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

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,004
Reviews:
1,124
Ratings:
2,674
pDev:
10.72%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
348
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Ratings: 2,674 |  Reviews: 1,124
Photo of valkyre65
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of CNoj012
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a huge, creamy yet dense, off white head. Retention is fantastic and there is a moderate amount of spotted lacing left on the glass.

Smell is toasted bread crust, doughy biscuits, grassy and spicy hops and just a touch of sweetness.

Taste is very similar, but the sweetness is a bit more pronounced and covers up and hop flavors until a touch of grassiness appears on the finish.

Feel is light side of medium and very smooth. The carbonation prickles just a bit on the finish.

Overall a very very good beer. Easy drinking and a great example of the style. I wish there was a touch less sweetness in the taste, but it is nowhere near as sweet as some of the American examples of the style.

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

Photo of RedhawkPoke
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice clear amber body. Two fingers worth of head that quickly disapeared. Carbonation bubbles stuck around during the drinking.

S: The grain and malts stand out on these styles of beers. Getting a biscuit like sweetness from the beer. Reminds me of local Oktoberfests I have been to.

T: Really good Oktoberfest beer. The maltiness comes out well. Picking up some sweet flavors that balance out the malt nice.

M: Light crisp beer. Sweet flavors mix well with everything.

O: One of the best versions of this style I have had, and a beer that I look for every year around this time.

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Photo of mltobin
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Had at BJ's Oktoberfest dinner 2017 so took no notes. I enjoyed it though.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mnine
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yenny
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Overall a solid beer. So refreshing.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once of the richest malt experiences had in a Marzen. Honeyed dough, freshly sickled grass, herbal honeysuckle. Absolutely full of late fall nectar like you're drinking the essence of all the autumnal leaves. So, a woodsy dryness and lots of active carbonation really counterbalances what is a silken, creamy body that is the lightest of orange. Like I said, fast carbonation, the snow white head is session lasting.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into dimpled mug; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, honey, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.8%. Overall this is a fantastic Oktoberfest! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Amazingly rich and complex Munich malt flavors, with balancing noble hops. A highly enjoyable offering, and pristine style example.

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Photo of Phineasco
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Orange/copper, clear, with big fluffy white, pillowy head.
Smell: Nutmeg, Caramel, and biscuit.
Taste: Nutmeg, sweet, caramel, and biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with medium body.
Overall: A pretty good marten from Ayinger. Not my favorite style.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claminat420
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured heavily into a pint glass. the only thing I can notice in labeling the date is that there's notches on the bottom of the front side label.

Appearance- a transparent amber color with a nice frothy head that's the slightest bit off-white. leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma- malt. smells like corn flakes with a smack of caramel. pretty good.

Taste- like the smell. the only thing that's bad is when it's really cold I get a metallic/ blood/ sucking on a penny taste that screws this beer all up. but when it warms up it fades away. interesting. cold it's crap but as soon as it warms the caramel malt really pops and it's really good.

Mouthfeel- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- easily gonna kill the four pack.

Overall- this beer is interesting. it's good i'll give it that. just that penny/ blood taste just ruins it. luckily it fades quickly as it warms up.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean amber, with a huge off-white head and limited lace.

Aroma: Caramel malty, with some earthy spice and Fall leaves. Nice.

Taste: Light and subtle here, with sweet malts but nicely caramel/brown sugar notes. Very easy to drink and quite nice.

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Photo of Jblackfish
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light orange/amber color. Subtle malty aroma with rather light rich taste. Good balance with emphasis on malts and a hint of hops in the background. It didn't knock my socks off with taste but it's a good, refreshing Octoberfest representative.

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Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,674 ratings