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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: 1206   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
500mL bottle, pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, sweet malt and some floral hops. Flavour is pretty much the same - solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6026) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
bottle, amber color with sweet malt nose, flavors of praline and dried fruit, dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Light color for the style with a nice retaining head. Aroma and taste of malt and crackers, less sweet and caramelly than others. Hints of roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel and bready toast. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Slighty hazy orange/golden hue with a massive creamy off-white head which did settle down some and developed a good lace. Earthy and dusty aroma with additional hints of sourdough bread, aromatic hops, and light spice. Very nice smooth malty taste with just enough hop character to keep from becoming boring. A minor citric zing and light bitterness on finish. Chalky feel in this medium-bodied brew. Above average festbier, again another winner from my favorite German brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100916.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of grain, grass, malts and some cellar notes. Flavor of grain, malts, caramel and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2007
500ml bottle. Pours a orangeish hue, with a powerful frothy head that dies down after a few minutes. The taste is smooth and easy; a soft malty sweetness, some bitterness and floral hops, and some spice. A good drink. Easy and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
This is a nice oktoberfest but i’ve had 5 others this week and this was the most bitter and least sweet, i like a sweeter marzen..anyway, this is medium copper(red too) colour with impress head, adequate lacing..like i said, at tad on the bitter side, but still some good flavours in the beer..an good subtle beer i could see myself drinking allday, but needs to be sweeter, or on draft..


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