Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,649 | Reviews: 911 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by damndirtyape:
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500mL bottle poured into a dimpled mug. No date on bottle.
Appearance: Crystal clear amber to coppery orange beer with lots of bubbles coming up through the beer. Poured a 1/2" light tan-hint of orange foam which died down to a 1/16" thick foam across the top. Islands and sheets of lacing noted, but they had a tendency to slide back down the glass into the beer.
Smell: Lovely malt forward beer. Plenty of caramel malt and just a hint of some floral and earthy hops in there.
Taste: Definitely a better beer when fully warmed up. There is a bit of a metallic taste at the beginning when the beer is first poured but that goes away once the beer warms up. Initial malt flavor is caramel and biscuity, moving quickly into a earthy bitterness from the hops. Finish is clean - some lingering hop bitterness but it fades nicely away to leave a clean palate for the next drink. Not deep or amazing in flavor complexity, but certainly well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but it's there and off the tongue very quickly. A bit chewy but in a good way.
Overall / Drinkability: A solidly good Marzen beer. I suspect this would be much better with food but by itself it's quite nice. Definitely better when warm than cold, but hey, that's on purpose isn't it?
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2011 23:44:46 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,649 ratings.