TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a nice well retained egg white head. Aroma is earthy and biscuity. Flavor is extremely clean with light malty earthiness. The Germans really know how to do lagers.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better Germans. Strong traditional reinheitsgebot flavors (malt, hops in particular), but this beer has a bit more oompapa than its Teutonic counterparts.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh malty aroma is strongly reminiscent of bread dough with some grassy hops. Hazy pale straw coloured body is topped by a pillowy, white, fine-bubbled head that lasts nicely and recedes with some lacing. Wonderfully balanced interplay between the fair grassy, spicy hop flavour and a full but dry maltiness with a decent bitterness in the finish. Medium body with moderate effervescent carbonation and a very soft texture - moreso as it warms. Lager glass, slightly above fridge temp. Bottle (Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Nov. 2004).
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma is malty and grainy with some bread. Flavor is also malty and grainy with notes of lemon, grass and floral hops. Pleasantly sweet. Aftertaste is clean, can’t really detect any bitterness. Dry finish. Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets, good head retention. Very nice dort/helles.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit too bright for my tastes. was about as dry as a dessert, but without the warmth of a sunrise. too carbonated, with too much ’peak’.
Eructoblaster (3749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 500ml. Pale gold body with some light haziness and a huge lasting frothy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal and flowery notes. Very refreshing and well-balanced taste. Pleasant flavors of hops (Hallertau), herbs and grain. Decent hoppy/bready finish. Without having original or outstanding characteristics, that beer is very enjoyable. Excellent example of a Dortmunder.
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aggressive carbonation, good taste. Some complexity, with different malts and some toffee and citrus. Went with bread, meat and fish. Appearance light golden with white lasting head. Medium mouthfeel.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guy right below my had me try this. When he first said lager, I looked at him with that expression....you know..the one in that Pace Picante Sauce commercial where the bloke eats the salsa from new york city. well its not that bad. lemony almost. smooth and not to bitter. Alchohol kinda wiffs out. no biggie. Grassy overtone with hints of honey, malt and some herbs well combined. why am I drinking this so slow though? vaaa
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I usually dont like lagers. But of course Ayinger is no average beer. Still has a bit of the nasty lager aftertaste, but mostly covered up by better flavors of malt, fruit, and honey. Slightly bitter hop finish, crisp with carbonation. Some sour flavor in there that I cant place. Fairly complex stuff for a lager. Not bad for a lager, but I think i will stick with the hefeweizens, dunkels, and Ayinger’s truly spectacular Celebrator Doppelbock.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first helles. Pours a beautiful translucent pale gold, thin head. Nose is yeasty and sweet. First taste is honey, then segueing into powerful wheat/barley bread flavor, with a bread aftertaste. No off notes. Yum.