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

very good
2,561 Ratings
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Revisit 8/2015, bottle:
A: clear, yellow-amber (more amber) in color. Head is fairly thin, but quite quite lasting, unlike my original review: Dissipating head with little lacing.
S: slightly sweet, bread malt nose. Caramel sweet notes from the malt side, with a floral impression added in. (strange original: I get a little sour hint, sorta like sour grapes late and unexpectedly)
T/M: Carbonated maltiness that is lightly sweet. The lightly caramel malt taste coats the tongue a little when held for tasting. Finishes with a little bitterness, not strong, just a bit earthy if I try to place it. The carbonation dominates the feel.
O: Good representation of the style. The flavors are well-balanced, not overpowering in any sense, but enough is there on the initial malt and hop back to produce a solid beer.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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%

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

Poured from the bottle into the glass.

A: Light amber colored clear though and with a good amount of carbonation. White head that dissipates.

S: Smells of honey sweet malts.

T: Bready and sweet. some honey in there too I'd say. This is nice.

M: Medium bodied, clean, smooth.

O: A good oktoberfest! probably my favorite german offering.

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Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 but undated 500 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours with a clear, medium amber body; plenty of visible carbonation; very durable near-white head. Fine lacing.

Aroma: clean, light smell of bready malts with only a faint touch of hops.

T: Rich; bready malts dominant, as they should in this style. Very lightly sweet, although the finish is balanced out by the bitterness

Feel: Medium but soft carbonation; medium-light body. About perfect for style.

O: Outstanding, although this style lacks the complexity and intensity to achieve a very high rating. As good as any bottled märzen I can remember, and likely the best bottled example of a German Oktoberfest you'll find in the U.S.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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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%

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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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