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 ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes

Appearance: dark amber with a 1 finger white head

Nose: wheaty, cereal, caramel malts

Taste: spicy hops, sweet molasses, very rich flavor

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Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jujubeast6000
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/4/2008 (Draft @ Gingerman, Houston, TX):

Pours an amber color body, some orange. Whitish head, small and diminishing. Malty sweet aroma, fruity, but not very strong. Fruity, flowery, and malty taste. Some light fruity, malty taste. Not too bad, kinda tasty.

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Photo of kvnstfrd
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of rinhaak
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of ThurmondTX
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of mrtucker22
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half liter bottle from Winter Haven ABC. Good beer, but tasted more like an Euro-lager version of Oktoberfest than I'm used to. Could it be that German marzens are that much different than the American versions? likely....

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of odualum13
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of pajeff
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of cleve1212
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jera1350
3.02/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very BMC like look to it. A darker golden color with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A minute amount of lacing. Hmm, did I accidentally pour a Budweiser?

Lightly sweet biscuity/bready nose with a hint of spice. Pretty average smell.

Light malt sweetness with biscuit and cookie notes. A touch of spicy and earthy hops.

The carbonation is fizzy, the body feels a bit watered down. Finishes dry.

After reading all of the positive things about this beer, I have to wonder what I am missing. This is an average beer overall at best and that's not even to speak for its ranks in the style. Lacks in so many areas that I can't believe the overall rating that it holds. I won't be reaching for this one again.

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Photo of tedho21
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mithrascruor
3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-copper color. Off-white head is pretty thin.

Smell: Like.... tomato paste? I don't know if it's the spices short-circuiting something in my head or what, but it totally reminds me of tomato paste out of the can. Very weird and disconcerting. There's a sweet-ish malt base to the aroma, though.

Taste: Well, the tomatos are gone and we're left with a flavor of malts, caramel, grains, and a bit of spices and hops, which come out towards the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and generally smooth. Moderate, soft carbonation.

Drinkability: The smell still disconcerts me...

It's an alright Oktoberfest beer, but I probably won't get it again. There's certainly better ones out there.

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Photo of Kooz
3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Orange colored wih a thin head that fades part way through. Looks artificial.

Smells warm as though I were smelling the spices themselves. Yet it's subtle. Not bad.

Tastes okay. A little thin up front with a bit of flavor part way through. Some spices in the finish, but that's it. Not bad, it a very average Oktoberfest.

Beer was a little too thin, and the flavors disappear quickly. Not much body. Not a great beer mouthfeel-wise.

Overall, you could do a lot worse for Oktoberfest, but you could also do a lot better.

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Photo of keysofebony
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this Oktoberfest at the liquor store i work for. I got a single 1-Liter light brown bottle for $3.50..or would have been but i got the employee discount :)

Pouring into a Kronenbourg 16oz pilsner glass

Appearance- Golden, orange/yellow. Transparent with a decent amount of ascending carbonation. Head was killed pretty quickly, but was decently frothy to start. it went down to that flat macro-nothing for a head.

Smell- eh, i was a little disappointing with the smell of this beer. classic lager-defining smell, but with a hearty buttery spiced scent. a bit of breadiness.

Taste- I'm glad this beer tastes better than it smells. It's not a very strong taste at all. I'm tasting biscuit, sweet malts, and a usual german lager style taste. Not very forefront with the hops. Tastes kind of like Sam Adams Octoberfest, but less subdued.

Mouthfeel- fairly thin and a touch dry, but with a malty sweetness to it. Medium carbonation and not much or any hop bite.

Overall- I'll be honest, the style I dislike the most is any kind of lager so don't mind a somewhat poor review. If you enjoy lagers you will probably love this beer. I don't regret trying this beer, it wasn't bad, but I would not buy it again. Ayinger makes some great brews and if you like them, buy if you can find it.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 9/18/08. Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of stale wheat, some sweet malt. Flavor of lots of that stale wheat yeast, which I'm not really a fan of, and some light fruits (apple, pear). Too bland. Not really my style but in my opinion, this isn't one of the better examples of it.
6/3/6/4/13 (3.2/5)

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Photo of dmarch
3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange amber in appearence with a well retained white head. Light caramel aroma with a very subtle hop character. Very thin mouthfeel with just a hint of caramel in the taste. Not anything to get excited about. Not on the top of my list as far as oktoberfests go. This one seems to be missing the clean sweetness that I have come to expect.

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Photo of clvand0
3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had the majority of a pitcher of this at the local pub. Pours an amber color with a thick, fluffy head. The aroma is caramel-filled and has just a tad of what I like to call "lager stank." The flavor had the caramel maltiness that I expected, but there is a hop and/or spice presence that just doesn't blend. This is one of the few brews I've had where I have drank enough to actually be totally full of beer and unable to drink anymore, without being drunk. Not a favorite beer here.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear light orange brew with loads of white fluffy head. It looks clean and crisp but it's plain and nothing more then average.

The nose is in a similar league with light touches of malt mixed with a corn scent. Soft and without a great character. Not bad but very close to average.

Taste follows the average pattern with a dull metallic malt flavor and not much else. I can't say this is a great flavorful beer because it isn't. There isn't anything bold or memorable about it.

The mouthfeel steps it up slightly with a solid carbonation. The strong fizz brightens the lazy malt bill and keeps it worth drinking. All in all just an average brew.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ayinger- Oktober Fest- Marzen

Appearance- Caramel orange/ brown with a thick heavy lacing head.
Smell- Light malt with faint hints of leafy/ earthy hops.
Taste- caramel malt and earthy/ mossy hops.
Mouthfeel- consistant flavor throughout but the body of this is watery. Nothing stands out.

Overall- A decent tasting Marzen but very uneventful. Needs to boost the flavor up a notch.

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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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