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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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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