Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decided to try this one due to the arrival oof the season. It poured with a good head and color. The flavor was crisp and clean with a well suited mouth feel. I will get this again this weekend.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Columbus, OH. This beer is a hazy bright amber color with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is a fair amount of malt along with a bit of hops. Medium-bodied with a lot of malt from the get-go. The beer does seem to get a little spicier and hoppier toward the end of the glass. The finish is light and a little hoppy. This is a good seasonal from Ayinger.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 This beer is so good it was so fresh. I had it off a keg at a festival. Really enjoyable. Golden in color. Little sweet. Well balanced by malt and hops. Not a overpowering beer. If you are a fan of the fall and octoberfest, then get this beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you want this beer, this is the time. Just off the boat, the beer was super fresh, had outstanding head retention and aroma, which is sometimes unusual for German bottled beer. The head stayed to the last drop, like it should. Malt flavor ranks right up their with the Paulaner/Hacker bunch. This beer is why Ayinger is one of the best and why Fall is my favorite beer season.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
fantastic. Nice rusty color. Good flavor in the malts. Caramel flavor is very good. Sweet but not overpowering. A great beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color. Sweet malty nose. Full malty/sweet palate. Easy drinker. Low hops.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 I liked this one.Nice typical oct-fest smell(sweet malts-tease of hops)Poured out w/ a huge frothy head/some lace.Tasted good but had some cloying tastes in there(somewhat metallic-herbal weirdness)candy apple isn't too far off if you use your imagination.Nice dry finish.Best festbier i've had this year thus far...
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Draft at Kahdet Kasvot. What a magnificently tasty malty-grainy-toffee, superbly attenuated, crisp and satisfying pint of liquid bread. If only other lager brewers could so consistently pull off such a flawless libation.
500 mL bottle, pint glass. Gigantic, frothy, off-white head is mostly diminishing. Beautiful orange body appears to be of medium consistancy. Hazy appearance from tiny, dense particles. Slight caramel and apple aroma. Yum...candied apples. Flowery hops and doughy yeast aromas. Flavor starts mod. sweet / mod. bitter and finishes mod. bitter with no acidity. A note of honey arrives in the finish. Light carbonation accompanies a watery body with a light / medium consistancy. Flavors are pleasant, but too subdued.
Rerate: 9/7/03 Rerating with an in-season bottle. The big difference here is the malt. Much bigger malt with a fresh bottle. Old rating was (7,3,6,3,12=3.1).
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazey orange, with a massive head. Active beer. Malty aroma with carmel and maybe some herbs??
smooth malt flavor, toasty, with a bit of hops spice. Sweet finish.
Very enjoyable, but too sweet in the end...would have preferred a lighter body or some more bitterness or both.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark straw body, uniform off white head, glossy. Lots of fast rising carbonation. Light caramel pale malts, floral hops and earthy tones. A faint ester presence. Mild bitterness. Initially full body with a lively palate. Sweet and citrucy, some cloying, a hint of spice. Light cereal grain finish.