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:
#8,764
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
2,707
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
354
Trade:
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Photo of Ceddd99
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Bottled 5/8/18, consumed 9/17/18

Pours crystal clear amber with an ok head that left little lacing.

Full, deep aroma of toasty, bready, caramel malts.

Taste has all of that with some sweet honey.

Feel is medium, smooth, great carbonation - there's just a drinkability factor that absolutely makes you want to take another sip.

Terrific all-around Oktoberfest Marzen, probably the best I've had. Could definitely drink a ton of these in a festival. Picking more up as it is.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Aurascoper
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryi86
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a mug

A- A clear amber/copper with a three finger white head.

S- Rich caramel malts, toasted malts, somewhat earthy, some sweet bread.

T- Toasted malts, caramel malts, some honey, sweet bread, just earthy enough.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A great beer, incredible well balanced.

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Photo of PrideofCleveland
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of lebriarjr
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.34/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
09/09/18

Blind tasting at JPK's.

**

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was an amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head sliding off at a decent pace. Mild lace, somewhat messy.
The aroma had caramel/toffee malts playing with some biscuity/white bready notes. Some deep grassy and earthy notes pluck at the malts and push at malty backbone.
The flavor takes the prior mentioned aromas to slyly meld together and end up dominating the aftertaste with some honey-ed nuts.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under and had a great sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Mild nutty to toasty and caramel finish.
Overall, very nicely done Oktoberfest I would have again.

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Photo of mehak
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color. Smells like malt, bread, and mint. Tastes very clean and crisp but don't get much of the nose, which is a little disappointing but not terrible by any means. Some of the nose does come out in the after taste with a slight taste of caramel as well. It says on the bottle that it is fully bodied, but I think it is medium with light carbonation. Overall this is a very refreshing brew and I would definitely drink it again.

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

Photo of ATL6245
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exception Oktoberfest beer. The best in my opinion.
Pours a clear copper color with exceptional head retention. Off white head
Herbal and caramel aromas
Bitterness is restrained, yet detectable
Toasty bready tastes
Malt forward, medium sweetness
Outstanding drinkable beer for Oktoberfest. Would give it all 5's except nothings perfect!

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Photo of duquephart
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L8080 bottle.

Rich and clear amber/cooper body. Tall white and active head that fizzes down to thin white and clear bubbles. Big honeyed multigrain bread and apple juice aroma, some sweet maltiness and citrus twist. Flavor is soft spicy hop character with suggestions of lemon citrus, sweet caramel toasted maltiness, honey, pronounced apple juice fleshiness, and a slight floral character on the finish. Very low bitterness. Medium thin body. Definitely and enjoyable and well balanced bready and noble hoppy brew.

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Photo of gardner254
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle L8108. Michigan stout pint.

A: pours a crystal clear amber-copper with2 fingers of whisk white head that retains a thin white cap. Some fluffy effervescence.

S: light floral, almost soapy aroma, along with some slight sweet malt. Subdued. Needs to warm up.

T: crisp, dry arrival. Turns to a lightly toasted sweetness across the middle, then slightly floral clean bitterness on the end.

M: more carbonated than the appearance lets on. Lighter end of mid-weight. Has the lager wateryness without necessarily being super clean finishing.

O: more of the festbier style. Reminds me of a heavier Weihenstephaner original in the floral note and crisp maltiness. Doesn’t taste super fresh. Great beer, but I’ll stick to my GLBC Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Billsfanbeerlover
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great seasonal Fall beer... perfectly balanced.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,707 ratings