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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,212 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,212
Reviews: 1,093
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 2,212 | Reviews: 1,093
Photo of rdacey
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: slightly oxidized, musty, cardboard aromas, after it warms more complex vienna/munich malts come forth, little to no hops or esters, no diacetyl

Appearance: bronze / amber color, thin white head that dissipates quickly

Flavor: rich complex malt flavor balances the vienna and munich mallt nicely, finish is slightly sweet, little to no hop in the flavor which is appropriate to style, don't really pick up the clean, crisp lager characteristics, which could be due to the oxidization.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium/light bodied, medium carbonation

Overall: Oxidized, with cardboard aromas when first opened, but complex malt aromas in flavor and aroma as the beer warms. The finish is sweet but would have appreciated more munich mallt.

Photo of jslice99
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Powerstroker90
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Alkey
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured clear amber brown color with a big foam head. Smell has some caramel and toasted malt with a hint of green bottle skunk. Taste and feel is thin, watery, some toasted and sweet malt flavors. Overall its an easy to drink Oktoberfest beer, not much depth for a sipper but made to drink by the 64oz mug.

Photo of TrevorWGrover
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of nickfran
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of joerebman
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rob99er
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MSDaub
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kuestegg
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Luigi
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear rich amber color with a two finger head. The retention is reduced to a thin sticky lacy around the glass.

The aroma is rich in sweet and toasted malts with a grassy hop to back it up.

Medium bodied with a soft bread like malt backed up with some sweetness. The hop is mild and spicy but the toasted malts re the dominate flavor.

Medium/light bodied and very easy to drink.

Because, this lager is an import I cannot evaluate a fresh batch. But, overall this lager is true to the style.

Photo of leagr
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of averydylan
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color with coarse bubbles rising and atop the beer. Excellent clarity.

Musty hops, sweet toasted grains, mild apple aroma, and cream. Lightly raisiny. Not too showy.

Snappy hops upfront. Earthy and spicy with generous toastiness. Malts are rigidly bitter and grainy. Quenching feel. Sudsy with a bristly finish that carries through some backend heat. Body is smooth enough. 11.2 ounces is a small sample for what I'd like to have in front of me. Toss me two more bottles and a stein!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 59rockabilly
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kobeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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