Meh.
MalcolmTucker (576) - SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Ayinger. A fresh and tasty lager that is very much in the munich mould.
TheCametron (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Ayinger. Clear Gold with a white head. Light and refreshing. A textbook helles.
Rob_D_UK (472) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly white head over a light-golden body. Soft, bready aroma, with a metallic tinge. Maybe a touch of skunkiness, but nice subtle hopping in the finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Ayingers Speis und Trank, Munich
Blond color with compact head. Delicate malt and hop aroma. Lean body, with simple malt flavor, a bit salty, ordinary bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost clear, light yellow with a huge, white heads.
Taste is citrus, a little soap, slight grainy bitter.
Ok, just not Ayinger’s best.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l from local Alko, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness an hints of fruits.
nealblind (380) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two finger head light yellow bubbles up like soap. smells like honey and biscuits and violet perfume. Taste is less sweet than it smells, but works into a serious honey-bomb of flavor. The light framework of hops works well.