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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (435) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, amber with a two finger, white, frothy, mostly lasting head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of fresh bread, hay. Medium sweet, hints of honey, light to medium body, appropriate carbo, dry lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (318) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
500ml bottle from LCBO. 5.8% alc/vol Pours a clear deep golden colour with 1/2 finger of white head that reduces to a cap. Aromas of roasted matls, caramel, toffee, and a whiff of honey with some grainy notes. Taste matches the aroma. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Can’t believe that i haven’t rated this one yet... 500mL bottle served in a shaker- poured transparent copper color, half finger white head formed and laced very well and lasted for over 10 minutes while the other half had some tasks for me (ugh- it’s me time damnit!). Aroma of freshly baked bread, yeast, and wholesome goodness. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt isn’t overly sweet and comes across nicely, middle holds up well, finish is slightly sweet and has some fruit. Very delightful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours hazy amber with a cream coloured head. Mild fruity aroma. The taste has light spice and toasty malts. A light fruitiness too. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pour is deep gold and hazy with a thick white head. Aroma is bready, caramel, and light floral hops. Taste follows nose. Finish is mildly bitter and mildly sweet. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma: malty and sweet with underlying hops; Appearance: clear amber with medium white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: malty and sweet with some bready, apple-like flavors; Palate; medium body with crisp, long and sweet finish; Overall: pretty good but not my favorite style. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
500 ml bottle, pour is amber with a slight head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, toffee, hard candy, slight citrus. Well balanced, earthy flavor tending toward sweet...rich yet refreshing. Has some fruity, floral, and mineral notes, creamy texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. One of the better versions of this style, similar to a Vienna lager but with more caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Draft at Brauhaus Schmitz. Billed as "Ayinger Kirta-Halbe" but seems to match up here. Hazy orange amber pour with a good amount of meringue white froth on top. Medium roasted caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops. Notes of tangerine, brown bread, celery hearts, pumpkin seeds and Cheerios. Well rounded. Well rounded. Easy drinking. Pleasant juicy marzen.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark gold pour with some off-white foam. Lightly toasted whole wheat bread drizzled with caramel. Hint of a hop bite. While not my favorite style this tastes just like a true Marzen should taste. Pretty much sets the standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (812) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 2, 2016
Amber color. Caramel and bread. Smooth and really tasty. Probably the best Marzen I’ve had yet. Crisp and refreshing with loads of maltiness and creamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours slightly hazy deep orange amber. The yeast wasn’t exactly sticky so hard to tell whether it would have been crystal clear without. Moderate offwhite head subsides. Nose of bread, biscuit, rich malt, slight metallic. Slight perfumey noble hop. Tastes moderate sweet malt, brown bread, slight caramel, savoury maillard notes, biscuit, light bitter, touch more perfumey hop, again a tinge of metallic. This bottle’s 10 months old but may not have been stored cold... Medium body, clean, no esters, crisp malty finish, medium carb, slightly creamy. Ok, would like to try fresh.

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