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

very good
2,562 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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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Oktober Fest-Marzen pours a golden color with very little head. There is a harsh malty and sour aroma. The taste is the same rather harsh, malty, and almost a bit sour. The body and flavors are light, but that is a good thing. Overall its a below average Marzen.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a huge billowy amber tinted head. The head has great retention fading slowly over time to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some roasted malt and a bit of a biscuit aroma. Some smells of a slightly sour nature as well as some caramel, citrus and a bit of spice round out the aroma nicely.

Taste – The tastes begins with a smooth sweeter caramel and lightly toasted malt flavor. As the flavor moves forward a biscuit and cracker taste as well as some graininess comes to the tongue. The sweetness grows bit stronger to the end, as some lighter flavors of dark fruits and a bit of citrus comes to the tongue. While it sweetens and grows a bit more malty, a light herbal flavor as well as a bit of spice join the flavors at the end, to leave a rather balanced malty and sweet flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is just below average to average. The creamy body is rather nice for the mix of sweeter and malty taste with just enough carbonation to keep it on the easy drinking side.

Overall – A quite nice and tasty Oktoberfest with a great blend of sweet, malty, roast, and some spice. A job well done.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a dense yellowish cream head that lingers.

Sweet, nutty, toasted caramel malt, and a hint of metal character form the initial aroma. Very malt forward, and packed full of melanoidin goodness.

Flavor follows suit, but with less sweetness than anticipated. Bready, toasty, caramel malt dominates, slightly sweet, but finishing decidedly dry, herbal, and a touch bitter. There's an underlying earthiness.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation.

Not as sweet as expected, with great malt complexity.Very clean and drinkable. The mineral notes are a bit offputting.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A-Poured a very clear and rich orange color, lots of streaming carbonation, big soapy white head that left dense splashy lace.

S- Big bready, cereal, and biscuity malt notes. Some grassy hop notes.

T- Big bready, cereal, cracker, and biscuity malt notes. Some sweet fruity notes.Very malt forward as expected with some delicate grassy and floral notes to balance things out a little.

M- Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry, medium body, some warming on the finish.

O- A very nice malt forward beer with lots of malt complexity, wonderfully smooth mouthfeel, and easy to drink. It does drink a little higher than 5.8% ABV though.

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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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