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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: 1196   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 (Bottle) Pours an orangish-amber with a thick foamy head. Okay Oktoberfest brew, expected much more from an Ayinger brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (794) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2009
500 ml bottle, but says 5.6% abv. Pours a gold color with a small, clingy, beige head that slowly fades. Taste is of caramel, malt and some hops. Similar aroma Has a good bitterness to it and is a little sweet. Has a foamy mouthfeel. Easy to drink and fairly enjoyable. Not as great as what I thought it would be. Neat looking bottle and cap.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (854) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
pours an amber color with a malty aroma. A slight bitterness in the taste, with a floral finish. This beer was okay for a Marzen, I was excited by its appearance but was let down by its taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2297) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours a reddish orange. Thin head. Aroma is candy sweet. Light and easy to drink. Could use more malt body for me. Ends up too sugary.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hanuta06 (274) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2013
Serving: from tap at Doyle’s Public House. Aroma: lightly malty. Appearance: large, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, flat, medium-yellow body. Taste: moderately malty, initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: too sweet for me. I wouldn’t drink this again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
bottle/ orange with a fat bubbled head. charcoal and caramel aroma taste is bitter in the forefront sweet caramel is there but is hidden by the bitter. leans a bit to far to the bitter side for me with this style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2224) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Cloudy amber pour with an offwhite head. Smell of honey, malt, and yeast, with a creamy taste. mouthfeel is bubbly, and somehow almost a gritty aftertaste feel. Something distinct about the taste that I can’t place. Not bad, but not great. Somewhat of a sweet yeasty taste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
On tap 9/7/07, a little lighter in color than I like in an Oktoberfest, big fluffy white foam. Flavor is good and balanced from what I could get from it, way too carbonated. Damn shame about the carbonation, tonight was about perfect for enjoying a good Oktoberfest on the deck.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2012
I must have tried a different beer than everyone here. Mine tasted just like a standard pale lager.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
HQT Octoberfest. 500 ml. bottle. I guess I’m just a wet blanket but I didn’t think this was an enjoyable beer at all. A little on the thick side, with a bitter aftertaste. Didn’t like the silage smell. I think it was a good light beer, that you could drink all day. I’msure it taste better on tap... and on Germany. I’ll make sure to give it a second chance when I’m there.


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