frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden brown color with foamy white head. Bready malt aroma with some toasted notes and the slightest hint of honey. Toasty, bready malt flavors, underlying earthy fruit notes. Light sweetness and a well balanced finish. Good example of the style.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malt nose. Medium bodied with sweet malt flavor. Mild hop note. Liquid bread.
3fourths (8538) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bright and clear golden orange color with a just off-white head. Light nose of fall leaves, grains, whole wheat bread, a little bit of overripe apples and pears. A bit of a bite of hops near the finish, after a decent presentation of semi-sweet apples, wheat, slight vegetables and honey.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Very light amber in color. Thick white head. Fruity, lovely lacing. Milky head. Taste of apples, pears and honey. Fruit flavors make you think of cider, without the astringency.
Pailhead (5554) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel, toffee, and earthy/herbal hops. It pours a bright transparent amber with a one-inch head that fades quickly to a minimal ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel and faint toffee. The finish has light-moderate toastinesss and light roastiness. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouthfeel.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amberish, thin but lasting head , decent lace. Sweet malty, bready aroma, light caramel and hops. Medium bodied, lovely sweet malt balanced nicely by hop character. Tastes very fresh, I have had this before and the hops have never been this bold (for a Ofest) Excellent for my first of this year.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5357) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 One of my favorite German brewer but not one of my preferred style. +++ Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a medium golden color with a moderate sized white head. The aroma was slightly sweet and malty. The flavor was nice and malty. There was a noticeable hop presence that complimented the malt well without overbalancing the beer. A pleasant draft but not one of my preferred products from Ayinger.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couldy orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is floral and malty as the description says. Has a predominant toasted malt taste followed by some hops, and a slight caramel raisin taste with some spice. I love malts and I love this bad boy. I wish I could get this at a decent price.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours light amber, small white milk froth like head, soft carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Malts and grain on the nose, slight caramel.   Very light tasting, malty with a subtle hop note.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes quickly, dry, with a slightly toasted malt flavor.   A pleasing Oktoberfest, albeit rather simple.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light orange in color with a small but lasting head. Aroma is nutty and very malty. The flavor is very malty with some balancing bitterness. Very easy to drink: luckily my two half liters were on a Friday night.