poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely one of my favorite oktoberfest examples. I could wish for more nose in this beer, but it’s certainly within acceptable range. A classic.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has an excellent taste. The palate is somewhat fruity and very flavorful, excellent choice for anyone who likes Oktoberfest beer.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My last oktoberfest of the season, and what a way to end it! Poured a murky amber/orange with a thin off-white head. Great malty oktoberfest aroma. Taste is malt, malt, with some malt on the side. The depth of the malt flavor almost reminds me of a doppelbock or an eisbock. Flavor and aroma are overall much more pronounced in this oktoberfest than in others. Heavier than a lot of other oktoberfests, but a great contribution to the oktoberfest arena from Ayinger. I still think Avery the Kaiser is the best oktoberfest I’ve had, but this is definitely the best "classic" oktoberfest I’ve enjoyed this season.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good, enjoyable beer. Gets better as you drink it and it warms up. Really brings out the malt. Good stuff.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first sip of this beer, I really didn’t like it, but it started o grow on me. Not a bad beer, but not an Oktoberfest I will grab again anytime soon.
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange in colour with aromas of malt, noble German hops, and sulfer. Surprisingly hoppy up-front flavor before moving into the caramel/malt territory. It gets downright grainy on the aftertaste. A little uncomplicated, but still pretty solid.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 500 ml. Orange/Copper color with large rocky head. Earthy Floral aroma subtle. Medium body Full taste Less malty thickness and more hoppy bitterness than Hacker-Pschorr. Multiple tastings.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange color. White fluffy head. Aroma of oranges and malt. Flavor is very broad for the style, lots of malt and hops. refreshing finish, a great beer. Thanks to Heemer for this Tasty Brew.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perhaps the bottle was from an earlier year, but I found it somewhat flat and bland for an Oktoberfest bier. More bitter than the average Oktoberfest beer.
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle/ orange with a fat bubbled head. charcoal and caramel aroma taste is bitter in the forefront sweet caramel is there but is hidden by the bitter. leans a bit to far to the bitter side for me with this style.