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: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,118
Reviews:
1,143
Ratings:
2,730
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
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143
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Thrasher
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This seems to be Aying's lowest rated beer, which is only testament to the overall quality of their brews. If you ask me this beer is fantastic. Hazy deep golden lager with puffy, perfect head. Mild aroma with malt hints and mild spices. This is a mellow example of a Fest brew, quietly malty with just a trace of the typical spices. Crisp hop dryness comes at the end, forcing you to take another sip, and another, and another. Mouthfeel is just about perfect: soft, puffy and gently bubbly. Tasty cold, but even better at a more traditional warmer temperature (read: as it warms in your liter stein). This beer is perfect with herb roasted chicken, with a nice crispy skin... actually this beer would be perfect with just about anything. Shouldn't be just for Oktoberfest, but Easterfest, 4th-of-Julyfest, and breakfast. Ok I'm done raving about this beer, I seem to be the only one who really loved it anyway.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aying O-Fest has an orange-golden color, and it's surprisingly cloudy. Checked the bottle and, sure-nuf, there was some yeast in there. Seemed odd for this style. Creamy head; gone quickly, with little lace. I liked it's nose best...got a big malty whiff. Mouthfeel pretty good: medium body and carbonation. Had a mild malty, biscuity start, but there are hops there at the finish; a bit too much for how I like my Fests. I must say, though, that as it warmed a bit more maltiness/less hoppiness exhibited itself. Decent, but not the best Fest.

overall: 3.75
appearance: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

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Photo of marc77
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The huge, frothy, persistent head is typical for style. Orange to amber in hue w/ an unexpected slight haze. Lots of toasty Munich malt in the aroma, w/ mellow melanoidin caramelized fruit notes. There's a hint of spicy Hersbrucker hop nose as well. A bit milder in aroma versus Paulaner or Spatens Octoberfests overall. Very smooth mouthfeel w/ an ample body. Malt sweetness and a light toastiness dominate, but a clean hop bitterness and Hallertauer flavor nudge their way into the flavor profile. Finishes w/ a caramel malt sweetness and a very mild hop bitterness. Although an enjoyable Marzen, it's not quite as rich or complex as other widely available imports. That being said, I'll take it over most microbrewed versions.

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Photo of mattmaples
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice body but I think the hops are too up front for the style. Not my idea of oktoberfest. Not real smooth, I'll pass.

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Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber with a big froth white head, damn good head retention with a bubbly rocky formation.

Smell: Whiffs of mild alcohol, caramel to the point of it being a melanoidian-like aroma with undertones of bread and cracker graininess. Sweet to the nose.

Taste: Medium to full in body with a superb texture, smoothness and crispness position for dominance. Hard bread like malt flavours that are almost cracker like. Restrained hop bitterness is slapped around by the malt for a little while and seems to never recover but still have the strength to balance. Malt flavour is big, sweetness wraps around the tongue and leaves a big impression of malt. Alcohol is squashed in the middle of the malt character yet still lends a sweet and spicy ghost like ester. Finally some spiciness comes through from the hops and mellows the malt and drops a trail of leafy herbal hop flavour also. Complex dry grain and husk linger.

Notes: Oktoberfest in the raw, seems a little rushed from years before. Flavours are not well blended and out of whack with a need to mellow out some more. Perhaps the yeast strain is getting a little stir crazy also? Enough of the babble, this is a decent brew and might beer hard to get used to. Some may like it some may not.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,730 ratings