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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1249   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Finally bit the bullet and bought a bottle. Great amber color with fluffy white/off-white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and alittle light hops and a little skunk. A very mellow malt sweetness with crisp hop/dry finish. Extremely drinkable, but like the Celebrator, lacking that flavor impact that I was expecting. Again, for being at the top of rankings for Marzen, I am somewhat dissappointed and surprised. Starting to think that its not worth paying the import price when local breweries have better offerings in these styles, and could much more use my dime.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Ambré foncer avec un tête moyen beige. L’arôme du malt un peu sucré et un petit peu d’houblon floral. Le goût est du malt sucré avec un peu du sucré et une finale très peu amer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is light fruits and caramel and malty yeast. Taste is the same, nicely sweet, almost no hops. Medium mouthfeel, gentle carbonation. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Radiant orange body with a small white cap. Aromas of lager yeast, subtle spice, fruity malt. Smells true to style. Clean and easy drinking. A good Oktoberfest bier is a thing of beauty. It’s that time of year. A solid German brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (45) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours clear amber, beautiful two finger head that lasts. Aroma is fruit (plum?) and malt sweetness. Taste is great example of marzen lager. Love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (180) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a clear orange-gold with a white head. Aromas of bread and honey. Flavors of caramel and honey.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (920) - Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, earlier today. $3.75 for the 500 mL bottle. To long-stemmed white wine glass it pours a clear carrot orange with which a bubbly, off-white head two fingers in length stood. Aromas of Munich malt, cherry tomatoes, noble hops, spent grain, sweat, and celery leaves. Tastes the same with the addition of minerals, young oak, German yeast, and papaya-flavored seltzer water. Had experienced a metallic aftertaste by swallow. I’m not in love with the style, but I definitely could drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmalecki05 (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Drank this last night, with cheese crackers , and olives. Wonderful color, beautiful amber color. Head is nice, but dissipates quickly. I am NOT a particular fan of lager beer, outside of dopplebock or eiebock but the taste was very nice. And clean what I would expect from a German Beer. Overall, I gave this beer a 15. I would certainly drink this again, this is not a beer I would particularly cellar, or keep on hand.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
500 mL bottle poured into a shaker. Aromas of butterscotch and buttered toast are strongest initially, but these give way to citrus notes of orange and tangerine along with some floral notes and peach cobbler as well as some vanilla and green grapes late. It pours a clear yellow amber with an oily appearance. It’s topped by a soft, but rocky looking white head which eventually reduces down to a medium foamy ring with a soft, full, fuzzy layer on the surface. A moderate, puffy lace is left on the glass. The taste is mostly a medium, smooth, malty sweet with a light, mellow, spicy bitter. The slick, medium-light bodied beer is smooth with a light, fizzy carbonation. There’s notes of caramel and butterscotch on the palate and it finishes with a citrus and spice combination. The aftertaste is light, spicy, and clean, and doesn’t linger long.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (491) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Appearance: this beer is a very clear average golden color with hints of amber, pours with a large beige head that has above average retention and density Aroma: very sweet, strong caramel, perhaps some flowers, brown sugar, Taste: sweet caramel, hints of grain throughout, floral hints too Palate: very smooth drinking, soft carbonation, heavier mouthfeel, slight sweet aftertaste Overall: this is pretty dang good marten, very strong caramel throughout, pretty sweet too but goes down easy, perfect for a fall festival ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (198) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Clear faint orange pour. Aroma of apples, spices and sweet bread. Sweet malt and cracker taste. Bubbly and effervescent. Really nice.


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