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

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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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Ratings: 2,653 |  Reviews: 1,122
Photo of sporklift87
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tele
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: 4.5 Pours reddish-gold with a two-inch light tan head.

S: 4.25 Lots of honey up front followed by toasted bread, yeast, banana, grass, esters, and cinnamon.

T: 4 Like the nose, there’s a lot of honey going on. The bready malt and yeast compliment the honey and cinnamon well. Flavors are a bit more and Belgian than I was expecting, but the malt still brings German flavors as well.

M: 4.25 Fairly rich and thick, but still easy drinking. The carbonation is a bit low which works well considering the flavors in this beer.

O: 4.25 This beer has a lot going on for the style. Interesting and satisfying without being too heavy. Great for the transition into winter.

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Photo of radshoesbro
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - huge head with great retention!! not a huge amount of lacing, but there is some.

s - bit of hops and malt in the nose.

t - very smooth with hints of malt and mild hop bitterness towards the finish. the finish on this is fantastic.

m - a light bodied brew very characteristic of the marzen style.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color, but not the clarity for a beer this style.

Moderate toasted malt arome. No fruity or hop aromas.

Medium body, medium carbonation.

Malt definately predominates taste, little to no hop flavor but does finish slightly dry.

A big fan of this style and a big fan of this beer. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of teg8612
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cold hazed, orangish amber color. Big frothy head that sticks around.

S- Slight alcohol smell that gives way to sweet caramel malts and bready characteristics.

T&M- On the upper range of being medium bodied, has a good mouthfeel. Nice texture that is smooth and crisp. Bitterness is low which allows the malts to shine. Bready caramel malts are big and sweet. Slight alcohol burn gives a hint of spice to the mix.

D- Ayinger is becoming my German brewer of choice with brews like this. Very nice brew. The bottle version of this seems more raw but just as good.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beauty into my crystal mug. The color is a deep gold, very attractive, and a nice white head. It dissipates fast and leaves little lacing.
The smell has earthy nutty notes and is very fruity.
The taste is quite remarkably complex. Up front we get the nutty malt sweetness, being softened by fruity flavors like some apple, maybe little peach, turning grainy and bittersweet at the end.
Very prickly and drinkable. Very good "Wiesenbier".

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Photo of Mississippi
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Doniac
4.16/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.16/5  rDev +4%

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

Once of the richest malt experiences had in a Marzen. Honeyed dough, freshly sickled grass, herbal honeysuckle. Absolutely full of late fall nectar like you're drinking the essence of all the autumnal leaves. So, a woodsy dryness and lots of active carbonation really counterbalances what is a silken, creamy body that is the lightest of orange. Like I said, fast carbonation, the snow white head is session lasting.

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

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

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

I don't see a date but this just hit the shelves recently.

A: Pours a clear orange-red. Medium-sized fizzy light tan head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving little tidbits of lacing. No real head retention.

S: Lots of sweet caramel, toasted a bit I think. Very light citrus and a hint of graininess.

T: Touch of grass and citrus up front. Nice caramel sweetness. A little bit of toasty, burnt caramel that I got in the aroma too. Very light grass and herbal notes in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, nice and smooth and sweet. Higher carbonation.

O: Really nice Oktoberfest. Caramel and toasty grain flavors are great. Just a hint of hops to balance it but this is super mild. Drinkability is off the chart. Pretty much sets the standard for the style in my opinion.

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Photo of Romantivist
4.16/5  rDev +4%

Photo of JBogan
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful light/medium golden color with a bit of amber. Nice fluffy head which remained for a long time and left excellent lacing.

The aroma was mostly of malt, with a biscuit presence as well. Didn't quite live up to the appearance.

Tasted very good. The malt was balanced well with a very slight bit of fruitiness and toffee. Really nice.

Mouthfeel was a bit on the flat side for my preference, although still not bad. It was on the slightly creamy side.

A very enjoyable beer which I will pick up again in the future. Another nice offering from Ayinger.

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Photo of webmanspidey
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoggo
4.16/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Taybeh
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 44th and France, into a shaker
a: brilliant golden red color with a nice puffy head and good lacing
s: soft, faint, grain, a little herbal hoppiness.
t & m: the mouthful is brilliant on this...so creamy, crisp and well carbonated, even though it is also fairly soft. Fairly dry at the end, with a little hoppy bite that provides a nice edge. This is a little sweet -- here you've got some nice caramel and breadiness, as well as some pumpkin and raisins, but there is also some almost some gingersnap and nutmeg sweet spiciness that pairs well with the sparing but effective hops. Very enjoyable and very well made.

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Photo of skeetermoses
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good beer, was very surprised by the taste. Would buy this beer again in a heartbeat. I am very curious about the other beers that Ayinger offers and how they compare to the Oktober Fest Marzen. Received this beer from Capitol Distributing, from a friend who works there.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear amber with a nice fluffy white head. Nose has good graininess and a bit of clear malt. Taste follows a solid lagery grain taste with some amped up malt presence (relatively speaking). Some breadiness in here as well. A touch of spice. A nice slight euro hop nip. Mouthfeel is quite nice, and drinkability is very solid as well. Glad to see these hitting the shelves again, as oktoberfest is right around the corner!!!

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Photo of cokes
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly toasted gold with a proud and grabby white rise.
Sweetbread, golden raisin, and dried herb nose.
Into the mouth, it's all German malt syrup, full of raisins, toffee, pears, and caramel. It dries partially as images of stewed nuts and dinner rolls arise. The concentrated maltiness subsides-- but never leaves-- as a brisk, talc and dried basil hoppiness ensues, towing a cold water briskness.
Medium bodied, with a sluggish carbonation. It has a sturdier feel than many a festbier. But it's no less downable.
Another Ayinger gem.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 2,653 ratings
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