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

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear, orange/copper color with two fingers of crisp, white head, decent retention, minimal lacing. Visible effervescence.

Smell is very nice- caramel, some very nice smooth roasted malt notes, and a little bit of yeast.

Taste is superior- up front is some grainy barley, followed by sweet caramel, then a well blended collage of light roasted malts, punctuated ever so slightly by some noble hop bitterness, which gives way to the caramel to finish.

Mouthfeel is excellent- medium body, moderate to full carbonation, SLIGHTLY chewy but really very refreshing and smooth. Exceptional marzen- definitely the best one that I have had thus far (i've been coming back to it all season and finally decided to review).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Nice head with some lacing. Color is golden amber. The smell is a mix of the malty grains and floral hops. But the real reason we drink is the taste. This is the bench mark of all Oktoberfest beers. Fresh clean taste of the roasted malts leaving it slightly sweet. There is a light hop finish. This is a very drinkable beer, but hard to have just one. Great with a soft pretzel or bratwurst with kraut.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 500ml bottle to Pint Glass.

Appearance (5.0): I know it's seems nuts to give a beer a 5.0 in any category but to me, the appearance of the Ayinger Oktoberfest is the prime example of what it should bee. Nice honey color, with solid carbonation. I suppose if there were anything to detract from the score it would be that it doesn't hold it's head very long but I'm not too concerned with that.

Smell (4.0): I almost went with a 4.5. The smell is vibrant and and earthy, without any gimmicks some of of the newer Oktoberfest beers are trying to pull.

Taste (4.5): Again, so close to perfection. To me, this IS Oktoberfest. I can only compare it to Paulaner's Oktoberfest in taste but I feel that Ayinger has really captured the essence of it all.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Nice and smooth. If anything, a tad heavy but shouldn't Oktoberfest beers be a little heavy?

Overall (4.5): As stated before I can only compare Ayinger's Oktoberfest to Paulaner's. Where Paulaners keeps their price-point down, and the taste is certainly one of my favorites, Ayinger seems to capture the essence of Oktoberfest. It's my favorite but I'm not sure I can afford more than two or three 500ml bottles a season.

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A- Clear orange golden body with a white head that dissipates to a small foam cap.

A- Caramel, toffee, bready biscuity aroma. Light bitterness.

T- Sweet full flavor, toffee and caramel up front. Followed by a more bready taste. A nice light bitterness up front and in the aftertaste.

M- Medium body. Smooth, but crisp. Moderate carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. Goes great with food, or without. Quite thirst quenching.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,655 ratings
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