bosta (200) - SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Didn’t expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. Pours pale yellow, very light with small thin white head. Malty aroma. Moderate sweet flavour with light bitterness. Very refreshing and drinkable.
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schöne gelbe Farbe mit reichlich feinporigem Schaum. Das Aroma hat eine leicht fruchtige und malzaromatische Note. Der Antrunk ist schlichtweg klasse! Weiches Brauwasser, vollmundig und trotz der 6% Alk. erfrischend! Neben der Malznote kommt eine gelungene Würze auf und endet in einem mächtigen, herberen Abgang. Grandiose Süffigkeit, ein schön komponiertes, ja herzhaftes Märzen!
Test vom 31.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,14,13,12,13 - 12,85
foxo82 (836) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Brother Martin. Very fizzy in the glass; clear yellow lager with a thin head. Standard metallic malty aroma. This really isn’t a great example of the Munich beer craft - salty bitter malt, very bland.
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml from Good Spirits Co., Glasgow):
Mainly a malty lager aroma to begin with some sweet malts piled on top and a little bit of biscuit and grassy hops. There is some citrus notes in there too but not a lot and has a clean finish.
Very light golden looking and clear with a pinky sized, foamy white head and plenty of bubles rising to the surface. The head stays okay, with only a slight initial reduction in size but the beer just looks too light to me.
Almost skunky to begin with a lot of sweet but not overly strong malts, there is some ctirus and grassy hops to but again both are light. I got some biscuit and lemon but not much eles really. It was an okay tasting beer but pretty basic in my opinion.
Light medium with lively carbonation and a smooth, wet mouthfeel. There is almost no bitterness in the end as well.
This is another beer that started to grow on me as I got further down the glass. There was quite a good malty base to this one with a some nice light hops and a biscuit like taste on top. It went down very well and would make a great session beer.
HopfenWeisse (1434) - - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with medium head. Aroma is strong malt. Flavor is malt, sweet, some hops.
Bibendum (117) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classica birra per l’oktoberfest. Nulla di trascendentale ma di ottima beva e fa la sua figura confrontata con le sue colleghe.
zimbo (861) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THere is quite a lot of power behind this golden beer. Head is modest but there is a nice firm and slightly rough and lingering thirst quenching bitterness that really fires up the taste buds. Does exactly what an Oktoberfest Bier should do. Cunningly lethal too.
Can’t understand why reviews tend to be low. Could easily drink multiple steins of this. Another top notch Augustiner beer.
Gluti (23) - - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before 02/2013
Fine in colour, good carbonated, full body, a harmonie in hopflavour, could be more aromatic, warm alcoholic and flowery
light caramel at the end
Grzesiek79 (3773) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dobre piwo i chyba najlepsze oktoberfestowe z Monachium jakie zdażyło mi się wypić. Wielka piana na pół kufla. Żólty kolor i aromat słodowy. w Posmaku ciut słodkawym wyróżnia się świeże zboża i trawiaste zapachy. Polecam
Cristobal37 (625) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 I bought this bottle in Berlin. The shop keeper told me that this was the best Oktoberfest bier. I previously enjoyed the HB the most, but I have to say this one is quite a winner. The beginning of each autumn is prime time to enjoy this style. A bit stronger than a lager or summery refreshing beer. The toasted malt aroma is coupled with a smooth almost creamy head. Really enjoyable.