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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 93
Gots: 173 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,149 | Reviews: 985
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours an unimpressive golden-brown color with a nice, creamy, white head with excellent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the sides.

S-Molasses, raisin bread, other dark fruits (cherries), a bit smoky

T-Very well balanced on the palate. The malty sweetness is the most pronounced flavor profile as the molasses, raisins, and cherry blend well with a roasted backbone. Finishes with a well-rounded flavor profile showcasing each flavor.

MF-Creamy, rich, and smooth with a wet finish. Rich and full-bodied. Very nice for a low abv brew

O-I was expecting something a bit more robust since it's a German brewed Oktoberfest, but it is still a delicious brew. One I'll definitely buy again.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an amber honey color with 3 fingers of an off white, soapy head. Leaves some light spotty lacing. Body is clear.

Smell: Banana bread, sweet malt, honey, hint of raisin.

Taste: Huge breadiness, caramel, banana taffy, slight twinge of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied and crisp with medium carbonation.

Overall: Really good Oktoberfest. Lots of flavor while maintaining an insanely high level of drinkability. Definitely pick up a few of these.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a charming, bright orange with a fluffy head.

A lot of sweet malt in the nose, especially as it warms up; toasty bread and crackers.

The hops provide a tartness, like when you leave a tea bag in too long. Before that, though, there's a slight vanilla creaminess, a tiny amount of banana, but a malty fruitiness that combines with the hops to create a tart fruit tang. Imagine a tasty kölsch with a slight toffee touch; this does retain that sort of vinous note.

Not exactly a sessionable beer and I wish there were more in this style. But here it its and its a good one.

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's Oktoberfest beer time! Well not quite yet but I'm pumped to see these on the shelves already. Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a porter/stout glass.

A - 4.00 - Dark amber/copper color, crystal clear, but no head.

S - 4.00 - Bread. Banana bread, zucchini bread, raisin bread, wheat, etc.

T - 3.75 - Wheat beer with hints of banana and all kinds of bread. Momentary hop bite that goes away almost as quickly as you taste it. Good beer for the style. It tastes the way that malt smells when your mashing it.

M - 3.75 - Medium-High carbonation. Easy drinking beer. Leaves a bready caramel aftertaste. Alcohol completely hidden.

O - 3.75 - Good beer, great for the fall. I'd love to drink this at a hay ride or while raking leaves, but I live in Arizona. It has a light flavor that makes it easy drinking.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a light copper color with a medium head. Lacing sticks elegantly to the glass. The 500 ml bottle is unremarkable.

Smell: Bread, grain, maybe a bit of skunk, and light hops. Pretty nice.

Taste: I'm not sure about this. For a marzen, I'm surprised how much the tastes centers around the bread. It starts sweet with a significant herbal note (the hops) and then finishes relatively dry. The taste is complex, and I can't put my finger on all the flavors here.

Mouthfeel: The lager has a bitter aftertaste, which juxtaposes the relatively sweet beginning. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. The bread sticks to the tongue for minutes after your last sip.

Overall: This is an unusual marzen, and it's good, but I wouldn't call it perfectly balanced. The malt drives the beer, and the hops just don't offer much more than black tea flavor. It's worth trying but is overrated in my opinion.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Crystal clear gold with 3 fingers of white head. Decent retention and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Grass, pear, caramel and bread.

Taste
Bready, bready, bready maltiness. Molasses and caramel with notes of brown sugar. Hints of cantaloupe, grassy hops and skunk (in a good way).

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, velvety and crisp.

Overall
I buy one of these every year and it always hits the spot. A great example of the Oktoberfest style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion this is the industry-standard when it comes to Oktoberfest. Poors out of the bottle with a 3 inch had that lasts for about 5 to 10 minutes. The lace on the side of the glass extends throughout the drink itself. A little lighter orange amber color than other Oktoberfest but seems to have a little more pronounced mouth feel. Like all other Oktoberfest's you really start to enjoy the depth and quality of the malt as it approaches 50°. This beer, and its brothers and sister in the style, coupled with NFL football is what makes the fall season exceedingly enjoyable!

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.