c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours light brown sugar color with a small tan head. Smells of sweet caramel. Tastes like a caramel apple with a little crisp hop flavor. The perfect fall beer that’s refreshing and tasty while still remaining a beer. One of my all time favorites.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like Hazy light caramel.
Smells like caramel and bread.
Slightly sweet, medium- light bitter, slightly sour. Tastes like caramel and bread.
Best Oktoberfest I’ve had.
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours clear golden copper color. Thick fluffy off white head with tiny compact bubbles. Some lacing on glass. Floral hop smell with light sweet just baked bread and biscuit aromas. Tastes of moderately sweet malt, caramel and mild bittering hops. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture. Nice dry finish with perfect carbonation. Exceptionally balanced easy drinking lager that has extraordinary flavors and disguises the alcohol content nicely. I could drink this beer all day.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer came off as more of a fizzy-yellow-beer than as an Oktoberfest in my opinion. While I admit it might have been a bad bottle, since I’ve come to expect more from Ayinger. This beer was over-carbonated, hoppy (for the style), and not an oktoberfest in any way.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Part of September Dayton Beer Tasting event. Pours deep golden. Some floral hops with a trace of sweetness. Slightly dry finish with decent complexity. Good effort.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Brilliant amber color with foamy white head. Beautiful beer to look at in the glass. Floral notes with some malt characteristics. Butterscotch flavor initially, followed by a bit of peppery spice notes. Finishes with some dry bready malty overtones.
Medium bodied, good carbonation Nice example of the style. Pretty smooth and easy to drink, yet spicy and flavorful. This would pair nicely with a grilled sausage or braut on a fall day.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber color. Some phenolics in the nose but they were not prevalent in tasting (thank goodness.)
Slightly sweet and a bit watery. Not too impressive on the palate, although it did have a smooth character that I appreciated. Overall though, I just wasn’t that impressed.
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange amber color with a huge white head that falls off to some nice sticky white lace around the glass. Aroma is bready maltiness, caramel and some spiciness from the hops. Flavor is bready caramel maltiness with some spiciness from the hops in the finish.
seehaferb23 (186) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was our 2nd beer of the Oktoberfest beer tasting night of the Cannery Row Beer Club. $3.50 at New Seasons.
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marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange, perfect Oktoberfest color with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is Munich malts and German hops. Taste follows the nose. This is a light, easy to drink beer. It’s not the most interesting Oktoberfest I’ve tried, but it is the most well-crafted and probably the best overall. I like it.