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.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper with tall, persistant off-white head. Nutty aroma. Good malty flavor without being unbalanced or too heavy. Smooth finish. Like an amber ale without the hops; not a complex beer but one well suited for its purpose.
KoRoBeNiKi (138) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a German beer pub a while ago, not many notes, sorry.
Bottled. Aroma: Caramel, hops, hay, malt. Appearance: I think I am reading "darker color with amber/some gold." Taste: Hops and malt but there is good balance with some underlying honey. Palate: Easy to drink but quite flavorful. Nice stuff.
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.
bavarian81 (136) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smoothe, crisp, and delicious. Possibly the best Oktoberfest beer I’ve ever had.
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.