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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2009 (Draught) Light amber color with a medium, white and lacy head. Slightly caramely, malty and aromatic-flowery-grassy-hoppy nose with buttery maltiness Softly, but nicely hoppy, berryish, somewhat salty-nutty and caramely flavor. Medium-bodied palate with quite low and smooth carbonation. A nice, aromatic, buttery, berry-fruity märzen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Dark gold color with a dense, creamy head. Laced nicely. Aroma was faintly sweet with a subtle grain presence. Grains far more present in the taste, along with an apple tang that leads nicely into the perfection of the hopping. Remains one of my favorite Oktoberfests.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Deeper golden color, off white head. Doughy malt, slightly earthy with a bit of toastiness. Medium bodied and fairly dry. It was ok but not all that great. I expected a bit more from Ayinger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Pours golden-bronze like autumnal leaves and with an aroma I can only liken to a blustery september day. The malts are nutty and rich. The head is pillowy soft and evokes a deep pining for those cool and comfortable naps under turning trees and a weakening season. The hops are spicy and tart enough to match the bitter and all orchastrate into a vibrant offering. The tempo and rythmn of a melodic brew designed and derived for remberence, reflection and relaxation. I will not resist.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Really a nice Oktober fest. Brilliant amber color, poured without much head at Resi’s in Chicago. A nice floral character, maybe a bit of toastiness in the body and somewhat dry--which is a good thing. Drinks really smooth enough that the extra point-eight percent alcohol catches up with you. A delight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Clear golden brown color with foamy white head. Bready malt aroma with some toasted notes and the slightest hint of honey. Toasty, bready malt flavors, underlying earthy fruit notes. Light sweetness and a well balanced finish. Good example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Bottle. Amber color. Malt nose. Medium bodied with sweet malt flavor. Mild hop note. Liquid bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Bottle. Bright and clear golden orange color with a just off-white head. Light nose of fall leaves, grains, whole wheat bread, a little bit of overripe apples and pears. A bit of a bite of hops near the finish, after a decent presentation of semi-sweet apples, wheat, slight vegetables and honey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2004
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Very light amber in color. Thick white head. Fruity, lovely lacing. Milky head. Taste of apples, pears and honey. Fruit flavors make you think of cider, without the astringency.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel, toffee, and earthy/herbal hops. It pours a bright transparent amber with a one-inch head that fades quickly to a minimal ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel and faint toffee. The finish has light-moderate toastinesss and light roastiness. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouthfeel.


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