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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: 1206   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.


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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2002
I don’t think the Marzen style is meant to hit you over the head. This has the most wonderfully malty earth aroma...it’s incredible. Very very good, and normal Octoberfest/Marzen, in the taste dept, including a very slight souring when warming. Delicious and very very fresh. Buy it now, not next month.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2002
corn husk yellow with an exceptional head: fluffy like a burst down pillow. good nose, but disappointing: ive been disparaging a few of this season’s other marzens for being craven and scrawny. while this shows some musculature, it ain’t no ’arnold’ (i mean the weightlifter, not the pig). decent clover floral bouquet, ’barenjager’ liquer honey alcohol notes, but seemingly sniffed through a veil. smooth carbonation on the tongue, bitter finish; malt surprisingly understated, so only modest sweetness is noted. likewise, with my rating, i’d like to be sweet with flattery, but the beer is as embraceable as a faithful but wet dog.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Medium gold color, large head. A lighter bodied Marzen. Smooth malts, slightly hopped, somewhat fruity, banana and clove. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty, with a slight bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2002
This beer rocks. Another great offering from Brau von Aying. Hey, try saying Reinheitsgebot ten times, really fast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2005 Light amber color, huge beige head. Aroma of toast and caramel. Flavor of sweet malt and nuts. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
All Ayinger beers are terrific and this is no exception.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Cloudy golden amber hue. Nice white lingering head. Sweet malts and floral hints in the nose. Sweet at fisrt, excellant mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Big malts are spectacular. Lingering yeast, and sour finish. Awesome octoberfest. I am a firm believer this is one of the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Not a bad seasonal caramel malt flavor. Drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Light amber color. Some phenolics in the nose but they were not prevalent in tasting (thank goodness.) Slightly sweet and a bit watery. Not too impressive on the palate, although it did have a smooth character that I appreciated. Overall though, I just wasn’t that impressed.


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