HenrikSoegaard (10545) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ayinger Speis und Trank.
Creamy white good mostly deminishing head. Cloudy yellow colour. Very yeasty and moldy aroma. A bit acetic/sour flavor. OK palate.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the bräuhaus in München. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Malty, hoppy aroma and a light hay, light sweet malty taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If in Munich, visit Ayingers Speis und Trank or "Feed and Drink" which is their wirtshaus or pub. This place is in a very handy location as it is directly across the street from the Hofbrauhaus. This Munich outlet pours the full range of Ayinger beers, and it is an absolutely beautiful place to enjoy some beers and a fine meal in. Ayinger beers can be found in a number of markets in the US, but one beer you will not find here in the States is Liebhard’s Kellerbier.
Kellerbier is an unfiltered lager that has a very soft carbonation, and more hop bitterness that most German pale lagers or helles. I was very fortunate to enjoy a few ceramic steins of Liebhard’s Kellerbier at the beautiful bar at Speis Un Trank, and it was a very memorable experience. They say timing is everything, and I was in the right place, at the right time, and actually got to watch the bartender tap a fresh wooden barrel of this beer. As he hammered in the spigot with a wooden mallet, and a pressure release on the top of the barrel, I watch this beer pour from gravity. My patience was rewarded when a 1/2 liter was served up to me nice and cold, in a traditional ceramic stein.
Liebhard’s Kellerbier pours to a hazy, pale golden color with a thick white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing with grassy herbal hop aromas. The palate is soft and full on the tongue with lots of good pale malt flavors on a very soft and round body. Liebhard’s Kellerbier finishes with more soft pale malt flavors up front, then ends with a nice, herbal, grassy hop bitterness that lingers.
This is a fantastic kellerbier, one that you could pound with impunity. This beer is just so fresh and flavorful, and the soft carbonation and body makes it just so drinkable. The gentle hop bite rouses the appetite, and makes for a perfect beer to have before and with a meal. I quickly drained three half liters, and could have sat at the bar at Ayinger, and drank this beer all night long. If you find yourself in Munich, a visit to Ayinger Speis Un Trank is a must visit. If you have time, it would be well worth the trip out to Aying to visit the brewery itself.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold, with small lacy white head.
Fairly faint, sweetish, yeasty aroma. Much like their hefeweizen in fact. Hint of citrus.
Flavor likewise yeasty, but dryer than aroma.
Surprisingly light bodied. A slight hop bitterness in finish.
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A slightly hazy golden coloured lager with no head. The aroma is a little buttery and yeasty. The taste is slightly spicy and creamy. Noticeable hops and a pleasant body. Enjoyable.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh, leafy, lightly fruity aroma. Clear low blonde body. Cakey, yeasty flavour is full of fruity esters and medium bitterness with a grassy character. Light body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBESG 2005, yellow beer with a white head. Malty aroma with a fruity sweetness. Malty, sweaty flavor with a hoppy finish.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty body with light hoppy notes.
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at RBESG. Hazy pale golden. Bready malt aroma. Light bodied with wonderfully soft mouthfeel. The excellent maltiness with notes of butter is accompanied by grassy hops. Well balanced, very drinkable and very good.
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy light yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of straw and hops, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry hoppy end. The body is thin.