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

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very good

1,953 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,953
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 86
Gots: 118 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a huge two-finger head, which retains quite well. Smell is rather sweet with a grassy citrus aroma.

This brew has a very smooth medium body. Drink starts creamy and morphs into a prickly, bitter carbonation bath. Taste is of bread or grain with a predominant rind-like hop presence. Alcohol presence is not as evident as is the hop bitterness. Finishes quite clean. While not well versed on this style this was enjoyable.

sinistermadman, May 13, 2006
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger pours a nice clear golden ambar color; Nice foamy head and little lacing; Smell is malty and fruity; Taste is malty, sweet and caramel, clean and crisp; Mouthfeel is smooth and medium carbonation. Easy drinking beer and very refreshing.

A gift from my brother in law; Thanks.


fido, Nov 12, 2006
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4.02/5  rDev +1%

From 09/16/14 notes. 16oz pour for $9 at The Salty Pig up in Boston, MA...had actually never had this before.

Pours a deep murky bright orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Fruity esters, taste is super fruity. Fruity malts, apples, bready malts, grains, apple juice, and toasted notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation, no alcohol presence.

Overall a very good marzen, one of the better ones I've had. Not my favorite style but if you're going to have it, I say go German and this is one of the better ones.

mdfb79, Friday at 07:46 PM
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tastey brew but not my personal fav. I still like Hacker Pschorr Marzen/Oktoberfest the best. This is not too far off. I bit more carmel sweetness to it. Excellent beer nonetheless. Very pricey in my area. 60 case of beer is pushing my pricing point. I love great beer but that's getting crazy for a fest beer. If you get a chance try it. It's a solid offering.

muskiecf, Oct 28, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Stella challis.

A - 3-finger head of off-white dense foam that dissipates begrudgingly. Apricot orange and cloudy.

S - Malty with caramel, honey, and toffee.

T - Lightly toasted malts with caramel and butterscotch. Some hint of maple sugar/syrup. Just enough hops on the finish to balance the sweetness and linger with the caramel a long time.

M - A bit creamy. Good carbonation with nice structure. Finish is surprising clean for this style without wiping out the tastes.

D - Delicious example of this style. Could easily enjoy several of these in an afternoon, especially with grilled brats and sauerkraut.

BuckeyeSlim, Nov 26, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a light gold color with a one-finger slighlty off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet and somewhat bready malts with hints of spicy hops in the background.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Caramel malt flavors with a decent amount of bready heft are joined by mildly spicy and somewhat herbal hop flavors midway through the sip. The ending is equal parts sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a creamy thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the bottle without a problem and could have another.

Overall this was a good beer although the malt flavors weren't quite crisp enough for a marzen. Still, the mouthfeel is very good and I say it's worth a shot.

glid02, Sep 07, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. For October, it's pretty swell outside, and a nice (seasonal at that) lager makes perfect, absolute sense today.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with rising effervescence, and three fingers of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice spidery lace around the glass as it lazily melts away.

It smells of bready, biscuity, and crackery malt, a bit of toffee, mild lemon and spiced orange fruitiness, and soft earthy, floral hops. The taste is moderately edgy, biscuity sourdough malt, fruity orchard pith, a bit of earthy honey, some very subtle, understated warming, and mild floral, weedy hops.

The carbonation is moderate and even, with a tiny bit of frothiness, the body medium weight, mostly smooth, and just a tad creamy. It finishes fairly dry, and clean, making each subsequent swig that much more desirable.

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biboergosum, Oct 08, 2010
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.