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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,512
Reviews:
1,145
Ratings:
2,739
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
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143
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366
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Photo of ATL6245
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exception Oktoberfest beer. The best in my opinion.
Pours a clear copper color with exceptional head retention. Off white head
Herbal and caramel aromas
Bitterness is restrained, yet detectable
Toasty bready tastes
Malt forward, medium sweetness
Outstanding drinkable beer for Oktoberfest. Would give it all 5's except nothings perfect!

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Photo of duquephart
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L8080 bottle.

Rich and clear amber/cooper body. Tall white and active head that fizzes down to thin white and clear bubbles. Big honeyed multigrain bread and apple juice aroma, some sweet maltiness and citrus twist. Flavor is soft spicy hop character with suggestions of lemon citrus, sweet caramel toasted maltiness, honey, pronounced apple juice fleshiness, and a slight floral character on the finish. Very low bitterness. Medium thin body. Definitely and enjoyable and well balanced bready and noble hoppy brew.

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Photo of gardner254
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle L8108. Michigan stout pint.

A: pours a crystal clear amber-copper with2 fingers of whisk white head that retains a thin white cap. Some fluffy effervescence.

S: light floral, almost soapy aroma, along with some slight sweet malt. Subdued. Needs to warm up.

T: crisp, dry arrival. Turns to a lightly toasted sweetness across the middle, then slightly floral clean bitterness on the end.

M: more carbonated than the appearance lets on. Lighter end of mid-weight. Has the lager wateryness without necessarily being super clean finishing.

O: more of the festbier style. Reminds me of a heavier Weihenstephaner original in the floral note and crisp maltiness. Doesn’t taste super fresh. Great beer, but I’ll stick to my GLBC Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Billsfanbeerlover
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great seasonal Fall beer... perfectly balanced.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 500 ml bottle poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright, orange amber, with a thick, frothy head of white foam that recedes with a few lashes of lace.

Smell: Multigrain bread, spicy yeast, caramel malt and light earth.

Taste: More malty goodness with a terrific balance of grain and honey sweetness kept in check by spicy, just bitter enough hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A terrifically balanced, drinkable Märzen.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled 4/26/18; drank 8/22/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through amber appearance.

An even pour yielded a small off-white head; minimal tree-rung lace.

Caramel & wheat notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Carmel & wheat flavors up front; mild clove notes & a faint hop bite on the finish.

A bit sweet for me, but a flavorful treat. One is more than enough for me though...

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

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into glass. Date stamp on label is 'L8108'.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Lots of fluffy white head, which settles to thick cap. Leaves behind some scattered spots and strings of lacing.
Malty aroma, with spicy hops.
Heavy malts in the taste, along with hops. A balance of bread and spices.
Medium to full mouth feel. Good carbonation.
A beer with total German character. Open for big gulps of flavor and texture. Rich and expressive for the fall festival, made for celebration, song, and food made to soak up the flavors of the beer.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

12 oz bottle. Pours anamber with a small tan colored head. Malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with cereal and biscuit notes. Medium bodied and pretty well balanced.

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

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive marzen beer here folks. This is one of the best German lagers around. This is one of those beers that I often look forward to drinking when the fall season comes around. its malty sweet, bready, a little honey, a little molasses. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextr24
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFACRKnight
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down my favorite marzen. Hops are on point, malts are bold yet refined. Toast, spicy noble hops, I can picture myself in Germany consuming these by the litre.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,739 ratings