Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful amber honey with a white to slightly off white head of tightly packed bubbles. It’s quite stunning. Wonderful aroma, like fresh bread: caramel, bread, roasty nuts, light resin, floral hops, some barnyard, some raisin, some soy sauce, some vanilla... quite complex. Taste is very well balanced. Lingering dry bitter finish is nice BUT I detected a strange soapy glue mouthfeel. Almost felt like I had licked to many envelopes... This might be from my serving temperature (much warmer than usual) OR I had some hamburger meat while reviewing. ANYWAY, great beer, highly recommend, would drink again, will buy again.
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500-ml bottle. Pours a golden color with a very thick head. Aromas are subtle--faint grass and malt. Flavors are caramel with subdued citrus notes and a very subtle malt bite. A decent, well-rounded beer.
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen has a very thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, light copper appearance, and some decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of brown bread, bread crust, sweetness, and bread dough. Taste is of brown bread, bread dough, barley malt, sweetness, some sourness, and a nice, mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and the beer finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. This is a very enjoyable beer, and I score it most excellent. RJT
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bouteille de 50 cl. Une robe dorée. Un anneau de mousse. Un nez malté. Du caramel. Du miel. De la pâte à pain. Une fleur. Une orange. Un goût malté. Des céréales riches. Du caramel au beurre. Une touche citronnée/florale. Un corps bien portant. Un pétillement actif. Une texture lourde et huileuse. Une finale intéressante. Des houblons à la remorque de céréales maltées. Bref, intéressante sans être renversante.
Andy_ (515) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange clear beer, little darker than your average German Helles. Little white dense head which disappers quickly leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit like a bulk lager, maizey starchey sweet with some nice grassy hops as well. The taste is fortunately cleaner with maltiness, sweetness and crisp bitterness. The finish is medium long and bitter with a little alcohol coming through. Mouthfeel is smooth and thicker than medium. This is the kind of beer I would imagine drinking in Germany from a liter pint glass.
Pauljbrockman (37) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious Oktoberfest. Copper color, foamy head. Strong malt flavor. All I need now is an Oom Pa band!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle to dimpled much. Pour is a deep hold, amber tint with a quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is what you would expect out of a marzen, nice and bready, roasted malt, slight caramel. Light-medium body, bitter but also sweet. Thicker feel, great carbonation. Should be the standard for the style.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly clear, orange-gold with a thick, parchment coloured head.
Toasted caramel aroma.
Taste is sweet, caramel malt, bread heel.
Nice example of style.
dunn4040 (84) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Pours a beautiful golden orange with an off white head. The "picture perfect" beer when it’s sitting in the glass. Decent retention, not much in the way of lacing. Taste of toasty malts, bready, a little mild hoppiness, and a bit of a caramel sweetness as it settles on the palate. Great finish. This is hands down the best Oktoberfest/Marzen style beer out there. Just a perfect example of the style in my opinion. Love it.
Ajcanon711 (34) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a refreshing beer. Subtle hops and malt. The Color is a nice dark gold.