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

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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Studio 35 on 9/22/12

A) Sun-faded amber with gold and brown highlights. Thin head to start; just a wisp overall. Clear. No retention or lace.

S) Clean, fairly bright aroma. Smooth bready malts with a dash of dustiness on the back end. Mild overtones of fruit.

T) Huh, it's pretty malty to taste but has a flavor that is right in line with the aftertaste of pumpkin pie (well, at least the first sip). From there it turns to more straightforward bready malts and a hints of fruit juiciness. Hints of earth on the finish.

M) The feel has a kind of medium center and thin edges. Moderate carbonation falls off as the beer opens up.

D) It's nice to have something calm every once and a while.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear copper/orange, good off white head that leaves sticky webs of lacing. Ample carbonation. The label screams authentic German, makes me want to visit for Oktoberfest.

S: Somewhat faint malts, even fainter soapy smell. Nothing offensive, nothing super appealing.

T: Super sweet malts and grain. I'm surprised by how much I like it. Medium finish; the residual flavors aren't particularly great, I wouldn't mind if it was shorter, kinda happy it isn't longer.

M: Goes down easily with great carbonation.

O: This is a great beer for the style, and memorable. I don't want to drag down an authentic and well crafted Oktoberfest, but I can't praise it much more than that due to its uncomplicated and not overly appealing (for my taste) nature.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen has a very thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, light copper appearance, and some decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of brown bread, bread crust, sweetness, and bread dough. Taste is of brown bread, bread dough, barley malt, sweetness, some sourness, and a nice, mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and the beer finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. This is a very enjoyable beer, and I score it most excellent.


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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,655 ratings
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