DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I give a bigger rating to this beer based on it’s style. For an Oktober, it’s unbelievable. For a great beer, it’s ok. There’s a nice malty aroma, as with most oktobers, with a nice crisp taste. Very suprising, for the style. This gave me a greater respect.
bconger (140) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Amber with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of light malt but not much on the nose. Nice, bright malt and aggressive carbonation dissipating to front of the tongue bitter but mild hops and a light bready finish. I could drink so many of these on a crisp fall day, tailgating in Athens. And I probably will.
illiniphil (139) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite Oktoberfest beer. Pours a medium copper with an off-white one finger head. Nice balance with between the hops and lightly roasted malts. Appropriate carbonation and great overall appearance.
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MaroonOrange (137) - - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden orange with a good creamy head. Aroma is mild, with a bit of hops coming through. Nice flavor. Creamy and sweet with a good bit of carbonation.
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great orange/yellow color. Nose sweet malt. Flavors citrus/bitter hop character/light banana.
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen has a deep golden color tinted with amber. It is lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops. Its medium to big body and alcohol is not overpowering. The soft dryness comes from long maturation.
felsenpils (136) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 They make great beer in the town of Aying. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. Pours a clear amber with good foam retention. The aroma is strongly of DMS. Way too much sulfur in both the nose and the flavor. Lots of cooked corn and vegetables in the profile. There are much better examples of this style being brewed in the US. I am surprised that their quality control has let this slide and have the feeling that the batches which did not quite turn out as desired were exported to places where the beer drinkers are more "understanding".
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice yeasty aroma. Pours copper with a white foamy head. Lightly sweet flavor, a bit bready. Overall very pleasant beer.
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Sweet roasty malts are prevalent in the aroma. This had a light to medium sweetness, medium body, and thick texture that had a very thirst quenching attribute. Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer that I could recommend to any lager lover!
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle to a glass. That Euro-lager aroma is dominant, but I STILL can’t place a comparison. The best I can describe it is damp earthy rocks near a freshwater body of water. No moldy scent, just damp, cool, and fresh. Taste is fresh with some sweet notes here and there. There is just the slightest, and I mean slightest touch of banana candy. Overall, an excellent lager. I love it. Re-rate notes: Just want to add that no matter what the style, the Bavarians do the best brews.