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.
Chadski4 (101) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle from Trader Joe's. Very thick head but with minimal lacing. Lighter bodied than was initially expecting.
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.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange-nice white foamy head. Floral and clovey spices. Much better in flavor than scent.
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really didn’t like the fruity smell of this beer. It wasn’t bad but it was a little too sweet.
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
HQT Octoberfest. 500 ml. bottle. I guess I’m just a wet blanket but I didn’t think this was an enjoyable beer at all. A little on the thick side, with a bitter aftertaste. Didn’t like the silage smell. I think it was a good light beer, that you could drink all day. I’msure it taste better on tap... and on Germany. I’ll make sure to give it a second chance when I’m there.