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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: 1209   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pours a light amber with quite a bit of head. Strong caramel malt flavor that finishes slightly bitter. Pretty decent Octoberfest brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Poured an attractive copper color with nice white head that lasted a while. Aroma was of sweet malt, caramel, and just a bit of hop aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same with the sweetness being offset by just a bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is good. Beer is good, but I’ve had much better O-fests.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
sweet and malty, lots of nice caramel, littkle bit of honey, not much on the hop front. still very good.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
Sweet and malty beginning, light, somewhat watery, sticky fruity and flowery hops. Fair Oktoberfest.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1526) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2009
White grape, plum, apples and caramel round out the aroma. Appearance is light red with a little lacing in the glass. Flavor has some ripe apple, bread, caramel and sour grape. Palate is fizzy. Good, but not too outstanding.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Good beer, but not the best Oktoberfest ever, Weak, but very good flavor. I wish it was a stronger flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a clear light golden orange color with a thin .5 finger off-white fizzy that that quickly dissipates into a thin ring that leaves minimal lacing. Sweet malt aroma with subtle floral hops and yeast , brown sugar, biscuit and cinnamon. Kind of bland actually. Medium bodied and kind of watered down with a decent balance of sweet malt, subtle spice, bready yeast and floral hops. The malt profile is slightly toasty with some sweet caramel notes. Slightly dry finish. Well-balanced but not something that I would seek out regularly.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
From a bottle poured a light amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Roasty, floral, basement aromas. Has a clear amber and orange color. Minimal head. Light bitter aftertaste. Good October Fest beer but in my opinion not worthy of the ratings on this site.


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