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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: 1282   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
This beer has an excellent taste. The palate is somewhat fruity and very flavorful, excellent choice for anyone who likes Oktoberfest beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
young (45) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2000
Very nice malts, well balanced. Monster head on this guy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2000
Very good for style. Nice malty nose and flavor. I’m not a big lager fan, but I really liked this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
syton98 (44) - USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours clean and a goldeny orange. Aroma is a fruity boquet that is not over powering. Tastes is bright with malts, some dried fruits and mild hops. The palet stays with you without overpowering but leaving wanting another sip. A nice beer to start a the fall season or a good evening by an outside fire.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roser (43) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Appearance- big foamy ivory white head that lasted a long time and left pretty decent lacing. Clear, amber, honey gold. Most appealing. Smell- clean, malty, bready, (slightly) spicy. Taste- toasted malts, biscuity, caramel. Very, very pleasant. Mouthfeel- light, smooth. Excellent balance. Overall- very nice. A solid brew. Never used to be a big fan of Marzen/Oktoberfest, but starting to enjoy more and more. Would have again (and again) and definitely recommend. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
poured clear amber with a big fluffy tan head that shrinks to a quarter inch of dense medium size bubbles. aroma is malty sweet and slightly fruity, I could smell this one while I was pouring it. malt sweetness and fruit, with a very slight mettalic twinge. dry soft finish that's just slightly sweet. leaves you wanting more.

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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnroblawson (39) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pauljbrockman (39) - 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

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.


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