tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, yellow beer with a big fluffy white head. Looks very carbonated. Smells like apples and malty. Flavour is less like apple juice and more of a general sweet fruitiness, though not overwhelming. Flavour is balanced by slight hint of nuts and spices. Clean taste, refreshing.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle - Pours a hazy copper color with a big, lasting head. The aroma is malty, along with the yeast and a hint of hops. It’s medium bodied, smooth, and has a lightly sweet flavor with good balance. The finish is clean with light hops. This beer is a very nice quality Marzen.
brianprentiss (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really great beer. Only have had Celebrator and this one from Ayinger but so far they are a winning brewer!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my brother-in-law for this one (excellent guy). The aroma checks in with a nice creamy maltyness that smelled clean with no skunk as other reviews may have mentioned. Flavors were really creamy, malty, nutty flavor that was really enjoyable. A really nice beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy amber color large white fluffy head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and floral hops. taste is malty, sweet, citrusy, and spice, nice body, good brew.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Had this off tap, Poured a medium gold color, large head. Lighter october then most, Smooth malty flavor hint of hops on the aftertaste. Very smooth. good beer."
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely, hazy, orange-copper; light, bubbly, creamy head. Extremely aromatic, with lots of citrus, along with light caramel, toasty malts, and even some berries; the tinest hint of allspice. Flavor has a lot of orange in it; sweet but clean and not sugary; malty; some wheatiness in there, I think. Medium body; smooth; goes down easy; barely sticky. Excellent, particuarly for the style.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Darker ambery color, compared to other Octoberfests sampled together. Rich malty and a touch fruity aroma. More caramel malty flavors, and a touch of bread or dough. Drinks smooth.
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very drinkable for a beer with such rich flavor. Not much on appearance: cloudy and with little head or lace. Nice fruity, floral aroma. Good balance of malt and hops; sweet but not too much so.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth beer here. Nothing huge and demanding. Just pleasure to the nose throat and eyes. A bit dry and tart on the finish, not lingering. Still satisfies after a few glasses. Not cloying.