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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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3.1
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 26, 2006
500 ml bottle. Drank on 8/14/06. Very clear copper. 1+" light tan lumpy head. Drops fairly quickly to a ring. No lacing. Aroma - Spicy, some orange citrus, a little sweetness. Fairly strong. Flavor - fairly high up front bitterness. Kind of cold and lagerlike on the tongue. Spicy and sweet orangy flavors come out in the swallow and finish. Fairly dry finish. Palate - pretty light and fairly high carb. Overall - OK. I haven’t had too many O’fests, but this one seems a little overly orangy. I guess other than that it’s alright, but not too exciting.

4.4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2006
sweet malt aroma. Hazy golden color. very malty smell. A very demanding chewy beer but still very balanced and light. The coolest part of this beer is the bottlecap.

4.2
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Poured a beautiful orange with a great white head. Aroma was spicy sweet. Flavor extremely balanced and sweet, with a spicy taste and a thick mouthfeel, so very good.

3.5
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
17 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with pink. Big, dirty-white head settles to a berg. Odd nose of half sour pickle; touch of soap, faint clove. Biting carb leads to sour apple and mild burnt caramel. Some spices, sweet lips. A nice drinker with a well rounded mouthfeel.

3.6
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Amber-orange pour with a frothy head. Bread, orange, and malt in the nose. Light mouthfeel with a lot of flavor. Buttery is a good description, with a nice hop profile that balances the sweet malt character. Delicious.

3.6
wxman (1819) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Pours pale amber with a thick antique lace head that stays on. Aroma is sweet malt and fresh hop flower. The taste is buttery along with the sweet liquor of lightly roasted malt. Has a delicious dry-hopped bitterness as well. A fantastic example of the style.

4.1
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Pours orange with white head - surprisingly cloudy for a German lager. Aroma is largely malts (very doughy) - lots of caramel, hints of fruit (raisins, dried apricots). The beer tastes quite malty, with a very balanced level of hop bitterness. It starts sweet on the tonge with lots of malts and caramel and has a very bubbly mouthfeel. The beer finishes sweet with some hop bitterness. A fine example of the style.

3.7
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Nice looking amber beer. Decent head. Very smooth soft malts and mildly sweet. Hops are pushed to the background but have a slight drying presence towards the end. The mouthfeel and body on this one is right on. One of the better Oktoberfest beers that I have had the privelege to enjoy.

4.2
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Brilliant orange color with medium white head. great lacing. Nice bready, sweet malt aroma. Faint nuttiness and toasted character comes through as it warms. Just enough floral and spice to balance. Flavor is much the same. Caramel/toffee/roasted nuts up front, with just enough hop presence to help clean the palate. Perfect mouthfeel. Probabaly one of the most balanced beers I’ve had, score reflects that, more than anything. Another gateway beer for me, that IMO is way underated.

3.9
thornecb (5909) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Pours deep amber into a nonick. Significant white micro head with excellent retention. Bread and caramel aromas. Upfront medium, creamy sweet caramel with a bitter, lasting finish.


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