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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,561 |  Reviews: 1,087
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Translucent orange color with a billowing, three finger off white head.

Smell: Pretzels (salty pretzels), freshly baked bread, apple pie, honey and white grapes.

Taste: Sweet and pleasantly tart flavors of green apple pastries and sultanas upfront. Toasted notes of mildly floral and bitter grains midpalate. It gives the beer a hint of smokiness. Notes of sweet bubblegum and banana on the finish. Again the beer has a really nice, understated and benevolent toasty, roasted and smokey flavor to it that adds a really nice extra dimension of complexity.

Feel: Sweet. Dry. Tart. Smokey. Vaguely bitter. Alcohol is detectable, but not distracting, contributing a pleasant warming sensation as you drink. Full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall Comments: I really enjoyed this one. Almost hellerbock like with a really rich, fruity, bready and smokey flavor that finishes dry and is sweet throughout.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color with white head. Aroma has some caramel, slight sourdough and bread crust. Taste starts with intense bread crust, slightly sweet and malty but finishes with a nice, earthy bitterness. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Although I don’t like the style too much, this one is quite good.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A - Pours a clear amber with a two finger white foamy head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark bread, caramel malts and toffee.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Toasted bread, caramel and toffee with a nice floral finish.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a nice light finish.

O - Nice tasty Marzen. The flavors are perfect for the Fall.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdubzz
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first legit German Märzen, and I'm impressed. There's much more depth and complexity than I expected out of a lager. Pours more of a dark orange than amber, not much head at all, and what'a there dissipates almost immediately. The smell is what gets me. Is that apricot? White grape? Whatever it is, there's a definite sweetness and light fruitiness to it, and the flavor follows suit. A thick, malty backbone comes through secondarily, as expected. The mouthfeel is medium with medium-low effervescence. An all around treat.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris1411
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Garnet colour on the pour, not much a head hanging around to speak of. Smell is light, fruity, bready and yeasty. Straw and herbs.

This is one tasty brew. Plenty of bready goodness here. Straw, grass, yeast, nutty. Caramel apples, peaches, plum, some banana, raisins and pumpkin. Chestnuts, spices, more bread. Nice medium body with soft carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Excellent Marzen.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle

Pours clear gold amber orange with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like big fresh juicy apples, pear, grapes, mild banana, vanilla, toasty brown bread, nutty light caramel, toffee, molasses-like rich malts, brown sugar, orange pith, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like rich toasted cereal grains, brown bread, nutty light caramel, toffee, sweet molasses, brown sugar, some apple, pear, grape, mild banana, vanilla, orange pith, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with low carbonation. Overall a really rich and tasty Märzen-Oktoberfest.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Classic pour - color, carbonation & head all exact. Clean, simple aroma - windy German malt & fresh pumpernickel. Traditional, precise taste - crisp & refreshing with a nice kiss of bready malt goodness and lager yeast. Nowadays, a lot of this classic, unassuming beers get brushed aside because they don't beat you over the head with one gimmicked-up ingredient or another. That's a shame. This is as good of an marzen as you'll find out there, and delivers everytime.

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Photo of ricke49
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,561 ratings.
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