PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head, nice copper color. I thought I was in a bakery when I inhaled (a good thing). Definitely a sweet beer, but I had difficulty identifying the exact flavors. It seemed to leave a little residue in my mouth, but not of an unpleasant taste.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head atop clear light copper body. Aroma is unusual (which, in an Oktoberfest, is extraordinary) -- mildly sweet, malty, bready. Taste is medium sweet, malty, caramel, toasty. Clean, light-medium body. Pleasant beer, not at all what you generally find in the run-of-the-mill oktoberfest available in the States.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright orange with a lofty, rocky, cavernous head (whipped egg whites). Light mouthfeel up front, finishes soft and creamy; light carbonation ... watery at times. Malts were lightly sweet, bready and slightly chalky. Hops were light, herbal and slightly bitter. Well made, but very mild in many ways.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color with a medium head. Slightly malty nose, inoffensive flavor. Bitter notes on the finish and a somewhat thin body. Good but nothing great.
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more.
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a big, fluffy head when poured into my Lager glass. Very malty, nutty nose. Pleasant tingle on the tongue with sweet, toffee maltiness. Very good Fall beer.
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malty aroma, sweet and a bit of hops. Slight hazy amber with no head. Med body & carb. Nice malty taste, bit sweet up front. Good tangy bitter hops at finish. Light sweet bitter after.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pellucid amber/golden color with not much head. Aroma is very malty with a suprising hoppy presence. Flavor is lightly sweet with a dominant malt background. Finishes salty and rounded. This is chasing an Imperial Stout and a 120 minute IPA, so it's difficult, bare with me.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold-amber color with a thin film of head, spotty lace. Bitter citrus aroma, some malt showing up. Sweet malts and a bit of doughy/yeast in the flavors. Nice palate. Pretty good marzen.
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange appearance with a large head. Flavor is malty with a hint of sour citrus flavor. Excellent balance of the sweet and sour flavor with neither one being overbearing. Another nice beer from Ayinger.