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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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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3.5
RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Had this beer on 10/15/1998. Color is orange with ok carbonation and head. Aroma is thick and rich. Taste is a lot like most October Fests. Body is medium / heavy and goes down thick. Finish is a sweet malt flavor.

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2007
I have been on drinking some fest biers lately, and alot of them are starting to blend in and bore me. This one, however, did not. Amber gold color. Nice toasty malt aroma. Flavor is more toasted malts, nice and sweet with a little nuttiness as well. Finishes with a nice crisp zest. Good stuff.

3.5
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle @ House of Brews, NYC. Pours a deep orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma is grain with a nice malt characteristic as well. Taste is grain and bread notes in the fore with malt flavors coming out in the end. Not as sweet as the Hacker-Pschorr, but definitely representative of the crisp refreshing Oktoberfest style.

3.5
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle from BottleTrek.com. Orange in color with big head. Slight sweet and floral aroma. Sweet malty flavor with citrus and spice in the background. Medium to light mouthfeel, loads of carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish. One of the better German Oktoberfest.

3.5
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2008
The Oktoberfest used to be my arch-nemesis beer style that I could never conquer because I never understood exactly what it should actually taste like, BUT NOW I DO. This is awesome and delicious. I have conquered this beer style at long last. Ayinger does it right.

3.5
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 [Rerate 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 14 ] Pours a very clear light orange with a large foamy white head. Nice spicy malt aroma, light caramel and a good amount of hay. Medium bodied with weak flat carbonation. Flavors are quite balanced, lightly rich caramel malt with some spicy grassy hops. [8 / 4 / 8 / 3 / 16 ]Pours caramel/amber with a large foamy off-white head. Lovely spicy, caramel malt, and floral hop aroma. Really smooth barley-wine like caramel malts, warm and honey sweet, the hops really sit nicely behind the malt. Nice full/medium mouthful and gently carbonated.

3.5
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a clear orange body with a big white head at first that quickly dissipates, little lacing aromas of carmel nuts and cheese. a nice full mouthfeel with a soft smooth finish.

3.5
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle - Light amber pour with a foam head settles down quick. Rather malty sweet this with grain, hops and earthy notes. This was mild and an easy drinker, a bit fizzy and some dryness towards the end but a good Marzen all round! I’m a big fan of Celebrator and Aying seem to put out some nice beers.

3.5
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pours sparkling medium orange with a large fizzy off-white head. Aroma is heavily malty of straw and carmel, lightly hoppy and heavily yeasty of grape, rasins apples and honey. Flavor stats moderatly sweet and lightly bitter, carmel notes, spice and clove phenols, finishe much the same. medoum bodied, creamy and livley carbonated.

3.5
robforbes (2279) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2008
pours a clear light amber-orange with a large white foamy head that lasts awhile, very good lacing.
smell is faint, some malt, some caramel.
taste is watery at first then thickens up, malt, touch of roasted nuts, caramel comes through in the back, bread dough, end is a tad chewy and leave the mouth oily, slight bitter aftertaste.


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