BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slighty hazy orange/golden hue with a massive creamy off-white head which did settle down some and developed a good lace. Earthy and dusty aroma with additional hints of sourdough bread, aromatic hops, and light spice. Very nice smooth malty taste with just enough hop character to keep from becoming boring. A minor citric zing and light bitterness on finish. Chalky feel in this medium-bodied brew. Above average festbier, again another winner from my favorite German brewery.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured orange with slightly off white head. Aroma had notes of some grass, pine, moving into some biscuit and very slight spice note. Taste was a bit watered down, but had notes of grass, biscuit, some slight caramel and spice, finishing slightly bitter. Needed more maltiness for the style, but wasn’t bad.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice oktoberfest but i’ve had 5 others this week and this was the most bitter and least sweet, i like a sweeter marzen..anyway, this is medium copper(red too) colour with impress head, adequate lacing..like i said, at tad on the bitter side, but still some good flavours in the beer..an good subtle beer i could see myself drinking allday, but needs to be sweeter, or on draft..
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel and bready toast. Pretty good.
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Clear light gold pour with a small frothy white head. Sweet nose with some bread. Smooth palate. Taste is lightly toasted bread, light lemon, and a touch of caramel. Really good stuff.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have been on drinking some fest biers lately, and alot of them are starting to blend in and bore me. This one, however, did not. Amber gold color. Nice toasty malt aroma. Flavor is more toasted malts, nice and sweet with a little nuttiness as well. Finishes with a nice crisp zest. Good stuff.
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a orangeish hue, with a powerful frothy head that dies down after a few minutes. The taste is smooth and easy; a soft malty sweetness, some bitterness and floral hops, and some spice. A good drink. Easy and tasty.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange copper body with a white head. Caramel malt hints of honey and earth y floral notes. Lighter citrus dried fruit with bread y notes. Nice.
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly light orangish hue for an Ofest, with a super head. Pungent sweet caramel aroma. Alcohol-malt on the tongue, but it mellows well after the first gulp. Man, I want a bratwurst now.
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from wooden cask at "Ayingers" in Munich.
Broad, interresting hoppy nose.
Cloudy dark amber, creamy head with lace.
Fruity full body,
peach notes and enough malt.
Nice hop composition - slightly citric.
A bit wood taste, probably from the cask.
Nice fresh bitterhop aftertaste.
Not really a extreme beer in any way, but just plainly good.