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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,290
Reviews:
1,144
Ratings:
2,735
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
367
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Ratings: 2,735 |  Reviews: 1,144
Photo of erickc
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lur
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty and fairly light on the tongue.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper and clear filtered with lots of fast rising carbonation, and topped with 2 fingers of beige head.

Smells of malts, beer and Oktoberfest.

Tastes of moderately toasted malts, deep, rich beer, phenols, and toasted bread.

Medium, thick body with lots of carbonation.

Drinking in Redding, Oct 18th, 2018. One of the best of the style I've had.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Full bodied, smooth, thicc lager.

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Photo of Diamante
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour is clean with a few bubbles among the light amber color and a slightly off-white, thick head that gathers on top without much lacing. The aroma is sweet, with a hint of sour. The feel is lightly carbonated and very light. We finally get a to the flavor and it's incredible smooth with a slightly malty taste kicking in towards the end just to remind you that it's a Märzen. I find it very smooth to drink and favorable among lighter beer drinkers, but it's not for me. I feel like it needs more texture and flavors. Considering it's above average price, I'm very dissapointed.

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Photo of DamienArk
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrenc
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of walt5
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber color. Classic appearance. Soft and bubbly, off-white foam cover with a bit of stickyblacing.

The aroma has all the classic aspects: sweet and sour, doughy bread malt, dark wheat, buttery lager yeast, herbacious style hops and a slight hint of dark fruits. Spot-on.

A rather soft and mellow, medium-bodied malt texture hits me first. The dark bready malt rolls in next, dark wheat, honey rye bread with burnt caramel seems about right for The first impression of the taste. Then there is the herbal, dry-earthy hop side and long, buttery lager yeast that seem to meld together and give some excellent support to the heady malt complexity. This stuff would be very impressive fresh and out of the tap.

This is my go-to Bavarian lager for October! Sets the bar for the style that is readily available in my area.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Back of bottle reads “L8156”

Pours a beautifully clear honeyed copper with a massive, thick white head, easily over two fingers; great retention that recedes to a thick foam coating the surface of the beer.

Aromas of sweet, honeyed, dry malt with some clove presence, and plenty of subtle, interchanging tones of white and dark bread add great body; a bit of spice and grain furthers the depth of the bouquet, as well. Light, fairly complex, and so easy on the nose.

Taste brings bready and earthy tree bark notes to the forefront with light, earthy hops and a vague but lingering caramel and toffee malt sweetness in the background; toasted black bread crusts balanced with light, sweeter malts makes for a really easy-going profile here.

Mouthfeel is heavily carbed, but a lighter body brings in some amazing, almost unexpected balance; in the end, it is light, crisp, and maintains a quick burst of heft on the palate, which can feel abrupt, but adds a sort of smoothness to the final product.

Excellent drinkability to what is ultimately a lighter-feeling interpretation of the style riddled with character just a bit below the surface. One of the easiest Märzens going down, and with a tight, effortless control over the flavor profile, as well.

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Photo of sirspins
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Served into a mini maßkrug. Medium copper body, slight amber hue, one finger thick white head, good retention and a lot of lacing. Smell is bread, biscuit, light honey, good caramel, nice floral aromas. Flavour follows; very clean, flavourful floral hop aromatics with grainy biscuit, touch of honey and toffee sweetness, finished off by a mild earthy bitterness. Balanced and flavourful through and through. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, incredibly easy to drink, good carbonation, earthy grainy finish tempered by some mild toffee sweetness. Standard beer that is as oktoberfest as it gets.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glongo
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Poured copper with a Large off-tan, frothy head. No lacing, though.
S - Deep bready malt.
T - Follwd the nose but not much else going on.
F - Fairly smooth with medium mouthfeel. Dry finish.
O - Looks can be deceiving. Looking at the beer after the poor it seemed beautiful. I thought I might get blown away by it but it didn’t do much for me after that. Overall I would say it’s a good beer.

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Photo of Maestro0708
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle.

L- Clear, reddish copper color. Nice white head with great retention and lacing.

S- All toasty, bready malt.

T- Following the nose with wonderful toasty, bready malt flavor. Suggestion of sweetness at the start but finishes dry.

F- Medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth.

O- A near-perfect example of the style.

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Photo of sclebo05
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A great example of some of the darker examples available at Oktoberfest. Takes me back!

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Photo of bret717
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- clear copper fading to golden around the edges of the glass; huge frothy off-white head that recedes slowly to a 1/2 finger; rings of lacing

Aroma- lightly toasted, rich crusty bread w/floral hops that are almost fruity, like pear

Taste- follows the nose with lightly toasted crusty bread, floral hops, and pear along with a mild herbal bitterness

feel- medium bodied and soft feeling, semi-dry with a mildly bitter finish

Overall- nice toasty marzen balanced nicely by the floral and slightly bitter hops

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Photo of RollDamnTide
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taospowder
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,735 ratings