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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, beige thick creamy huge head. Malts and hops in aroma, along with hay and caramel. Strong flavour of hops and malt. Wellbalanced and pleasant. A bit roast and honey in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
On tap. Fine hops/malt aroma, orange/ copper, small cream head. Sweet malt flavour, orange, biscuity, some toast. Balanced, sweet, dry and refreshing . Ein Prosit!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Pours bronze-orange with a thin foamy off-white head. Notes of thick bready malts, chewy caramel, sweet, robust, complex and quite malty. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet with lively carbonation. Starts off lightly sweet and finishes on the dry side. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5920) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle. Amber body with splashes of ruby throughout. Tall frothy tan head violently bubbles up then eases to a point of rest leaving a really nice lacing on the glass. Nose is malty and bready with light flowery notes and hops. Taste unfortunately has some metallic notes in it (iron? kind of like tasting blood). Very odd and unappealing which is different for an Ayinger beer. Malt chewiness, light hops and caramel. Otherwise this is pretty good. Body is carbonated but smooth. Finishes with more malt and dark bread notes along with light caraeml, fruit and floral hops. Not too bad!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Great Oktoberfish beer. Copperish brown color. A little malt. Mostly grainy and alchohol is low. Has a unique hop signature.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle. Deep amber color, very clear, with big offwhite head that faded somewhat quickly. Nose of faint toasty malts, yeast, and copper. Flavor follows suit, with a nice crisp, coppery finish. A bit too carbonated for my tastes-- almost harsh on the tongue. Medium bodied and quite enjoyable. I could definitely pound back big mugs of this stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2005
A very balanced, tasty beer in a style I don’t particularly like. Pours a beautiful copper with a huge head that takes a bit to dissipate. Has that distinctive pilsner yeast smell (that will always remind me of MGD), but there is a fruity scent playing around in there, too, which bodes well. The flavor is mostly slightly sweet malt up front, a pleasing bitterness on the finish, and just a hint of more complex flavors that I can’t make out. I’m guessing Ayinger makes this beer with the intention people will drink a lot of it at once, like, say, at an Octoberfest party, so the alcohol is low enough that you can drink the whole 500 ml bottle and just feel happy, not wasted. But drink a few pints of this, and you will feel it, which is probably just what the brewers were aiming for. Oh, the high score for the palate is because of how smooth it is, yet the body is very satisfyingly medium thick (when not ice cold, please drink this beer -- and all good beers -- at "cellar" temp). So...good beer, can’t imagine anything in this style being better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
draught. translucent orange body with a small white head. aroma is malt and caramel. body is malty with nice sweet cookie flavours. clean hoppy finish. good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Beautiful pour - a bright amber with lazy carbonation and a pillowy head. The aroma is of fresh baked bread with a honey glazing. This is creamy in the mouth, almost to the point of being chewable. The flavor is toasty and sweet with a touch of herbal hops appearing near the finish, which is sweet but clean. An excellent Oktoberfest. I’ll be having more of these shortly.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Nice translucent copper with huge foamy white head. Lots of bubbles as well. Nose is somewhat quiet, but has a nice nutty note and maltiness to it. Much more flavor than nose. Initally pretty malty and somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Some notes of toast and almonds are apparent. Finishes with crisp hops and a tad of the accompanying bitterness. You know its fall when you see this on the shelf. Solid brewer.


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