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

Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenAyinger Oktober Fest-Märzen
2,637 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 2,637 |  Reviews: 1,118
Photo of csustar001
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AlexJ
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber orange with a sizzling tan head that quickly fades away.

Pleasant nose of toasty and caramelized malts, freshly baked bread, honey, and light apple and earthy hops.

Flavor is malt-centric with just enough Noble hops and light fruit and lemon peel notes to keep it interesting.

Body is on the light side, making it highly quaffable and enjoyable. Simple and tastey, nothing wrong with that.

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Photo of AmitC
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first review while simultaneously drinking the beer.

Pretty average. That is what comes to mind when you taste this beer from a commendable name like Ayinger. Nothing differentiates this marzen - except for the fact that it came in a 500ml bottle and had a real nice cap and packaging.

Little to no head. Probably because i pour with a lot of care and very slowly.

Few bubbles of carbonation.

Amber color. Very neat.

Malt and lager taste written all over it.

A little smell of roasted malts which i do like here.

Not a beer to remember. I have had better marzens.

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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 SABERG
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a recent bottle purchase (no Dates) into a fest mug
A - Beautiful copper hue, thin lager carbonation feeds a qick to go cap.
S - medium toasted malts, a bit of caramel, some floral hop notes
T - Follows the aromatic perfectly, with some light brown sugar added
M - Delightful on the palate, sweet start then nice middle with a bit of bitterness
O - A real treat, balanced and flavorful

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Photo of TexIndy
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle with no date. Poured a orangish, copperish color with a ton of head and great lacing. Smell was toasted malt with some sweetness. Taste was pretty good for an O-Fest and had good mouthfeel. This is not one of my favorite styles yet but is growing on me. Gets a 3.5 on drinkability for now but could go up in future. Definitely worth a shot and a bottle or two each fall. (3.5,RB,Tie,O)

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Photo of Avatar113
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle with no freshness date - served chilled in a pilsner glass. Pours a clear toasted amber color with a 2 finger tan head that recedes slowly and leaves some initial lace. Smells of dark/toasted malts and some hops. The taste is the same with spicy/green hops and some metal with a bit of a vinous quality that makes me wonder if it's a fresh bottle. It has a medium body with medium carbonation and, if it is fresh, there's not enough toasted malts or hop presence in my opinion.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light amber color with a littl more than a finger of fluffy white head, retention is ok.

The scent is of caramel malt and sweet grains, some notes of hops.

The taste is of toasted caramel malts and grains. Hops that bring out a slight tea flavor are also noticeable.

Light body, smooth and clean feel, moderate carbonation.

This was really nice oktoberfest, nice balanced flavor and refreshing.

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Photo of HRamz3
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of sukwonee
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden amber with exuberant carbonation. Head is thick and pillowy.

Aroma is mild pilsner-like malt, and light hops. Slightly sweet and bready with toasted grain. Hints of light fruit.

Taste is initially sweet with complex malt profile up front. Bready with some butteryness. Then the flavor becomes more toasted grain, a pleasant nutty quality, and earthy hops. Finish has a mild melon quality with a metallic sting.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Initially creamy, but very crisp in the finish.

Light and refreshing with subtle malt complexity. Flavor could be a little more pronounced for my taste but certainly a great session brew. A well crafted seasonal.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orangish copper in color. There is a huge, fluffy white head on the pour. Not a lot in the nose of this beer at all. Taste is lots of malt. There's a hint of nut and spice in the flavor. Very creamy on the mouthfeel and very easy drinking. This one will be gone before I realize it.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

apperance: decent head and retention.

smell: apple phenols come out. I love smelling apple in beers.

Taste: apple undertones. Very well balanced. Caramel malts are balanced by decent hop bitterneness. Tastes somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing

Drinkability: Highly sessionable

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Photo of breadwinner
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very fine Oktoberfest, and I say that as someone otherwise inclined toward the wies'n variety. This one is amber, rich with bready maltiness in the nose, really quite lovely. Smooth, bready malt palate, a touch of sweetness, and, as with so many of these German-brewed Ofests, a really lovely finish, that dare I say it almost rustic dried barley note coming through delightfully. I'm probably still more of an HB/Weihenstephaner guy, but this is tops for you amber Ofest lovers.

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 2,637 ratings
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