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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,130 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,130
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 41
Gots: 129 | 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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Photo of DocJitsu
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, slightly hazy copper with a foamy, antique white head. The head retains well. Light caramel malt aroma. Excellently balanced mouthfeel. Butterscotch and caramel balanced with the faintest grassy hop. Just a lovely Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to find a place who shelves it 365 days a year.

DocJitsu, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of pep
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

pep, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Vlaminck, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of brokentee
4/5  rDev +11.1%

brokentee, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of bushbeer75
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green bottle

Spaten Oktoberfest poured a medium golden color with a good off-white head. Body is medium for the style. Smell and flavor is of very mild malt and bread with slight hops at the finish. Carbonation is crisp with a lighter mouth feel. I would prefer a little more flavor.

Spaten is easy to drink and average to slightly above average for the style.

bushbeer75, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Rojada1988, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

MooseBoose, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of IDABEERGUY
4/5  rDev +11.1%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of kkleu357
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

From notes on 10/31/13

Poured a light brown color. Not a very pleasant smell. Skunky smell. Tastes good though. One of the better tasting Oktoberfest beers I've had.

kkleu357, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Milkysunshine, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of brewmudgeon
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

spaten o'fest

a 3.5 clear golden. (is this really the same beer that some have described as coppery or dark amber??) one finger head, partial cap after a little while, transient spotty lace.

s 4 lightly toasted bread, lots of those oh whatchamacallit protein smells, like haufbrau. maybe a bit danker. grassy hops noticeably in the background.

t 3.5-4 pretty good liquid toasted bread, a lot of sweetness and fullness to this one, and a great deal of warming in the back end. the bread is possibly a little stale the finish is respectably accompanied by hops, but could stand to be cleaner. this seems like an awfully big beer to be drinking by the liter. i know i've said that before about these roughly 6% fest beers. but dang, how do people do it?

m 3.5-3.75 medium-full, withe the fullness sometimes making it seem a little on the flat side, though the carbonation is probably at least average

d 4 after only one liter, i would likely be reeling. but after a 12 oz glass, i'd not object to more. could stand to be slightly less sweet and more vibrant. strange to me that these light colored o'fests are so sweet but i'm having a hard time finding an amber version that's sweet enough.

brewmudgeon, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Leschber, May 02, 2012
Photo of Dmann
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance was nice with a light amber color and a small white head that lasted and left decent lace down the glass. The smell had a certian grain and grass scent to it with not much else all, and the taste was simmilar. A mostly malty brew, this one did not have much in the way of hops or anyhting else. The mouthfeel was quite good though, with a good balance of carbonation and smoothness. Although this is not that exciting of a beer, it is easy to put back a few so I score it a little higher than others on the drinkability scale. But in the end, there are better Oktoberfest brews out there

Dmann, Oct 23, 2003
Photo of BlackBearForge
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very clear, brownish amber, perhaps a dark golden copper. Very nice creamy white head leaving some broken curtains of lacing. The head fading to a thin surface layer supported by a continuous stream of bubble from th ebottom of the glass.

The aroma is interesting, what stands out most is a honey like scent with caramel, breadiness and faint hops behind it.

Caramel, honey like malts hit the palate first, not overpowering with a somewhat bitter slightly sour finish. There does seem to be a bit of an off, Heinekin like flavor to it.

Mouthfeel seems on the medium side of light, very smooth with nice carbonation.

Flavors are richer and heavier than I would have expected though I've admitedly had few enough Oktoberfest beers to compare it to. It wouldn't be my first pick for the style.

BlackBearForge, Oct 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ScottieD, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Beric
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

wo87810, May 29, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Antonius08, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of ElijahRivera
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ElijahRivera, Jul 13, 2013
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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