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

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Poured from pint bottle into a chilled lager glass.

Appearance: Light amber/dark golden in color, like a 24 karat gold bar. A fluffy, cotton like 2 1/2 finger head that dissipated into a ring which lasted the whole session.
Very bubbly, like champagne. Nice lacing!

Aroma: Yeast, bread, fruits? Can't quite put my finger on it but it has a fruity smell, almost like can peaches or Asian pear. Whatever it is it makes this beer smell inviting.

Taste & mouth feel: Rich and tasty. Bready yeast up front followed by a nice malt sweetness that's subtle. finishes with a nice mellow bitterness that pulls the beer together.
Creamy and smooth but not slick. The carbonation bubbles offer a nice stinging sensation while tasting the beer. The best way to describe the mouth feel of it is "rough silk". Creamy yet prickly at the same time.

Very good Marzen. I would definitely buy this again and recommend it to others. I only wish the ABV was a little higher because one pint bottle isn't enough.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.76/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.88/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

A- foamy white head with medium lacing. Amber/Honey gold

S- clean, malty, only slightly bready

T- biscuity, toasted malts, easy to drink, not as strong of a bread taste as I would've expected

M- balanced, smooth, lighter than expected

O- Never really got into october fest - marzen beers, so I went down to the local craft beer store for a marzen tasting and was pleasantly surprised. I expected this beer to be heavy, yeasty, very breadlike and it wasn't. I found it to be easy to drink and pleasant. I definitely will start drinking more beers like this.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

This beer pours a deep straw with a perfect head. The aroma is of country style bread, black pepper, and muted orange tones. The flavor leads with a satisfying malt presence, and finished very dry with a hint of black pepper spice. The mouthfeel is neither thick nor thin. Overall this is an excellent, easy drinking beer that hits the right notes for the style.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.5%

Cold bomber into tulip

Appearance - Clear, orange-amber, big fluffy 2 finger head with excellent retention, epic sticky lacing

Smell - Smell conjuring thoughts of fresh baked yeasty bread, slightly toasted, clean and sweet maltiness. Not detecting much hop presence.

Feel and Taste - Medium body starts crisp and finishes super creamy smooth, carb is gentle but prevalent, awesome. Taste is like nose, very reminiscent of toasty fresh baked bread, a touch of bakers yeast, honey, faintly nutty malt. Hops are finally present in the semi-sweet finish with a little lingering/drying hop grassy/spiciness to balance, but this bad boy is all about the malts.

Overall - Damn, this is a good beer and I really enjoyed it. This is what I imagine when I think "Octoberfest". It's just a wonderfully balanced, super flavorful malt bomb. Maybe it's most impressive quality is it's semi-sweet, bready malt nature that somehow remains very drinkable and non-cloying; delicious, liquid bread.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,662 ratings
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