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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,562 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
Ratings:
2,562
Reviews:
1,088
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
317
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,562 |  Reviews: 1,088
Photo of nater919
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't see any bottle or import date.

Appearance: The beer has a light golden color with a robust foamy white head. It looks great in a glass. Good head retention. Gpod lacing.

Aroma: It has a very big soapy floral aroma.

Taste: The taste closely follows the aroma with this flower potpourri flavor. It is very fresh tasting. I'm not getting any real malt character but the hops are outstanding, especially for an import.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice pleasant mouthfeel giving it just enough of a velvety character to deliver the flavors the way you would expect them; nice and smooth with an airy finish. For an Oktoberfest it has a bit more texture (but not heaviness) than the average beer but it just works for this beer.

Overall: It might be a bit too flowery for some but the flavors are good enough that as a general call I would recommend it. The drinking experience is just outstanding on this beer. As of drinking this (October 2016) we lucked out in having a very fresh delivery of this beer. Pick it up while it is still fresh and enjoy it!

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNAle
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden amber, lightly carbonated. Tall off-white creamy, thick head that recedes moderately with thick lacing that falls just above the head. Prominent malty aroma, dark fruit, raisins, bread, sweet, figs. Taste follows the aroma, dark fruits, bread, not too sweet. Complex flavor. Good mouth feel, not too thin. There is a lot to like with this beer. Little bittering anywhere, not even in the finish, which sets it very much apart from most American so-called Oktoberfest beers. Soft and dry finish. Excellent. It stands up to its reputation as one of the best in the world of this style. A very easy drinking beer for a night at the festival.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful bread flavors pop out and defend your tongue from any rogue hop ninjas with studious malt king fu. Some alcohol tang is present but not unwelcome. Very recommended.

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Photo of dbauer
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a modest head with a clear and calm amber color.

Smell is very strong, smelling of herbal, floral, and just general autumny notes.

Taste follows the smell, with some added malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation, just according to my taste.

This taste's like the quintessential Marzen, and is most excellent.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Another Ayinger, and another damn fine brew...

A marzen and all that it entails means a beautiful almost ocher color into the pint, with decent head and very good lacing down the glass. What struck me was it's powerful scent of spices that I also picked up while sipping it oh so slowly to just enjoy it for as long as I could. Though I wasn't much liking the high carbonation on my tongue, I easily overlooked it. This marzen/lager was one of the better ones I have had to date. Another great job by another brewer that I am admiring lots.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidayoder
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bryantan
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, orange-brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is dark wheat, toasted malt, and slight pumpernickel bread. Sweet, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Very good and sessionable marzen. Glad I found this on tap.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emwilke
4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got my mitts on this. Pours the opacity and color of an orange Gummi Bear held up to the light. The head is a rocky 3 fingers, gradually reducing to a finger.

Aroma of baked caramel grains, pumpkin flesh, pears, and apples. Spices too, namely nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander.

Flavor is a bit less graceful, with some metallic elements coming out strongest, with spices and malts. But what follows is some nice mushy red delicious apple flesh, with carrot, pear, and banana peel faintly tailing behind. A solid profile, but the metallic features bring it down for me.

Feel is quenching, very carbonated, with a dusty, dry finish.

A solid Marzen lager, but nothing exceptional or spectacular. I'd have it again, and these large bottles @ $2.99 a piece, that makes for a $18 six pack of huge bottles...it ain't half bad.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.95 out of 5 based on 2,562 ratings.
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