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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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Poured a dark amber with some haze. A glowing orange in the light. Thick, impressive head, tannish in color. Some haze, too. A good looking beer.

S - Typical for a Marzen. Sweet malts, some caramel/toffee. Also noticed some banana, and odd for Marzen's I've tried, some dark fruits. Not a bad aroma, but nothing I've never experienced.

T - Drinking this now in June, and being a Marzen, the beer might be past it's peak. No harm though, a pretty solid beer. Said malts and other aromas were all noticed in the taste. Not crazy about tasting the dark fruits in this style of beer. Drops it's rating a bit, IMO. Also noticed some pumkin spice and a general "fall season" taste. Kind of light tasting for a Marzen. Lot's of flavor and plenty going on, I'm just used to more "oomph" in an Oktoberfest.

F - Okay, nothing real strange. A little sticky feeling would be the only downfall. Felt good while in the mouth, though.

O - A decent representation of the style. Good flavor, just a bit on the lighter side for a Marzen. Could also be a bit past it's expiration, too. Certainly a quality brew for the $1.99 I paid. Won't rush out to grab this again, but it's certainly a beer I won't mind sampling again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm having a bottle of Ayinger Oktoberfest out of season for the second time. Not a problem - it tastes just fine, even in June.This orange-gold brew looks great and has good head. Smells apple sweet. From what I've been reading in other reviews, the yeast is part of what lends the aroma. The flavor has great malty texture, the hops lend a mild spiciness, but the yeast again gives it some fruit. Exceedingly pleasant to drink, a great member of the family of Bavarian lagers.

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I look forward to it every year. With every tom, dick, and harry brewer out there trying to create an "Oktoberfest" it's nice to go back to the old country. As it's not made in Munich, it isn't technically and Oktoberfest but it is a true marzen lager.

Pours a deep golden orange with a slight head and tight carbonation. Almost no head with minimal lacings.

The grains are apparent on the nose, just a tad sweet, which is also true of the caramel aftertaste. On the mouth it is creamy with a bright thickness with that aftertaste I mentioned that balances out the herbal and earthy notes.

It's the best out there, in my not so humble opinion.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 2,653 ratings
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