DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, toast, bread, some caramel and light vegetal hint. Sweetish flavor, malty, toasty, with a bit of caramel, bready notes and a drier finish with a light bitter herbal note. Medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Paulaner and the Ayinger Oktoberfests are indistinguishable. This beer has a more pronounced toasty caramel flavor and a diminished carbonation bite.
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lager yeast, lightly sweet malt, and skunky aroma. Sugary sweet malt flavor, green apple-ish fruit, lager yeast. Some skunked flavor (less than the aroma).
Definitely need to rate this again--especially if it’s not in a green bottle.
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
By far my favorite Oktoberfest. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber. Rich caramel and toasted malts. Nicely balanced.
gschrade (663) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste carmel malt, sweet. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Bier garden in Boca Raton. Dimpled mug. Pours a hazy golden amber with a one finger white head. Good lacing. Malty aroma with caramel and leather. Well balanced creamy marzen with great malt presence.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the rich brown color, but not the skunky smell. Favorite beer of the style by far, which isn’t saying much.
kkleu357 (289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light brown color. Not a very pleasant smell. Skunky smell. Tastes good though. One of the better tasting Oktoberfest beers I’ve had.
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bronze pour, caramel metallic aroma. Malty caramel with bready goodness is FUCKING RUINED by the skunkiness caused by the GODDAMNED GREEN BOTTLE!!! Good beer gone bad due to the bottle not the beer itself.
I’m so pissed at idiot "we know everything" brewers and their insistence of using green or clear bottles! JERKS!
scotchzombie (327) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber-brown bronze with a tan-white that settles to a nice coating. Just a bit of lacing. Aroma is bread, corn, malt. Taste is lager all the way with semi-sweet bready malt (a bit roasted) balanced with noble hop bitterness. This balance gives a very slight smoky quality. The mild bitterness lingers but gives way to a sweet malty aftertaste. Crisp, with moderate carbonation and not the smoothest sip - makes sense for the style. A classic that is the ne plus ultra of the Oktoberfest Marzen style and one of my fall favorites.
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