Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by kagent777:
2.95/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
12 oz green bottle from the Utah system, so this was likely brewed for last Octoberfest, but I poured it into my perfect pint anyway.
Appearance: A very nice clear golden amber with a one finger white head that settled to a film relatively quickly.
Smell: Smells of green onion and cereal malts. (An aside, I have never had a beer that I identified as "skunked", but this may be one.) The herbal notes almost overwhelm. Not too good.
Taste: Herbal hop notes, grass, and green onion. I also get some honey-like sweetness on the end of the finish. This is a lager with nothing to hide and what it shows is not good, but not terrible either.
Mouthfeel: Actually a pretty smooth mouthfeel with even carbonation.
Overall: I will choose other Oktoberfestbiers over this easily. Not sure if I just got an old bottle or if this is the taste they were going for.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 01:06:07 | More by kagent777
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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
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