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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1276   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Huge head with sweet caramel notes on the nose. Medium mouth. Sweet taste full of caramel and some faint bitterness. Almost floral. Nice and light, very easy drinking. Easily one of the best in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teemoney (90) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into tall lager glass. Clear orangey-gold color with bright white bubbly head. Smells of yeasty bread and very very faint hops. Taste is more bread. Medium thin body, nice crisp feel. Overall, not too much to it, pretty typical lager. Very German (obviously, its from Bavaria), very good example of the style. Also, very refreshing. Prost!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (137) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Light on the overall aroma, appearance is perfect, first taste is caramel maybe hints of butterscotch and vanilla, great overall body and flavor, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2276) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Toasty, malty, slight caramel aromas. Maltier oktoberfest flavors of bread, malts and slight earthiness. Second best of four german oktoberfest beers blind tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle poured into a big ol stein. The best Oktoberfest beer I’ve had since New Glarus Staghorn

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (392) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bready, floral, licorice, butter, paper, orange marmalade. Solid but seems a bit oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. A: Solid copper penny color. Fluffy off-white head. Bubbles racing through the body. N: Toffee and biscuit. Sweet grape. Husk. Quick breads. Some melon. Touch of clove. T: Sweet and malty. Not much bitterness at all M: Light body. Good carbonation. O: Extremely tasty. Flavorful ad easy drinking. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (261) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear light amber pour with a hint of garnet. Massive head with excellent lacing and retention. The nose is sweet biscuit malt with a little caramel over a faint, almost citric, spiciness. Nice light medium body with a slick smooth texture that approaches creamy. Slightly above normal carbonation with a good bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice, a bit complex, and very well balanced. The sweet malt flavors are there, but not to the extent that they are overpowering. It begins with sweet biscuit, flows to a caramel note and then the effervescence cleans the palate and allows the complexity to escape. The middle presents a multitude of subtle flavors - citric, dark fruit, light bitterness and spicy hops. The smooth finish leaves you with a blend of the aforementioned flavors.

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