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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This was excellent, however, I really think the tap handle and the beer were criss crossed.
This beer was orangey in flavor with a bit of biscuit malt and honey. It didn't reveal any traditional Okto traits like bready, toffee, caramel, or sweet malts.
Perplexing. I only had a glass of Great Lakes Okto previous to this, so a mixed up palate doesn't seem likely. It was very enjoyable (I had two), but will have to find a bottle to get to the bottom of this mystery...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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An excellent marten style German lager, very drinkable and true to style. Classic light amber color, generous carbonation and nice lacing. A bready, carmel, malt smell in the glass and translated directly to the palate. Medium body, malty with a very unusual hop spiciness that was almost metallic-like. Nobody makes an Octoberfest like the Barvarian's and Ayinger is right in the mix. Delish...

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A: Pours a crystal clear copper/amber color with 2.5 fingers width of slightly off white head that dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves almost no lacing. 3.75

S: Very malty, lots of caramel malt, toasted, nutty, a bit of sugary sweetness, doughy, faint spiciness. Well done. 4

T: Lots of sweet malts, some spicy hop notes, a bit floral, caramel malt. Good amount of spice, with sweet malts to balance it out. Quite nice. 4

M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, carbonation on the higher end- a touch too much for my liking, drinkability is good. 3.5

O: Nice example of the style. Blanket statements are dangerous, but in general the American breweries tend to do a pretty poor job of emulating this style, and in the rare occurrence that I will go for an Oktoberfest, it will nearly always been one from one of the traditional German powerhouses. 4

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Kicked up a huge head- frothy, thick white foam that laced the glass beautifully. Clear golden color. Smell is bready, malty, with a hint of honey-like sweetness. Tastes just like the smell, although I get some bitterness (the German word is herb) in the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light-bodied, that I would be satisfied to roll around on my palate all day long. This one makes me feel like I'm back in Deutschland sitting in Biergarten on a lazy warm herbst (fall) afternoon. Prost BAs!

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Appearance: Super clear, bright amber. Whipped eggwhite head, very dense and foamy. Lacing and retention are excellent.

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Taste: Perfect copper, chewy, sweetness. Carmel, honey and maple.

Notes: fantastic! One of the better beers I've ever had. Definitely the best Marzen.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,664 ratings
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