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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: 1444   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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3.4
BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Clear light gold pour with a small frothy white head. Sweet nose with some bread. Smooth palate. Taste is lightly toasted bread, light lemon, and a touch of caramel. Really good stuff.

3
KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
Hazy orange with a large off white head. Aroma was yesty with toasted malt and hints of caramel. Flavor had toasted malt, caramel and yeast. Finished sweet.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle at home from notes 2011. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor were malt forward with doughy bread, caramel, some fruitiness, mild floral character with a dry lightly toasted finish. Solid Oktoberfest.

3.3
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
It is interesting to note the disparity of flavours and aromas found in this beer, depending on the year it was rated. I found it to be a solid rep of the style, but with nothing flashy or special going on. Straightforward buttery caramel malt with a low floral hop profile in the finish that almost becomes unnoticable after the first few sips.

3.4
olio (10340) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100916.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of grain, grass, malts and some cellar notes. Flavor of grain, malts, caramel and grass.

Earlier Rating: 9/22/2012 Total Score: 3.1
50 cl bottle as "Ayinger Kirtabier". BBE 05/2013.
Pours slightly hazy golden color with a medium-sized head. Aroma has some stuffy fruits, earth, nuts, fruity malts, some yeast and a bit of caramel. Flavor of fruits, malts and hay, faint nutty notes and caramel on the flavor as well. Bitter and dry palate lead to a long, grassy and bitter finish. Decent oktoberfest, but slightly too stuffy for my taste.
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3.5
marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light amber with a modest beige head and a bready aroma. There is a toasty malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. This is a well-balanced brew that is easy to drink.

3.5
phaleslu (10324) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
500 ml bottle at The Royale on their Tuesday Oktoberfest celebration night. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color with a thick, foamy eggshell white head. Notes of grains, honey, Munich malts, red apple skins, straw, grass, dust, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with soft but plentiful carbonation and a straw mouthfeel. This is a very nice Oktoberfest beer, a good traditional example of the style.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Nathaniel’s. Pretty amber-orange, clear, fine thick head. Nutty, malty nose, light caramel, earthy hops, light peach and orange. Sweet fruity, nutty, malty, some raisins. A bit old, perhaps. Tasty, rich, fruity, and malty. Good, but did not move me as I was hoping it would. I really need to try this fresh in Germany on tap.

3.5
sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Courtesy of Tony @ OTH. Pours golden, white head. Aroma and taste has this ncie and sweet almost vegetable scent and mouthfeel. there is also plenty of nice malt and sweet sugar.. Another fine offering by Ayinger. They clearly have their own style.

3.7
JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2008
Foxy-orange beer, clear, with a small cream-beige coloured head. Bottom of bottle shows scary UFO’s, but they stick to their place. Earthy-leafy nose, with some caramel apparent. Strange extra aroma, as from the frying fat from roast fowl. Leafy, earthy flavours and pretty bitterish from beautiful continental noble hops; fine and delicate and tasty at the same time. Finishing dry-bitter, and still leaving an impression of fruitiness behind. Another one with amazing balance. Warming up, this roast-fat creeps into the taste as well. Light to medium bodied, well-carbonated, slight slickness. Wow, joss, this ranks amongst the best from the already famous Ayingerbräu. Excellent beer, even bottled, wish I could taste this one from the Zwickelhahn one day.


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