Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by chinchill:
2.84/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle served in pint glass.
A - Pours a crystal clear amber-brown with a smallish off-white head. Head reduces quickly to a thin top coat.
S - a bit skunky (no date on bottle but consumed week of purchase), malty and floral.
T - not too bad for a skunky beer
M - OK carbonation; rather light body; semi-dry finish
Re-REVIEWED on 11/26/2011 with a 2011 sample & on tap in August 2013:
A skunky aroma is evident immediately after removing the cap. Some light hops and faint malt also present. The skunkiness carries over to the taste, rendering this barely drinkable and ruining the finish and aftertaste.
O - This beer had proper storage after purchase and prior to consumption. Moreover, it is unwisely packaged in a green bottle. With no improvement given a 2nd chance, it is appropriate to give it the poor rating it deserves, and to expect a different sample to be likely to suffer the same fate. The on=tap version was clearly better, with none of the skunky off-notes.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2011 04:32:37 | More by chinchill
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
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