harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one had a bit of a dirty clothes in the hamper aroma, sort of like a baby's diaper bag. A lot of bittering saaz hops throughout the session. As belgianhomebrew said, this would go great with McD's food.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ber smells like socks sitting in the hamper. Lots of saaz flavor throughout. A decent lager if they could work on the aroma. There was an unanimous decision that this beer would go great with a McDonalds cheeseburger.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good.Overpriced.I did not like the pale color of this one/head was huge and quick yet had great lace/some micro floaties.Nice and crisp as expected/decent yet a tad thin malt character.
Reid (1874) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovelly bottle 500ml very colourful label and a great cap..
All in all a handsome lager very nice large head which sticks around for a while nice gold colour to the beer , its also slightly hazy which adds to the appeal.
Smell is pretty malty buy pleasant enough.
Taste very crisp and refreshing..even a bit of dough in there sweetish.
Very creamy feeling for a lager in the mouth.
All in all an excellent summer session bier
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with long lasting soft white head. Aroma of malt, bread, a touch of honey. Full malt flavor with a slight hop bite, finishes sweet then dry. A well made easy drinking beer.
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly hazy pale yellow. Big foamy but quickly diminishing white head. Pale malt is front and center here lending a pleasant fruity sweetness. Light bodied with very mild carbonation. A classic example of one of the oldest lager styles.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, crystal clear with a dense white head. Aroma is malt, malt, malt, but still balanced with a decent noble hop. Flavor is right on for a Helles, malty, but no toast/roast character. Very clean throughout.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What the hell? The color of a desert at sunrise? Did MartinT write that? This may be the mildest Ayinger I've had yet. Wheat dominates with only a few wisps of esters here and there. This has a super clean finish without the bite akin to most lagers. Very mild.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light gold color, snow white head. Fruity aroma of pears, apples, and bananas. Taste was similar with some spice as well. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Another fine Ayinger.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this beer for the first time last night and it was skunky. Never really had a problem with the liquor store where this beer was bought but this beer was really skunky. Golden in color, but couldn't drink it.