muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2001
Astonishing. Incredibly gorgeous to look at, with a wonderful solid-gold medium body and rich-looking cream-colored head. The aroma is incredible, I can't begin to describe it, full of malt and acidic fruit flavors; and the flavor is almost too much on top of that. Ultra-malty, as malty as the Optimator I had yesterday, but with just a bit of lightness and fruitiness to keep it from being too heavy; and alcohol is nowhere present. Perhaps too quick a finish, but a world-class beer from a world-class brewere nonetheless. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 An absolutely delicious and oddly unusual beer! This may well be the best damn Ayinger beer I’ve had yet. Gorgeous looking and surprisingly sweet. I MUST have this again.
RERATE: Sweetness hides the alcohol content extremely well. Once again, stellar! Thanks Hopsrus. TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - JUN 12, 2003 does not count
The aftertaste is encouraging. It has been a long time since i have actually looked forward to finishing a beer. Nice and Dark. Good social beer also. opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 27, 2000
This is a perfect maibock in my ever so humble opinion. Very malty, smooth, and while it's straw color seems innocent, this stuff packs a bit of a punch. A great beer. I think this is a good gateway beer, one to get drinkers of Budmilloors into 'better' beer.