Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
4.08/5 rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice light amber, very clear with a nice white head. Nose is malty, but clearly lagery with slight skunk. Taste follows with a good malty richness, but a little more subtle than many. Lagery grain feel is there, but not overprominent. This one is slightly skunked, just slightly. a nice flavor here. Mouthfeel is good, but not amazing, a little slick. Drinkability is quite good, as this one is very festival slammable. A great fall session brew, and a good representation of the style, especially for those who like the caramely maltiness toned down just a touch. Good beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2008 04:54:11 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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3.44/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer, once you pop the cap, reminds me of Peroni beer - it has the same bready, yeasty smell on the nose. However, it is heavier, and a bit sweeter - not my liking. I made a session out of this brew, trying to study it from all angles, and since it is a marzen, meaning it is brewed between the months of September through April, I was reminded of how its German heritage really gave it a good quality taste but a head that faints quickly after pour. I was astonished to see the words malt liquor on the label of this beer, and was thoroughly disappointed by this description. It is definitely worthier than the Malt Liquors out there, but hey we can't all be skeptics all the time. Would I try this beer again, maybe, if it was free - There are plenty of German brews to be imbibed, and therefore, I will be seeking a better session than Spaten. Overall ok, but nothing to really implore you to try again.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 20:36:06 | More by knowledge
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
81 out of 100 based on 1,879 ratings.