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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,647 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 65
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber with a big froth white head, damn good head retention with a bubbly rocky formation.

Smell: Whiffs of mild alcohol, caramel to the point of it being a melanoidian-like aroma with undertones of bread and cracker graininess. Sweet to the nose.

Taste: Medium to full in body with a superb texture, smoothness and crispness position for dominance. Hard bread like malt flavours that are almost cracker like. Restrained hop bitterness is slapped around by the malt for a little while and seems to never recover but still have the strength to balance. Malt flavour is big, sweetness wraps around the tongue and leaves a big impression of malt. Alcohol is squashed in the middle of the malt character yet still lends a sweet and spicy ghost like ester. Finally some spiciness comes through from the hops and mellows the malt and drops a trail of leafy herbal hop flavour also. Complex dry grain and husk linger.

Notes: Oktoberfest in the raw, seems a little rushed from years before. Flavours are not well blended and out of whack with a need to mellow out some more. Perhaps the yeast strain is getting a little stir crazy also? Enough of the babble, this is a decent brew and might beer hard to get used to. Some may like it some may not.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2001 22:59:41 | More by Jason
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.