novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb amber profile, glowing with lovely herbal aroma. Floral scent lingers long after a sip. Great body and full taste, goes down easy and clear. Delightful aftertaste of malt and dry mature flavor.
murphious2000 (4) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a medium foam---1/2 inch---disappears quickly. Nice deep gold color and slight off-white head. Faint sweet clover-like aroma ("floral"?)and smells of yeast/bread with slight hop aroma. Taste is like a American lager but perhaps a bit more hop flavor and much more crisp/tart on the back palate---slightly acidic. Overall, pleasant if somewhat boring "old world" style; compared to hop-bombs and weird formulations so popular in many craft brews today.
Bif (1416) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a good head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of fruit and caramel sweetness. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness with trace of fruit and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth, easy feel to it. Enjoyable beer, one of the better beers for the style.
tmongoose (1256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint nine bottle shared. Pours a deep golden amber with white head and spider web lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet malts with some floral overtones. The flavor is crisp and clean exactly what an octoberfest beer should taste like. Mild sweetness in the malts. Floral hops and finishes crisp and clean. Give me liters of this one.
DocJitsu (904) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, copper-golden color with a large light tan head. Some carbonation bubbles migrate from the bottom. Sorghum and Christmas pull candy on the nose. Puffy mouthfeel with a slight burn on the rear of the palate. The bitterness profile cuts the sweetness expected from the aroma. It imparts a fruitiness where the sweet pull candy and sorghum would’ve otherwise dominated.
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a rich deep golden color with very good clarity and some nice carbonation flowing up to the head. The head has a creamy off white color and rises up tall in the glass before slowly settling down to a nice foamy cap. In the nose there are some sweet bready and light toasted notes with light grain and some floral/spicy hops. The flavor has a very enjoyable malty character. There is mild sweetness, bready and light toasted grain notes, pie crust and very light caramel notes. This is balanced by some mild bitterness and notes of spicy/floral hops. The hops turn more leafy and mineral like in the finish which is crisp and refreshing. Its body has a solid medium to full feel with well balanced carbonation.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A great beer for an excellent price! Once in awhile it pays to go to the source of excellent beer!
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at home from notes 2011. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor were malt forward with doughy bread, caramel, some fruitiness, mild floral character with a dry lightly toasted finish. Solid Oktoberfest.
jbuskirk (433) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For the style, this is about as smooth and flavorful as this beer can get. Ayinger’s brew is rich, malty, and sweet. However, there’s a bit of hoppy spice to give this brew a crisp, clean finishing note. As drinkable as it is beautiful, Oktober Fest-Marzen is a fantastic option for bratwurst and rich meats.
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Caramel, malty.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Malty, spices, subtle burnt caramel.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- One of the best Oktoberfests out there that I have had. Lots of spice and heavy malts.
TXBadger (1342) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear copper color with off-white head. Caramel malt, floral notes, and some toffee notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a good amount of malt.