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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,562 Ratings
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,562
Reviews:
1,088
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
317
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,562 |  Reviews: 1,088
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very satisfying malty, slightly citrusy beer. As so many German beers are, the look (head and color) is superb. So easy to drink, so refreshing, and always consistent. This beer could be enjoyed, in the words of Usain Bolt, "all day, every day."

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Photo of djkman
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Ranz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of braican
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2neardead
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ruckus232
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper color and a bounding white head. Looks tasty. 4.0

Musty Noble hops and toasty grains. Some fruit rot. Slightly sweet. Nice. 4.0

Rugged, yet sweet. Aged hops offer some bitterness. Toasty and semi-metallic. Quintessential German lager flavors. Burnt sugar, Noble hops, toasted grain, must, and rotting apple. A tried-and-true Marzen. 4.0

Burpy carb. The body is about right. It's decently drinkable. 3.5

Good ol' trusty Oktoberfest. It's a classic. I'm a fan. 4.0

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Photo of Oboogie
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500 ml brown glass bottle with a very intriguing pressure cap (in terms of artwork) served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high considering the brewery. Acquired at KnB liquor near San Diego.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Poured with average vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of light khaki-beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and good retention for the slightly above average ABV. Colour is a pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A pretty typical Marzen.

Sm: Clean malts. Light caramelized character. Cream. No real yeast or alcohol notes. Hints of butterscotch, maybe even light nuts. Munich malts. Pilsner malts. Graininess. Hopping is very background; little floral character if any. A little Marzen spice. Some biscuit. A mild strength pleasant aroma.

T: Crystal malt, pale malt, caramelized malt, butterscotch, very light vague floral hops (maybe saaz?), tinges of a honey-like sweetness, biscuit malt, and a tinge of cream. Munich malts. Pilsner malts. Graininess. Somewhat simple yet well layered. Quite nicely balanced and built for the style; methinks it's one of the better beers in this oft-neglected style that I've had. Pretty tasty stuff. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Pretty average flavour duration, intensity, and depth for the style.

Mf: Smooth, wet, brilliantly buttery, and of very good thickness. Nice cream on the open. Suits the flavours quite well. Impressive. Good body. Nice presence on the palate.

Dr: Incredibly drinkable; that's what this whole style is designed for. I could quaff a litre of this at a bierfestival. Fairly priced as an import. I'd try it on draught. Another solid brew from Ayinger. Hides its above average ABV well. Delightful. It's $2.99-3.99ish price range is a bit dear here in the US, but it's much better priced in Germany.

B-

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ThickNStout
2.69/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500mL from Sherlocks (Marietta, GA). 3.29. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours briliant orange gold with two and a half fingers of pillowy white head. Mild lacing.

Subdued nose with wheatbread and mild spice.

Flavors of sweet malts, bread, slight raisin, and bitter lemon.

Light bodied with moderately high carbonation.

Not great. Perhaps there is something here for others but I poured most of mine & won't be buying anymore.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of truesolution
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of thegodfather2701
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light orange with a thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. There is no real lacing to speak of.

S-Malty, slightly spicy, with a hint of Noble hops.

T-Much like the nose as its much more malty than hoppy, as it should be. A little spice in the flavor which finishes with a nice slight bitterness. It tastes good but the flavor is a little faint, I think it could be fuller.

M-Thin but there is not a lot of carbonation.

D-This is an easy, refreshing Oktoberfest that you could drink all day long with no problems.

Overall, this is one of the best versions of the style I've had from Germany. I really enjoyed it even though I expected it to be a little more flavorful. I will definitely drink this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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