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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,563 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:
2,563
Reviews:
1,088
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
318
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jpro
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle into a stein...

Light copper and clear, with a nice head of light ecru foam. Very smooth, yet not too sweet as the malt is cut by a mild, dry bitterness. A great German Festbier. If the sold this by the case at Costco like they do Sam Adams, I'd definitely stock up! Easy to drink with a complete taste.

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

Pours dark gold/light copper with a light white head. Smell is malty, syrupy with a little spice. Taste is spicy and slightly sweet up front. Fills out with toffee and malt, but without becoming too sweet. Spicy hops take over and it finishes with a dry, clean, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body with a nice smoothness. High carbonation helps keep it crisp.

Overall an easy drinking octoberfest, on the lighter end of the style, but clean and crisp and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an amber-colored beer if ever I saw one, and true to style. At first there's what appears to be a thickness or a haze and seems in the end to be chill haze, as it clears up completely. There's a little activity that continues as long as there's beer in the glass. The slightly tinted head starts off big but, for some reason, doesn't quite stick together. There's a little, but not much, stick to the lace too.
The nose seems to have all the elements I hope for: bread that leans toasty, some sweet caramel, and lightly spicy notes with a floral undertone that lets the malts shine while giving balance.
At first I'm a little indifferent, though it's good, but clearly this beer just needs time to warm. It's pretty delicious, ultimately; floral and spicy notes from Noble hops linger gently to offer balance to a wonderfully toasty brew with plenty of carameland a little nut, and all the flavors just mingle together exceptionally well. This is definitely a Marzen to seek out in season, and one of the best I've had to date.
It's not full-bodied, as the label boasts, but it's got a hefty, rich medium body I prefer to the alternative. There's a gentle crispness all the way, as well as being smooth and creamy.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a 0.5 L dimpled stein

A - pours an orange copper body with some light carbonation and an inch and a half of off-white head. Head shows decent retention and fades to a nice ribbon. Fine lacing.

S - A clean, light aroma of malts and bread with some caramel.

T - Toasty maltiness balanced out by some bitterness with a touch of alcohol notes. Very well balanced throughout. Finishes off with a semi-sweet dryness.

M - Mild carbonation and a medium-heavy body.

O - A very enjoyable märzen! Very tasty and well-balanced. Definitely looking forward to having this beer again. I agree with those who say that this brew sets the bar for Oktoberfest Märzens, although I personally prefer Samuel Adams' Octoberfest and Victory's Festbier.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: it pours the rich amber hue true to the style with a large foamy head. I am using my thick bottomed Warsteiner stein.

Smell: brown bread, toffee, caramel, some spicy hops, and lingering malt sweetness.

Taste: very creamy, light caramel notes, tea-like, a great all around lager.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - tall, persistent, ivory head tops a light copper colored bier, plenty of carbonation and lacing on tha glass
S - sweet, grassy, toasted grain, caramel
T - toasty grain, spicy yeast, grass, caramel, earth
M - full bodied, smooth, creamy; sharp semi-bitter finish
O - excellent example of the style. Even though it's not a true Munich brewed Oktoberfestbier, it's one of my favorites.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,563 ratings.
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