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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8614) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap, poured orange with slightly off white head. Aroma had notes of some grass, pine, moving into some biscuit and very slight spice note. Taste was a bit watered down, but had notes of grass, biscuit, some slight caramel and spice, finishing slightly bitter. Needed more maltiness for the style, but wasn’t bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Bottle. Bright and clear golden orange color with a just off-white head. Light nose of fall leaves, grains, whole wheat bread, a little bit of overripe apples and pears. A bit of a bite of hops near the finish, after a decent presentation of semi-sweet apples, wheat, slight vegetables and honey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Honeyed and toasted cereals reign within this Festbier’s rich yet quaffable mouthfeel, building a textbook example of this type of lager.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam floats atop the pale amber shine.
-The finish is a tad shallow for my tastes (mostly sweetness and shy on the spicy hop bitterness).
-Malts also develop bread-like flavors.
-This is as pleasant (and linear) as most Oktoberfests I’ve had from Bavaria. Just not a huge fan of this type of lager (too sweet and predictable).

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Continuously ascending bubbles int he body. Some loose lace. Stronger carbonation, at first. Nice toasty caramel malt aroma. Smooth, some spice. Some fruitiness. Light sweet, light bitter taste. One of the more enjoyable German festbiers I’ve tried. Love the 16.9oz size, great to enjoy with a sandwich.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle from Peace St. Market, Raleigh, NC. Another great Ayinger beer. Copper pour, with caramel malt, toffee, and spice aromas. Tastes caramel malty, with some cinnamon and spices in the finish, coupled with a firm mouthfeel and great balance and complexity. More hops as it warms. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2011 Draught at One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear copper colour with small creamy off-white head. Malt, sweet sugar and floral hops in aroma. Grainy malt, dry hops, alcohol and floral hops in flavour.

Draught at Amsterdam, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with tiny white head. Malt, sweet sugar and mild floral hops in aroma. Malt, wood, mild bitterness and grassy hops in dry flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 27, 2008
(10/13/08) Draught at Map Room in Chicago. Clear deep golden color with a small white head. Malty aroma with some toast and caramel notes as well as nutty hints. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, toasted bread, some light fruitiness and light buttery hints. Medium-bodied. Nothing exciting, but OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 On tap at Flying Saucer Houston. Pours a clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some sweet grains and bread with a bit of caramel and raisin. Flavor starts with sweet grains and is joined a bit by caramel and raisin. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
It is interesting to note the disparity of flavours and aromas found in this beer, depending on the year it was rated. I found it to be a solid rep of the style, but with nothing flashy or special going on. Straightforward buttery caramel malt with a low floral hop profile in the finish that almost becomes unnoticable after the first few sips.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Clear light gold pour with a small frothy white head. Sweet nose with some bread. Smooth palate. Taste is lightly toasted bread, light lemon, and a touch of caramel. Really good stuff.


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