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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: 1196   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Love this beer. It strikes the perfect balance between the drinkable but flat oktoberfests served on the wiesen, and the overly carmelly and sweet export oktoberfests that most breweries brew. It has a subdued yet complex malt sweetness but finishes light and clean. Not cloying. This is the archetype.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pauljbrockman (38) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
Delicious Oktoberfest. Copper color, foamy head. Strong malt flavor. All I need now is an Oom Pa band! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnroblawson (37) - Ames, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Green apple amongst a yeasty aroma. Same with taste with wonderful bubbly feel and balanced bittersweet finish. Wonderful beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2005
A very balanced, tasty beer in a style I don’t particularly like. Pours a beautiful copper with a huge head that takes a bit to dissipate. Has that distinctive pilsner yeast smell (that will always remind me of MGD), but there is a fruity scent playing around in there, too, which bodes well. The flavor is mostly slightly sweet malt up front, a pleasing bitterness on the finish, and just a hint of more complex flavors that I can’t make out. I’m guessing Ayinger makes this beer with the intention people will drink a lot of it at once, like, say, at an Octoberfest party, so the alcohol is low enough that you can drink the whole 500 ml bottle and just feel happy, not wasted. But drink a few pints of this, and you will feel it, which is probably just what the brewers were aiming for. Oh, the high score for the palate is because of how smooth it is, yet the body is very satisfyingly medium thick (when not ice cold, please drink this beer -- and all good beers -- at "cellar" temp). So...good beer, can’t imagine anything in this style being better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
OnTap Hamiltons. Light Amber color. Light caramel with a present roasty malt flavor, Crisp finish and aftertaste that last. Very delicious beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pours a light amber with quite a bit of head. Strong caramel malt flavor that finishes slightly bitter. Pretty decent Octoberfest brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marctacoma (35) - Fircrest, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Not much of a nose. Wonderful sweetness initially, lightly hopped, and an interesting finish - a bit of malt, with a bready/earthy tinge. Very solid, but unexceptional.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Roasty, floral, basement aromas. Has a clear amber and orange color. Minimal head. Light bitter aftertaste. Good October Fest beer but in my opinion not worthy of the ratings on this site.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
amber color. not much head and it doesn’t last. aroma is bready and metallic. the taste is caramel and sweet malt, very subtle bitterness. creamy soft texture. overall too sweet for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Perhaps the bottle was from an earlier year, but I found it somewhat flat and bland for an Oktoberfest bier. More bitter than the average Oktoberfest beer.


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