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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,893 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 09-04-2001)
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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South Carolina

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Arkansas

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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California

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Moosebreath

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-23-2013 14:48:11 | More by Moosebreath
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DCH

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-25-2014 22:37:22 | More by DCH
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educorgan

Portugal

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-27-2011 02:11:01 | More by educorgan
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JSTpt1022

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-07-2012 02:13:33 | More by JSTpt1022
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steveh

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I last reviewed this brew in 2006, figure maybe it's time for an update now that Spaten is getting this to Northern Illinois year-round* -- and the latest batch seems to be a darn good one.

A -- Deep, clear copper color with a dense, long-lasting, off-white head. I recall last year's seasonal Okto being much lighter than this, almost orange -- this appears to be the Spaten I remember of old.

S -- A good balance of toasty malts and spicy hops. Though subdued, still pretty rich for a lager.

T -- Big, rich, sweet bready malts up front with just a vague hint of spicy hops. Finishes with that spiciness and leaves a lingering breadiness that fades to a dry malty note.

M -- Medium body with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

D -- Highly drinkable -- the style was made for just that, and Spaten is the original of the style. To me, this beer has come back around after falling a little flat in the past few years. It's the Okto Märzen of old that I remember drinking in Munich 20 years ago.

*Mistakenly mislead by a retailer who was talking out of his a**

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 21:23:34 | More by steveh
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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beershrine

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this beer in a six-pack, Seemed fresh with an updated bottle label. First beer of the day and poured it into 1/2 Liter glass.

Great copper golden color with a head standing on it. I left it for 2 minutes
then came back and tasted. Bam...Germans now how to make beer. Great malt flavor with perfect hop balance. Achieving clean malt flavor like THIS is something few brewers try. Beer does not get much better than this example. Freshness is very important and this one impressed me. I want to drink it in a Full Liter mug.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 23:37:59 | More by beershrine
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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