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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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4.8
tekstr1der (490) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Pours a hazy copper with little to no retention. Aroma of biscuit and yeast (in a good way). Taste of toast and caramel. Smooth, almost buttery palate... mouth feel is remarkable. The finest I’ve had yet of this style. Off to get another!

4.7
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
If you want this beer, this is the time. Just off the boat, the beer was super fresh, had outstanding head retention and aroma, which is sometimes unusual for German bottled beer. The head stayed to the last drop, like it should. Malt flavor ranks right up their with the Paulaner/Hacker bunch. This beer is why Ayinger is one of the best and why Fall is my favorite beer season.

4.7
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Easy drinking, well balanced beer that has the same inviting maltiness as other examples of the style, but without the oft lingering sweetness. Creamy feeling natural carbonation is there for those who can appreciate it. Try this one before you say you don’t like Fest biers.

4.7
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
For the style, this is about as smooth and flavorful as this beer can get. Ayinger’s brew is rich, malty, and sweet. However, there’s a bit of hoppy spice to give this brew a crisp, clean finishing note. As drinkable as it is beautiful, Oktober Fest-Marzen is a fantastic option for bratwurst and rich meats.

4.6
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Draft at Kahdet Kasvot. What a magnificently tasty malty-grainy-toffee, superbly attenuated, crisp and satisfying pint of liquid bread. If only other lager brewers could so consistently pull off such a flawless libation.

500 mL bottle, pint glass. Gigantic, frothy, off-white head is mostly diminishing. Beautiful orange body appears to be of medium consistancy. Hazy appearance from tiny, dense particles. Slight caramel and apple aroma. Yum...candied apples. Flowery hops and doughy yeast aromas. Flavor starts mod. sweet / mod. bitter and finishes mod. bitter with no acidity. A note of honey arrives in the finish. Light carbonation accompanies a watery body with a light / medium consistancy. Flavors are pleasant, but too subdued.

Rerate: 9/7/03 Rerating with an in-season bottle. The big difference here is the malt. Much bigger malt with a fresh bottle. Old rating was (7,3,6,3,12=3.1).

4.6
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 This beer is so good it was so fresh. I had it off a keg at a festival. Really enjoyable. Golden in color. Little sweet. Well balanced by malt and hops. Not a overpowering beer. If you are a fan of the fall and octoberfest, then get this beer.

4.6
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Big white foamy head out of the bottle, a little lacing. Liquid Gold in color. In my opinion, not as good as Capital Fest or Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. My Opinion. Smooth drinkable marzen very tasty. I like it.

4.6
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
500 mL bottle. Thought I loved Sam’s Octoberfest, but it doesn’t compare as far as flavor profile. The depth of flavors in this Marzen is incredible. I’m ready to go to Germany now for the real deal. Can’t even describe in words. Wish it was easier to find around here. I had to order it through my bar and make it the beer of the month, but they ran out after I got my first and only case. Will start earlier next year.

4.6
musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Very crisp, rich aroma. Pours gold with medium head, has a toasted taste with moderate carbonation. Mild hop flavor with woody hints. Very tasty Oktoberfest. One of my favorites.

4.6
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
This is my favorite Oktoberfest beer. Pours a medium copper with an off-white one finger head. Nice balance with between the hops and lightly roasted malts. Appropriate carbonation and great overall appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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