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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4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into beer stein

Thick three finger foam head. Settles into a billowy yellow-white foamy lid. Faint lacings on the glass. Russet copper color with faint carbonation.

Aroma of malts, a hint of grassy and slight citrus .

Smooth malty sweet with clean finish, no bitter aftertaste. Light mouthfeel.

Prosiit! Fill up the stein and drink deep on this delicious malty Marzen. Makes you want to drink many steins of this delicious brew. Tastes great and you want more. Another great beer from one of my favorite breweries.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden pale lager colored body with a decent white head. Crystal clear with attractive carbonation.

Smell: Grassy Euro lager aroma. Slightly sweet malt smell.

Taste: Slight caramel taste. All malt flavor with the slightest noble hop bite. Not overpowering, yet flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but not heavy. Very refreshing.

Overall: Very nice. More of a drier strong pale lager/helles bock/dortmunder composition as compared to some of the more commercial Oktoberfest examples, which tend to be much sweeter in my opinion.

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Right off the bat - this is the best bottlecap ever.

Nose of rosehips, malt, and steel.

Pours a bullish, but active head. Amazing clarity, golden amber color.

Taste is sharp but light. Starts with sweet amber malt, but balances with a bit of bitterness, but doesn't end up dry.. Quite the opposite actually. My mouth is watering like I'm chewing malt Gatorade bubble gum here... Awesome drinkability. A bit of alcohol heat but not much. For 5.8 this is awesomely light..sessionable to the hilt.

Malt profile gets more flavorful and full overall as it warms, and the alcohol does the opposite. I'd recommend letting this get to about 50degrees.. Actually even more amazingly drinkable at this temp.. One of the best lighter octoberfests I've ever had, but encouragingly loses the light tag as it warms, and with the abv..

This is an awesome brew. oh my, I'm in trouble. Wish I'd bought two more.

Amazing, this beer smelled much like nothing at 40 degrees, but the malt is taking over at 50.

The great thing about this beer is that the first sip is kinda meh because everything is a bit muted, but the quality is shown in that way as well as many others. Amazing mouthfeel, Amazing drinkability, great color and clarity, and absolutely mouth-watering. Awesome Oktoberfest!

The most well-balanced marzen on the shelf. Take note America - THIS is how you do it. The closest American version in terms of overall quality is either Great Lakes Okt or Mektoberfest, but personally, I believe this to be the world-wide standard.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours an unimpressive golden-brown color with a nice, creamy, white head with excellent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the sides.

S-Molasses, raisin bread, other dark fruits (cherries), a bit smoky

T-Very well balanced on the palate. The malty sweetness is the most pronounced flavor profile as the molasses, raisins, and cherry blend well with a roasted backbone. Finishes with a well-rounded flavor profile showcasing each flavor.

MF-Creamy, rich, and smooth with a wet finish. Rich and full-bodied. Very nice for a low abv brew

O-I was expecting something a bit more robust since it's a German brewed Oktoberfest, but it is still a delicious brew. One I'll definitely buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an amber honey color with 3 fingers of an off white, soapy head. Leaves some light spotty lacing. Body is clear.

Smell: Banana bread, sweet malt, honey, hint of raisin.

Taste: Huge breadiness, caramel, banana taffy, slight twinge of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied and crisp with medium carbonation.

Overall: Really good Oktoberfest. Lots of flavor while maintaining an insanely high level of drinkability. Definitely pick up a few of these.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,660 ratings
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