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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen has a deep golden color tinted with amber. It is lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops. Its medium to big body and alcohol is not overpowering. The soft dryness comes from long maturation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Poured with a very large white head. The body is a rich golden color with copious amounts of slow bubbles in the beer. The aroma is malty with leaves, apples and some nice whesat bread. The taste is full and has some slight roasted maltiness in the finish. The mouthfel is creamy and somewhat thin at teh same time. The tastes remind me of hay, bread and maybe a hunt of peaches. A fairly nice brew that I certainly appreciate more than many of the Ofests I have tried. Not as rich, yet I like the lack of caramel that tends to overpower some of the others.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Apricot in appearence with a sturdy white head. Light caramel aroma with a very subtle hop character. Very thin mouthfeel with just a hint of caramel in the taste. Not anything to get excited about. It’s not the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever tried. This is missing the clean sweetness that one would expect from this style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
Very nice Oktoberfest beer. I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Paulaner, Spaten and Weihenstephen fest beers all on tap. This one was my favorite and the one I thought most truly represented the style. Nice amber color, good Munich malt sweetness and a distinctive German charecter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sliplever (3) - new kensington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
this beer was better than normal but not worth the $6.75 a bottle we paid for it. it was a little overly carbinated tasting so its not real smooth going down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
The beer arrived in a 500 ml. bottle, with packaging styled similarly for most of this brewery’s offerings. The body was golden pale in color with a creamy off-white head that faded into decent lacing. The smell was very faint for the style, with only a hint of the underlying Munich caramel malts. The taste was a malty as anticipated but had a bit more hop bitterness and lemony tang than other festbiers I’ve had. There was also a faint metallic twang in there. The aftertaste was grainy and mouthfeel medium-thin. Sessionable seasonal offering, but not an exceptional drink.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 10, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 50. This draft brew from a brauhaus in Munich Germany poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was smooth with a little tingle. The flavor was mild with caramel and brown malt notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Pours a hazy tangerine. Roasted malts aroma with plenty of fruity notes. Very nice flavor, this is definately one of the best oktoberfest’s I have tried thus far!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Blurry Orange. Nice nose here. Malt shines through with plenty of ripe red apples, caramel, bready malts and noble German hops. Lovely, quite fruity, mainly apple and dark fruits, with malt notes of bread and light caramel. Quite sweet as well. The hops seem perfect in this. Impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Bottled. A little light in color, but at least not as light as the Hofbrauhaus. Sweet and kind of sticky. A nice hint of smokiness here, and a toasty malt character. Poured a big frothy head, which is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Draught
Dark honey brown, good cloudy head. Aroma is crisp, lemon and berries. Malty with grassy hops. Pleasant mouthfeel. Really good beer for celebration of Oktoberfest.(5/4/7/4/14 3.4)
Re-rated, draught Copper brown, small steady white head, lots of lace. Floral hoppy nose. Dry, chalky, hoppy flavor with typical märzen notes. Dry long aftertaste. One of the best of this style. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)


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