DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful red color with a nice amount of carbonation. Big, white head, but I did pour it fast. Caramel for the most part on the nose, but a bit of nuttiness to it. Not overly sweet, but the sweetness takes over because of a lack of anything else on the tongue. Light body, and easy drinking. If you don’t eat or drink anything, you will taste this beer for a long time. Don’t think as much of the style as others personally, but Ayinger does a damn good job on this beer.
DocJitsu (836) - 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 (596) - 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 (360) - 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 (5329) - 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 (413) - 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 (459) - 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 (1244) - 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.
cmacklin (221) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. A dark gold beer with a big, thick creamy head. Malty aroma with hops and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet with malt, caramel and a little hoppy dry finish. Not bad.
mikedR (1086) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh, is this splendid. Let’s start with the scent. Beautiful burnt malts. It follows through in flavor. This is a malt-heavy beer, and it is stunning. Just stunning.
hockeybeerguy (1609) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a cloudy golden copper colored body with a two finger white foamy head that gently dies leaving a lacing that coats the sides of the glass.
The smell had some toasted breadiness and slightly earthy graininess.
The taste was sweet and toasty and earthy, slightly earthy malty aftertaste and a dry mild malty finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium, and was semi-sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me (somewhat smooth yet satisfying).
Overall, this was a wonderful Oktoberfest style beer, but of course it is, it’s comin’ from where it was originally developed - my motherland.