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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,137 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 90
Gots: 161 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark Marzen style lager, thick head with great retention and lacing.
S: bready and sweet smelling
T: wonderfully sweet malt bomb with a crisp hop character on the back end. This beer is very well balanced in the flavor category.
M: High carbonation make this beer very quenching on the palate, really compliments the malty sweetness in this beer
O: Easily this is a top three Oktoberfest Marzen lager. This beer comes fairly close to living up to the hype. Rarest of the style in my area, but worth hunting down every year!

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep golden/light amber in color, crystal clear, fairly vigrous head and a lot of carbonation coming through. Head fades rather quickly. Great looking beer.
S- Malty, toasted bread, spicy noble hops, may be a bit oxidized, a little bit of a papery aroma.
T- Malty, light caramel, toasty and rich, some spiciness from the hoppiness, mild but present bitterness. Very clean, no diacetyl, dms, or sulfur. This beer is certainly well made, and I can't expect there would be many better than it. The style is not the most interesting, but this is certainly a tasty beer.
M- Medium-full with medium-high carbonation. I'd prefer the body to be a bit lower and the carbonation to be lower to add to drinkability. But that's just a bit nitpicky.
O- A very good beer, full flavored, just enough complexity to keep things interesting. This is the best example of this style I have ever had.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tviz33
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500mL bottle in to a pilsner glass.

A- Pours a massive head over top of a light orange clear body. Lots of lacing as well.

S- Very malty and a little sour smelling, mixed with some citrus.

T- Somehow quite different from the nose. Still very malty but less sour than the nose detected.

M- Lovely feel. The brew just rolls across the tongue with ease. Creamy and bubbly.

O- On the whole, this beer isn't especially good, just decent.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Brew_42
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright amber bordering on orange. Crystal clear with a head that quickly dissipates..

Smells- malty with some caramel and drk fruit

Tastes-Malty and caramel with some raisin/figs. A little bit of bitterness to balance it all out.

MF-Medium body very little carbonation.

Overalll-One of the better Oktoberfests I have had. Great flavor and goes down smooth.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BierStein711
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wasn't impressed. Too malt forward, typical appearance for the style, typical head all poured from a 25 oz bottle, but I don't see the passion from this beer.

All-in-all I was disapointed. I love the hefe from this brewery, I'm finding that Oktoberfest beers are hit and miss for me.

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 2,137 ratings.