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

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very good

2,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 90
Gots: 144 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Photo of cruzbay
4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Nice head with some lacing. Color is golden amber. The smell is a mix of the malty grains and floral hops. But the real reason we drink is the taste. This is the bench mark of all Oktoberfest beers. Fresh clean taste of the roasted malts leaving it slightly sweet. There is a light hop finish. This is a very drinkable beer, but hard to have just one. Great with a soft pretzel or bratwurst with kraut.

cruzbay, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into pilsner glass.
No date on the bottle. (5.8% ABV)

A - The clear golden orange color shines brilliantly as a steady stream of carbonation rises to the slightly off-white head. The foam rises up quickly and lowers very slowly to a decent layer of froth while leaving legs and clumps of lacing on the glass.

S - Delicious smelling malts are abundant in the rich aroma; toasted bread with biscuit undertones. It has a moderate sulfur character to it with almost no hop presence in the aroma.

T - Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen is a pure malt pleasure that's toasty, but lightly so, and sweet with a bit of a kettle caramelized hint to it. As the malts wash down, mild noble hops come in gracefully and clean up leaving a crisp, clean flavor on the palate.

M - Medium-bodied, Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen starts sweet and fuller but finishes light and refreshing with a good crispness to it. This Oktoberfest is nicely carbonated but doesn't have a sharp bite to the finish.

O - Brewed perfectly for what it's meant for; sheer drinkability. Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen is a world-class beer that's incredibly well done and as close to the epitome of an oktoberfest as possible. A malt-lover's dream, this is devoid of hop flavor and bitterness, letting the deep maltiness really shine.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this Marzen from a bottle into a pint glass.This ale poured a hazy orangish amber color, it produced a very nice thick white head and had excellent retention. The aroma of this Oktoberfest was full of caramel, fresh sourdough and slightly sweet. The ale is medium in body, very nice mouthfeel. The taste had a nice bready backbone, toasted malt. There is a nice sweet caramel, toffee flavor that is balanced nicely by earthy hops. The finish is slightly dry. This is the best Oktoberfest that I have tried. This will be the one that I measure all others against. Excellent beer from an excellent German Brewery. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of JWU
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had been searching this out, and found it at a local bottle shop today in pint bottles, score!

A- A very clear light amber. Fluffy white head that dissipates fairly quickly, as most lagers do.

S- Sweet Caramel and Toasted bready malt. More so than most Marzen's. Oh my...I think I'm going to like this.

T- This is the Oktoberfest that all others aspire to be. It just has more of that delicious toasted bready malt flavor, with just a delicious caramel malt sweetness that you wish most Marzen's had more of. Absolutely delicious.

M- Smooth. Exactly as the style should be. Proper carbonation.

D- This was the perfect stogie companion this evening. Truly my gold standard in Oktoberfest/Marzen style beers.

Did I mention that this stuff is good?

JWU, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of bnes09
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice golden color lager. Big white foam forms and lasts forever, towering above the liquid. Rich and creamy lacing also.

Smell is fresh and sweet with a grassy, floral aroma.

Malt is smooth and rich with a big biscuit flavor. Sweet flavor as a whole with honey character. Hops make their way in and balance perfectly with a grassy bitterness. Simple yet sophisticated.

Light to medium bodied and smooth throughout. Good carbonation. Finish is wet, slick and clean while maintaining good flavor.

This is an awesome Marzen beer. I could drink this all day. Incredible depth for a such a drinkable beer. Extremely well crafted.

bnes09, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ILuvBeer
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

ILuvBeer, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

50 cL bottle poured into a Weiss glass (one of the few glasses I have that will hold all of it).

Pours a dark straw color with a massive 1.5 inch white head that't thick as all get out. Carbonation is unbelievable. wow. Looks amazing, one of the best looking beers I've seen.

Smell is all malt. Caramelly goodness mixed with a slightly sweet fruity note.

The taste is surreal. Good grains mixed with a sweet malt. Caramel is the main flavor i get after the light grainy malt. The light body makes it drinkable as hell.

This is one outstanding beer. I thought nothing could dethrone Great Lakes Oktoberfest, but at least it lost to a German brewery.

VncentLIFE, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of dsa7783
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First brew I had from Ayinger was their Brau-Weisse, which turned out to be one of my all-time favorite beers... although this brew lacks the flavor of the hefe, it is an excellent rendition of the style, with an amber goldness and smooth, exceptional taste that goes down clean and easily... was a pleasure to drink... not bitter at all, with citrusy aftertones and a bread and butter flavor that wasn't too powerful or overbearing... a great sample and definitely recommended...

dsa7783, Dec 29, 2007
Photo of RBorsato
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark gold color with a nice tan head and good carbonation throughout leaves good lace. Light bready, grainy and hop aromas. Good balanced flavor: grainy, bready, a bit nutty, and a bit hoppy (for the style). Lighter bodied than most but leans medium and smooth. May seem so due to good carbonation.

[17 oz]

RBorsato, Dec 05, 2002
Photo of hoplover82
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This outstanding Marzen beer pours very clear golden color with a little bit of a coporish hue to it. Has a very fleeting off white head with very little to no lacing.

The aroma is very malty... I can't detect any hops yet in the nose.

Flavors of caramel lays lingering on my taste buds. Barely a little spiciness from the hops. After a swish in the glass as it warms a little there are hops in the nose, and alcohol.

It's not too effervecent ( as light and fluffy) because of the full bodiness. The second pour in my glass gave me some flowery hops in my nostrels which quikly fades to big maltiness.

Medium bodied. Very smooth on the palate, with a soft dryness as described from brewer. Absolutely wonderful brew! Thank the Lord for the hop harvest.

hoplover82, Dec 09, 2008
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4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This big bottle(550ml) of German marzen went down like it was a 12oz bottle, why because its drinkability was off the charts. The hops and malt combine to create a smooth oktoberfest beer that has the body of one and the color of one. I will regret when I finish my case of these beauties. Ein prosit baby!!!

talkingpoints, Oct 27, 2004
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.