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

Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
BA SCORE
82.4%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 2,608 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:
#3,489
Reviews:
1,106
Ratings:
2,608
Liked:
2,150
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
10.75%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
327
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,608 |  Reviews: 1,106
Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Faint head, medium amber color, sweet bready nose, malty, honey notes, light hop bitter at the end zone , medium dry feel, full and generally smooth.

A good amber märzen, middle of the darkness spectrum.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into dimpled seidel. Very faint head, bubbles but no lace. Medium amber color.

Sweet bready nose

Taste is malty, bready, honey notes, faint hop bitter on the finish

Medium dry feel, full and generally smooth.

A good amber märzen, on the middle end of the darkness scale.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold color, thick, lingering head. Lot of malt and wheat aromas and flavor. Strong backbone. Interesting to try a true Bavarian Oktoberfest beer to which to compare American craft beers of the style I’ve had.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bankboy66
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the best octoberfest style beer I have tried. It is very smooth and doesn't overdo the caramel/toffee. It is not overly sweet but is still true to the style. Must try !!

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Photo of berben30
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Clear orange body, 1 finger white head.

Smell : Caramel, minerals, earthy/spicy noble hops.

Taste : See above.

Feel : Medium body, high carbonation. Dortmunder-like dry finish.

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Photo of Chance4493
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Clear orange body with a two finger white head, Aromas consist of caramel, baking spice, noble hops, and a mineral quality. Flavors are the same. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of godawgs
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle; no production information evident.
A: Pours an amber to light copper color with an orange tinge and with a foamy, one inch, off-white head. Modest retention and less lacing than I anticipated.
S: Aromas of bread and grain with yeasty floral and sea salt notes.
T: Sweet up front with a light caramel flavor. Bitterness light and in nice balance. Crisp clean finish with little, but slightly sweet aftertaste.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation.
O: Really a nice example of the Maerzen-Octoberfest style. I have had it before and will have it again.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seangibbs60
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a tall stein.
Copper/orange body floats a nice 1in light tan foam that falls to a mere cap. A little cloudy, but still there are plentiful streams of bubbles can be seen rising.
Caramel, corn, roasted malt, and biscuit aromas flow nicely into the taste. A subtle nuttiness can be found in an otherwise clean and medium finish.

This ranks right up there with Hofbrau Oktoberfest.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Classic German influence; Ayinger German Purity Laws. Beautiful color; nice pure drinking Octoberfest. Excellent with or without foods. Perfect Fall or Winter beer. Note: AYINGER Brau-Weiss Hefeweissen was outstanding. 5.8% ABV.

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Photo of mickyge
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BodiesLexus
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%) but there is no date code. The beer is a wonderful golden color. It has orange hues in there too. It forms 1 finger of white head. The head is dense with small bubbles then a stack of larger bubbles on top.

S: [3.50] Caramel, some corn, carckers.

T: [4.00] Nice mix of caramel, mellow toffee, corn maltiness.

M: [3.50] Just under medium body but the lower carbonation makes it feel a little heftier.

O: [3.75] Classic Marzen flavors. Really nice mix of caramel and malts. The nose is not as nice as the flavor but the overall package works well.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 2,608 ratings
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