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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10566) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a copper golden with a large frothy white head taht lasts awhile. The aroma is a wheat malt with grain and caramel. Good sticky lacing on the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a sour taste and a sweet finish. Easy to drink, a decent marzen from Ayinger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap @ The Forge Foco. Poured into a goblet, huh? Pours a dark, clear orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sweet fruity, creamy, straw, toffee, a touch boozy, straw aroma. Kind of metallic, somewhat dry. Straw, earthy, grassy, creamy caramel, somewhat floral hoppy, toasty malty flavor. Not sure what is up with the high metallicity but it’s off putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
Hazy orange with a large off white head. Aroma was yesty with toasted malt and hints of caramel. Flavor had toasted malt, caramel and yeast. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 7, 2010
Draught. Deep amber clear colour, beige looking medium head, ok lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and some hops. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has some sweetness with topasted malt and caramel along with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"well balanced between the different malts, and a very light hop profile, only descernable in the finish. an ok style, this one stands out a little. definitely recommended if you like the style."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10220) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle (perfectly delivered by joss): Reddish-amber coloured, hazy, medium-sized off-white head; toasted malt, sweet-malt and some fruitiness in the aroma; light to medium-bodied, solid sweet-bitter flavour; becomes a bit drier towards the end: roasted malt, dried fruit and moderate hop-bitterness in the finish; almost a bit brandy-like and warming aftertaste. A goody, that reminds You of a diluted Doppelbock.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear, light amber with a fizzy, small creme to yellow head. Little retention. No lace. Aroma of candy corn and toffee. Taste is super malty and toffee froward. Sweet, chewy orange candies and candy corn abound moving to an astringent palate. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2015 500ml bottle. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Continuously ascending bubbles in the 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. 7/3/6/3/13

Re-rate, 9/9/15: On tap at Dutch’s. Clear amber golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose ropes and bits of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, moderate carbonation. Soft, mild effervescent texture makes this a nice one to scrub down my short rib grilled cheese sandwich with. Nice peppery flavor, some fruitiness, mild caramel and good toastiness. Good bit of earthy, mildly floral hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter to moderate sweet. Very solid, classic oktoberfest.

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