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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (443) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a head that fades away compeletely really quickly. Aroma has lots of malts in it - hay, bread - and a touch of toffee. Taste is full of bready maltiness; not much else is in it. Dryish herbal notes appear in the aftertaste and balance a little, but malts are dominant. Light to medium bodied, slick, easy to drink. Simple but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1597) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours copper with white head. Aroma of toffee and loads of malt. Flavour of malt and herbal hops. Rather simple but good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1104) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with low head. Aroma is malts, herbs and hint of dried fruits. Flavor it alcohol, bitter näkyy fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2300) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is grainy malts. Flavor is full malts with some hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20668) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Amber colour, big creamy off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready and quite sweet malts along with some slight earth, grass and some herbal notes. Flavour is big time bready malts, grassy hops and some gentle floral and herbal notes as well. Rather big bitterness in the finish. Quite bitter for being an Oktoberfest/Märzen beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours brownish orange with a small and fast dissapearing white head. Spicy (ginger) yet sweet (milk chocolate) aroma. The taste has a lot of the bitter-sweet marzipan notes that are usually found in bockbiers. Flowery hops. Warming. Overall: darker... heavier... and not as refreshing as Ayinger beers usually are.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2012
(Bottled, "Ayinger Kirtabier") Hazy red-copper with a medium, firm head. Toffee-bready-malty nose with buttery diacetyl hints and a touch of metal. Flavor is very bready-malty, sweetish and toffeeish, yet the sweetness remains well in balance, and there is also some ripe fruitiness. Medium to full body, soft and foamy CO2, filling palate. Very nice, filling and balanced autumn beer with nothing irritating, but the faintest touch of metal in the nose. 5336

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home as ”Ayinger Kirtabier”, BBE 05/2013
Aroma is somewhat sour with earthy notes and some sweetish, grainy malt. Flavour is somewhat tart and sour with lemon, some grainy malt and hints of apples. Not your typical Märzen, feels more like a kellerbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12823) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Alko, BB 05/2013)
"Ayinger Kirtabier". Slightly hazy amber color, steady creamy off-white head. Woody malty nose with hints of caramalt. Perharps some vegetable-sourness lurking in the background. Medium-bodied. Caramalt, bready maltyness, some leafy hoppyness in the aftertaste. Solid Märzen, although not the best of Ayinger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1005) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Hazy deep amberwith big frothy head that covers aromas, medium long head. Mild aroma has bread. Taste is bitterish, slightly sweet, spicy, light to medium body, fizzy bit thin feel and carbonation, medium long finish is bit sweet, ripe fruits here also, some nuts and caramel. Ok beer, still I feel that something is missing..

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