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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,639 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 63
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

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08-10-2012 13:08:26 | More by CommonRider
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt .9oz Euro-Style bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Clear orange/amber color. Pour produced a decent sized head of white foam. Good carbonation and decent lacing throughout.

S - Yeasty/Bready with a sweet slightly floral and somewhat metallic aroma.

T - Bready with hints of caramel sweetness up front. Finishes off with a herbal slightly bitter hop bite.

MF&D - Very good Oktoberfest beer. Goes down easily, with plenty of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 00:12:27 | More by nasty15108
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Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-29-2013 01:12:13 | More by Jasoncpace
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2013 03:19:48 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 16.9 oz. bottle into a 20 oz. nonic. Deep orange, amber with a slight haze to it. aroma is a bit subdued, with hints of apple, sweet bready malts. The flavor starts out with a warm, creamy dose of carame andl bread goodness, which dries out with a crisp finish. a slight memory of the malt lingers on. This beer is delicious, and perhaps a tad on the less malty side than some of it's german counterparts (excluding the largest -selling ones, e.g. Warsteiner, which are less malty). This is a delicious, quite drinkable oktoberfest, in the middle as far as alcohol, maltiness, and sweetness. Well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 01:02:07 | More by Finn
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California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-27-2012 14:04:13 | More by beerpadawan
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Ayinger glass a nice clean/clear dark golden color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, tons of sticky lacing throughout the drink. The nose is malty, slight hops, slight citrus, and caramel. The taste is malty, hoppy, slightly citrus, slightly yeasty, and a nice touch of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, another awesome brew from Ayinger.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 23:43:18 | More by Wasatch
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-07-2013 22:23:34 | More by dalepryor
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light orange with a thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. There is no real lacing to speak of.

S-Malty, slightly spicy, with a hint of Noble hops.

T-Much like the nose as its much more malty than hoppy, as it should be. A little spice in the flavor which finishes with a nice slight bitterness. It tastes good but the flavor is a little faint, I think it could be fuller.

M-Thin but there is not a lot of carbonation.

D-This is an easy, refreshing Oktoberfest that you could drink all day long with no problems.

Overall, this is one of the best versions of the style I've had from Germany. I really enjoyed it even though I expected it to be a little more flavorful. I will definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 13:33:47 | More by thegodfather2701
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-20-2012 00:30:44 | More by buckyp
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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-01-2013 23:13:17 | More by gwiedman1
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steveh

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 year update for a BA favorite, if not my own. A fresh stock from a local.

A -- Clear, deep gold to amber with a firm, sudsy, off-white head.

S -- Sweet, bready malt with mild, spicy hops back.

T -- Good balance of sweet, toasty malts and spicy hops up front -- balancing more to the malt. There's a mellow yeastiness in the middle and a mild bitterness in the finish. Not the most malty Okto out there, but a very delicious Bavarian lager. No off characters at all in this batch.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Finishes dry, as a good Okto will.

O -- Much better than past samplings of Ayinger's Okto, though I still wish it was bigger in the bready malts. Nonetheless, worthy of a try at this time of year.

Previous review:
A -- No gusher this time, as before. Hazy, golden -- honey-colored beer with a long-lasting, thick and firm off-white head with good lacing.

Not exactly Wies'nfest color, and not exactly amber Märzen in color either, but the hazing isn't great to-style.

S -- Eh, boy. Sour, vegetal nose at first whiff -- had this sort of trouble with a lot of Oktos last year. Some vague toasted bread notes back.

T -- Mmm. Flavor makes up for the slightly sour nose -- big hit of sweet, bready malts -- maybe a touch of honey -- that fades subtly to a dry, toasty character. No hop flavor or bitterness to really speak of, maybe right at the finish - but very fleeting. Very nice decoction mash maltiness. Comes across more Wies'nfest style than traditional Amber Märzen.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a light-medium body.

D -- Very nice, though the touch of sourness comes through with warming. Makes me wonder how fragile Ayinger's beers are.

Serving type: bottle / B+ 3.88

Reviewed on: 09-14-2009 18:48:42

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 21:39:32 | More by steveh
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saved the best for last here, as far as my opinion and, I will admit, preference are concerned (after trying the Altbairisch Dunkel, Ur-Weisse, and Brau-Weisse). This one is smoother and more rounded than the others I thought with an even, sweet, smooth tone, and hints of grain that do not overpower the flavor. Yet again though, nothing overly unique or interesting. Just another smooth, fairly well made brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 02:06:24 | More by RblWthACoz
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BierManVA

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light caramel in color and not overly carbonated. About normal for the Maerzen style. Taste is light caramel with a soft bitterness. A good balance, not too sweet. Crisp yet very smooth. Unique for the style as it has a light nutty flavor.

This bier doesn't scream at you or really cause much concern. It's a drinking bier that causes you to look at your glass and wonder where it went.

Classic Maerzen.

John

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 02:22:35 | More by BierManVA
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.