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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,888 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 83
Gots: 110 | 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.

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ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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hansgruber, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a dimpled mug. No date on bottle.

Appearance: Crystal clear amber to coppery orange beer with lots of bubbles coming up through the beer. Poured a 1/2" light tan-hint of orange foam which died down to a 1/16" thick foam across the top. Islands and sheets of lacing noted, but they had a tendency to slide back down the glass into the beer.

Smell: Lovely malt forward beer. Plenty of caramel malt and just a hint of some floral and earthy hops in there.

Taste: Definitely a better beer when fully warmed up. There is a bit of a metallic taste at the beginning when the beer is first poured but that goes away once the beer warms up. Initial malt flavor is caramel and biscuity, moving quickly into a earthy bitterness from the hops. Finish is clean - some lingering hop bitterness but it fades nicely away to leave a clean palate for the next drink. Not deep or amazing in flavor complexity, but certainly well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but it's there and off the tongue very quickly. A bit chewy but in a good way.

Overall / Drinkability: A solidly good Marzen beer. I suspect this would be much better with food but by itself it's quite nice. Definitely better when warm than cold, but hey, that's on purpose isn't it?

damndirtyape, Aug 27, 2011
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viers002, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been on an O-fest kick and this is one of the better of them.
Look is an orangish amber with a head that reduced fairly quick to a ring.
Smells like an O-fest sweet malts and some spice.
Taste is really good earthy and sweet with just enough hops to keep it from being too malty.
Feel is nicely carbonated and smooth.
Drink I could spend all day at the fest drinking this. Darn good beer.

dbtoe, Oct 21, 2009
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Classic in taste

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CCutch, Thursday at 12:51 AM
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an attractive copper color with a frothy two fingers of white head. Head recedes pretty quickly leaving behind a ring around the edge of the glass and some lacing.

S: Sweet and toasted malts with earthy undertones.

T: Same sweet, toasted malts from the nose. Earthy, spices that my palate are trained enough to indentify. Has a tea like flavor that I really like.

M: Pretty full mouthfeel with almost fizzy carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and in my limited experience with marzens(and German lagers in general)this stands out as one of my favorites.

titosupertramp, Oct 06, 2011
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aasher, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

A- foamy white head with medium lacing. Amber/Honey gold

S- clean, malty, only slightly bready

T- biscuity, toasted malts, easy to drink, not as strong of a bread taste as I would've expected

M- balanced, smooth, lighter than expected

O- Never really got into october fest - marzen beers, so I went down to the local craft beer store for a marzen tasting and was pleasantly surprised. I expected this beer to be heavy, yeasty, very breadlike and it wasn't. I found it to be easy to drink and pleasant. I definitely will start drinking more beers like this.

Dwkasper, Sep 12, 2014
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.