Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Additional notes (10/01/23) – pictured.

It was over eighteen years ago that I wrote the notes below. I’ve drunk this beer a multitude of times since, but even though those 2005 notes might seem harsh I have never really loved this beer.

The head in the picture is impressive but mainly because it results from a very aggressive pour. Even that one is gone way too quickly and I would mostly stand by what I wrote below.

The malts are obviously in place, and one could even say this is a classic example of the style, but for me there’s something about its depth that I don’t quite understand/

To me it still feels a little light, and even though I might take a bit of a different view that I originally did, this still isn’t an example of the style that I would reach for above others.


Original notes (02/27/05)

Extremely disappointing and rather ordinary.

Hazy orange pour with a small, instantly forgettable head and a tiny bit of lacing. Some marzipan (almond paste) in the nose and quite smooth, but depertately lacking in body and substance. In fact, really quite watery.

Deeply disappointing mouthfeel, and rather than a beer that you might enjoy in October has the days get cooler and you appreciate a little more “ummpff” in your beer, this brew slacks off and lets you down. An O-fest in need of some Viagra!

Poor example, if somewhat drinkable.

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02/27/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.8 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 1.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.3
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