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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1205   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kcdoom (18) - merriam, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
nice copper color with a white head. scents of fruit and malty sweetness. a great aftertaste of lingering fruit with a balance of malt. one of the best oktoberfest beers in th world.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2009
The best ocktoberfest out there. Rich amber color with thin white head. Aromas of sweet caramel and roasted citrus. Creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a big mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the label. Appearance: It has a rich deep golden color with very good clarity and some nice carbonation flowing up to the head. The head has a creamy off white color and rises up tall in the glass before slowly settling down to a nice foamy cap. Smell: In the nose there are some sweet bready and light toasted notes with light grain and some floral/spicy hops. Taste/Palate: The flavor has a very enjoyable malty character. There is mild sweetness, bready and light toasted grain notes, pie crust and very light caramel notes. This is balanced by some mild bitterness and notes of spicy/floral hops. The hops turn more leafy and mineral like in the finish which is crisp and refreshing. Its body has a solid medium to full feel with well balanced carbonation. Notes: This is a very well made Oktoberfest. To me it’s like a Munich Helles Lager but a little deeper in color, richer and fuller in flavor and body with the same wonderful drinkability.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
camist (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2009 does not count
One of the best oktoberfest beers. The malty nose and citrus hops make for a great relaxing birra!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atgunning (2) - Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2010 does not count
A solid offering from what some consider to be the best Munich-area brewery, Copper-colored with very little head, lingering finish and fairly sweet. Good hops, balances the malt very well.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours perfectly clear copper-orange with fluffy, off-white head. Smells malty and kind of sweet with a touch of hops. Taste follows the nose, it’s good but nothing super outstanding, but probably the best of the style I’ve ever had. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen finishes lightly crisp.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Sweet malt forward. Appearance is golden apricot. Clear smal head, large bubbles. Taste is malt forward with a hint of aroma hops finished with a trace of bitterness. Bit of honey. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall one of the best beers I have ever had. Close to perfection.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
The oktoberfest against which I compare all others at this point. Tried as part of a fall beer tasting session with James, the Cunigans, and Jess. Was incredibly impressed with the balance of this beer. Solid caramel foundation, somewhat sweet with a medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Imminently drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
twb0392 (10) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
This is, I think, the best Octoberfest that I have tried. Very malty with a medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
sweet malty aroma. rich, full-bodied, uber-malty, somewhat sweet flavor. dark amber color. a classic. liquid bread.


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