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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1467   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (351) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
500 ml bottle, pour is amber with a slight head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, toffee, hard candy, slight citrus. Well balanced, earthy flavor tending toward sweet...rich yet refreshing. Has some fruity, floral, and mineral notes, creamy texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. One of the better versions of this style, similar to a Vienna lager but with more caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (3044) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Draft at Brauhaus Schmitz. Billed as "Ayinger Kirta-Halbe" but seems to match up here. Hazy orange amber pour with a good amount of meringue white froth on top. Medium roasted caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops. Notes of tangerine, brown bread, celery hearts, pumpkin seeds and Cheerios. Well rounded. Well rounded. Easy drinking. Pleasant juicy marzen.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark gold pour with some off-white foam. Lightly toasted whole wheat bread drizzled with caramel. Hint of a hop bite. While not my favorite style this tastes just like a true Marzen should taste. Pretty much sets the standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (1002) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 2, 2016
Amber color. Caramel and bread. Smooth and really tasty. Probably the best Marzen I’ve had yet. Crisp and refreshing with loads of maltiness and creamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours slightly hazy deep orange amber. The yeast wasn’t exactly sticky so hard to tell whether it would have been crystal clear without. Moderate offwhite head subsides. Nose of bread, biscuit, rich malt, slight metallic. Slight perfumey noble hop. Tastes moderate sweet malt, brown bread, slight caramel, savoury maillard notes, biscuit, light bitter, touch more perfumey hop, again a tinge of metallic. This bottle’s 10 months old but may not have been stored cold... Medium body, clean, no esters, crisp malty finish, medium carb, slightly creamy. Ok, would like to try fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19186) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 29, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep amber colour with a mid-sized most good lasting beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, mild dryish fruits, caramel. Taste of toasted malt, mild fruits, caramel, some floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3313) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Slightly hazy amber colour with a golden hue. Warm cap, kind of creamy, decent lasting and some good lacing. Bread malt aromas with caramel notes and some sweet fruitiness (dates, mild raisins). Hints of nuttiness. The taste is not as sweet, but still has some fruits, light caramel and hops in the finish. The blend between the hops and malts is quite nice in the aftertaste, which saves the flavours (as a little too mild, but rich with time). Pretty good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours an amber colour with a generous head. Aroma is bread, malt. Taste is same, plus grass and some fruits. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
Hands down the best widely available Oktoberfest. It has a typical flavor profile of an Oktoberfest while being more drinkable, more flavorful, and smoother than the Paulaner or the Hacker.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimcman (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
I am going to pass on the mouth feel, aroma, starts with this ends with that nonsense with this one. This is the best marzen I have ever consumed. Spaten and Paulaner are still world class, but this is the best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1555) - - JAN 15, 2016
Bright amber pour with a massive puffy head. Malty, bready aroma. Bready up front, caramel sweetness, grassy, lighter fruit notes. Medium body. The standard-bearer for Marzen

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