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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Enjoyed at Brauerei Aying in München, DE during Oktoberfest, perfect time to have this! Appearance is a clearish gold with a thin frothy white head. Aroma smells good but I have a cold, which is rough, but I’m getting mostly lager yeast with a touch of malt. Taste is very good, goes down with light bitterness, not too malty honestly. Great one to enjoy during my trip here!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OysterMonkey (14) - - SEP 26, 2013
Very nice. Biscuity and full flavor but with enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet. Compared to the standard fare marzens that every US brewery feels compelled to make, this one is excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (139) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle into mug. Clear, clean burnt orange pour with a thick one finger off white head that stays fairly well. Very smooth going down, hints of caramel. For its style, it has more flavor than most. However, in the grand scheme of beer-things, that still doesn’t make up for what it lacks in richness and depth. Again, however, it is also supremely drinkable and does not bore me sip after sip. Maybe most importantly, though, it makes me feel at home and welcomed and generally how I should during the Oktoberfest season.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy honey color with off white head. Aroma is malts, bread, toast. Taste is bready, very light sweetness. Very smooth. Nice creamy smooth palate. Best of the style I’ve ever had hands down. Love this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at the stone street tavern NYC. Taste crisp and malty with a nice bready fall flavor. Petty good for a style I generally don't like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
50cL bottle. Delicious aroma, just like a bakery or something, super-malty. Fantastic palate, very very developed and benign. Taste is not perfect, but very very good and enjoyable for the style. It’s hard for me to offer specific critiques, I think they’re not likely to take my advice after making this beer for god-knows-how-long. It’s very, very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Dark malt, and a good example of the Oktoberfest style. Honey colored, thin head and lace. Some citrus....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Dark malt dominates, pours amber with medium creamy white head. Light malt aroma with stronger malt taste. Slightly smoky palate with abrupt finish. One of the better festbiers, as expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (251) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I’m a huge Ayinger fan, and this beer should define the style in my opinion. Toasted malt with a nice bready touch but easy to drink and ends a bit sweet. I’m not huge on the October style, but it is hard to not love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseBones (60) - - SEP 20, 2013
A light aroma and deep amber color raised my hopes for this one. Almost no bubbles and a distinctly nutty flavor made me appreciate these Bay Area summer (autumn) nights. It was just what I needed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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