PhillyBeer2112 (2821) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2002
Very cloudy light amber color with a huge foamy head. Bottle was sedimented? Light caramel and toffee notes in the aroma. Sweet flavor, but restrained a bit, with nice caramelized flavors and some yeastiness. Smooth and just a little flat. Light alcohol warming in the finish. Bottle was of unknown age, possibly detracting from the flavor. babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Nice gold color. You can see fresh hop throught the glass. It has a nutty flavor in it? Hope I am right. nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Certainly not Ayinger’s best, but very good for the style. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Pretty average marzen style beer, light brownish in color, huge bubbly white head, lacked a little bit of the malty tones that I usually get from marzens, decent balance, a little on the disappointing side
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Aroma of stale beer. Taste of malt and bread dough. Some subtle non-discript fruit undertones. Nice and beery if that makes any sense to you, nice for fall.
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 A decent light copper color and off white head start off this brew. Nose is very much dominated by the malt, and needs the addition of some other elements to improve. Flavor is also malty, with some dryness that increases in the finish, with a nice crispness. Overall, a nice beer, but far from a great one. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Bottle pours light amber, small white milk froth like head, soft carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Malts and grain on the nose, slight caramel.   Very light tasting, malty with a subtle hop note.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes quickly, dry, with a slightly toasted malt flavor.   A pleasing Oktoberfest, albeit rather simple. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Nice clear orange and amber beer with a big tan head. Malt and spice along with a hint of lemon and citrus hop aroma. It’s got a somewhat wheaty and roasted taste and is also tangy and dry. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [draft - The Sharp Edge - East Liberty, PA] Slightly orange/gold color with a thick white head. Sweet malts in the aroma along with apples, biscuit and some slight hops. Very nice flavor. Begins very sweet and malty with a bready middle and a sweet malt finish and crisp aftertaste.