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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Coppery colored, little white head. Surprisingly sweet aroma with caramel, mild toffee and fruits. Medium bodied. Flavor is as sweet. Caramel also there with fruits and slight hops, aftertaste dries, but only slightly.

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bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Pours golden amber with a huge head. Aroma is malty with a undertone of floral hops. Flavor is not nearly as malty as most octoberfests, with a stronger hop presence. Well balanced, but not really true to the style.

3
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Appears a hazy, copper toned amber with a small, off-white head that fades into a fizzy collar. Streaks of lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of malty, sourdough, mild fruit, caramel, raw maple, with a off note that is a bit vegetal. Taste is of the same aromas. There’s the doughy, caramel infused broccoli again that I’m just not digging. What the hell is that? It’s like an odd astringency that’s in there by accident. The sweet malts seem to be coving up for it’s inadequacies, nonetheless. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium bodied, and slightly thin. This was one of the few Oktoberfests we found in the store during our weekend at The Jersey Shore. Even the wife was kind of let down with this, as it’s one of her favorite styles. Overall, it’s just sort of unexciting, and ho-hum. It’s supposed to be a celebration, bitches!

3.6
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Poured out a perfect orange-red amber hue with a heavy foaming off-white head. A nice doughy malt smell on this rich malty beer. A good oktoberfest beer that delivers a playful balance of malt and hops that finishes creamy and smooth.

3.3
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Poured a hazy orange, mild white head. Nutty aroma, flavor was definelty malty with a bitter hop taste. Not my favorite Oct fest but a good one none the less. Thanks to Stegosaurus for this one.

3.9
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2006
This is a good example of why the Germans have a great reputation for making good beer. Aroma is bready, on the toast side. This is much rounder than most beers in the style. Sweet malts, present hops, nice finish... I could easily gulp this like water. It is easy to drink. Even though I find this an unusual Oktoberest I still can see myself drinking it with a slice of pumpkin pie.

3.6
vyvvy (6460) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Pour copper with a nice sized off white head. Aroma is bready toffee and caramel malt. It is rich, but not as sweet as most oktoberfests. Medium / full body with a decent amount of carbonation. Starts with toffee and caramel, rich biscuity like malt. The finish has some hoops adding spice. There is a linger mix of toffee and spice. This is an excellent example of the Marzen style.

3.9
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Aroma jumps out at you. Very strong carmel, reminds me of molasses somewhat. Translucent orange body with several fingers worth of head. Very full body. Malt and carmel dominate the flavor. Some roasty presence. Some hops there, but this is definitely a malt-forward beer. Unfortunately, there’s just a hint of that roasted vegetable taste in it, I think. Goes away as you drink it. Not the best octoberfest I’ve had (as a result of the slight off-flavor, as well as the flavor not being as full as it could), but definitely one of the best. I wish I could find it on tap, since I’ve heard it’s exquisite that way.

3.7
Radek Kliber (7352) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2006
Bottle 500ml. Pours amber gold with very fine haze. Neat large creamy head on top. Fine fresh grassy hop aroma, candy sweet malts beneath, rose somewhere between. Very soft texture, a bit of rye bread and sweet pale malts. Good gentle bitters at edge, maybe just a bit too creamy to claim its greatness.

3.1
Tranquillity (2324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
Tap at St Urhos, Helsinki. Looks like a thick mead. Thick white foam. Aroma of some thick, dark Finnish bread I can’t quite place. Taste of dark malt, trickled sugar and a bit sour aftertaste. Not really my cup of.. .er... beer.


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