twb0392 (13) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
This is, I think, the best Octoberfest that I have tried. Very malty with a medium body. bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
sweet malty aroma. rich, full-bodied, uber-malty, somewhat sweet flavor. dark amber color. a classic. liquid bread. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
It has a rich deep golden color with very good clarity and some nice carbonation flowing up to the head. The head has a creamy off white color and rises up tall in the glass before slowly settling down to a nice foamy cap. In the nose there are some sweet bready and light toasted notes with light grain and some floral/spicy hops. The flavor has a very enjoyable malty character. There is mild sweetness, bready and light toasted grain notes, pie crust and very light caramel notes. This is balanced by some mild bitterness and notes of spicy/floral hops. The hops turn more leafy and mineral like in the finish which is crisp and refreshing. Its body has a solid medium to full feel with well balanced carbonation.
drpimento (3733) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Oh if it only had that slightly dry roastiness that I crave so much in the finish. Oh well, still an exemplary beer. MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2001
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2006
sweet malt aroma. Hazy golden color. very malty smell. A very demanding chewy beer but still very balanced and light. The coolest part of this beer is the bottlecap. kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
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. GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Really the standard by which I compare O’fests. Deep, deep gold color with orange highlights and a white head. Noble hop aroma with plenty of malt and just a slight sulfury note. Flavor is intense malt but with a clean finish and noble hop character. Beautiful balance of rich maltiness without being cloying and without the caramel flavors that so many US brewers insist on putting in their beers. What a great beer. Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Love this beer. It strikes the perfect balance between the drinkable but flat oktoberfests served on the wiesen, and the overly carmelly and sweet export oktoberfests that most breweries brew. It has a subdued yet complex malt sweetness but finishes light and clean. Not cloying. This is the archetype. Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Rich malty aroma full of biscuit. No hops in the aroma. Amber, clear appearance. White head with good retention. The flavor is malt forward with nice bready graininess. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a semidry finish. Overall an excellent example of the marzen style.
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