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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,562 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:
2,562
Reviews:
1,088
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
317
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,562 |  Reviews: 1,088
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of stanale
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raisins and nutty bread. I am not sure if it is Ayinger's yeast but I get that same dark fruitiness as I get from their dopplebock which was a pleasant surprise for the style. Look is a light amber (a bit lighter than most American takes) but it has little head retention and no real lacing. Smell is nutty bread, sweet malt and figs in the nose. Taste follows, with deep malty, nut bread like flavor with some dark fruit jam spread over top. More complex than any Oktoberfest I have had, however I am not sure it is the most enjoyable (SN's '15 & '16 take the cake so far) but definitely top 3 so far. To be fair I am relatively new to the style. Overall, this should be sought out when exploring the style.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dkemp713
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drews240
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Clear, light amber color, effervescent, with a huge three-finger, tan-tinted head that very much exhibits a merengue or sea foam quality as it dissipates unevenly, eventually leaving moderate lacing. Dry, bready malt aroma. Nice sweet malt taste with white bread and light caramel notes, and just a touch of floral hops behind. It's medium to heavy bodied with good carbonation. Absolutely delicious. A classic.

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

Photo of Philcassella
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$ 3.99 (Including tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.236/oz) at Central Market (Gucci B), Alamo Heights, TX
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – lightly of malt
Head large (Maximum 5.2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to a two mm ring and partial layer
Lacing fair – some drag marks, a few tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body – light orange-amber, clear
Flavor – malt, slight hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

If one is going to drink marzens, this is an excellent on to drink.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4.25, Overall 4

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Photo of ledouge
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into mug. It pours a clear amber with copper hues and one finger of foamy, milk-white head and extensive lacing that did not dissipate through the pour. It smells of dark bread, nuts, spice, and a whiff of caramel. The taste is sweeter than the smell with abundant caramel, bready malt, nuts, spice, and a slight apple or raisin fruitiness at the finish. It is medium-bodied with pleasant carbonation, and the 5.8% ABV is barely noticeable. This is a very easy drinking beer. Overall, it is a delightful Marzen that is perfect for outdoor drinking on a crisp autumn afternoon. It's one of the best Marzens I've had.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz bottle poured into willibecher glass

A: Creamy tiny bubbled white head sits atop an amber light caramel body with good clarity.

S: Bready sweetness, caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, and a light touch of crushed nuts

T: Lots of caramel toffee sweetness wth a deep doughy bready finish almost a little bit of a fruity finish raisins or dates

M: Smooth as silk rich but not cloying lower carbonation makes this beer drink much more dense and heavy than it is.

O: Excellent, just pure perfection in a bottle easily the best richest most complex Octoberfest I have had to date. You are doing yourself a disservice by not drinking this.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Outstanding marzen. Huge puffy, frothy head that slowly dissipates. Amber gold body. Aroma of roasted pumpkin seeds, toast and some spice. Taste is nutty, spicy hops, toasted malt, rustic bread and caramel. Really nice balance. Finishes crisp; would've liked more carbonation but still stands out above the rest.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,562 ratings.
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