bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 (Bottle) Pours an orangish-amber with a thick foamy head. Okay Oktoberfest brew, expected much more from an Ayinger brew.
Barreras (819) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours an amber color with a malty aroma. A slight bitterness in the taste, with a floral finish. This beer was okay for a Marzen, I was excited by its appearance but was let down by its taste.
Hanuta06 (255) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: from tap at Doyle’s Public House.
Aroma: lightly malty.
Appearance: large, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, flat, medium-yellow body.
Taste: moderately malty, initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: too sweet for me. I wouldn’t drink this again.
Kevin (2023) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle/ orange with a fat bubbled head. charcoal and caramel aroma taste is bitter in the forefront sweet caramel is there but is hidden by the bitter. leans a bit to far to the bitter side for me with this style.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Cloudy amber pour with an offwhite head. Smell of honey, malt, and yeast, with a creamy taste. mouthfeel is bubbly, and somehow almost a gritty aftertaste feel. Something distinct about the taste that I can’t place. Not bad, but not great. Somewhat of a sweet yeasty taste.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap 9/7/07, a little lighter in color than I like in an Oktoberfest, big fluffy white foam. Flavor is good and balanced from what I could get from it, way too carbonated. Damn shame about the carbonation, tonight was about perfect for enjoying a good Oktoberfest on the deck.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I must have tried a different beer than everyone here. Mine tasted just like a standard pale lager.
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
HQT Octoberfest. 500 ml. bottle. I guess I’m just a wet blanket but I didn’t think this was an enjoyable beer at all. A little on the thick side, with a bitter aftertaste. Didn’t like the silage smell. I think it was a good light beer, that you could drink all day. I’msure it taste better on tap... and on Germany. I’ll make sure to give it a second chance when I’m there.
obguthr (3383) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak corn aroma. Clear amber, thin white head. Cheap malt flavor with a marigold finish. A poor showing for an authentic German Octoberfest.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer came off as more of a fizzy-yellow-beer than as an Oktoberfest in my opinion. While I admit it might have been a bad bottle, since I’ve come to expect more from Ayinger. This beer was over-carbonated, hoppy (for the style), and not an oktoberfest in any way.