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Ayinger Kirtabier (Autumn Beer)

Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Aying, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Formally called Kirta-Halbe. In October, each year we celebrate Kirta-Halbe. 1999 was a very special year because we opened our handsome new brewery and Beer Adventure on October 15, one day before Kirta-Halbe. Our Ayinger Kirta-Halbe label, by Dieter Hanitzsch shows Bavarian Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber with our own Bräu von Aying, Franz Inselkammer in front of the new brewery. For the opening, Mr. Stoiber addressed more than 1000 friends, customers and community leaders .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ritzn (458) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Beautiful hazy copper with medium beige head. Aroma is malty dough with some nuts and roast. Also some noble hops. Taste is malty sweetness with roasty bitterness, Also a fresh sourness. Pleasant mouthfeel of many medium bubbles. Lots of malts in the finish. Medium to full body. Long finish. Fresh. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Tap at Ayinger Bräustüberl. A malt-forward light-ish beer that I rather like, wow! Dry sweetness with some bitterness. Incredibly balanced, not watery, some bread, light, lively carbonation. I would drink much more Märzen if all of them were like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nurmis (387) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours reddish amber with medium sized head. Some caramel, yeast, herbal hops. Quite sharp notes of alcohol. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours hazy amber with a cream coloured head. Mild fruity aroma. The taste has light spice and toasty malts. A light fruitiness too. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Draft at Brauhaus Schmitz. Billed as "Ayinger Kirta-Halbe" but seems to match up here. Hazy orange amber pour with a good amount of meringue white froth on top. Medium roasted caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops. Notes of tangerine, brown bread, celery hearts, pumpkin seeds and Cheerios. Well rounded. Well rounded. Easy drinking. Pleasant juicy marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours slightly hazy deep orange amber. The yeast wasn’t exactly sticky so hard to tell whether it would have been crystal clear without. Moderate offwhite head subsides. Nose of bread, biscuit, rich malt, slight metallic. Slight perfumey noble hop. Tastes moderate sweet malt, brown bread, slight caramel, savoury maillard notes, biscuit, light bitter, touch more perfumey hop, again a tinge of metallic. This bottle’s 10 months old but may not have been stored cold... Medium body, clean, no esters, crisp malty finish, medium carb, slightly creamy. Ok, would like to try fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 29, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep amber colour with a mid-sized most good lasting beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, mild dryish fruits, caramel. Taste of toasted malt, mild fruits, caramel, some floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
500ml bottle ’Kirtabier’ from beers of Europe. Poured carefully into an old Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall, handled glass tankard at home on 10th Jan 2016. Slight haze to the dark, dull orange coloured body: on top a full and deep foam blanket. Light malty nose and flavour, semi-sweet with a mini bittering finish. Decent enough, it’s a long time since I had an Oktoberfest bier. I must try to find them more often when they are available/around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (2465) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at viisi penniä, helsinki. Amber color, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, some fruity notes. Malty base, fruits, caramel and some bread.

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