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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: 1276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Love this beer. It strikes the perfect balance between the drinkable but flat oktoberfests served on the wiesen, and the overly carmelly and sweet export oktoberfests that most breweries brew. It has a subdued yet complex malt sweetness but finishes light and clean. Not cloying. This is the archetype.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (144) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Rich malty aroma full of biscuit. No hops in the aroma. Amber, clear appearance. White head with good retention. The flavor is malt forward with nice bready graininess. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a semidry finish. Overall an excellent example of the marzen style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1349) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuFFBreweryLtd (4) - - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
This brew is a thing of beauty. Bubbly goodness travelling up the glass to form a perfect a head. Smells great! Smooth. Great after taste. Lots of flavour. Lots going on. Lingers. Warms. Paul Ay(z)inger would enjoy this one. I need to find this beer in town and load up. Don't want this party to end. My taste buds will be boogeyin' long after this beer is done. Yowzer wowzer. Long live Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 2, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 INCREDIBLE BEER! Malty and floral nose... Flavor was malty but had this slight floral thing going on too... slight hint of fruit also... One of my favorites!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2003
Sampled from from wooden cask at "Ayingers" in Munich. Broad, interresting hoppy nose. Cloudy dark amber, creamy head with lace. Fruity full body, peach notes and enough malt. Nice hop composition - slightly citric. A bit wood taste, probably from the cask. Nice fresh bitterhop aftertaste. Not really a extreme beer in any way, but just plainly good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Great malty-toasted aroma, with hints of honey and subtle background of hops. Beautiful amber-orange color, with a big, very dense, pure white head. Flavor is great malty and toasted with a very balancing hops backgroung.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
16.9 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a dull, but shimmering gold with an inch of foamy white head on top. Nose is squash, light spice, dominant (but not overbearing) malt, and a light sweet honey. Taste is right on par ... the malt and squash jump the gun, then the honey and spice swagger in and last very pleasantly through the finish. This is a fantastic beer, let alone the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever tried, and I really wish I had a case of this stuff. I rated Paulaner high, but in hindsight, I could not give it the same rating after having this. This is my first beer from Ayinger and I hope the rest of their line-up is not disappointing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange, perfect Oktoberfest color with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is Munich malts and German hops. Taste follows the nose. This is a light, easy to drink beer. It’s not the most interesting Oktoberfest I’ve tried, but it is the most well-crafted and probably the best overall. I like it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1353) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a clear medium golden amber with a large frothy white head, mostly lasting with lace. This looks like the quintessential beer. Aroma is lightly sweet and toasty, bready, caramel balanced by floral/earthy hops. Flavor is much the same, with the hops taking a little more of a role. Medium body. Great balance. Soft, just right sweetness and light bitterness and just a little dry on the finish. Very tasty and endlessly drinkable. This is beer. Im not going to ’low rate’ this like most because its not an imperial or barley wine, etc. Its a top notch, well-made, great beer.


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