Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by melagnus:
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Nice frothy white head that has good retention sits atop a clear, low carbonic orange liquid. Swirling the beer leaves little tiny spots of foam on the side of the snifter, though doesn't rouse the head much. As the head thins out, there is a lovely pattern of foam that makes one think of a wet sandy beach, lines of where waves once were as the ocean sucks the water back into itself.
S - A clean malty aroma with bit of buiscuityness (medium) to it hits the nose and entices up an image of microscopic peppercorns (phenols).
T/M/D - Medium body, with tingle from carbons washes over the mouth, leaving a caramel (something they say isn't desirable, but it seems very slight and enjoyable!) aftertaste that is pleasing to the senses. Toasty malt helps deepen the complexity of the beer and the tongue does feel the bitterness of the hops, which helps balance this beer out. The finish is quite dry and leaves you with a desire for more. At only 5.6% ABV, this is no session beer, yet enjoyable and one could easily have two full liters of this beer and survive the night.
C - When compared to Spaten's Oktoberfest, this beer makes that one seem light and lacking in complexity. Though I can't say I've had better representations of the style, I'd give it a solid B and look forward to having it at a Fest some day :)
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2009 01:32:47 | More by melagnus
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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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