RateBeer
overall
96
100
style
Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Aying, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Orange in color with an average off-white head with good lacing. Body is sparklingly clear. Aroma is moderately malty and smells of sugary cereal and dough with hints of honey. Initial flavor is moderately sweet and finishes less sweet with medium bitterness. Lively carbonation, with a light and airy finish. I started October with a great Oktoberfest!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Fine peach-gold color with a creamy white head---speckled lace...Aroma quite light and slightly sweet, like some tree fruits...Mellow sweet malt front with slightly roastier undertones in tow...Equally mellow hop top-end and characterisitic mild spiciness in finish are all expertly proportioned, and flavors seem to be released in a one, two, three sequence---an amusing sensation! This has good body compared to most Marzens, and fine mouthfeel which owes (in part) to very restrained carbonation...This is as smooth a beer as one will find in this style...Thoroughly enjoyable...Get it while you can!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Very nice head and lacing with some light hops in the nose. The flavor is classic Maerzen--good caramel, balanced sweetness with roasted dryness for definition. Maybe not as much of the darker amber malts as in Spaten, but the finish is much longer. This is actually more comparable to some American Octoberfests (Victory and Dominion) rather than the richer or wortier Spaten and Paulaner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Damn near prototypical Festbier. Light, sweet bready/malty flavor, with a very dry finish. The definite Saaz hop kick separates it a bit from other Festbier, but is a welcome addition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Great maltiness in the body with a slight sweetness. Definitely one of my favorite Oktoberfests.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Pours with an abundant white, creamy and rocky foam. Complex aroma of apricot, prune juice, loads of caramel, and copper notes. Medium-full palate. Toffeeish firmness is lacking slightly. Notes of peach, straw, prunes, and perfectly balancing hop tinge. One of the best made Marzens available.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
RE-RATE: Damn it, I was *sure* I hadn’t had this one before. This is like the third time in as many weeks I’ve thought I had a new beer only to discover otherwise. Good thing I tried it again, I liked it a lot more this time around, perhaps it’s the season? The taste of Autumn is crisp and evident in this beer. The leafy malt profile is very satisfying and this is perhaps the best Oktoberfest I’ve had so far. ORIGINAL RATING 7/12/02: 3.2/5.0 Well, it had a nice head, but it doesn’t come close to their Celebrator or their Ur-Weiss.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2002
Amber colour. Peculiar nose full of boiled spagetti. Malty, and with pleasant soft mouthfeel, just the way I like in this beer style. Not overly sweet, with medium bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Hard to describe color, orange honey colored maybe? Pleasent melding of hop and malt with neither really overpowering the other. Sweet, earthy, dry taste with a clean crisp finish. A very good Marzen!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Rated 9/22/02: Pours a somewhat cloudy amber color, the head is frothy, voluminous, the lace in large sheets. Malt nose, front is lightly sweet, the top is light, the finish is nicely hopped, a bit dry, light to moderate carbonation. A decent drinking beer, not great, but good. Ranks #899 on my current 1000 beer master list.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 111 112 113  114  115 116 117 » 120


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50