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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Alla spina. Torbido color arancio con un pannoso strato di schiuma bianca. Sentori di agrumi, pesca, luppolo e zucchero di canna, gusto mediamente amarognolo con note fruttate e "panose". Corpo medio lieve, struttura acquosa, un po’ poco persistente; è profumata e piuttosto buona ma troppo poco intensa sia nell’aroma che nel gusto. Da riprovare in bottiglia, chissà...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graziano85 (419) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2013
Dark orange colour, white/yellow head. Not a special beer, Ayinger do much better ones.... quite boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (935) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu kolpakkoon rennolla kädellä kaadettuna kirkkaana, punaoranssina ja parin sormen levyisella vaahdolla, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Haju on hiivaleipäisen maltainen, ruohoinen, hieman hedelmäinen ja taustalla on ihan lievää toffeeta ja pähkinää. Maku on viljaisen maltainen, makean toffeinen, pähkinäinen ja ruohoinen. Suutuntuma on suht täyteläinen ja hiilihappoinen. Kokonaisuutena tämä on perushyvä lager, mallasrunko on mukavan täyteläinen ja juotavuus hyvä. Suht kevyttä, mutta maistuvaa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
0,5 l bottle. BB 05-13 bread, caramel, Toffee, Honey, toast, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, dark orange, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, medium - heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2505) - Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle as Ayinger Kirtabier. Pours a hazy dark orange amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma is a lot of honey bread. Honey and bready malts. The taste is much of the same with the bready maltiness being much stronger and turning a bit darker. Honey is present, but not as strong as in the aroma. Not very sweet which is a good thing. A lot of beers flavored with honey tend to be much too sweet. Light herbal hoppiness in the finish and aftertaste. Palate is medium and not very carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
Many thanks to Finn for yet another beer gift. The 500ml bottle, as Ayinger Kirtabier, pours a close to clear copper coloured body. Spotty lacing from a decent off-white head that stays well. Modest aroma of dried fruits and earthy malts. Leafy hops with almond, semi-sweet malts and dried fruits in the flavour character promoting a taste of bittersweet marmalade. Lingering and smooth mid-dry, bitter end. Medium bodied. Fits the season. And, as always, a pleasure to drink an Ayinger beer (Tromsø, 18.10.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Slightly hazy copper color. Sweet bready and toasty malt aroma with nuts and toffee. Sweet malty taste with toffee, toasted bread, honey, some herbal notes and low bitterness. Fruitininess comes when sediment is added. Medium body. Well made, at first this felt somewhat unexciting but sediment nicely adds richness and complexity. Goes well with pizza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 18, 2012
Direi il classicone marzen---teutonico, che bevuto ad ettolitri in compagnia è gradevole, ma poi...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Psytron (1919) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bitter smell. Dark orange colour, yellowish head. Sweet. Flat carbon. Syrupy, oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle from Alko, Keminmaa. Hazy dark amber colour, totally dissapearing head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel. Taste is sweetish also, quite malty, ending is nice and dry. Simple but good: Ayinger never fails.

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