Martinus (3500) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Fresh malty aroma, quite floral hops. Flavour crisp malty, slight hoppy bitterness, fruity and floral notes. Finish light but pleasantly bitter. Refreshing and nice.
(Draught @ Ayinger Speis und Trank, München)
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow with a white head. Spicy, floral hop aroma. Taste is dry with a spicy hop finish.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
This spritzy Pils promotes straw-like cereals onto a grassy, spruce-y hop character for a highly flavorful and refined tasting experience.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sticky head of foam covers the clear pale golden.
-This is yet another world-class lager from Ayinger. Bravo! If only more ratings would come from a tap close to the source, not from bottles exported across the pond…
-The hop finish is long and highly pleasant, emboldened by the dryness.
-Every ingredient is clearly showcased from nose to finish.
On tap at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich.
kappldav123 (5336) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle looks really good, beer in the glass also. Zippy, nice head. Starts mild, modest dry, a bit spicy. Then more and more moldy-grasy, a bit sourish. Mild finish. Not my favourite.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at St. Georg Hotel. Looks good! Great head, nice bubbles. Taste is a little too bitter for me.
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brauereigasthof Ayinger. Poured clear golden in colour with foamy off-white head. Fruity, malty and a bit of parfume in aroma. Fruity and floral notes in flavour.
Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Nice, fruity slightly hoppy bitterness in aftertaste.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at their Munich beerhall. Two fingers of pure white cap; sparkling light clear gold color. Seaside aromas from the hops, light crackery malt. Definitely hoppy, but bit muted compared to the aroma...still tasty, bit minerally and grassy hops. Very crisp, but delicate body with vibrant carbonation. Beyond easy drinking....
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - JAN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl bought @ Bir&Fud, Rome. A smooth yeast and hops aroma, not so intense, with a hint of biscuit and barley. Very yellow clear color, foam is nonexistent. Carbonation is extremely high, incredible light body (more that of bohemian pils) but without a watery character. Instead, malt presence is pleasant and mixed with cereal notes. Strong bitterness in the finish: resinous, with a massive grapefruit aspect. Very good pils.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a huge fluffy off white head leaving some lacing. Bready, malty, herbal and slightly fruity hoppy aroma. Crisp fresh mouthfeel. Very hoppy and dry, slightly acidy fruity flavor, very nice for a pils. Fruity sweet palate. Finishes with a great bitter hoppy longlasting bite.
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours a fine, clear golden with a slight green hue. Lovely, staying, frothy white head that settles as denser and more creamy. Malty aroma, some brewing cereal sweetness, grassy hops and a doughy feel throughout. Medium carbonation, quite creamy palate for a pilsner. Some dryness. Flavour is mild, fat malty, some sweetness, doughy again. Fair bitterness in the finish. Grassy and somewhat floral hops notes. Long, lingering bitterness. Okay.