DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper-orange coloured beer with firm beige head.
Malty aroma with tones of citrus and herbs.
Firy flavor with caramell and almond tones. Dry with a firm bitterness.
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling pale amber, white head.large but scarce bead.Malt nose. Fizzy gassy malt flavor. Faintly antiseptic
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange and hazy with an off white head. Malty and fruity with a mildly spicy aftertaste. Little aroma to make note of.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Cloudy amber color. Not enough hops to overwhelm the sweetness. Big malty flavor.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New rating: Light in color, crisp and a great example of the style. 10/01: It smelled and looked good, but from there it went downhill. Although I won’t deny it is a quality brew, it just doesn’t have any exceptional qualities.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right on!! Perfect marzen style. Rich, malty, a touch of roast, full body. My only complaint is that the nose didn’t do this beer much justice. Very thin aroma. The flavor I enjoyed so much that it didn’t matter. Highly recommended, particularly at octoberfest time.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmmm malty sweetness. Smells like an autumn beer should and the hops were not overwhelming. I’d love more.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, fothy long-lasting head with hoppy aroma. good bitterness with hoppy finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tall head. I enjoyed this beer, nice sweet and spicy malt with a good bitterness, but I am not coming up with too many other ways to describe it, not sure if that means it just didn’t offer much or I can’t describe it. Still very nice.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is characterized by nicely sweet malt. There is a big, almost white head over a shockingly golden (not orange) body. The flavor was extremely dull, offering just enough to be considered an Oktober. The palate is dull as well. Overall, this beer was a bitter disappointment. I expected much more from Ayinger.