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

Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
BA SCORE
82.4%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 2,612 ratings
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,494
Reviews:
1,107
Ratings:
2,612
Liked:
2,153
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
10.75%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
328
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,612 |  Reviews: 1,107
Photo of bb-magic
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen, 5.8% ABV. Pours medium brown and thin, with a middle finger of off-white head. Nose is yeast, taste follows, plus nuts and caramel, very little bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobW696
2.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mongrel
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly sweet and doughy. Nutty, creamy, bit of yeast on the long finish. Some nutmeg perhaps? Really yummy, but I'd like some hop crispness on the finish if I was going to session a few of these.

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Photo of luke12345
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KEH
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my Satanic Temple stoneware mug. It definitely pours like an Oktoberfest, smells like an Oktoberfest, tastes like an Oktoberfest... I think you get the point. Overall, I'm quite happy with the brew. Compared to many of my favorite domestics and imports, it is a tad bit on the sweet side (in a good way!) with a caramel finish. The bottle was $2.99. While I don't mind spending money on a good beer, the domestics (Bell's and Sam Adam's) both do a great job with this style, so I'll probably not buy it very often - maybe 1 bottle per year.

I do recommend that you give it a whack if you're a fan of Oktoberfest-style beers.

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Photo of matcris
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very clear caramel/amber in color. A finger of of off white head that slowly tapers to a thin layer. Not much for lacing, here. The aroma is sweet caramel, toasted bread, and a little spicy hop note. The flavor is largely the same. It is super dry, and I like that, medium body, and full carbonation. Overall, there is a really nice balanced bready caramel note to it. Just enough, and not annoying; that makes this very nice to drink. I'll be back for more.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of the best Oktoberfests I've had. It's got everything you want - toasty bread crust, spicy hops, slightly sweet caramel malts in the finish. As it started to warm it came alive. So smooth and easy drinking with a nice hop presence you don't always find in this style. My only complaint is the price. yb

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lebowskied
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Copper colored beer, hazier than I recall, great head retention with tons of visible carbonation
S: Dark syrupy grains, toasted granola, a touch of caramel. Light notes of cacao
T: I get touches of cola, caramel, toasted grain, really nice maltiness, very light bitterness on the finish
F: Heavier than a standard lager, still really drinkable. Carbonation is medium and not crisp though also apparent, good balance mouthfeel.
O: Remarkably balanced, manages to hit the body right in regard to being both drinkable but slightly fuller/heavier mouthfeel. Quintessential.

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 2,612 ratings
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