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

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2,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,129
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 88
Gots: 160 | FT: 0
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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: 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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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into beer stein

Thick three finger foam head. Settles into a billowy yellow-white foamy lid. Faint lacings on the glass. Russet copper color with faint carbonation.

Aroma of malts, a hint of grassy and slight citrus .

Smooth malty sweet with clean finish, no bitter aftertaste. Light mouthfeel.

Prosiit! Fill up the stein and drink deep on this delicious malty Marzen. Makes you want to drink many steins of this delicious brew. Tastes great and you want more. Another great beer from one of my favorite breweries.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden pale lager colored body with a decent white head. Crystal clear with attractive carbonation.

Smell: Grassy Euro lager aroma. Slightly sweet malt smell.

Taste: Slight caramel taste. All malt flavor with the slightest noble hop bite. Not overpowering, yet flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but not heavy. Very refreshing.

Overall: Very nice. More of a drier strong pale lager/helles bock/dortmunder composition as compared to some of the more commercial Oktoberfest examples, which tend to be much sweeter in my opinion.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Right off the bat - this is the best bottlecap ever.

Nose of rosehips, malt, and steel.

Pours a bullish, but active head. Amazing clarity, golden amber color.

Taste is sharp but light. Starts with sweet amber malt, but balances with a bit of bitterness, but doesn't end up dry.. Quite the opposite actually. My mouth is watering like I'm chewing malt Gatorade bubble gum here... Awesome drinkability. A bit of alcohol heat but not much. For 5.8 this is awesomely light..sessionable to the hilt.

Malt profile gets more flavorful and full overall as it warms, and the alcohol does the opposite. I'd recommend letting this get to about 50degrees.. Actually even more amazingly drinkable at this temp.. One of the best lighter octoberfests I've ever had, but encouragingly loses the light tag as it warms, and with the abv..

This is an awesome brew. oh my, I'm in trouble. Wish I'd bought two more.

Amazing, this beer smelled much like nothing at 40 degrees, but the malt is taking over at 50.

The great thing about this beer is that the first sip is kinda meh because everything is a bit muted, but the quality is shown in that way as well as many others. Amazing mouthfeel, Amazing drinkability, great color and clarity, and absolutely mouth-watering. Awesome Oktoberfest!

The most well-balanced marzen on the shelf. Take note America - THIS is how you do it. The closest American version in terms of overall quality is either Great Lakes Okt or Mektoberfest, but personally, I believe this to be the world-wide standard.

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
90 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.