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

bottled
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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
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alohabrewer (8) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 i love this brew and look forward to seeing it every autumn. Pours a beautiful golden/copper color with a great head. Malty and bready but not sweet, just as a great fest beer should be. Finishes clean. This is my favorite Oktoberfest beer!

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (535) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
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. In the nose there are some sweet bready and light toasted notes with light grain and some floral/spicy hops. 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Unfiltered straight from an oak cask at an Ayinger pub in Munich (near to the hofbrauhaus) This was the best Oktoberfest beer of our trip which is ironic because Ayinger is not a Munich brewery and therefore is not present at the Oktoberfest. I loved this beer it had a huge mouth feel and really tasted and felt like a real Marzen.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1076) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Oh, is this splendid. Let’s start with the scent. Beautiful burnt malts. It follows through in flavor. This is a malt-heavy beer, and it is stunning. Just stunning.


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