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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: 1275   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3558) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Hazy orange with a big, fluffy head when poured into my Lager glass. Very malty, nutty nose. Pleasant tingle on the tongue with sweet, toffee maltiness. Very good Fall beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Nice malty aroma, sweet and a bit of hops. Slight hazy amber with no head. Med body & carb. Nice malty taste, bit sweet up front. Good tangy bitter hops at finish. Light sweet bitter after.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Pellucid amber/golden color with not much head. Aroma is very malty with a suprising hoppy presence. Flavor is lightly sweet with a dominant malt background. Finishes salty and rounded. This is chasing an Imperial Stout and a 120 minute IPA, so it's difficult, bare with me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Nice gold-amber color with a thin film of head, spotty lace. Bitter citrus aroma, some malt showing up. Sweet malts and a bit of doughy/yeast in the flavors. Nice palate. Pretty good marzen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Orange appearance with a large head. Flavor is malty with a hint of sour citrus flavor. Excellent balance of the sweet and sour flavor with neither one being overbearing. Another nice beer from Ayinger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 20, 2003
A smooth and refreshing, malty brew with some hints of citrus and a small measure of hops. Easy to drink, but at the quantities that is consumed for the intended season I would assume it was designed that way. A good example of the style, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1527) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Generous head over the light copper color. Nose had a bit of a nutty quality along with the malts. Slightly sweet taste of toffee. Smooth, pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
poured clear amber with a big fluffy tan head that shrinks to a quarter inch of dense medium size bubbles. aroma is malty sweet and slightly fruity, I could smell this one while I was pouring it. malt sweetness and fruit, with a very slight mettalic twinge. dry soft finish that's just slightly sweet. leaves you wanting more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Poured a golden orange color with a large off white head and nice lacing. Sweet malty, slightly fruity aroma. Taste was malty sweet, with some caramel as well. This was not a bad Oktoberfest, my favorite one to date.


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