GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear, light amber with a fizzy, small creme to yellow head. Little retention. No lace. Aroma of candy corn and toffee. Taste is super malty and toffee froward. Sweet, chewy orange candies and candy corn abound moving to an astringent palate. Meh.
allmyvinyl (9954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber gold with a thin white head. Aromas of malty toffee, faint green grass. Taste is sweet up front, grassy bitterness at the back. Sweet finish.
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is interesting to note the disparity of flavours and aromas found in this beer, depending on the year it was rated. I found it to be a solid rep of the style, but with nothing flashy or special going on. Straightforward buttery caramel malt with a low floral hop profile in the finish that almost becomes unnoticable after the first few sips.
phaleslu (9788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at The Royale on their Tuesday Oktoberfest celebration night. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color with a thick, foamy eggshell white head. Notes of grains, honey, Munich malts, red apple skins, straw, grass, dust, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with soft but plentiful carbonation and a straw mouthfeel. This is a very nice Oktoberfest beer, a good traditional example of the style.
olio (9774) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100916.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of grain, grass, malts and some cellar notes. Flavor of grain, malts, caramel and grass.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2012 Total Score: 3.1
50 cl bottle as "Ayinger Kirtabier". BBE 05/2013.
Pours slightly hazy golden color with a medium-sized head. Aroma has some stuffy fruits, earth, nuts, fruity malts, some yeast and a bit of caramel. Flavor of fruits, malts and hay, faint nutty notes and caramel on the flavor as well. Bitter and dry palate lead to a long, grassy and bitter finish. Decent oktoberfest, but slightly too stuffy for my taste.
JorisPPattyn (9765) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foxy-orange beer, clear, with a small cream-beige coloured head. Bottom of bottle shows scary UFO’s, but they stick to their place. Earthy-leafy nose, with some caramel apparent. Strange extra aroma, as from the frying fat from roast fowl. Leafy, earthy flavours and pretty bitterish from beautiful continental noble hops; fine and delicate and tasty at the same time. Finishing dry-bitter, and still leaving an impression of fruitiness behind. Another one with amazing balance. Warming up, this roast-fat creeps into the taste as well. Light to medium bodied, well-carbonated, slight slickness. Wow, joss, this ranks amongst the best from the already famous Ayingerbräu. Excellent beer, even bottled, wish I could taste this one from the Zwickelhahn one day.
alexsdad06 (9739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at home from notes 2011. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor were malt forward with doughy bread, caramel, some fruitiness, mild floral character with a dry lightly toasted finish. Solid Oktoberfest.
KyotoLefty (9714) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nathaniel’s. Pretty amber-orange, clear, fine thick head. Nutty, malty nose, light caramel, earthy hops, light peach and orange. Sweet fruity, nutty, malty, some raisins. A bit old, perhaps. Tasty, rich, fruity, and malty. Good, but did not move me as I was hoping it would. I really need to try this fresh in Germany on tap.
marcus (9693) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light amber with a modest beige head and a bready aroma. There is a toasty malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. This is a well-balanced brew that is easy to drink.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2015 500ml bottle. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Continuously ascending bubbles in the body. Some loose lace. Stronger carbonation, at first. Nice toasty caramel malt aroma. Smooth, some spice. Some fruitiness. Light sweet, light bitter taste. One of the more enjoyable German festbiers I’ve tried. Love the 16.9oz size, great to enjoy with a sandwich. 7/3/6/3/13
Re-rate, 9/9/15: On tap at Dutch’s. Clear amber golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose ropes and bits of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, moderate carbonation. Soft, mild effervescent texture makes this a nice one to scrub down my short rib grilled cheese sandwich with. Nice peppery flavor, some fruitiness, mild caramel and good toastiness. Good bit of earthy, mildly floral hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter to moderate sweet. Very solid, classic oktoberfest.