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

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,609 |  Reviews: 1,106
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 5$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with a huge size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, ceral, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some cereal sweetness and raisins/grapes. It ends with a semi sweet malty aftertaste.

Overall - Not as good as I was expecting, but still an above average brew. Some good grassy/grainy flavours here that suit the fall/Oktoberfest season well.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

gorgeous looking beer. Bright copper color with a bubbly white head. Lots of initial maltiness on the nose. Toasted grains, warm buttered biscuit, light caramel and hearty grains. Some herbal hops on the nose as well with a bit of a tin.

Wow very good. Rich mouthfeel yet creamy and smooth. Toasted grain up front followed by caramel and finishes with a refreshing spicy hop bite. Bit of detectable tin throughout and waters down a bit on the finish. Otherwise though an amazing oktoberfest beer!

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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a light to medium orange amber with a thin head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and wheat. Very mild, sweet caramel malt and wheat flavor, much like the aroma, but surprisingly subdued. Pleasant, but light flavored. Caramel malt improved with warming. Nothing outstanding, but nice light refreshing Octoberfest beer.

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4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle poured into pilsner glass.
No date on the bottle. (5.8% ABV)

A - The clear golden orange color shines brilliantly as a steady stream of carbonation rises to the slightly off-white head. The foam rises up quickly and lowers very slowly to a decent layer of froth while leaving legs and clumps of lacing on the glass.

S - Delicious smelling malts are abundant in the rich aroma; toasted bread with biscuit undertones. It has a moderate sulfur character to it with almost no hop presence in the aroma.

T - Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen is a pure malt pleasure that's toasty, but lightly so, and sweet with a bit of a kettle caramelized hint to it. As the malts wash down, mild noble hops come in gracefully and clean up leaving a crisp, clean flavor on the palate.

M - Medium-bodied, Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen starts sweet and fuller but finishes light and refreshing with a good crispness to it. This Oktoberfest is nicely carbonated but doesn't have a sharp bite to the finish.

O - Brewed perfectly for what it's meant for; sheer drinkability. Ayinger's Oktober Fest-Märzen is a world-class beer that's incredibly well done and as close to the epitome of an oktoberfest as possible. A malt-lover's dream, this is devoid of hop flavor and bitterness, letting the deep maltiness really shine.

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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. FW teku glass.

pours a dark orangeish red with a nice head. smell is real malty and crisp.taste is so refreshing and exactly what I look for in an oktoberfest. crisp malts. lemon zest, some hops. just great. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall possibly the best oktoberfest in existence. lovely.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Oktoberfest 

A/ aggressive pour produces a 2-1/2 finger off white head Resting atop a golden slight slight amber body. Head quickly goes to about a finger and stays there with some pretty good lacing 4

S-smell is kind of faint smelling. Some caramel malt, a fresh grainy smell, slight euro lager smell 3.5

T- wow this is a great Oktoberfest/marzen beer. Light caramel malt, some floral hop taste, roasted corn. It tastes like fall. Very sessionable. 4

M- supurb. Very smooth. Perfect carbonation and viscosity. 4.5

O- one of my favorite oktoberfest beers. There are a few better but not many. Excellent drinkability. I could drink this all day. 4.5


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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber served in a standard pint glass.

pours a nice, slightly hazy medium amber tone yielding two fingers of frothy, off-white head; decent retention and lacing.

sweet, malty aroma with notes of spice, some breadiness, and toffee pull through in the flavor and are flanked by hints of hops and yeast; makes for a nice, tasty balance. one of the better oktoberfests i've sampled.

medium-bodied, somewhat creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation; IMO the kind of beer that is very enjoyable for a strict run of one or two glasses, then experiences a steep drop-off.

original review on: 09-14-2010

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Copper with a decent head that falls fairly quickly.

S- Very sweet, caramel like, with a touch of what, to me, seems to be some toasted malt.

T- Very sweet and malty, full bodied, and I can almost detect the slightest hint of hops on the finish. There's one or two flavor notes I can't quite place my finger on....Maybe fig or date? Honey? I would liken it to a sweet bread.

M- Full bodied, but refreshing.

O- A great beer to have on hand, but maybe not the best for a hop head, since there are almost no hops. Still, definitely worth trying, and it's one I'll probably have again.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 2,609 ratings
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