dmac (5967) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Monaghans. Poured an orange/amber with an initial large white head that settled into a thin layer that remained for most of the beer. Sweet malty aroma which reminded me off a mixture of chewy candy...caramel, toffee, butterscotch, molases. Body was a little to thin and the carbonation could of used some bulking up. Initial fruity flavor that is quickly taken over by a smokey maltiness. I was expecting more from this since it is rated rather high.
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp fruity aroma, flavor is citrus and floral hops and hint of spice. Some similarity to a weißbier, but definitely an Oktoberfest
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unfiltered straight from an oak cask at an Ayinger pub in Munich (near to the hofbrauhaus) This was the best Oktoberfest beer of our trip which is ironic because Ayinger is not a Munich brewery and therefore is not present at the Oktoberfest. I loved this beer it had a huge mouth feel and really tasted and felt like a real Marzen.
shrubber85 (11088) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour barley malt aroma. Medium amber with large tan head. Light molasses and barley malt flavor with moderate hops finish. A much bigger flavor than most beers of this style. Excellent.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, very sparkly/bubbly head... pours a clear dark yellow color. Very malty and floral aroma. Very smooth beer, dry, malty taste. A little bit of citrus. Not my favorite Oktoberfest/Marzen... but a good one nonetheless.
1 pt .9 oz. bottle.
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.
Maverick34 (3145) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darkish gold w/ medium head. From Tap in NYC - and it was fantastic. Lots of complex flavors plus malts,really a very very interesting marzen. Ayinger just keeps making great beers.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WOW, one of the best marzens i have ever drank. Pours out an orange color with a large white head. aroma is citrusy, spicy, and very malty. Flavor is very much the same. I was overly supprised at this one. I enjoy octoberfest beers, but rarely come across one that tastes as good as this one.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Pours a bright, medium orange-amber color; huge light-tan head that fills the glass; good retention and lacing. The aroma on this is pretty sweet, showing nougats and dried oranges and sugar; a bit overripe. Medium mouthfeel: I think where this beer succeeds over so many other märzens is in the adicity coming through from the citrusy hops: the hoppiness isn’t over the top or even all that immediate, but the jolt of lemony and orange acidity keeps that candy sugar and dried fruit core alive in the mouth; most other märzens are flabby by comparison. Lengthy, orange and candy sugar finish, with some mild citrus bitterness coming through.
Derek881 (1266) - 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.