bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Nice bready aroma accompanied by floral hop. Amber color with a frothy off-white head. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Flavors of caramel, bread and flowers/herbs. Very smooth. Slightly caramel sweet. This carries into the finish, but there are floral hop notes to help balance that. Something of floral, herbal tastes at the end of the finish. It is really very tasty.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head atop clear light copper body. Aroma is unusual (which, in an Oktoberfest, is extraordinary) -- mildly sweet, malty, bready. Taste is medium sweet, malty, caramel, toasty. Clean, light-medium body. Pleasant beer, not at all what you generally find in the run-of-the-mill oktoberfest available in the States.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light amber with large rocky white head. Aroma was balance of malt and hop with a sweet tone. Medium body with a small bitter finish. Flavor was also balanced with a long duration.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 (Bottle) Pours an orangish-amber with a thick foamy head. Okay Oktoberfest brew, expected much more from an Ayinger brew.
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Rich orange, tiny head. Woody aroma. Nutty edge to a dry woody taste. Rich, burnt corners too. Soft palate. Smooth grainy body. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (11793) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better marzens I’ve had. Pour is copper. Nose and taste of banana, caramels and lots of lightly toasted malts. Rated 7/3/02
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle poured a clearorange copper with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuity malt, carmel and a hint of n9oble hops in the background.Palate was medium to full bodied. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and just a hint of hops with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. This is one MALTY mother of a beer!
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt-honey, faint spice hops. Taste is light/medium malt-honey, secondary earthy/spice-hops, some bite/copper. Hops is the after taste.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a reddish amber with a white one-finger head. Aroma of stone fruits, spice, grain, caramel. Malty aroma with notes of raisin, plum, pear, caramel, grain.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes, some spotty lacing. Aroma is nutty malt (meal, cereal, straw), yeast (dough) and fruit (pear, apricot). Medium sweet malt and yeast flavor, fruity with hops and a medium acidity and bitterness. Medium bodied, dry and slightly spicy palate.