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

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1,639 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

27th review on BA
Bottle to mug

App- Dark Orange with little carbonation. Full 3 finger head that was very dense. I could hear it fizzle and it was gone in a bit prob. 2 mins.

Smell- Clean and crisp smelling with light hops and some malt. I get a small dose of earthy highlights, yeast and maybe a touch of roast.

Taste- I really like this Oktoberfest. It was better than most I had this season. The flavors are well balanced and very clean on the palate.

Mouth- Light carbonation and was very clean at the finish.

Drink- Again, I just really like what Ayinger does. Call me biased. This is a solid product.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 16:07:48 | More by FosterJM
Photo of champ103


4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A small white head forms, and recedes in a second. No lace to speak of.
S: A wonderful toasted caramel and bread/biscuit aroma. A light fruitiness, spice, and yeast.
T: Again, a great toasted caramel flavor. Bread/biscuit and yeast. A very light fruit flavor, and even some chocolate lingers on.
M/D: A medium body, but a little over carbonated for my tastes. Easy to drink. A very sessionable Marzen.

This is a really good Marzen/O'fest. Something I would recommend. One of my favorites of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 04:51:14 | More by champ103
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of big bready malts, caramel, herbal spiciness, toasted malt, and light apricot fruitiness. Classic Oktoberfest aromas, very nice stuff. Taste of caramel, toffee, biscuit, herbal spiciness, toasted malt, and light fruitiness. No bitterness present; with lingering notes of caramel, toasted malt, biscuit, and herbal spices on the finish for a bit. Great flavor balance and maltiness; with absolutely no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any noticed at all. Extremely drinkable and smooth as expected for the style. Overall this is a great Oktoberfest and one of the best I have had yet. Great balance and great malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 08:36:10 | More by superspak
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Three fingers of perfectly white, foam head forms atop a body of see-through amber. Head displayed good lacing and retention, which took quite a while to dissipate.

S: Strong bready and biscuity notes, much malt in the nose, as per style, and the clean aroma of a lager also.

T: Big, slightly toasted malt profile surges forth, quickly followed toward the end by a subtle, but reasonable hop bitterness. This one is all about balance, which is absolutely great, and asserts itself with both hop and malt without being too out of character.

M: Creamy and well-carbonated, makes for a frothy marzen that has a medium body.

D: This is a marzen with plenty of flavor, but also one that rests on balance. Seeing as how I tried it the first weekend of Oktoberfest, this is great beer to kick off the festival. And with fall rolling in, this seems like a beer I'd return as the nights get colder.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 22:07:17 | More by CharlieMopps
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

[.5L purchased at Wine Gallery Kenmore for 2.95]

Bronze with a towering white fluffy head that stays for a while and laces. Gentle pepper aroma dominates with fresh bread dough and metal backing it up. Very easy on the mouth, this is lighter bodied than I expect from the style, but it seems that it is a good thing - I always wonder how people would be able to drink liters of heavy oktoberfest beer. Perhaps that is one thing that many brewers get wrong about this style. But just because it is lighter in body does not mean this is lacking in malt - this one is plenty doughy and nutty. Almonds, walnuts, and cinnamon with a pleasant solid bitterness creeping in as it develops.

This is a very polished beer, and by far the best of the style that I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 01:03:36 | More by waughbrew
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16.9oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Octoberfest Stein. The bottle cap is easily the coolest one I have ever seen.

A: Golden-orange in color, huge rocky white head that dissipates after a bit. Not much lacing on my glass. Steady streams of quick moving bubbles of carbonation rise into the head.

S: caramel, grain, a sweet fruity citric aroma, and faint grassy hops.

T: Pleasant taste of grains up front transitions into a nice caramel sweetness. Slight fruity notes (banana?) and a mild grassy hop bitterness come through in the middle, and the grains pop up again in the slightly dry finish.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very high. This beer was designed to be quaffed, and I'm happy to oblige.

Notes: Good brew, maybe the best Octoberfest I've had so far this fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 00:31:48 | More by ryan1788a5
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Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 5-10-11

A clear golden copper with loads of bubbles feeding a long lasting two finger head that leaves a few random patches of lace

S toasty, malty bread with some fruity toffee

T as it smells but with some nuttiness and a little leafy herbal aspect that's quite nice, quite a bit more going on in the mouth quite earthy and quite satisfying

M medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a herbal aftertaste

O well made beer with lots of flavor, not lacking in any areas

tasty beers always a good thing and this is no exception, nice beer for this chilly fall evening

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:00:20 | More by wordemupg
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Smell is lots of malt, some noble hops, a bit of nutty.

Appearance is a nice tan head, tiny bubbles, dissipates rather quickly. Crystal clear, almost orange color.

Taste is tremendous, lots of malt up front, bit of spiciness from the hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is nice, full but crisp.

Drinkability is nice, dusted off the 500ml myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:46:57 | More by gtn80
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper/amber in color, nice lacing in the glass! Pretty good retention & nice bubbles. White foamy head.

Smell: Nice malts pop out, caramel and nutmeg are layed in the backround, not overly hoppy like alot of other Marzens, nice clean florals.

Taste: Good balance of malts, nice toasty flavor with that great caramel notes. A little plain compared to other Marzens but it's still a great tasting beer with plenty of good qualities.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, creamy to wet but keeps it's body when sitting on the tongue.

Drinkability: An Outstanding Oktoberfest. One of the best served in this area.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 22:12:37 | More by SmithwicksNut
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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big three fingers of head, copper colored body.
A nice grain and fresh bread smell.
Good malt flavor with just enough sweetness. Smooth all the way through with almost no bitter profile.
Almost a creamy texture, soft with low carbonation and medium body.
An excellent märzen.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:10:22 | More by Fatehunter
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-19-2013 02:44:05 | More by TheLevi4000
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an amber-colored beer if ever I saw one, and true to style. At first there's what appears to be a thickness or a haze and seems in the end to be chill haze, as it clears up completely. There's a little activity that continues as long as there's beer in the glass. The slightly tinted head starts off big but, for some reason, doesn't quite stick together. There's a little, but not much, stick to the lace too.
The nose seems to have all the elements I hope for: bread that leans toasty, some sweet caramel, and lightly spicy notes with a floral undertone that lets the malts shine while giving balance.
At first I'm a little indifferent, though it's good, but clearly this beer just needs time to warm. It's pretty delicious, ultimately; floral and spicy notes from Noble hops linger gently to offer balance to a wonderfully toasty brew with plenty of carameland a little nut, and all the flavors just mingle together exceptionally well. This is definitely a Marzen to seek out in season, and one of the best I've had to date.
It's not full-bodied, as the label boasts, but it's got a hefty, rich medium body I prefer to the alternative. There's a gentle crispness all the way, as well as being smooth and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 20:21:56 | More by Brenden
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.