GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really the standard by which I compare O’fests. Deep, deep gold color with orange highlights and a white head. Noble hop aroma with plenty of malt and just a slight sulfury note. Flavor is intense malt but with a clean finish and noble hop character. Beautiful balance of rich maltiness without being cloying and without the caramel flavors that so many US brewers insist on putting in their beers. What a great beer.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All Ayinger beers are terrific and this is no exception.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very smooth and enjoyable beer. Mild malt bread aroma with a good tan head with no noticeable lacing. Flavor was very smooth and slightly silky with a nice dry finish. Nice clean easy drinking beer.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aroma of malts and citrus. Pours an expected amber, with one finger foamy offwhite head. Taste is very malty, with a nice bitter tinge from the hops to balance things out. Touches of caramel sweetness and grass accentuate the finish. Medium body, drinks smoothly with lively carbonation.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably not my favorite style but its another strong beer from Ayinger. The flavor has a really nice dry finish. I enjoyed it quite a bit. The malts are really excellent and balanced by some nice floral hops.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden yellow. Crystal clear with a thin, snow white head. Light, fruity aroma. Bread and sweet malt. Flavors of honey and sweet malt. Horehound ending that a rare handful of excellent marzens possess. Lighter on the palate but fuller then most marzen styles. Prickly carbonation. Probably the best marzen I’ve ever had.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn't like it at first, but then the hearty malty body comes in and tastes great. Alcohol isn't really noticeable and the bitterness and hops seemed just right. Good, a really cool cap, but pricey.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours amber with a medium head. Typical Oktoberfest beer. Nice smooth finish.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen pours an amber-orange, and the aroma is malty and kinda fruity
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Poured 16.9 oz bottle into 20 oz. mug. Nice golden amber color. 1-2 finger white head diminishing to none. Light lacing. Faint malty aroma. Medium body. Lightly sweet flavor that lasts to the finish. Moderate carbonation. Very drinkable. An excellent example of this style.