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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Situation: PSU heading toward a 3-0 start--time to prematurely celebrate... Glassware: Schneider Edel Weisse.... Appearance: clear, dark copper body with subtle, steady effervescence; white head flattens quickly, which is surprising... Aroma: fragrant malts mean business--but the balance of hops forms a welcoming pro-drinking atmosphere with toffee and caramel... Palate: medium-bodied, throaty lager that engages the mouth completely; pleasantly substantial... Taste: sweet but reserved, malty but with enough bite to have a hops reminder; a bit more complex than other fests I’ve had... Overall: a classic revisited--sweet, pleasant pairing with the Saturday afternoon...satisfyingly balanced...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours clear copper with a decent cream head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malt and yeast with a bit of hops, caramel, and toffee. Taste similar to smell, but with a greater degree of progression. Begins malty and yeasty. Transitions to a sweeter caramel enhanced malty flavor. Finishes with a combination of sweet caramel and hops. Light-medium body with average carbonation. Overall, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mchodge13 (21) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle. Best Oktoberfest I’ve had to date. Velvety, amber appearance. Perfect balance of malts and hops. Medium bodied and silky smooth. I served it with a bacon mac-n-cheese at a pairing event.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Ayinger is one of the few Germans that you can’t get in the 12 oz variety of bottle. The cap is gimmicky and one of the coolest ones I have come across. No sign of freshness date, but I am pretty sure it is fresh. Pours the lighter Oktoberfest style, the festival lager style, with a mix of amber and gold body. Nice 4 finger white head. The malts smell juicy and roasted. The hops are earthy with a hint of spice, a nice scent to this one. The mouthfeel is pretty full, a lot of sweetness, mostly malt, one of the heartier tasting Oktoberbests. The hop bitterness sneaks in slighlty at the end but it is well-balanced. Overall a solid Oktoberfest beer, would like to have it by the 12 oz bottle though rather than the larger bottle. It is a well balanced entry into the field and may be what you want to try first if your pondering on which one to choose. Had it again and I thought it was much hoppier and better, score bumped up.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (325) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoniancraft (57) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma is like a wonderfully malted grain. Bready and rich smell. Clear ver color with good head. Taste is well rounded and very drinkable. Very enjoyable autumn beer. Excellent brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmccrea (19) - Stow, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer. It is an excellent style that reminds me of fall and this is one of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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