PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow-gold with med clumpy white head. Sweetish bready aroma. Excellent balance, clean malts, nice hopping. Full flavor.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disgusting crystal clear yellow color reminded me of a macro. Yeast, malt and hops evident in the aroma, which is quite pleasant. Malts dominate the front and give way to a gentle bitterness. Not bad, just not my cup of tea... er, beer.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As others have noted, head dissipates quickly. Malty aroma, flavor has a combination of malt and hops that make it seem like a cross between a lager and a pale ale. Body is a little thicker than I was expecting from the appearance. As with so many beers, it is very good but lacks the something that would push it to the 4+ level.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 Pale straw body, fluffy white head, malty but slightly sour nose. Malty, slightly vinous, light bitterness, some sweetness.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A most excellent lager indeed. Hoppy (export beer) and crisp with a nice rich golden color and mouthfeel.
pilsnerrogge (2348) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Some maltiness but the bitterness is all wrong, dont know why.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit disappointing. Must be better fresh. I still don’t think these beers travel very well. Not the classic I expected.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous clear straw appearance with a fat rocky white head that leaves a generous coating of lace. Excellent malt aroma and lemon rinds dipped in thyme hops. Crisp and clean with a subtly sweet toasted malt body and German hop bite. Excellent lager, although a bit pricey for a knock back brew.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Gebraut nach dem bayerischen Reinheitsgebot von 1516. Very nice. Very easy to drink at room temperature for the style. It lacked any great aroma or taste that would elevate this to a classic. Lucky Germans.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presents with a typical German Lager nose and flavor. Very pale yellow and slightly hazy in color. Starts with a light, foamy head which quickly dissapates. A bready/yeasty malt flavor with a mild hop flavor. Finishes light and slightly sweet. A middle-of-the-road brew from Ayinger.