Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by tr4nc3d:
3.13/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12fl oz bottle poured into my ayinger bavarian glass
Appearance is a medium copper color with a two inch slightly off-white head. Great head retention that slowly subsides and leaves about a quarter inch of foam on top of the beer
Aroma is pretty sided with hops being prominent, which confuses me since malts should be the prominent aroma in this style of beer. A big whiff does bring in some munich malt and caramel along with grains. Some toffee and oats along with hay and herbal smells could also be detected.
Taste upfront is of slightly is slightly caramel that leads way into traces of toffee flavor making it slightly sweet. Midway and finishing is a bit of bitter hops that are barely noticeable.
Mouthfeel is in between light and medium bodied with average carbonation.
Overall it was an average beer and there are better beers out there that represent the style better. I still recommend to try this though.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2010 19:26:03 | More by tr4nc3d
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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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