arminjewell (5233) - 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.
phaleslu (5213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at The Royale on their Tuesday Oktoberfest celebration night. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color with a thick, foamy eggshell white head. Notes of grains, honey, Munich malts, red apple skins, straw, grass, dust, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with soft but plentiful carbonation and a straw mouthfeel. This is a very nice Oktoberfest beer, a good traditional example of the style.
Beershine (5181) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Spectacular surprise on tap at the Ayinger outlet off Marianplatz in Munchen. This was the hoppiest Bavarian beer I have tried to date and extremely pleasant because of it. Reddish in color, which is unique to the array of Bavarian beers too. Really a splendid festbier. Alcohol is undetectable in the taste or palate but permeates your body with pleasure. I’m so grateful I was at the brewery outlet in Munich during fest time.
douglas88 (5173) - 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.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma is heavy on the nutty and toffee malts with a little bit of grass thrown in from the hops. The flavor is is full of toffee, caramel and biscuit malts. There are some nice floral hop notes in the flavor as well which really add to the flavor profile. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink and one of the best German-brewed märzens out there.
BVery (5157) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden orange color with a large off white head and nice lacing. Sweet malty, slightly fruity aroma. Taste was malty sweet, with some caramel as well. This was not a bad Oktoberfest, my favorite one to date.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 One of my new favorite oktoberfests. A bit on the light side, as it is a light copper color, but still looked nice, as the head lasted a while. Aroma is of munich malts with no hop aroma. Flavor is very rich with malt and backed up by just a slight bitterness at the end. Medium to slight body.
heemer77 (5064) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a very large white head. The body is a rich golden color with copious amounts of slow bubbles in the beer. The aroma is malty with leaves, apples and some nice whesat bread. The taste is full and has some slight roasted maltiness in the finish. The mouthfel is creamy and somewhat thin at teh same time. The tastes remind me of hay, bread and maybe a hunt of peaches. A fairly nice brew that I certainly appreciate more than many of the Ofests I have tried. Not as rich, yet I like the lack of caramel that tends to overpower some of the others.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Ravintola Gloria, Kuopio.
Pours a clear copper colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of grainy malts and mild hops. Flavour of rye, grainy malts and mild honey. Medium bodied, quite high carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Malty finish. Very drinkable Märzen brew.