bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great Lakes....what can you say. An outstanding Marzen - I love this time of year if only because of the release of marzens. A very nice malty-sweet lager. Bright copper in color with an off-white head that laced a bit. A touch of spice/herb but not overpowering - very well balanced. Heavy in the mouth with a thick finish. My full rec.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Miketd for the 12 oz bottle! My favorite o-fest so far. Pours transparent copper with thin creamy head. Apple juice aroma. nice spicy mouthfeel that has clean malty finish.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with a creamy white head. Carmel and sweet malt on the nose. Pretty heavy mouthfeel with spices and sweet malt. Finish is heavy, but nice.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of autumn veggies: squash, beans. The flavor is a delightful rich maltiness with just a touch of hops. Top notch.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appealing brownish golden color. Aroma of caramel malt and a hint of hops. This beer is remarkably smooth with pleasant malt and subtle yet balanced hops flavors. This gives the Ayinger oktoberfest a serious challenge! for the title of my favorite beer of this style, and may even surpass it. Very enjoyable!
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is of bready malts, it pours a clear amber, with a small white head. The taste is pretty much toast and bread malts, very little hop, and not what I’m looking for in a beer at all.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with dankman38 - Pours a clear bright amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and bread malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a nice bit of hops to back it. Medium body. A good beer.
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange color, very translucent, with medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma has nice fruit and hop notes. Flavor is great, sweet and a little sour, with strong malt flavor and a some floral hops. Very distinct sharp flavor
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper color with an average creamy light beige head. LIght aromas of lightly toasted malthouse barley. Hints of floral hops. Very smooth and creamy feel, perhaps a bit too much so as this has a thickness that starts to become mouthcoating, but there is a acidity that thins it back out in the finish. Crisp and lightly acidic. Mild sourdough flavors. Touches of caramel and toasted biscuits. This one has a sharpness that is uncharacteristic of lagers/oktoberfests. Still a nice brew. This will be a good one for the warmer indian summer days this fall.
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark and brownish copper body with a pretty nice two finger head sitting on top. Aromas are a lovely mixture of caramel like sweet and slightly roasted malts, damp earth, a touch of floral hops and bread dough. My first impression is that the mouthfeel is fairly heavy and I really like the effect. Flavor is thick and full: malt is on center stage, but there is a bit of a floral hops that lingers in the side wings, peeking around the curtain at times. Honey is a good descriptor of the sweetness and almost syrupy thickness, but this is darker than honey... At any rate, this is a fabulous Oktoberfest... can’t wait to pick up more!