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

very good
2,563 Ratings
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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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 NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew041180
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

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

nice amber color with a big creamy off white head that lasted a long time and had good lacing.aroma got honey,dark bread, caramel, with a little fruity flavor and hints of coriander. flavor the caramel took over than the malts, and honey and a hint of hops. a very drinkable beer

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.87/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass (I wish I had a nice big mug for this one) at fridge-cellar temperature. Bottle gushed with foam upon opening.

L – Deep gold color with a 1.5-finger white bubbly head that fades pretty quickly into a slick of bubbles at the surface. No lacing. Clear and effervescent. The lack of head retention is a little surprising after the exciting opening geyser of foam.

S – Lots of rich German malts with caramel, cereal, bread, nut, and honey aromas.

T – Again, lots of sweet malts with caramel, honey, bread, and cereal flavors. A bit of an earthy toasted bread flavor appears at the finish.

F – Light-to-medium bodied with lots of carbonation, a creamy and mouth-coating feel, and a sweet and toasty finish. Toasted malt flavors linger on the tongue and palate for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a really good Oktoberfest. It’s full of excellent German malt flavors and aromas and has the perfect ABV for a fest beer – not so little that you have to be drinking all day to feel anything but not so little that you’re one and done. I wish the head retention was a little better and there was a bit less carbonation for the sake of the flavor and mouthfeel, but this is a great beer. I’m so glad it’s getting to be fall. Even if I do live in Charleston and it’s still 90 degrees, I’m gonna drink some fall beers, dammit.

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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 Jeffreysan
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, deep, dark, golden amber-color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice, bready, toasted malt aromas, imparting notes of freshly baked soft pretzels and dinner rolls, followed by some caramel and black pepper. As most Oktoberfest beers, there’s very little in the way of hop aromas.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel-like sweetness, and some black pepper. Again, most Oktoberfest beers, there’s very little in the way of hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely carbonated. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent German Oktoberfest beer! Malty, sweet and utterly delicious! Highly recommended. I can’t wait to try other beers from this brewery.

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

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Artjsantos
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of travolta
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Appearance: Super clear, bright amber. Whipped eggwhite head, very dense and foamy. Lacing and retention are excellent.

Nose: Lavender candy, clean malt, yeast, tiny citrus. Great nose!

Taste: Perfect copper, chewy, sweetness. Carmel, honey and maple.

Notes: fantastic! One of the better beers I've ever had. Definitely the best Marzen.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Murchmac
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big head like barry bonds on HGH.

Smells like a beer.

Big stingy malty taste with a little bit of hops.

Bigger mouthfeel than expected, like stuffing 2 pounds of sausage in a 1 pound bag. Lingering aftertaste.

Not a bad beer, on sale at bevmo.

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Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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 BlakeAM
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sspeer1
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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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