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

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
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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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, golden orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Decent retention. Shows a fair amount of lacing.

Smell - The aroma is subtle; grain and honey. Hints of caramel.

Taste - Flavors are light to moderate in strength, but well constructed. Sweet malt character; mellow honey and caramel flavors. Clean grain. Hops are subdued, but are faintly present and help to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with fair carbonation. Creamy, smooth finish.

Overall - Decent flavor profile but, as with most Ayinger brews, a wonderful mouthfeel. There are a handful of Oktoberfest brews I'd opt for over this one, but it's not a bad choice if options are limited.

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Photo of kagent777
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased from the Utah system. Poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: A crystal clear deep golden beer with an off white head that sits about one finger tall.

Smell: Distinct honey "lager" smell from the malts. That smell is so inviting to me. The Bros mention tea in their review describing the hops smell and I tend to agree. Sort of a light herbal general smell to it.

Taste: Big caramel and toffee malt flavors. A touch of bitterness on the finish. Very crisp and cleanly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and soft with a medium thickness and low to middling carbonation.

Overall: A decent Oktoberfestbier. There are others that I like better, but this one certainly will get purchased again in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of TheDinger
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint glass. Nice copper pour with off white 2 finger pillow head with some active carbonation. Nice smell of marzen spices, nutmeg and some bready notes. Taste follows the nose with a nice crisp balance of malts, spices and mellow hops. Easy drinking/sessionable marzen. Perhaps some carmel on the end as it fades to earthy hops. Feel is middle of the road, but more active on the carbonation end, which was nice. Overall- A pretty impressive, balanced marzen. Liked the blend of spice, malts and subtle hops. A very solid effort and pretty true to the form from the German end. Nothing outstanding, but very drinkable and perfect for a fall evening. Will be hitting another soon-

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big three fingers of head, copper colored body.
A nice grain and fresh bread smell.
Good malt flavor with just enough sweetness. Smooth all the way through with almost no bitter profile.
Almost a creamy texture, soft with low carbonation and medium body.
An excellent märzen.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Brass Rail in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear golden amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thinker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a light hint of earthy hops.

T: The taste of this beer follows the smell, toasted malts with just a hint of caramel sweetness followed by some earthy hops that lend a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Easy to drink, sessionable, and enjoyable - pairs nicely with a burger and fries. Definitely one of the better German offerings in the style that is easy to find in the US.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,673 ratings