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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1231   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1516) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Light copper color. Sweet light malty flavor. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Smooth. Malty. Good flavors. A little heavy on my stomach. Slight floral hop flavor and aroma. I’d drink this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
excellent. smooth, bright flavors without even a hint of bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2002
This is the essence of Oktoberfest in a bottle. It poured a beautiful dark gold, with a wonderful malt nose. Smoooooooth, with a nice subtle yeast finish. Ok, its not Celebrator, but it stands on its own merits as perhaps the finest Fest brew i have tried yet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2002
The real thing. Malty and perilously drinkable.


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