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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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Brentlinger (5) - Greencastle, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2006 does not count
Wow! This was a nice beer! Crisp, smooth, and had a citrus flavor to it. A hint of carmel could be detected. Goes down good with some knackwurst and rot kraut.

kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2006
In fairness, I will have to try this one agiain this fall. I drank this Oktoberfest beer in May, and it possibly just outlived its life. As for this one, it had a nice copper color, but a thin, white head and no lacing and little aroma. Taste was slightly hoppy, but mostly watery. At mid glass, hints of malt were trying to enter, but were mostly overcome by stale taste. Metallic finish left me not impressed at all with this. Again, given the high ratings by others, I’ll try a fresh one this fall.....as fresh as I can get in Atlanta, GA.

ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours a amber color with a slight haze to it. Smells and tastes a aweful lot like a saltine cracker. Biscuity nose and taste with a malty, and wheaty aftertaste. Not really any hops in this one that i can taste.

Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy amber color with a white head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and hops. Flavor is malty, sweet, citrus, and spice. Not my favorite Oktoberfest, but good.

SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
Dark amber. Small, dense, off white head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty caramel, a touch of honey, and subtle, crisp hops. Same flavor with more honey and more hops. Smooth, medium body. One of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had.

madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours orange in color with a very thin white head. Lots of little bubbles coming to the top. Aroma of bread, caramel, toasted wheat cereal. Very mild flavor, very hard to pick anything out, it is malty, I don’t detect any hops and finishes with a wheat taste that lasts for a little while. A little fruity sweetness comes through as it warms. Medium bodied, but feels a little watered down.

Ratman197 (14964) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2006
500ml bottle poured a clearorange copper with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuity malt, carmel and a hint of n9oble hops in the background.Palate was medium to full bodied. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and just a hint of hops with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. This is one MALTY mother of a beer!

punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a golden color with a tinge of orange and a big fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and doughy. Definately has a strong biscuit scent like others have mentioned. Flavor is also very biscuit like, loads of sweet honey like malts with just enough hops on the finish, but could maybe use a tiny bit more. Not a bad beer but I find the overabundant maltiness to make this one a bit dry for may taste.

brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
One of the few beers I was able to rate at my own 2nd annual ides of March beer tasting (3-18-06). Pours light orange and hazy. Light white head. Malty caramel with biscuit aroma. Lightly sweet malt in the taste as well as well balanced hops. More on the malty side but still well balanced with hops making for a very enjoyable beverage. Medium soft - creamy body. As good a lager as I’ve had.

pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Found this one in the cooler of a nice little packy in Jersey. Though it was way after October I couldn’t help myself given my appreciation of the style. Poors a hazy gold with significant bubbles and a big loose white head. Aroma is primarily fruity yeast (apples), malty undertones, and some flowers. Sitson the tongue well, not a ton of body, but good for a Marzen smooth needless to say. Malt and cereal/bread flavor seeps into the tongue and mouth. A little bit of spice (maybe peppery?) perhaps coming from the floral hop tastes. Towards the end, I felt like I was getting bits of toasted malt flavor too. Relatively high amount of complexity for an Oktoberfest. Even though this isn’t the optimal age for this beer, the flavor is still exceptionally clean with only the hops lingering and then trailing off. This September I’ll keep an eye out for this one to rerate!

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