Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:
Ja! There's nothing better than a fresh Bavarian fest lager, and we're not talking about some basic lager or wannabe ale with "Oktoberfest" slapped on the label, but a real lager with some meat on its bones. Something worthy to hoist in the air with friends in celebration!
Pours a rich, golden color. Froth is thick, settling to a worthy lacing. Aroma is soft, with fresh grains in the nose and a faint herbal hop note. Smooth on the palate, creamy, with a light fluffiness. Tight carbonation, but it's held at bay by a base of malty sweetness, drop of caramel, and toasted. This fills out the body a bit, too. Hops? More tea-like, with steeped herbal quality that's tightly wound within the malty showcase, versus having a hoppy bite. Suggestions of banana and vanilla hidden within the sweetness. Pith. A bit drying toward the finish, with a cereal graininess and lingering toasty sweetness.
German lagers like these are often overlooked--yes, we still think the world needs more lagers! This is a classic--an exceptional and flavorful alternative for the ongoing lightening of the celebratory Märzen.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 20:48:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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