Drake (9999) - 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.
hopscotch (9965) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer rocks. Another great offering from Brau von Aying. Hey, try saying Reinheitsgebot ten times, really fast.
adnielsen (9930) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ The Forge Foco. Poured into a goblet, huh? Pours a dark, clear orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sweet fruity, creamy, straw, toffee, a touch boozy, straw aroma. Kind of metallic, somewhat dry. Straw, earthy, grassy, creamy caramel, somewhat floral hoppy, toasty malty flavor. Not sure what is up with the high metallicity but it’s off putting.
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Pizza Plant. No head just microscopic white ring, orange body. Fruity and satisfying malt mix with caramel, and not too sweet,toasted nutty understated in background.higher than desired carbonation.Medium bodied.
GT2 (9207) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear, light amber with a fizzy, small creme to yellow head. Little retention. No lace. Aroma of candy corn and toffee. Taste is super malty and toffee froward. Sweet, chewy orange candies and candy corn abound moving to an astringent palate. Meh.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Columbus, OH. This beer is a hazy bright amber color with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is a fair amount of malt along with a bit of hops. Medium-bodied with a lot of malt from the get-go. The beer does seem to get a little spicier and hoppier toward the end of the glass. The finish is light and a little hoppy. This is a good seasonal from Ayinger.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Deep orange-amber beer. Gorgeous deep malty aroma, bread, light caramel and kettle caramelized/decocted richness. Herbal/spicy hop flavour over a soft toastiness. Flavour is well-balanced and very clean with sweet bready malts and softly spicy noble hops perfectly mingling. Perfectly quaffable... I could drink about a dozen of these.
crossovert (8705) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Ayinger is one of the few Germans that you can’t get in the 12 oz variety of bottle. The cap is gimmicky and one of the coolest ones I have come across. No sign of freshness date, but I am pretty sure it is fresh.
Pours the lighter Oktoberfest style, the festival lager style, with a mix of amber and gold body. Nice 4 finger white head.
The malts smell juicy and roasted. The hops are earthy with a hint of spice, a nice scent to this one.
The mouthfeel is pretty full, a lot of sweetness, mostly malt, one of the heartier tasting Oktoberbests. The hop bitterness sneaks in slighlty at the end but it is well-balanced.
Overall a solid Oktoberfest beer, would like to have it by the 12 oz bottle though rather than the larger bottle. It is a well balanced entry into the field and may be what you want to try first if your pondering on which one to choose.
Had it again and I thought it was much hoppier and better, score bumped up.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour barley malt aroma. Medium amber with large tan head. Light molasses and barley malt flavor with moderate hops finish. A much bigger flavor than most beers of this style. Excellent.
mcberko (8550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, sweet malt and some floral hops. Flavour is pretty much the same - solid.