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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: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, beige thick creamy huge head. Malts and hops in aroma, along with hay and caramel. Strong flavour of hops and malt. Wellbalanced and pleasant. A bit roast and honey in aftertaste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 The aroma is grainy and has mild floral hops, incense, and caramel malt. The appearance is red/copper with a foamy head that turned a little clumpy. The flavor is very malty and has plenty of caramel and some honey. It’s a simple taste but good. The palate is just right for the style but finishes papery. Very nice and true to the style but, it did have a couple of issues.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 26, 2006
500 ml bottle. Drank on 8/14/06. Very clear copper. 1+" light tan lumpy head. Drops fairly quickly to a ring. No lacing. Aroma - Spicy, some orange citrus, a little sweetness. Fairly strong. Flavor - fairly high up front bitterness. Kind of cold and lagerlike on the tongue. Spicy and sweet orangy flavors come out in the swallow and finish. Fairly dry finish. Palate - pretty light and fairly high carb. Overall - OK. I haven’t had too many O’fests, but this one seems a little overly orangy. I guess other than that it’s alright, but not too exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2006
Tap at St Urhos, Helsinki. Looks like a thick mead. Thick white foam. Aroma of some thick, dark Finnish bread I can’t quite place. Taste of dark malt, trickled sugar and a bit sour aftertaste. Not really my cup of.. .er... beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
1 pt 1 oz bottle, pours a light golden color. Aroma is malty, almost has a tomato sauce like smell. Flavor is well balanced, very malty, medium finish. Not quite as good as I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a rich frothy head. Roasted malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Dry roasted malt and dough-like dryness on the palate. Yeasty dryness dominates over the malt. Slightly watery and not as rich on the palate as the nose would lead me to believe. Decent, though. Finishes carbonated and fairly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Golden amber with decent creamy white head / Simple, weak malt nose / Light body with some finish / Flavors of lightly sour malt with burnt sugar finish / Mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4207) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
500 ml bottle purchased at Monaghans. Poured an orange/amber with an initial large white head that settled into a thin layer that remained for most of the beer. Sweet malty aroma which reminded me off a mixture of chewy candy...caramel, toffee, butterscotch, molases. Body was a little to thin and the carbonation could of used some bulking up. Initial fruity flavor that is quickly taken over by a smokey maltiness. I was expecting more from this since it is rated rather high.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (305) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
500 ml bottle. A dark gold beer with a big, thick creamy head. Malty aroma with hops and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet with malt, caramel and a little hoppy dry finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. A- Caramel, malty. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Malty, spices, subtle burnt caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- One of the best Oktoberfests out there that I have had. Lots of spice and heavy malts.


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