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

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4.01/5
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2,675 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,010
Reviews:
1,124
Ratings:
2,675
pDev:
10.72%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
348
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,675 |  Reviews: 1,124
Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is pale, orange-looking beer with massive amounts of foam that dissipated quickly. It doesn't look like a supermodel, but few beers in this alcohol range do anyways. Smells pretty good - loads of malt with some sugar and honey in there. Sweet taste upfront, very malty, with that characteristic carrot-like tone of Oktoberfest beers, and subtle but present hop character. A little bit of toast toward the background. Relatively light-bodied, just what one would expect for a beer on the lighter end. Overall, very enjoyable - something you wanna share with your friends on a hotter than usual fall day.

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

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

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SirFolmarv
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Re review from 2015.

a: Deep orange amber body pours with a slight hazy that clarifies as it warms. Foamy 2 finger off white head that works alive with bubbles until it settles into a strong ring around the glass. The appearance is brilliant and is the best looking Marzen beer out there.
s: Soft and even in the smell of grains, toasted bread, French caramel and some medicinal hops in the background.
t+mf: rich and complex malts...toasted grains, bready, French caramel balanced out by some lovely medicinal, earthy hops. The smooth pillowy body and mild carbonation add to the delicate balance of this lager.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckornmannn
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle. Amber color, transparent. Really aromatic. Grassy, honey, bread. Thick head that stays around a while. Taste follows aroma, honey and bread aftertaste but well hopped. Fantastic!

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Photo of Mitsurugi
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobW696
2.92/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mongrel
3.81/5  rDev -5%
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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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,675 ratings