Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen 16.9oz, Aying

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Country: Germany
Region: Bavaria
Sub-Region: Aying
Grape Varietal: Märzen / Oktoberfest
Review Score: 92BTI, 90BA
Alcohol By Volume: 5.8%

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Pure amber color. Aromas of toasty pound cake with apple, pineapple, peach, and delicate herbs. Very supple and seamless integrated dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with honeycomb, pepper, apple-mint jam on wafer, and mineral notes on the long finish. Elegant, complex and satisfying.

92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Nov 2012)

Medium to full in body with a superb texture, smoothness and crispness position for dominance. Hard bread like malt flavours that are almost cracker like. Restrained hop bitterness is slapped around by the malt for a little while and seems to never recover but still have the strength to balance. Malt flavour is big, sweetness wraps around the tongue and leaves a big impression of malt. Alcohol is squashed in the middle of the malt character yet still lends a sweet and spicy ghost like ester. Finally some spiciness comes through from the hops and mellows the malt and drops a trail of leafy herbal hop flavour also. Complex dry grain and husk linger.

90 points, BeerAdvocate (Sep 2001)