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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.9
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
500mL bottle. Pours a bright, medium orange-amber color; huge light-tan head that fills the glass; good retention and lacing. The aroma on this is pretty sweet, showing nougats and dried oranges and sugar; a bit overripe. Medium mouthfeel: I think where this beer succeeds over so many other märzens is in the adicity coming through from the citrusy hops: the hoppiness isn’t over the top or even all that immediate, but the jolt of lemony and orange acidity keeps that candy sugar and dried fruit core alive in the mouth; most other märzens are flabby by comparison. Lengthy, orange and candy sugar finish, with some mild citrus bitterness coming through.

3.3
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
I liked this beer, but I was surprised to see how highly it is rated. The aroma was not too strong, some caramel maltyness, and a good bit of earthy and floral hops. It had a clear, amber-oragne color, with a medium-sized, creamy white head. The flavor was somewhat bitter and fruity, with some sweetness for balance. Pretty creamy and smooth on the palate, with some fizzyness; a good mouthfeel. Overall I thought it was a good beer, just not as good as some competing types.

3.8
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2007
pours a murky gold color and forms a nice white head. soild oktober fest offering. at the price of $3.99 pre bottle though which i paid for it today it is a bit pricy.

3.9
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Spectacular surprise on tap at the Ayinger outlet off Marianplatz in Munchen. This was the hoppiest Bavarian beer I have tried to date and extremely pleasant because of it. Reddish in color, which is unique to the array of Bavarian beers too. Really a splendid festbier. Alcohol is undetectable in the taste or palate but permeates your body with pleasure. I’m so grateful I was at the brewery outlet in Munich during fest time.

3.6
juiceisloose (1543) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
This poured a nice amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was of sweet malts, bread and grains, and faint hint of hops. The flavor was much the same with the sweet malts dominating with the grains in the background. It was really sweet and sticky on the palate. Medium bodied that had a crisp dry finish to it. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one was pretty solid.

3
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Golden pour with thick foamy head. Grainy yeasty aroma. Taste is of sweet malt with only a hint of floral hops.

3.4
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a clear light amber color with a medium off white head. Smells of sweet grains, malts, and bready yeast. Pretty much typical of most of this style. The taste was heavy on the malts, the grains really stand out as well. Overall quite sweet, almost yrupy on the palate as well. I’m usualy not a huge fan of Oktoberfest brews, bu this was one of the better ones Ive had.

3.7
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Draught Pours a amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is weak but some bready malts are apparent. Initial taste is toasty with mild malts. Hints of spices phase in for only a short duration. Finishing with crisp hops.

3.6
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Tap at Ayinger resturant in Munich on 9-29-07. Didn’t drink a whole maß of this oktoberfestbeir, but I wish that I had! Absolutely unique and superior to all the Munich oktoberfestbiers; what I imagine a märzen was originally like when they started serving them at the festival. Cloudy orange amber color with a big off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of fruity mellon and yeast. Sweet, thick and fruity with a suprising bitter finish to round it off. I want more of this.

3.4
bhensonb (15758) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
500 ml. bottle. Nice bready aroma accompanied by floral hop. Amber color with a frothy off-white head. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Flavors of caramel, bread and flowers/herbs. Very smooth. Slightly caramel sweet. This carries into the finish, but there are floral hop notes to help balance that. Something of floral, herbal tastes at the end of the finish. It is really very tasty.


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