Originally a Bavarian style beer in a time when you were only allowed to brew between September and April. The beer was often stored through summer until the next Oktoberfest so it was liberally hopped and the alcohol content was higher. Ayinger seems to have the style down pat. Malty, bready beer. Great medium body makes it very easy to drink. You may get a hint of caramel on the back end of your sip and that's okay too. Really, for the cooler month ahead, this will be my go to beer for many nights to come. Pair with a campfire. Cheers!

My score: 90

RateBeer: 96


Beer Advocate: 89