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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Draft at Kahdet Kasvot. What a magnificently tasty malty-grainy-toffee, superbly attenuated, crisp and satisfying pint of liquid bread. If only other lager brewers could so consistently pull off such a flawless libation.

500 mL bottle, pint glass. Gigantic, frothy, off-white head is mostly diminishing. Beautiful orange body appears to be of medium consistancy. Hazy appearance from tiny, dense particles. Slight caramel and apple aroma. Yum...candied apples. Flowery hops and doughy yeast aromas. Flavor starts mod. sweet / mod. bitter and finishes mod. bitter with no acidity. A note of honey arrives in the finish. Light carbonation accompanies a watery body with a light / medium consistancy. Flavors are pleasant, but too subdued.

Rerate: 9/7/03 Rerating with an in-season bottle. The big difference here is the malt. Much bigger malt with a fresh bottle. Old rating was (7,3,6,3,12=3.1).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Pours hazey orange, with a massive head. Active beer. Malty aroma with carmel and maybe some herbs?? smooth malt flavor, toasty, with a bit of hops spice. Sweet finish. Very enjoyable, but too sweet in the end...would have preferred a lighter body or some more bitterness or both.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Hazy dark straw body, uniform off white head, glossy. Lots of fast rising carbonation. Light caramel pale malts, floral hops and earthy tones. A faint ester presence. Mild bitterness. Initially full body with a lively palate. Sweet and citrucy, some cloying, a hint of spice. Light cereal grain finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Pours a pretty hazy light orange color with a large white head. The aroma was different...malty, sweet, lightly hoppy, but I'll go along with per and say that there was a spaghetti character there. The flavor was lightly hoppy, with a malty core...very satisfying. Bubbly, almost fizzy, feel rounded out a great Marzen experience.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Didn't like it at first, but then the hearty malty body comes in and tastes great. Alcohol isn't really noticeable and the bitterness and hops seemed just right. Good, a really cool cap, but pricey.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Nice thick head that does not last long. Slightly acidic aroma with hints of tomatoes, hops and malt. Nice deep amber color with ok carbonation. Body is a medium. Flavor is slightly sour with hops, malt presence. Alcohol is also not present in the taste. Finish is slightly bitter and coats the mouth without being creamy. An ok beer but a little too acidic for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Cloudy golden orange in color. Crisp white foamy thick head. Sweet malty taste overpowers the hop bitterness, some graininess.Thick full bodied mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste. Not the best octoberfest and not the worst.Slightly above average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
A good oktoberfest, but not the best one out there. It has that traditional flavor, but I wasn't feeling how sweet it was. Maybe a little more hops and a little less sweet would do it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2003 This tasted more like a pale ale than an Oktoberfest style. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Kind of hoppy and not really what I expected. Decent beer. Tasted on draft 9/22/03 Outstanding Oktoberfest/Marzen beer. Very malty and sweet, but finishing dry at the end. The finish makes you want more and more, just as I did of this wonderful beer. Outstanding. Now to find a fresh bottle to re-rate this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003


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