Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked this beer, but I was surprised to see how highly it is rated. The aroma was not too strong, some caramel maltyness, and a good bit of earthy and floral hops. It had a clear, amber-oragne color, with a medium-sized, creamy white head. The flavor was somewhat bitter and fruity, with some sweetness for balance. Pretty creamy and smooth on the palate, with some fizzyness; a good mouthfeel. Overall I thought it was a good beer, just not as good as some competing types.
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a murky gold color and forms a nice white head. soild oktober fest offering. at the price of $3.99 pre bottle though which i paid for it today it is a bit pricy.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Spectacular surprise on tap at the Ayinger outlet off Marianplatz in Munchen. This was the hoppiest Bavarian beer I have tried to date and extremely pleasant because of it. Reddish in color, which is unique to the array of Bavarian beers too. Really a splendid festbier. Alcohol is undetectable in the taste or palate but permeates your body with pleasure. I’m so grateful I was at the brewery outlet in Munich during fest time.
juiceisloose (1319) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a nice amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was of sweet malts, bread and grains, and faint hint of hops. The flavor was much the same with the sweet malts dominating with the grains in the background. It was really sweet and sticky on the palate. Medium bodied that had a crisp dry finish to it. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one was pretty solid.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pour with thick foamy head. Grainy yeasty aroma. Taste is of sweet malt with only a hint of floral hops.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a clear light amber color with a medium off white head. Smells of sweet grains, malts, and bready yeast. Pretty much typical of most of this style. The taste was heavy on the malts, the grains really stand out as well. Overall quite sweet, almost yrupy on the palate as well. I’m usualy not a huge fan of Oktoberfest brews, bu this was one of the better ones Ive had.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Draught Pours a amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is weak but some bready malts are apparent. Initial taste is toasty with mild malts. Hints of spices phase in for only a short duration. Finishing with crisp hops.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ayinger resturant in Munich on 9-29-07. Didn’t drink a whole maß of this oktoberfestbeir, but I wish that I had! Absolutely unique and superior to all the Munich oktoberfestbiers; what I imagine a märzen was originally like when they started serving them at the festival. Cloudy orange amber color with a big off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of fruity mellon and yeast. Sweet, thick and fruity with a suprising bitter finish to round it off. I want more of this.
bhensonb (14335) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Nice bready aroma accompanied by floral hop. Amber color with a frothy off-white head. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Flavors of caramel, bread and flowers/herbs. Very smooth. Slightly caramel sweet. This carries into the finish, but there are floral hop notes to help balance that. Something of floral, herbal tastes at the end of the finish. It is really very tasty.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ House of Brews, NYC. Pours a deep orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma is grain with a nice malt characteristic as well. Taste is grain and bread notes in the fore with malt flavors coming out in the end. Not as sweet as the Hacker-Pschorr, but definitely representative of the crisp refreshing Oktoberfest style.