Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Oct 2006
Poured from 500ml bottle(label says it is 5.6%abv) a clear amber gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrank to a fine layer quickly.
The smell has some sweet malt and nutty notes but it's pretty delicate.
The taste has a nice caramel malty flavour with some of the nuttiness I noted in the nose followed by well, more of the same. ;^)
I do sense a bit of hop bitterness near the finish but the finish itself is quite malty. This is a pretty good Oktoberfest but there are others that I prefer. WingmanWillis (413) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Keg at Brauhaus Schmitz. Pours orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, malt and a little orange. Taste is malty and has a little sweetness with some caramel and orange in there. Decent enough. cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Keg at ushers... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft grain.. Herbal dry grass fruit nose.. Dry grain Pyrmir (6199) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2017
On tap at DomCraft. Deep golden with white head. Aroma and taste are malty, bread, light toast, faint caramels, some residual sugars, earthy and herby hops and light grass. Good! Hiledd (130) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Flora, piney, citrus aroma. Clear orange brown color, thin white head. Bubbly mouthfeel with chewy bread and malt texture. Toffee, pear, dried fruit, honey, and pumpkin flavors with a spicy, thyme?, finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (5887) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2017
330 ml bottle into dimpled mug; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.8%. Overall this is a fantastic Oktoberfest! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Amazingly rich and complex Munich malt flavors, with balancing noble hops. A highly enjoyable offering, and pristine style example. j.hi (29) - - OCT 6, 2017
These aren’t usually my kind of beer. This had nice appearance and nice light aroma and small foam head. Taste was crisp with good body and full taste. Good staying power. Enjoyed this more than expected. Let’s good to Germany and try it if this is a commonly available beer taste!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kapusil (1476) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 0.5l bottle as Kirtabier. Clear orange body with a yellowish head. Aroma of bready malts caramel, toast and some floral hops. Taste is similar with notes of bread, caramel, orange zest, spicy hops and toast. Nice beer, but to be honest I expected a bit more from it based on its high ratings. tgrtnr (282) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
As Ayinger Kirtabier. 500 ml bottle, served in dimpled mug. Pours cloudy dark orange unfiltrated, beige foamy head. Bread, grain, citrus, floral notes, malty, caramel. Nice hoppy bitterness and slight malty sweetness. Very nice! Well balanced. Medium bodied, soft carbonated. Bitter finish with some malts in the end. Incredibly smooth. Fantastic Märzen! Masterpiece of Upper Bavarian brew art. tmrmwel (2204) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle, as Ayinger Kirtabier. Pours dark golden, with a creamy, off white head. Aroma is smoked malts, with grain and caramels, as well as eathy hoppy notes. Full body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is lightly burned malts with dark bread, grains and caramel, as well as spicy hops with earthy notes.