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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: 1212   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.


HarmonKill-a-Brew's rating

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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmccrea (16) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Dark Bready Malts, Mild Caramel Appearance: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Dark Bready Malts, Mild Caramel, Mildly Floral Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (63) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours light brown sugar color with a small tan head. Smells of sweet caramel. Tastes like a caramel apple with a little crisp hop flavor. The perfect fall beer that’s refreshing and tasty while still remaining a beer. One of my all time favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphious2000 (6) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Pours with a medium foam---1/2 inch---disappears quickly. Nice deep gold color and slight off-white head. Faint sweet clover-like aroma ("floral"?)and smells of yeast/bread with slight hop aroma. Taste is like a American lager but perhaps a bit more hop flavor and much more crisp/tart on the back palate---slightly acidic. Overall, pleasant if somewhat boring "old world" style; compared to hop-bombs and weird formulations so popular in many craft brews today.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1416) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a good head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of fruit and caramel sweetness. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness with trace of fruit and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth, easy feel to it. Enjoyable beer, one of the better beers for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pint nine bottle shared. Pours a deep golden amber with white head and spider web lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet malts with some floral overtones. The flavor is crisp and clean exactly what an octoberfest beer should taste like. Mild sweetness in the malts. Floral hops and finishes crisp and clean. Give me liters of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (907) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a clear, copper-golden color with a large light tan head. Some carbonation bubbles migrate from the bottom. Sorghum and Christmas pull candy on the nose. Puffy mouthfeel with a slight burn on the rear of the palate. The bitterness profile cuts the sweetness expected from the aroma. It imparts a fruitiness where the sweet pull candy and sorghum would’ve otherwise dominated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (642) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A great beer for an excellent price! Once in awhile it pays to go to the source of excellent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle at home from notes 2011. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor were malt forward with doughy bread, caramel, some fruitiness, mild floral character with a dry lightly toasted finish. Solid Oktoberfest.


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