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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: 1195   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7112) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
One of the better marzens I’ve had. Pour is copper. Nose and taste of banana, caramels and lots of lightly toasted malts. Rated 7/3/02

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottled. ’tis the season! Poured a clear, brilliant lighter orange with a nice cap of rocky white head. The aroma had a soft floral dusting over a a toasty caramel base.. some dry leafy accents and faint peppery notes round it out. The flavor stayed the course with a sweet, toasty caramel core with floral notes, light fruit, and dried leaves providing a mild and complimentary bitterness. Light-medium bodied and really fills out over the middle.. sweet toasty finish was very nice. This was a very well-crafted beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle. Sour barley malt aroma. Medium amber with large tan head. Light molasses and barley malt flavor with moderate hops finish. A much bigger flavor than most beers of this style. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Bottle. Orangish-amber and slightly cloudy with a big off-white head. Aroma is of slightly toasted malts. Flavor is a rich malty, but very smopoth and not heavy - somewhat nutty with a bit of spice. This is easy to drink and I'd be willing to drink a lot of it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Ayinger is one of the few Germans that you can’t get in the 12 oz variety of bottle. The cap is gimmicky and one of the coolest ones I have come across. No sign of freshness date, but I am pretty sure it is fresh. Pours the lighter Oktoberfest style, the festival lager style, with a mix of amber and gold body. Nice 4 finger white head. The malts smell juicy and roasted. The hops are earthy with a hint of spice, a nice scent to this one. The mouthfeel is pretty full, a lot of sweetness, mostly malt, one of the heartier tasting Oktoberbests. The hop bitterness sneaks in slighlty at the end but it is well-balanced. Overall a solid Oktoberfest beer, would like to have it by the 12 oz bottle though rather than the larger bottle. It is a well balanced entry into the field and may be what you want to try first if your pondering on which one to choose. Had it again and I thought it was much hoppier and better, score bumped up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Courtesy of Tony @ OTH. Pours golden, white head. Aroma and taste has this ncie and sweet almost vegetable scent and mouthfeel. there is also plenty of nice malt and sweet sugar.. Another fine offering by Ayinger. They clearly have their own style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours gold with a tannish head. Tastes slightly bitter and malty. Very average. I figured I should consume this one since it’s been sitting in my cellar since September.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2006
Bottle 500ml. Pours amber gold with very fine haze. Neat large creamy head on top. Fine fresh grassy hop aroma, candy sweet malts beneath, rose somewhere between. Very soft texture, a bit of rye bread and sweet pale malts. Good gentle bitters at edge, maybe just a bit too creamy to claim its greatness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6163) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6096) - Helsinki, 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.


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