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

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2,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,129
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 88
Gots: 160 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle

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)

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

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

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

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)

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4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy copper with little to no retention. Aroma of biscuit and yeast (in a good way). Taste of toast and caramel. Smooth, almost buttery palate... mouth feel is remarkable. The finest I’ve had yet of this style. Off to get another!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

What can you say? Octoberfest personified.

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Long have I been looking for Ayinger's Oktoberfest offering! I love their wheat bears and I couldn't imagine that their marzen would be any less astounding. Often, when I finally get my hands on a beer that I've been coveting for so long, the result is disappointment, disillusionment, and despair. Reality rarely lives up to the expectations that build in the mind as it yearns for something. Not so, this time!

Possibly the best Oktoberfest I've yet had. Easily ranks with my top two or three examples. This is one that I will seek out more aggressively next fest season.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.