449. Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

449. Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

I've been in the mood for lighter and lower alcohol beers the last few days, but my fridge has only high alcohol beers. This was purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with various quadrupels. I let this warm slightly and served it in my NERAX pint glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Alcohol: 5.6%
Serving: Bottle, 500 mL
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a clear copper with a creamy, fluffy, off-white head that thins to a shiny half-inch layer, which remains throughout most of the beer.

Smell (4.0): Predominantly malty in the nose. There are bready, caramel and toffee notes, as well as a hint of fruitiness and a light leafy hop aroma.

Taste (4.0): Strong toasty and bready malt flavors are evident upfront. There's a light fruity sweetness in the center that fades to a nice leafy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Light-bodied, moderate carbonation, with a nice, lightly dry finish.

Drinkability (4.0): Light and easy to drink, but very flavorful.

Overall (4.0): A nicely done Oktoberfest, a perfect match for the cooling temperatures.

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