hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 This outstanding Marzen beer pours very clear golden color with a little bit of a coporish hue to it. Has a very fleeting off white head with very little to no lacing. The aroma is very malty... I can’t detect any hops yet in the nose. Flavors of caramel lays lingering on my taste buds. Barely a little spiciness from the hops. After a swish in the glass as it warms a little there are hops in the nose, and alcohol. It’s not too effervecent ( as light and fluffy) because of the full bodiness. The second pour in my glass gave me some flowery hops in my nostrels which quikly fades to big maltiness. Very smooth on the palate, with a soft dryness as described from brewer. Absolutely wonderful brew! Thank the Lord for the hop harvest.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a dull, but shimmering gold with an inch of foamy white head on top. Nose is squash, light spice, dominant (but not overbearing) malt, and a light sweet honey. Taste is right on par ... the malt and squash jump the gun, then the honey and spice swagger in and last very pleasantly through the finish. This is a fantastic beer, let alone the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever tried, and I really wish I had a case of this stuff. I rated Paulaner high, but in hindsight, I could not give it the same rating after having this. This is my first beer from Ayinger and I hope the rest of their line-up is not disappointing.
marv3mania (160) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange, perfect Oktoberfest color with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is Munich malts and German hops. Taste follows the nose. This is a light, easy to drink beer. It’s not the most interesting Oktoberfest I’ve tried, but it is the most well-crafted and probably the best overall. I like it.
beerbaaron (923) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear medium golden amber with a large frothy white head, mostly lasting with lace. This looks like the quintessential beer. Aroma is lightly sweet and toasty, bready, caramel balanced by floral/earthy hops. Flavor is much the same, with the hops taking a little more of a role. Medium body. Great balance. Soft, just right sweetness and light bitterness and just a little dry on the finish. Very tasty and endlessly drinkable. This is beer. Im not going to ’low rate’ this like most because its not an imperial or barley wine, etc. Its a top notch, well-made, great beer.
route9 (16) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice clean aroma,lite to medium body,very good for sipping or with a meal.meats,cheeses and barbecue meats.no bitterness,malt and hops blend nicely very refreshing.
petzdrgonizbk (24) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice clear amber with a medium white head, and laces nicely down till the end. The aroma was not straight-forward but i did catch glimpses of citrus towards the end. Overall, a very nice beer actually one of my favorites so far.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this stuff!!! Poured a deep amber color with excellent head retention. Aroma of light sweet malt, spices, and floral notes. Flavor was medium sweet malt flavor with obvious caramel character. medium mouth feel. Great beer!
robinvboyer (2877) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
slightly hazy dark golden pour with a nice white head. Big aroma of bready/biscuity malt, and some nice subtle hops. The flavour is so smooth, and soft, some wicked malt flavours, lots of breadiness, and some great roasted crust. A tinge of apple actually in the finish along with some more sweet malt. What a great example of this style, absolutely spot on!
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle: Pours a pale amber color, just slightly darker than a macro lager. Frothy off-white head. Aroma consists of sweet malt, toffee and some spice. Initial taste is of soft malts and toasted almond. Just when you get the slightest hint of hops it finishes with a sweet, lingering caramel finsh. Softly carbonated with a refreshing mouth feel. Without a doubt the best Octoberfest I’ve had so far this season.
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great looking beer! Crystal clear with a lasting foam. Nice malty aroma. Smooth easy drinking. Malty, biscuity awesomeness.