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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (67) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours clear amber, beautiful two finger head that lasts. Aroma is fruit (plum?) and malt sweetness. Taste is great example of marzen lager. Love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (243) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a clear orange-gold with a white head. Aromas of bread and honey. Flavors of caramel and honey.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1001) - Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, earlier today. $3.75 for the 500 mL bottle. To long-stemmed white wine glass it pours a clear carrot orange with which a bubbly, off-white head two fingers in length stood. Aromas of Munich malt, cherry tomatoes, noble hops, spent grain, sweat, and celery leaves. Tastes the same with the addition of minerals, young oak, German yeast, and papaya-flavored seltzer water. Had experienced a metallic aftertaste by swallow. I’m not in love with the style, but I definitely could drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmalecki05 (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Drank this last night, with cheese crackers , and olives. Wonderful color, beautiful amber color. Head is nice, but dissipates quickly. I am NOT a particular fan of lager beer, outside of dopplebock or eiebock but the taste was very nice. And clean what I would expect from a German Beer. Overall, I gave this beer a 15. I would certainly drink this again, this is not a beer I would particularly cellar, or keep on hand.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
500 mL bottle poured into a shaker. Aromas of butterscotch and buttered toast are strongest initially, but these give way to citrus notes of orange and tangerine along with some floral notes and peach cobbler as well as some vanilla and green grapes late. It pours a clear yellow amber with an oily appearance. It’s topped by a soft, but rocky looking white head which eventually reduces down to a medium foamy ring with a soft, full, fuzzy layer on the surface. A moderate, puffy lace is left on the glass. The taste is mostly a medium, smooth, malty sweet with a light, mellow, spicy bitter. The slick, medium-light bodied beer is smooth with a light, fizzy carbonation. There’s notes of caramel and butterscotch on the palate and it finishes with a citrus and spice combination. The aftertaste is light, spicy, and clean, and doesn’t linger long.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (540) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Appearance: this beer is a very clear average golden color with hints of amber, pours with a large beige head that has above average retention and density Aroma: very sweet, strong caramel, perhaps some flowers, brown sugar, Taste: sweet caramel, hints of grain throughout, floral hints too Palate: very smooth drinking, soft carbonation, heavier mouthfeel, slight sweet aftertaste Overall: this is pretty dang good marten, very strong caramel throughout, pretty sweet too but goes down easy, perfect for a fall festival ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Clear faint orange pour. Aroma of apples, spices and sweet bread. Sweet malt and cracker taste. Bubbly and effervescent. Really nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
This is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had. You have to let this one warm up a bit, do not drink this too cold. The flavors will be hidden, let it warm and the flavors will open. The nose is of natural cereal and bread. The palate is similar with soft malt. When compared to all the others, it is clear that this is special. A world class Oktoberfest. Prost!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tytm12 (3) - Peru, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
If you have traveled Europe and the U.S. sampling the best marzen beers available.... you know the German quality is easily superior and this beer being one of the best overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - SEP 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-13- Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a huge billowy amber tinted head. The head has great retention fading slowly over time to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some roasted malt and a bit of a biscuit aroma. Some smells of a slightly sour nature as well as some caramel, citrus and a bit of spice round out the aroma nicely. Taste – The tastes begins with a smooth sweeter caramel and lightly toasted malt flavor. As the flavor moves forward a biscuit and cracker taste as well as some graininess comes to the tongue. The sweetness grows bit stronger to the end, as some lighter flavors of dark fruits and a bit of citrus comes to the tongue. While it sweetens and grows a bit more malty, a light herbal flavor as well as a bit of spice join the flavors at the end, to leave a rather balanced malty and sweet flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is just below average to average. The creamy body is rather nice for the mix of sweeter and malty taste with just enough carbonation to keep it on the easy drinking side. Overall – A quite nice and tasty Oktoberfest with a great blend of sweet, malty, roast, and some spice. A job well done.


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