fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Wow this was great! The aroma reminds me of a sweet bread baking. It has a beautiful Amber color. It starts off with a sweet toffee/caramel candy taste. The you get that hearty bread with lots of malt. Finishes with a rich, creamy taste. It has a very nice mouthful for a marzen. Really good!
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good representation of the style. Chewy; would be much better on tap, as the syrupiness overpowers by the last sip of the bottle. Rating is based primarily on taste rather than drinkability.
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful amber honey with a white to slightly off white head of tightly packed bubbles. It’s quite stunning. Wonderful aroma, like fresh bread: caramel, bread, roasty nuts, light resin, floral hops, some barnyard, some raisin, some soy sauce, some vanilla... quite complex. Taste is very well balanced. Lingering dry bitter finish is nice BUT I detected a strange soapy glue mouthfeel. Almost felt like I had licked to many envelopes... This might be from my serving temperature (much warmer than usual) OR I had some hamburger meat while reviewing. ANYWAY, great beer, highly recommend, would drink again, will buy again.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ayinger Octo pours a beautifully rich golden hue. Doughy aroma filled with delightful caramel and grain notes. Sweet malt upfront with a pretty thick mouthfeel ending with a big rich finish. A great Marzen!
BenOver (289) - SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with little head. Smell is slightly yeasty, some sweet notes are present. Taste is quite pleasant. One of more enjoyable beers in my opinion. Light, almost no body, with a sweet afterntaste that is not long lasting. A very good kirtabier!
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Easy drinking, well balanced beer that has the same inviting maltiness as other examples of the style, but without the oft lingering sweetness. Creamy feeling natural carbonation is there for those who can appreciate it. Try this one before you say you don’t like Fest biers.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and malty beginning, light, somewhat watery, sticky fruity and flowery hops. Fair Oktoberfest.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours an orange-gold color with a thick, white head. Sweet malty, yeasty aroma. Delicious combination of malts and citrus on the palate with a slightly bitter hop aftertaste. A refreshing brew that is a steal for the price.
jh773 (284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden tan color, thin head. Smell is fresh, fruity, a little nutty, oily, clean fruit and hops. Taste is spicy, pumpkin, a little sweet, crisp, refreshing, savory in a vegetabley way. Long sparkling finish. Excellent for any occasion or any reason.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, yellow beer with a big fluffy white head. Looks very carbonated. Smells like apples and malty. Flavour is less like apple juice and more of a general sweet fruitiness, though not overwhelming. Flavour is balanced by slight hint of nuts and spices. Clean taste, refreshing.