Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,891 | Reviews: 1,061 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TommyLiam:
3.38/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A -- Semi-Aggressively poured into a pilsner glass. Formed two fingers of dense light cream head. The beer is a dark hued bronze without any clouding. Carbonation is active and ubiquitous. The head retains a cap for an extended period of time. Quite lovely.
S -- The nose is metallic and grainy. A little bit of time reveals sweetness. Not much going on here but not less than expected for the style.
T -- The Spaten signature crisp character is the first impression after the swallow. Light biscuit upfront with a sweet malt flavor which transitions into the almost austere dryness of the finish. There are traces of spice in the finish and the malts are slightly roasted but overall the flavor is restrained. Zero heat.
M -- The mouthfeel is lively and light as to be expected. The carbonation level is perfect but repeated consumption of this lager dulls the palate.
O -- A solid Marzen lager but nothing to write home about. Considering the price point there are better American expressions widely available for a better value. I'm never afraid to pick this up at a bar if it's the only Oktoberfest option or is I can find a great price at a wholesaler.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2013 04:36:03 | More by TommyLiam
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden color with a thick two finger head with decent retention and leaving some laces.
Floral aroma with notes of Munich malt sweetness and lager yeast.
Flavor is more present with notes of biscuit malt with controlled sweetness balanced by herbal and floral hops. Just a hint of caramel, spices and citrusy acidity. Mildly dry aftertaste with a light to medium bitterness.
Light bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
A pleasant Märzen, although quite malty it is not cloying, showing that hops are doing their work behind the curtains. Faithful to style.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 00:41:20 | More by FLima
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
81 out of 100 based on 1,891 ratings.