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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 93
Gots: 173 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,149 | Reviews: 985
Photo of tsandler
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shortkut
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am an outlier because I prefer beers in the style of oktoberfests. This is the best oktoberfest I have had (or can remember at the moment). It is good from the first sip until the bottle is finished. No awkward initial tastes until the palate adjusts. This beer is worthy of the 5 i wanted to give it, but it seems like I had to justify it

Photo of founddrama
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty classic märzen. A good specimen of the prototype. Oktoberfest!

Tasting note: cask pour into a 6 oz. short-stem flute.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Good mar zen and a pint only cost me a $1.59

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium amber (12) with off white head. Ok lacing in my SAPP. Semi sweet fruit/Apple nose and whisper of spice. Semi sweet, lite fruit start. Lite mouthfeel and tasty tongue coating. Overall a tasty October fest Marzen.

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. This very nice Oktoberfest pours a bright amber with a nice frothy white head that dissipates to a thin pool and solid ring of foam with spider like lacing. Nose of rich caramel malts, light citrus fruit and banana, vanilla, and mild floral hop notes. Flavors are complex with layered malt and fruit like flavors or light orange and banana, vanilla to the rear, and a sharp grain flavor in the background mingling with mild hops. Very easy drinking with great carbonation and lightly dry finish yet still sweet and delicious. Excellent example of the german style.

Awesome as always. A go to brew for the ages.

Photo of teslatam
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It was pretty refreshing. I think it's summery.

Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carolvs
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the smoothest Oktoberfests I've ever had with no unpleasant aftertaste whatsoever. Danka!

Photo of nathanmiller
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jancona
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MTLDOG
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle to a standard Pils glass
Noted on 10/11/2014

Picked this up at my local Trader Joe's

A: Pours a golden amber color with a mild hazed look in the body. Thick and dense khaki head forms over holding strong for quite some time before settling down to a frothy crown. Lots of splashy lace decorates the glass after consuming.

S: Biscuit with a touch of toasted raisin bread. Definitely malt forward and a somewhat grainy even. I get a mild herbal spice hop presence as well. Of the Noble kind and slightly peppery. Not bad but not all that impressive either.

T: Hearty malt breadiness with some biscuit elements. Lightly toasted. Getting some golden raisin and stone fruit with a mix of Noble hop spices. Not high on the bittering but just enough to dry out the finish. Light, frothy, and easy to drink with no alcohol detected.

M: Moderate to light with a decent frothy texture. Touch watered down at times for me and a little wetter in the finish than preferred. Some dry and crisp feel there but minimal.

D: Easy to drink and still flavorful but not all that in depth and sometimes watery thin. Not my favorite in the style but you can still taste the years of tradition. Quintissential? Maybe. Decent enough for some Festivus sessions that’s for sure.

Photo of breadwinner
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wanted to give this beer a five to be honest. Randomly picked up a 500 ml bottle and was quite impressed first by the look- beautifully golden and perfectly bubbly. Quite the perfect head. A nice little surprise.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL (16.9 fl. oz.) bottle purchased at TJ's in Fog Bot, NW D.C., unknown brewing/bottling date but sitting in my fridge for at least 2 months; poured into my Snallygaster 2014 mug; drank over 30 minutes

Photo of TheDoctor
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle


A:
Pours a crystal clear golden amber with an airy dirty white head that pours big and scummily settles to an easily roused film. Good retention; tons of sticky, scummy lacing. (4)

S:
Grainy and caramelized malt. Smells like grain and sugar, flaked cereal, hard water, some anise. (4)

T:
Smooth and caramely. Soft and subtle layers of caramelized malt, warm bready grains, some mild sweetness and some mild herbal hop flavors. (4.25)

M:
Luscious, smooth, quenching, light-medium body lingering presence/mellow finish. (4.5)

O:
Textbook märzen.
This is a very well-made beer that is definitely one of the hallmarks of the style. Pours pretty nice with a very bold aroma for the way it tastes. Loads of caramel malt flavors, dusty bags of grain, sweetness like a molasses or brown sugar with a touch of licorice. Fresh and slightly bready, substantive and refreshing.
Will always revisit this one; worth trying if you haven't or if you are new to beer and want to know what the prototypical Oktoberfest bier is like. (4.25)

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Chris00710
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rockernino
4.75/5  rDev +19%

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.