Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.51/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Another pick up at Der Berliner Kindl in Black Mtn., NC. Great little place to pick up an otherwise hard-to-find German brew.
Appearance 3.50: Beautiful, coppery golden color. Completely translucent. Slight and fizzy CO2 head. Still, this is a beautiful beer to behold.
Smell 3.50: Very nice bouquet. Predominant notes are treacly sweet grains and light grassy hops. Also, a very nice yeasty bouquet and a deep lagery finish.
Taste 3.50: Front is somewhat dry, with a light sweetness this fades quickly into a deeper malty middle, but this is also very light and somewhat flavorless. Finish is slightly sweet with a very slight -but nonetheless unpleasant-- metallic twang. Aftertaste features an enjoyable melange of adjunct flavors including corn and smooth rice.
Mouthfeel 3.50: Pleasant level of carbonation that certainly enhanced the enjoyment of this beer.
Overall 3.50: Not the best "October Fest" (as the folks at Ayinger spell it), but nonetheless, it is a pretty darn good maerzen. More subdued and slightly flavorless compared to other Oktoberfests I have had, this brew also features a slightly smaller ABV. Regardless, I do not regret picking it up and it certainly would serve to remind one of why one loves a maerzen when no other maerzen is available.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 04:08:32 | More by BeerDocT
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3.28/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
this pops out of the bottle like a 16 year old popping a broad for the first time, golden brown with an amber hue, the head fades quickly, lots of carbonation keeps what little head there is alive, lacing is spotty, the brew is pretty clear, an average looking brew
strong brown honey musty note, herbal hops with some biscuit notes on the end, distant lemon notes enter the fray, mostly you get the malt as the dominate player here, bad
much like the nose this is sweet malt forward, pretty hefty weight wise, the carbonation is prickly (I would actually like a smidge more bite here), the hops have a slight bittering but mostly herbal almost slightly medicinal flavor to them, nothing great, nothing offensive
ok, nothing special, well crafted but decidedly mild
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 04:25:56 | More by Ego
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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