yackery (168) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Off-white brown fine sandy head floats like a cloud and then dissolves in about ten minutes over a clear brown body with foamy lacing.
Aroma is wet dough, funk, roast malt, toast, raisin.
Taste is mild sweet, salt, and bitter with a hint of umami and delivers the dark, ripe, fruit aroma.
Palate is a nice, coarse feel, with a classy medium full body. So texture is thick with lively carbonation and a medium slightly bitter finish.
I like Ayinger; and this Altbairisch Dunkel is very good at only 5% abv.
Heidelbeer (35) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is medium sized, beige in color, creamy in consistence and rather quickly disappearing. Beer is clear copper red brown. Aroma is medium intense, very malty, caramel and a bit metallic. Taste is averagely sweet with a low of malt and burnt sugar. Finish is medium intense after sweet caramel and bitter balancing hop with an average long duration. Texture is creamy with a soft carbonation. In overall I miss a certain complexity but this beer is very round, easy to drink and without any flaws. Good one!
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
F: medium, tan, not long lasting.
C: dark coppery, clear.
A: malt, caramel, toffee, a bit fruity, toast.
T: malt, caramel, light toffee, toast, light to medium body, low to medium carbonation, good one. Sampled from tap @ Salon Piva in Bratislava.
Saeglopur (2113) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ayingers Speis und Trank, Munich.
Copper, clear body, witha big, fluffy, rocky, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, toast, dark berries, bread, cocoa, some grains, some flowers.
Tastes pretty similar, with some more honey.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes roasty, a bit dry, a bit sweet, toasty, floral, with grains, some cocoa.
Nice one. Well balanced, with enough toasty notes, side by side with smooth, sweet notes. Quite light bodied, fresh to drink. Not among my favourite Ayinger beers, but another very good style example.
Maakun (5184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear amber with beige head. Some caramel, brown bread, quite malty, a touch of cocoa. After the malts there’s a light grassy and slight metallic finish. Medium sweet and light bitter. Just medium bodied with slight dry feel.
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Maakun’s. Pours an amber with an off-white head. Dark malts, caramel, wet bread. Not my thing.
sjogro (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Maakun’s, "Don’t take that THT away from me"-tasting. Cola colored, no head. Sweet roasted malts, toffee, chestnut. Moderate sweet and bitter. About medium body, average carbonation. Bittersweet roasty tail.
Gurthnar (5736) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Salon piva. Rather amber than dark and the flavours correspond to the colour - only slightly more malty complexity than in the base Hell, with light caramel impression and slightly more body as well. However the beer remains centered on being sessionable, easy drinking. Good.
Werckmeister (3064) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,1l from tap at Salon Piva, Bratislava shared with a friend. copper clear color, medium off-white head. smells caramel, spices, peppery, honey. ok smell, a bit heavy on the honey. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, spices, peppery, tobacco, ligthly grassy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of caramel, spices and tobacco. okish, does not taste too fresh, but overall still ok and drinkable.
PowY (667) - AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Salon Piva, Bratislava. Clear dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is lightly yeasty (fruity), estery, along with sweet malts (caramel, honey). Medium watery body with a light to medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is full of plums together with honey, caramel and dried apples.
kaserov (604) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 23, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color cobrizo, amarronado, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de tres dedos de grosor (no mucha retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma agradable a caramelo y un toque mínimo de malta tostada. Sabor a malta caramelizada, mínimo y muy suave, con toques de fruto seco. No capto mucha malta tostada ni en aroma ni en sabor. Se bebe y refresca, pero no me aporta nada más. Plana de narices.