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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,561 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
Ratings:
2,561
Reviews:
1,087
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
316
For Trade:
1
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Photo of bwood06
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife, my parents, and I all went to a local German restaurant for dinner recently and I happened to notice that this beer was on the menu. I've head for forever how good this Marzen is so I just had to order it. The waitress said that they may or may not have it since it is so popular but luckily she found out that they had a couple left and I was able to nab one.

This beer pours a clear, orangish amber hue that has moderate carbonation and features a thick, frothy (almost creamy) off white colored head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing. 4/5 The aroma is full of malt and is nice and sweet with a nice caramel note. A bit of grass and herbal hops come through as well, cutting into the sweetness a bit and balancing out the aroma. 4/5 The flavor profile is just like the aroma with caramel and sweet grains leading off and really taking over the first half of the sip before grassy and herbal hops come into play, cutting into the sweetness and rounding things off quite nicely. The sweetness is just enough and is not cloying. Bitterness is kept to a minimum and does not linger. 4.25/5 This is a light to medium bodied Marzen that has a light carbonation tickle up front before a wet and coating/creamy sensation kicks in. There is no drying and really no lingering mouthfeel. 4/5 This really is an awesome Marzen and definitely one of the best that I have had. It is very easy to drink on top of being downright tasty. I really enjoyed pairing this with dinner and would gladly have another one of these in the future. 4/5

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Photo of unclekeith
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Faint head, medium amber color, sweet bready nose, malty, honey notes, light hop bitter at the end zone , medium dry feel, full and generally smooth.

A good amber märzen, middle of the darkness spectrum.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into dimpled seidel. Very faint head, bubbles but no lace. Medium amber color.

Sweet bready nose

Taste is malty, bready, honey notes, faint hop bitter on the finish

Medium dry feel, full and generally smooth.

A good amber märzen, on the middle end of the darkness scale.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold color, thick, lingering head. Lot of malt and wheat aromas and flavor. Strong backbone. Interesting to try a true Bavarian Oktoberfest beer to which to compare American craft beers of the style I’ve had.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bankboy66
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the best octoberfest style beer I have tried. It is very smooth and doesn't overdo the caramel/toffee. It is not overly sweet but is still true to the style. Must try !!

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Photo of berben30
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Clear orange body, 1 finger white head.

Smell : Caramel, minerals, earthy/spicy noble hops.

Taste : See above.

Feel : Medium body, high carbonation. Dortmunder-like dry finish.

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Photo of Chance4493
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Clear orange body with a two finger white head, Aromas consist of caramel, baking spice, noble hops, and a mineral quality. Flavors are the same. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of godawgs
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seangibbs60
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a tall stein.
Copper/orange body floats a nice 1in light tan foam that falls to a mere cap. A little cloudy, but still there are plentiful streams of bubbles can be seen rising.
Caramel, corn, roasted malt, and biscuit aromas flow nicely into the taste. A subtle nuttiness can be found in an otherwise clean and medium finish.

This ranks right up there with Hofbrau Oktoberfest.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Classic German influence; Ayinger German Purity Laws. Beautiful color; nice pure drinking Octoberfest. Excellent with or without foods. Perfect Fall or Winter beer. Note: AYINGER Brau-Weiss Hefeweissen was outstanding. 5.8% ABV.

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Photo of mickyge
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BodiesLexus
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%) but there is no date code. The beer is a wonderful golden color. It has orange hues in there too. It forms 1 finger of white head. The head is dense with small bubbles then a stack of larger bubbles on top.

S: [3.50] Caramel, some corn, carckers.

T: [4.00] Nice mix of caramel, mellow toffee, corn maltiness.

M: [3.50] Just under medium body but the lower carbonation makes it feel a little heftier.

O: [3.75] Classic Marzen flavors. Really nice mix of caramel and malts. The nose is not as nice as the flavor but the overall package works well.

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