RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours bright and beautiful, the color of a desert at sunrise ... no, just kidding. It’s a bright, clear gold color with a creamy, white head. The aroma is malty and slightly lagery-sour. Flavor is sweet malt with a clean, bitter finish. Not a bad beer ... not great, though. It certainly doesn’t live up to the lofty commercial deScription.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a creamy white head that vanishes to a pale film. Hazy straw color. Not the prettiest beer. Aroma of honey and malt. Taste is certainly there. Long on malt like only the Germans can seem to master. A crisp note at the end that says "Tettanger"...to me at least.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. poured a hazy yellow with a decent head. the flavor was more citrus than the malt I was expecting. Glad I tried it but there are others out there I like better
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of hops, grapefruit, and wet dog. Cloudy yellow like a wit, no head. Flavor of malt and very light citrus. Dry finish. Sweeter and more malty as it warmed. Light palate.
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. aroma, citrus, hops, yeast, lemony, pepper. flavor, was surprised by the sweetness that 1st came out, malts, sweet apples, orange, with a touch of lemon. has a nice smooth and creamy mouth feel to it. this would be a good summer beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Some very thin and droopy lacing. Malt and yeast aromas with a lemon-hop nose. Mellow and creamy malt flavor with a lemon finish. Palate is creamy and a little fizzy.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Je ne connais aps ce style beaucoup.Tout ce que je peut dire c’est que cette biere est bien malte et elle est tres claire comme biere.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at Ayingers. They tapped a Wooden cask of this stuff the night we were there. Served similar to a cask ale- in that it was almost no carbonation yet a huge white head and left great lacing. However it was served relatively cold compared to a cask ale, which is good for a helles i guess. THis is a lot better than thier regular helles though. Much smoother, and a lot more flavor and a fuller body. Very sweet lightly caramelized malt with a hint of continental hops in the aroma and in the aftertaste. One of the smoothest and most drinkable of all Helles lagers, which is saying a lot since almost all helles are very drinkable. I’ve had many helles in the 3 weeks I was in europe and this one stood out to be the best by far. Great beer.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden color with soft fluffy head. Scent is malty as is the taste. Too much in both departments for me. I was expecting more because of the brewer, but this my least favorite of any Ayinger I’ve had.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 This poured a slightly hazy, very pale yellow with a foamy head, which disappeared after a short while. Very tighly carbonated. The aroma was very sweet, but not offensively so, smelling like warm fresh bread. The sweetness wasn’t that heavy in this medium-bodied, malt-heavy drink. Crisp finish, but left my lips and moustache sticky.
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