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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,199
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 169 | FT: 0
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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 Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LMH88
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of yen157
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber body topped by a pillowy-offwhite, pockmarked head. Nice looking steady rising carbonation. Good malt body highlighted by predictable Vienna malt. It wasn’t as malty as some (hell, most) other marzens, but It’s just what I was looking for. In addition to the malt, it had crisp hop bitterness on the finish to dry things out and keep it tidy. Easy drinking, more of a session beer then most Oktoberfest beers.

Photo of msanborn
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Eman17
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ScottieD
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ac22rush
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of erushing
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SickGnar
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A decent cap of off-white foam sits on dark, dark copper brew (almost brown hued). Very clear with some rising bubbles. Okay head retention and lacing.

S: Sort of fruity dark euro-lager nose. Some faint caramel notes amongst a more general grainyness without much sweetness. Not really finding any hops to speak of.

T: Surprisingly light flavored malts given the darkish color. Bready and biscuity mostly with some toasty notes, but not much of the caramel, malty sweetness that usually comes to mind when thinking of, or better yet, drinking a good example of the style. What sweetness there is takes on undertones of light fruits (apples, pears, etc....). Hops just balance the malts and are mostly floral. As it warms it get a bit grainy and a slight astringency creeps in.

M: Carbonation toward the light side, but adequate. Medium body and a drying finish.

D: Not bad, but it hardly seems to be an O-fest. At least not stylistically stereotypical. It is not very malty - especially light on the caramel notes, and the hops seem almost restrained. Not exactly the robust life of the party. With the darker color, dryness, body toward the thin side, fruitiness, and lightish, biscuity malt - is it maybe an Alt-oberfest?

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce green bottle

Pours an orange coppertone with a nicely decent head. Did not have the skunky smell I have come to expect from green bottle import beer.Nice carbonation.

The taste was a bit hoppy/herbal with an aftertaste similar to Darjeeling tea.

Overall not bad, but there are some Oktoberfests' that are much nicer!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ordybill
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SykDoc
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a a nice dark copper color. A 1/4 inch off-white head forms and reduces leaving a nice lacing. Carbonation is visible and no sediment.

The aroma has a unique funk to it that I believe is an earthy hop aroma. If I get through this, there is a roasted malt sweetness that is fairly pleasant.

The taste is similar to the smell with that earthy hops component with a more pleasant component to the malty sweetness, which seems a bit more balanced than the aroma.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is reasonable and balances out with the flavor leaving a clean, crisp feel and a mild dryness at the end.

Overall, this beer is nothing special but it has the components present enough to make it fairly drinkable, despite having no outstanding spots.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It being almost the season, I picked up a six pack of this last night. Downed five. Orangey color, with a nice white head. No real hops presense, but a weird malt taste that subsides with each drink. Goes down well, but overall, pretty non-eventfull.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Givemebeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of robotiks
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jon
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spaten's Oktoberfest is a fine example of the style. It pours a clear copperish color. Its bubbly head, however, struggles to stick around. The smell is somewhat hidden -- there are hints of caramel malt, fruit and hops, but each is subdued. The taste features an appealing sweet, almost fruity maltiness. This light-medium bodied lager is moderately carbonated. Overall, an easy drinker and a solid festbier.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of iceball585
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Reddish orange w/ yellow hints, clear, head settled to a thin lacy ring almost instantly

S- Faint toasted malt smell

T- Sweet, malty, nuts, faint hoppy bite at the end

M- Smooth feel, fairly medium bodied, medium carbonation

D- Very drinkable in my opinion

Very nice seasonal beer. Good malt tastes w/ slight hops finish. I would definatly recommend this beer as a session beer or just one to try next time your at the pub.

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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