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

Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
BA SCORE
4/5
2,637 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
Ranking:
#3,525
Reviews:
1,118
Ratings:
2,637
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
339
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,637 |  Reviews: 1,118
Photo of Mitsurugi
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beernooph
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expectations were high considering the excellent reputation of Ayinger. I was also looking forward to trying an authentic German Marzen in this appropriate season.
It poured a clear amber color with visible carbonation. A large billowing foam head rises to the top. It displays excellent retention, its look reminding me of a soft cloud.
Foremost in the aroma is a rich malt profile. Toasted grain, bread crusts, biscuit and freshly baked rolls. Yet, there is greater complexity to it than just the malt. At first the yeast gives off a banana aroma. There is even a hint of herbal hops, which is followed later on by a more spicy noble hops and grassy aroma.
In the mouth it is like a tasty liquid bread treat. Medium bodied with a silky and creamy malt finish. The toasted malt flavor is nicely offset by a subtle coating of lemon. The medium carbonation, along with the noble hops spice, adds a moderate but bold prickle. The hops also provide a nice floral tone and just the right amount of light bitterness for balance. Midway, the carbonation eases up and some light caramel and banana sweetness comes through.
Great drink ability along with an understated complexity. Perhaps the best Oktoberfest I've ever had.

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

Photo of tjmiller718
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen, 5.8% ABV. Pours medium brown and thin, with a middle finger of off-white head. Nose is yeast, taste follows, plus nuts and caramel, very little bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobW696
2.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mongrel
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly sweet and doughy. Nutty, creamy, bit of yeast on the long finish. Some nutmeg perhaps? Really yummy, but I'd like some hop crispness on the finish if I was going to session a few of these.

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Photo of luke12345
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KEH
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my Satanic Temple stoneware mug. It definitely pours like an Oktoberfest, smells like an Oktoberfest, tastes like an Oktoberfest... I think you get the point. Overall, I'm quite happy with the brew. Compared to many of my favorite domestics and imports, it is a tad bit on the sweet side (in a good way!) with a caramel finish. The bottle was $2.99. While I don't mind spending money on a good beer, the domestics (Bell's and Sam Adam's) both do a great job with this style, so I'll probably not buy it very often - maybe 1 bottle per year.

I do recommend that you give it a whack if you're a fan of Oktoberfest-style beers.

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Photo of matcris
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very clear caramel/amber in color. A finger of of off white head that slowly tapers to a thin layer. Not much for lacing, here. The aroma is sweet caramel, toasted bread, and a little spicy hop note. The flavor is largely the same. It is super dry, and I like that, medium body, and full carbonation. Overall, there is a really nice balanced bready caramel note to it. Just enough, and not annoying; that makes this very nice to drink. I'll be back for more.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of the best Oktoberfests I've had. It's got everything you want - toasty bread crust, spicy hops, slightly sweet caramel malts in the finish. As it started to warm it came alive. So smooth and easy drinking with a nice hop presence you don't always find in this style. My only complaint is the price. yb

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 2,637 ratings
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