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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Yes this beer is delicious. BUT I’m not all about it like some folks. Could be the style doesn’t appeal to me like it once did. Sweet malts on the aroma, bright and clean carbonation on the palate. Would be easy to drink this by the litre in an enormous stein.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Trader Joe. Poured a brilliant, crystal-clear copper. Nice pillowy head and good lacing. Smelled sweet malt, caramel and biscuit. Body is lighter than expected and carbonation is higher than expected, but this is a very malty beer nonetheless. It has a faintly astringent/cloyingly sweet aftertaste at first, but I got used to it quickly. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours light amber colored with huge white cloudy head. Rather light malty aroma with hints of bread and caramel. Flavor is primarily caramel and lightly roasted malts but well balanced so it’s not as sweet as some Oktoberfests. Very smooth, clean finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (113) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Btl pours clear golden copper color. Thick fluffy off white head with tiny compact bubbles. Some lacing on glass. Floral hop smell with light sweet just baked bread and biscuit aromas. Tastes of moderately sweet malt, caramel and mild bittering hops. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture. Nice dry finish with perfect carbonation. Exceptionally balanced easy drinking lager that has extraordinary flavors and disguises the alcohol content nicely. I could drink this beer all day.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
Very nice Oktoberfest beer. I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Paulaner, Spaten and Weihenstephen fest beers all on tap. This one was my favorite and the one I thought most truly represented the style. Nice amber color, good Munich malt sweetness and a distinctive German charecter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Poured a apricot color, with 3 finger with head, that is pretty frothy but looks to light to hang around too long. Aroma =has a bit of an earthy smell, can detect a little spice in it, but aroma is pretty weak overall. Taste = Wonderful malty backbone, getting a sweet, light peachy flavor in this, and a toasted bready flavor also. This is a really exceptionally smooth, clean beer, feels light on the tounge. Overall, this is an exceptionally good oktoberfest, possibly even my favorite so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Pours a brilliant orange color with a thick light tan head with good lacing. Some of the longest legs I've ever seen on a beer. Aroma is subtle sweet malt as is the flavor. Mouthfeel is quite light on the tongue, has a smooth finish and almost no aftertaste. In essesence, the quintessential Oktoberfest beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bought at Trader Joes, and served in dimpled mug. Feint aroma of sweet rolls and fruit jam. Light copper color, brilliantly clear, thick foamy spongy white head. Easy drink, build flavor as it develops in your mouth. First and foremost, it is smooth, like velvet. Medium body , slightly crisp and dry at the end. Flavor of bread, and mild clover honey. It is mid September, so this Oktoberfest hits the season. Hard to have just one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Very Interesting oktober fest brew. Finish is slightly dry. Interesting combination of hops for an oktober fest brew. Worth a sample.


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