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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,639 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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FishGetter

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up after returning bottles. Almost like free Beer!

Pours golden amber color, semi-clear, with tall bubbly head. Good head retention.

Sweet, hoppy aroma with trace of citrus.

Caramel malt dominates first taste followed by mild hop, citrus tone. Alcohol warms at finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 21:13:32 | More by FishGetter
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ElGordo

Oregon

2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden-orange color topped by a small, stark-white head that lingers for a while. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, lightly fruity hops, and more than a little sourness and diacetyl. Palate seems a bit off - lightly sweet malt is overshadowed by more sourness before the swallow, but finishes with a nice and mellow maltiness that somewhat redeems it. Body is nicely smooth, great for a marzen. If not for the sourness (perhaps I got a bad batch), this would be an excellent marzen.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2006 04:45:24 | More by ElGordo
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livingregret

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 1pt .9fl oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a "dirty"(read red) orange that starts w/ a lovely 1 finger head and quickly becomes a little round circle on top of my beer.

Smell: Caramel and alcohol(mild) hit the nose first followed by a bit of grains. Sweet to the nose.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Hmmm....not as sweet as I was expecting. A bread like malt really dominates the taste and ends w/ a touch of hop bitterness at the end. I barely taste any of the caramel that hits the nose. Don't really feel the alcohol in this beer. Very crisp though and goes down quite well.

Drinkability: Not what I was expecting(because of the smell) but still a good enough Oktoberfest beer.

Oddly enough a lot of people reviewed the beer as being sweet in taste and I'm getting more of the bready Maltyness and no real sweetness. Take it for it's worth I guess

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2007 23:51:50 | More by livingregret
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KajII

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a light clear amber with a huge (3-4 finger) white foamy head that had good retention and fairly good lacing.

The aroma was very light and mild of a toasted biscuit malt, a mild floral hop and a light doughy yeast with a hint of caramel.

The taste had an extremely light sweet malty presence from the start and finished about the same with a nice note of caramel at the end. The flavor was left hanging around for a nice long while after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was surprisingly light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall an Oktoberfest that is super light in body and flavor. Although a tasty brew it could have used a little more of both.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 16:06:00 | More by KajII
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Woo-hoo shared a bottle with David this evening. Pour was the best part, all coppery and topped with a craggy thick cream colored head full of peaks and valleys. Then we took some whiffs, and unfortunately there were some metallic notes that lead to: pennies from heaven, and then of course pfennige vom himmel hoch. We got past the silliness and dove in. Somewhat sweet, tries to finish with some bitterness, but the pennies came back at the end. Sweeter than I would have liked actually that was broken up by the carbonation. Not bad, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2004 00:45:47 | More by PatandDavid
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ifnkovhg

California

2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I wasn't crazy about this beer. It has a nice amber appearance, decent lacing. But the smell and taste were too sweet for me: there's an overwhelming caramel character that is just too much for me. Not bad, but this is definitely a sipping beer. Reminds me of one of those mochiato type drinks you get at Starbucks.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 06:04:08 | More by ifnkovhg
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BeerSox

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

17oz (500mL) bottle into a mug. Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516. 5.6% alcohol.

Crystal clear light amber color with a thin barely off-white head. Settles to a thin cap.

Sweet scents honey like scents above a slightly malty base.

Thin watery body with light sweet flavors from the malts. Not much of a hop presence, nor alcohol. Light carbonation. Almost has an artifical flavor. Extremely clean finish, almost no lingering flavor. The honey flavors slowly emerge as the beer warms.

I wasn't too impressed with thing one, especially since I usually find quality from Ayinger. It just seemed too watery and flavorless, although it did have the sweet taste of a typical Oktoberfest beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 02:52:49 | More by BeerSox
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-08-2013 23:12:20 | More by Lanstrum
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-02-2014 17:47:06 | More by Dougwillhike
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Kerne

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-10-2013 15:43:46 | More by Kerne
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-21-2013 20:54:22 | More by Userme59
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-14-2012 17:55:34 | More by jaidenjb
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-13-2012 19:30:21 | More by laymansbeerfan
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-16-2013 00:16:58 | More by Thedrizzle
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HopsintheSack

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-25-2013 07:45:14 | More by HopsintheSack
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-15-2012 01:38:58 | More by AllHailBeercules
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/4/2008 (Draft @ Gingerman, Houston, TX):

Pours an amber color body, some orange. Whitish head, small and diminishing. Malty sweet aroma, fruity, but not very strong. Fruity, flowery, and malty taste. Some light fruity, malty taste. Not too bad, kinda tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 14:57:44 | More by jujubeast6000
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-23-2013 12:56:01 | More by kvnstfrd
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-04-2012 03:19:10 | More by rinhaak
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-16-2011 05:13:02 | More by jeffthepony
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mrtucker22

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-07-2013 23:13:17 | More by mrtucker22
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-06-2013 22:27:18 | More by AlaskanYoung
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-04-2013 22:02:07 | More by ADTaber
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odualum13

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-13-2012 22:14:15 | More by odualum13
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-07-2013 20:12:13 | More by pajeff
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.