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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: 1268   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (110) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours light brown sugar color with a small tan head. Smells of sweet caramel. Tastes like a caramel apple with a little crisp hop flavor. The perfect fall beer that’s refreshing and tasty while still remaining a beer. One of my all time favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle. Nice cap. Clear orange/amber color with big rocky head. The aroma is of toasty malt, with just a hint of hops. The taste starts off very malty, with toasty caramel notes and enough bitterness to balance. It still finishes with a bittering dryness balanced with a lingering maltiness. I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
i love this stuff. easily one of the best, if not the best oktoberfest out there. has that malty, sweet almost official oktoberfest smell and tastes so simple but so perfect. tastes like an alcoholic werthers original candy sucker thingy. love it!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
cloudy orange/amber color, large frothy head that dissipates quickly, malty-spicy aroma, a bit of candy sweetness, some fruitiness; flavor is malty with touches of spiciness, a fruity background, a precise and strong sweetness - but not cloying, flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, a bit tingly with a decent texture

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Nice brew. sweet but not heavy. Amber colo. poured from the bottle with little head. crisp and refreshing. Had a lasting aftertaste that I couldnt place but that was not unpleasent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Really the standard by which I compare O’fests. Deep, deep gold color with orange highlights and a white head. Noble hop aroma with plenty of malt and just a slight sulfury note. Flavor is intense malt but with a clean finish and noble hop character. Beautiful balance of rich maltiness without being cloying and without the caramel flavors that so many US brewers insist on putting in their beers. What a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (104) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
All Ayinger beers are terrific and this is no exception.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
A very smooth and enjoyable beer. Mild malt bread aroma with a good tan head with no noticeable lacing. Flavor was very smooth and slightly silky with a nice dry finish. Nice clean easy drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Faint aroma of malts and citrus. Pours an expected amber, with one finger foamy offwhite head. Taste is very malty, with a nice bitter tinge from the hops to balance things out. Touches of caramel sweetness and grass accentuate the finish. Medium body, drinks smoothly with lively carbonation.


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