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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1288   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
This is what an Oktoberfest beer should taste like and probably defines the style. Dark and malty, but not too much of either. Carbonation is just right. I think this brewery makes textbook examples of good German beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2003
A clear amber body with a white, fully lacing head. The is full of sweet malty goodness. Whole grains, doughy bread, lightly toasted character. Full and smooth in the mouth. Slightly crisp finish, the hops provide light bitterness and a spicy tingle. This was one tasty Marzen and a great beer for one of the first days of fall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Pretty average marzen style beer, light brownish in color, huge bubbly white head, lacked a little bit of the malty tones that I usually get from marzens, decent balance, a little on the disappointing side

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Aroma of this brew is pleasant, consistent with the style, forecasting nice toasty malt. Beer pours very light brown almost copper, but lighter with a big fluffy off-white head that is retained. There is some lacing. Flavor follows up the style. Flavor is initially sweet, with a little toast. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Decided to try this one due to the arrival oof the season. It poured with a good head and color. The flavor was crisp and clean with a well suited mouth feel. I will get this again this weekend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
On draught at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Columbus, OH. This beer is a hazy bright amber color with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is a fair amount of malt along with a bit of hops. Medium-bodied with a lot of malt from the get-go. The beer does seem to get a little spicier and hoppier toward the end of the glass. The finish is light and a little hoppy. This is a good seasonal from Ayinger.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 This beer is so good it was so fresh. I had it off a keg at a festival. Really enjoyable. Golden in color. Little sweet. Well balanced by malt and hops. Not a overpowering beer. If you are a fan of the fall and octoberfest, then get this beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
If you want this beer, this is the time. Just off the boat, the beer was super fresh, had outstanding head retention and aroma, which is sometimes unusual for German bottled beer. The head stayed to the last drop, like it should. Malt flavor ranks right up their with the Paulaner/Hacker bunch. This beer is why Ayinger is one of the best and why Fall is my favorite beer season.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
fantastic. Nice rusty color. Good flavor in the malts. Caramel flavor is very good. Sweet but not overpowering. A great beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Copper color. Sweet malty nose. Full malty/sweet palate. Easy drinker. Low hops.


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