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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: 1205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Poured from 500 ml bottle, cool cap! awesome golden amber color, big fluffy head, some lacing on glass. Sweet flowerey smell, taste is refreshing full bodied and last for awhile. Awesome oktober fest, my favorite by far.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Not a big lager fan and even less of an octoberfest fan but tried this beer because a friend raved about it. And I must say, its pretty good. big foamy head and a dark gold color. A fruity aroma pleasently presents itself. the taste is somewhat like a wheat beer and a dopplebock with a yeasty finish. Agood beer from a great brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
This is a very drinkable Marzen. It pours copper with a nice white head and has a very nice roasted malt flavor to it. I’d highly recommend. It’s probably my favorite of the German Oktoberfest beers I’ve had so far this year.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
,5L bottle. arrived today. Ultimately fresh. nice classic aroma, with toasty malt. crystal clear, beautiful amber hue, tall, tight rocky head (it DID just arrive, after all). slightly sweet, low bitterness, lower than Hofbrau, but nicely balanced. i could drink a ton of these. i wish i were drinking it from a liter stien in the Theresienwiese. Top notch ’Festbier. (i couldn’t help but notice that some recent reviews told of hazy or cloudy beer--you guys got duped into drinking OLD PRODUCT. this stuff’s beautifully clear when fresh. go back to the store you bought it from and complain, then RE-RATE!)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer-Cordova. Somewhat light pour. The floral notes are quite prominent. I drank this in a session with other Oktoberfests and it offered the most complex flavors and was probably the most well-executed of the beers I had even though I prefer the more classic flavor of Spaten.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
Poured a bottle into a pint glass. Very nice amber colored brew with a rich, creamy head that leaves nice lacing all the way down. Aromas were malty, hints of brown sugar and honey, Exceptional Marzen taste. Malty, brown sugar, very nice Marzen flavor. Ranks with the best of the Marzens I’ve had. Very creamy mouthfeel. Kind of like a lighter version of a doppelbock. Barely notice the carbonation. Overall an exceptional beer. One of the best Marzen’s I’ve had. If you see it, don’t pass it by!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Cloudy golden orange in color. Crisp white foamy thick head. Sweet malty taste overpowers the hop bitterness, some graininess.Thick full bodied mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste. Not the best octoberfest and not the worst.Slightly above average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Copper color. Sweet pleasant aroma. Not much malt for an Octoberfest. More like a sweet crisp lager. I still love it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Light copper color. Sweet light malty flavor. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours clear copper with a decent cream head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malt and yeast with a bit of hops, caramel, and toffee. Taste similar to smell, but with a greater degree of progression. Begins malty and yeasty. Transitions to a sweeter caramel enhanced malty flavor. Finishes with a combination of sweet caramel and hops. Light-medium body with average carbonation. Overall, excellent beer.


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