elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium golden amber, with a large foamy head. The off-white head still persisted during the session. The aroma is upfront, with toasted malts and some slight hoppiness. Taste is also strong and largely relfects the aroma--a mild toasted malt flavor is front and center, with some bready, slightly grassy qualities. Hoppiness imparts a little bitterness but is definitely in the background. Mouthfeel is average. In all, a fine Oktoberfest beer if flavor is high on the list of priorities.
rozsoma (978) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hát, az igazat megvallva fogg-almam sincs, hogy kerül ez ide a top4-be. Én kirtabier néven ittam, a sörgyárba vettem, de semmi extra: malátás, édeskés, kissé alkoholos tucatsör. Nem értem én ezt.
lesifflebiere (1722) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une bière cuivrée, à la carbonatation joyeuse et aux effluves épicées et vaguement fruitées, sucrée en bouche. Les malts sont indéniablement la vedette ici, et si on souhaiterait un peu plus de complexité, les notes de caramel et de citrouille amènent une jolie rondeur et une buvabilité surprenante.
Gerbeer (3264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a brown/amber with moderate head. Soft and malty, slightly sweet almost like honey. Pleasant stuff.
chadski (88) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Likely my favorite Oktoberfest. Bready malt flavors with some sweetness. Slight bitterness enters just at the very end. Overall well balanced.
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JaKeAFC (1007) - ITALY - OCT 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle straight from Aying brewery outlet, just put on sale.
Amber color, cloudy, big white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty with noble hops backing, light caramel and berries, cookies, light almond. Taste is sweetish and well balanced, finish is rather dry. Smooth creamy texture, some dust, medium body, soft carbonation. Nice and lovely as expectable from Ayinger, glad enough to have found this in my last trip to Aying.
furthur (984) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at fest, amber beer,little head. Taste is caramel, raisin, malt.palate is medium, carb ave.
lbbrewguy (1) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Collectively light aroma of malt and fruit, light banana.
Appear: Light amber, orange tinty. Thin head and lace.
Taste: Malty and fruity, ever slight clove.
Palate: Light bodied, smooth during and after. Light carbonation, no bite with light sweetness.
Overall: 5.8abv, very light, malty and inviting with smooth finish and aftertaste.
DenverLogan (1120) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle (in a 4-pack) into a tulip glass. Pours amber orange with head and lace. Aroma of malts and grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of pale malts, light grains, floral hops, slight caramel, slight honey, minerals, cereal. Overall decent but not as I’ve had it in years past from a 16 oz bottle.
Sebilinz (1914) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Ayinger Kirtabier. Thanks to SinH4. Dark golden body with nice white head. Aroma is malty with hints of caramel and biscuits. Taste is nearly the same. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter.
SONOFWODEN (27) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, slightly sweet, nice medium body -- very, very drinkable. Ayinger has one attribute that I have never tasted in any beer -- no "after" anything, it literally disappears from your palate. It smells and tastes great going down and then it was like you just drank fresh water. My wife, who is not a beer drinker, noticed it first and liked Ayinger (only other beer she will take half a glass of is Guinness).