ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vom fass @ Ayinger speis und trank, München, Germany.
Second up after their magnificent Doppelbock and after polishing off a side of nibblies.
It produced bright in the stein - a sunny gold, quite pale, with intermittent, sluggish and minute bubbles. Head, the art of the gifted Bavarians, was your standard two-fingers and messy, weaving strange globules of froth down the glass as it went. Flowery rose petal waft on first sniff, some honey trails - it smells of summer. Seamless fresh toasted bread and dusty, haystack grains lift in from underneath, clean and well defined. Hops, not evident on the nose are truly swimming in the flavour. The body is light, it is spritzy and bounces across the palate in zero gravity. A lot of flavour here - light esteric sweetness of candied fruit upfront (Starburst!?!), ample pale grains, light toasted malt edge. Flowery again like the aroma, tangy as it hits the sides. Good earthy, resinous hops play in and blend well, back end is all dry and musty, fruit dries out. Gentle bitterness on the swallow, the carbonation aids in making it crisp, the length nothing more than some earthy, noble hops that linger and draw in just enough saliva for another sip. A simple Kellerbier that did its job quite wonderfully. Another good day in München, ’another beer please, meine ober!?!’
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served at Speis & Trank across from the HB and next to the Hard Rock (sigh). I am now curious as to what they had on draught at the München Hard Rock but I really didn’t want to take the time to find out. A rich and inviting beer with a hazy, golden look to it. Floral and biscuity. This was a very nice welcome to Munich indeed.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big coarse white head disappears almost immediately. Pale yellow body with some carbonation and a slight haze. Earthy, floral aroma with notes of grain. Taste of sweetish straw and fruits and a touch of rubber with floral hops. Dry, floral aftertaste. Very soft mouthfeel. Dry, grainy taste lingers. Good, but not too special. (0.5l bottle.)
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde colour. The head is quite big and disappears quickly leaving small laces on the glass. Malty Aroma, with notes of bread and a certain hoppy feeling. Herbal hops and malt in the mouth. The palte is good, with medium carbonation, good level of bitterness, and high level of drinkability. The aftertaste is quite long. Thirst quenching and pleasant beer.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pale golden colured. Unclear. A yellowish disappearing head. Aroma of perfume and malt. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet fruity flavour - like bubblegum. Dry aftertaste with a fruity twist in the finish.
Rune (9226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle picked ut at Alko, Tampere. Pale yellow and a bit hazy body. Fast fading white foam. Ripe aroma of sweet fruits. Rounded taste of sweetness and of lemon mix with floral hops. Has also got hints of wheat and coriander. Short finish. Medium carbonation (sampled with Finn, 25.10.2006).
Dorqui (2141) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottled. Golden hazy color, medium bubbly. Rather light foam, medium duration. Prickly and sour aroma, light spiced with hoppy and clear grapes notes. Little pungent taste, light bitter and decided notes of wine cellar and clear mildews.
Thanks to mabjork for this beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper with a decent white head. Amells nutty with some malty character. Taste is of earthy hops, malt, biscuits, and some perfumy hints. Mouthfeel is syruppy. Finish is more earthy hops.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy straw-gold pour with an irrepressible frothy and rocky white head. Aroma is malty, bready, dusty, with some hops. Taste is clean, heavily malty, soft, lightly sweet, bready, a little floral. Buttery mouthfeel, but a little thin. Dry finish and a great yeasty/hoppy end. Thanks to joss!
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful body (crystal clear), incredible head; Not to big a nose, but typically Ayinger it has an incredible balance, well made and deep, some grain ,hop and actually a bit fruity riesling; Soft carbonation but quite a bit of it, balanced body; Into long dry finish, again hop and malt. Another incredibly well made German beer, that is a great pleasure to drink.