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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: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange with average white head. Aroma is gently toast bread, caramel, mellow fruitiness and a floral note. Flavour is big on bready malts with subtle roasty notes, caramel, some tree fruit and floral hops. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours clear deep amberish golden with a big frothy bubbly offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, banana bread, hay, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and slightly floral. Mouthfeel is soft, round and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with sweet bread, caramel, cookie dough, hay, dried flowers, minerals and lemon peal. Highly balanced pleasant maltdriven lager. Full flavoured yet highly quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
This brings me back to Allemagne! pours a clear orange gold with a small white top. Aroma is a soft cereal malt with a light noble hop. Taste is crisp, light cereal malt, so awesome just a great beer. Easy drinking, nice floral noble hop. This is what beer needs to be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (1031) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
This Marzen pours so crisp & sharp that it’s like it’s in high definition. Toasted malts, drizzled honey, dark bread dough, & herbal tea. Ms Tiki steals a sip & suggests that it kinda tastes like ginger ale minus the ginger & try as I may to erase that image from my mind’s eye I can’t & its vaguely -- but not really but kinda -- true. Love the subtle but intentional finish. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
½ liter bottle – decants a shimmering deep amber with orange highlights – a 3 finger off white meringue cap lasts and caps the brew to the finish. Aromas of toasted bread, light cara-sweetness, soft cider-like notes, wet hay hop tones ==gorgeous aroma to this lager. Flavor follow aroma; bready-toasty-light herbal-woody hop tones, hint of sweetness that goes instantly dry as the finish begins –dry but malty finish with a tart hop kiss at the end – Fan-F-in’-tastic!! A great fest marzen from Bavaria’s premier brewery. I stocked up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle plucked an LCBO just as it arrived fashionably late in the last week of November. Pours a nice clear amber with white head. Nose is fruity malt, grain floral hops. Taste hits you with some fruity esters up front and nice grain malt on the finish. Nice even in November.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6150) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2015
Tap @Black Door. Clear amber color. Medium size, beige-yellow head, stays. Sweet, very malty, fruity, perfume in aroma. Sweet, caramel, sugary, malty in taste. Long lasting malts in aftertaste. Perhaps bit too sweet for me, but malts are just perfect in this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2015
500ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma has toasty caramel malts, sour grains, light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, sour wheat, fruits, light toasted malts, berries, some wheat. Medium bodied, some alcohol. Finishes sweet and grainy. Shrug? A Marzen is a Marzen .... 13.2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2015
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Lager-like aroma of sweet pale malt and faint floral hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of caramel and graham cracker blended with floral and mildly citrusy hops. Not my favorite style but this is the clear winner in its category.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoniancraft (57) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma is like a wonderfully malted grain. Bready and rich smell. Clear ver color with good head. Taste is well rounded and very drinkable. Very enjoyable autumn beer. Excellent brew


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