Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.05/5 rDev +2%
Pours a medium amber colour with a thin white head.
The smell is subtle, cereal and sweet malts.
The taste is a little sweet, cereal, the finish has some dark fruit. Very tasty!
The mouthfeel is light, high carbonation, crisp.
This is probably my favorite octoberfest beer, very tasty. I could drink a couple of these easily.
08-11-2014 01:11:41 | More by Dave1999
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
500ml bottle into a wine glass, because sophistication.
A: Pours a beautiful clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a shade that's barely off-white. It also has nice creaminess and okay retention. A thick but short ring of lacing is left on the glass, creating an attractive brew.
S: It seems more focused on the hops than the caramel maltiness. Having said that, the hops are so beautifully restrained within the malt backbone. Letting it warm up will allow some subtle notes of caramel and toast to poke through. Not in-your-face, just amazingly delicate and refined.
T: It opens up with kisses of noble hops (mainly earthy, but also a bit apricot-y) and diacetyl. The latter presence actually meshes quite well with everything else. Caramel maltiness appears on the back end. This one seems very delicate and restrained...perhaps too restrained.
M: This goes down incredibly easily, like one would expect. It has the vibrant carbonation, the lightness, and the crispness down pat. It isn't bone-dry thanks to the malts, but that doesn't matter.
O: Marzens will continue to be shunned by the BA community, due to their simplicity and design (a stronger/sweeter lager designed to be drunk by the pitcher, preferably while wearing lederhosen while hot blonde women in dirndls bring you six more mugs at a time). This isn't complex or contemplative, but it's as well done as anything else in the style. Certainly, it's one of the best traditional marzens one can buy.
08-04-2014 18:19:48 | More by ThisWangsChung
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,723 ratings.