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Scoresheets for Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen

3B Oktoberfest/Marzen

Average Score 41.5 / 50
Scored by 2 People

Score Sheet #1 - Judged by a National judge and scored 35

Judge: Andy Weigel (
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 87986669
Style: 3B Oktoberfest/Marzen
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Metallic
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments: Bottle slightly foamed over.

Toasty, complex, melanoidin rich malt aroma. Similar to lightly toasted bread crusts.
Light metallic aroma.
No diacetyl or DMS and no hop aroma.
Clean fermentation character. No esters or phenols.
7 / 12

Deep golden with brilliant clarity.
Pours with a moderate amount of white head that persists.
3 / 3

Taste is similar to aroma. Complex, melanoidin rich malty character that is followed by a light metallic, copper penny type flavor.
Medium-light hop bitterness is present and is enough to keep it from being cloying.
Clean fermentation character with the balance being decidedly toward the malty.
14 / 20

Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Very light alcohol warmth with moderate creaminess.
No astringency.
4 / 5

A smooth and drinkable beer. The only real fault I can find with this is the distinct metallic aroma and flavor, possibly from sitting on a grocery store shelf. Without that flaw, this would truly be a world class example.
7 / 10

Total Score: 35 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 2 / 5
Intangibles: 3 / 5

Score Sheet #2 - Judged by a Grand Master judge and scored 48

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Judge rank: Grand Master

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