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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,200 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 2,200
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 173 | FT: 0
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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 09-04-2001

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden amber color with not much head retention.

The smell is somewhat faint, but not bad at all. Malty.

Taste is malty, yet crisp and clean. Not overly sweet like some marzens. I can definitly taste the caramel malts in this one, and it finishes with a nice spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a touch light, but very nicely carbonated. Job well done. Drinkability is good. I could suck down a lot of these, and probably will look forward to it by next fall. Solid seasonal.

Photo of cdizinno
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Doing this from memory...

A: Slightly tarnished copper, penny color. Clear with moderate carbonation and a thin white head with minimal lacing.

S: Malty sweetness with mild hop background.

T&M: Medium bodied. Malty, caramel throughout. Mild hops bitterness.

Probably better than previous years that I have tried this style.

Photo of fx20736
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug.

Coppery, dark amber. Some carbonation. 1 finger offwhite head. Tiny wisps of lacing. For all the world this looks a little like root beer.

Aroma: toasted malt and a spicy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: medium, not very carbonated.

Taste: a rich, malitiness like a well made whole grain bread, followed by a faint, spicy hopiness that is not bitter or floral or citrusy. I don't know what variety of hops are used but I think Augustiner Brau uses them in their Edelhell lager. Is it a cardamom aroma? Beer finishes long with a slight caramel aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

Notes: This is my first Import Maerzen. A very drinkable lager with a rich, slightly seductive taste. The whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. I really love Spaten's Helles Lager so I suppose I am predisposed to like this but this is nice, malty brew, perfect for the fall. I'll probably buy a case.

Photo of ejh06752
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ordybill
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Phocion
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark clear amber with a fizzy white head that shortly falls to a thin lacing at the top of the beer and around the glass.

Breaded and caramel malt aroma with a light honey undertone. Soft citrus hops in the background.

Sweet caramel malts and nutty with a mild spicy hops presence. Turns somewhat grassy/earthy a few drinks down into the glass with slightly increasing citrus flavors emerging as well.

Creamy and refreshing at the same time, though a bit oily. Highly drinkable though. Classic Oktoberfest example, though probably not the best tasting one. Excellent fall session beer though.

Photo of rob99er
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have to admit this is one of my first Oktoberfests, typically not a fan of this style however this was plain and simply a good beer. Pour from 12oz bottle into pint glass, amber-ish in color with plenty of aroma, I swear I detected a hint of apple but that seems almost out of place. Two finger head dissipated quickly, medium mouthfeel, caramal/malty taste but not overwhelming. After this one I'm going back for another. Great overall beer, this really warmed me up to this style and I am looking forward to trying others.

Photo of Prost76
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ark57
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The light brown beer gave rise to a slightly malty aroma. There is some toasty aromas. The body was smooth and creamy and there was a lingering after taste reminiscent of wintergreen or root beer. This has the perfect maltiness that is not too sweet and just the right amount of bitterness with no hop flavors.

Photo of gr0g
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jfstilling
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of SamN
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown beer in my dimpled stein; nice solid brown hue, clear and lively in the glass. Not much head. Thin and wispy and doesn't last. Really nice color, especially in the right glass. Smell is surprisingly clean and dominated by grassy hops. Slightly toasty malt aroma in the background, a very mild breadiness. Boring aroma, and not what I expected from an German brewed Oktoberfestbier. Taste is a little better, more distinct malt taste, but still overly hopped with grassy/hay tastes. Malts taste slightly adjunct are are thin and static. Fairly boring tastes. Still, is pretty balanced and not terrible to drink.

Photo of jmw4437
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MooseBoose
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of ac22rush
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of knicks19947
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep amber with a bit of fuzz for a head.
the aroma is malty, hint of herbs, clean, hint of alcohol.
the flavor is rich with malt, clean, noble hops, carmelized malt, spice, minerially.
this is a great oktoberfest, never had it before, i am impressed.

Photo of deanhead
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Bright amber and brilliantly clear beer, a nice voluminous head that dissipated to a lace clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell-Bready, biscuity, and Malty. Virtually no hop nose to be found here.

Taste- This beer tastes like it's smell. Very malty and bready, with notes of biscuit. Liquid bread comes to mind here. Well balanced malt backbone, the Hops are very neutral in this beer. It's simply bursting with malt flavor. Very true to ithe style

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, smooth drinking beer

Drinkability-Spaten makes a great product. This beer is very polished. At 2.50 a bottle I'd be happy drinking all day long.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer on tap at the Hessen Haus and can't wait to go back.

It has a nice mid-range amber color. The body was a happy medium, matching the flavor that was very pleasant. It went down smooth, smooth, smooth. Will have it when I do a "boot" there next time.

Photo of dannymo24
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 2,200 ratings.