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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1283   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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Slightly sweet, with literally no trace of alcohol. Felt like a deeper beer but not too complexand ended very fresh. I over chilled it just slightly, because the true aromas and flavors really came out after sitting for about 10 minutes. Beautiful carbonation that hit through to the end. I enjoyed this beer, especially the awesome bottle cap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours is amber colored with a thick white head. Aroma is coconut, banana, and pear. The flavors are bread and citrus with a coconut finish. This beer has a medium/heavy body with light carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. This one could stand to be slightly more bitter, but all together very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbingham (69) - - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a clear dark golden with a strong 4 finger head - maybe a too-aggressive pour. Light, malty nose - not too strong an aroma. Malty palate with some hop bitterness to balance. This is a well-balanced beer. A bit of a watery finish compared to other marzens I have tasted. Light carbonation, maybe because of the aggressive pour. Some very subtle caramel notes - this is a nuanced beer. Either that or I just tell myself I like it because everyone else seems to rate it highly.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
Very typical marzen-style oktoberfest, quite drinkable but nothing to make it stand out. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
Its got a hazy yeastiness reminescent of strong wheats and that sets it apart from other fests, though after a while you do feel out a fair round malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Amber with creamy head. Chocolate, spice, and malt. Refreshing and well constructed, but nothing special

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
I generally don’t prefers lagers, but this is a fantastic example of marzen. A very light, clear amber color with a small head. Aroma is subtle but with sweet, caramel nose. Light taste that is one of that smoothest beers I’ve ever had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
1 pt 1 oz bottle, pours a light golden color. Aroma is malty, almost has a tomato sauce like smell. Flavor is well balanced, very malty, medium finish. Not quite as good as I was expecting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Tan head lasted a bit.Lacing thru the glass. Poured a cloudy orange not nice looking. Taste was sweeter than expected little finish. Not impressed.


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