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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,884 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | 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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West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2014 23:53:53 | More by wvbrewcrew
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 18:20:11 | More by TX-Badger
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-09-2014 00:04:07 | More by KevMo84
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-08-2014 20:17:36 | More by Hellpop65
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2014 20:07:58 | More by Dicers
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-02-2014 18:15:19 | More by RochefortChris
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2014 20:56:12 | More by Latarnik
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AMCimpi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-27-2014 15:37:19 | More by AMCimpi
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knowledge

New York

3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer, once you pop the cap, reminds me of Peroni beer - it has the same bready, yeasty smell on the nose. However, it is heavier, and a bit sweeter - not my liking. I made a session out of this brew, trying to study it from all angles, and since it is a marzen, meaning it is brewed between the months of September through April, I was reminded of how its German heritage really gave it a good quality taste but a head that faints quickly after pour. I was astonished to see the words malt liquor on the label of this beer, and was thoroughly disappointed by this description. It is definitely worthier than the Malt Liquors out there, but hey we can't all be skeptics all the time. Would I try this beer again, maybe, if it was free - There are plenty of German brews to be imbibed, and therefore, I will be seeking a better session than Spaten. Overall ok, but nothing to really implore you to try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 20:36:06 | More by knowledge
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Todd61

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-25-2014 00:29:27 | More by Todd61
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2014 14:41:37 | More by sebaastionb
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onlymurderers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-24-2014 00:58:40 | More by onlymurderers
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-23-2014 18:03:07 | More by JoshuaShort13
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-16-2014 04:12:36 | More by Alex_Weinard
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-08-2014 22:28:23 | More by Durandal_777
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2014 02:24:29 | More by WiserBud
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robotiks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2014 03:48:26 | More by robotiks
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jadler16

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-02-2014 17:49:50 | More by jadler16
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2014 01:30:03 | More by MattXT
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2014 02:02:39 | More by javlin624
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 20:23:44 | More by atrocity
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-29-2014 16:58:33 | More by Belittle
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-28-2014 20:48:14 | More by Kramerwtmf
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 01:46:40 | More by coopdog1000
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 2" off white head recedes quickly leaving moderate lacing. Amber/light brown color with mild carbonation bubbles streaming
Aroma: hop spice in the aroma and some bread but overall a mild aroma with a slight skunk Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, watery, slightly chewy, with a mostly dry finish Flavor: some caramel flavor but the hops dominate through the taste
Overall: good but not great. I am a little disappointed as I normally love the Marzen style and I hoped that this authentic brew from Munich would be the best I ever had. Perhaps my expectations were too high. Caveats: this was a green bottle with no bottling date. I would love to be able to try this beer fresh in Germany and then render another review. I just felt the beer lacked what I normally enjoy in this style (a malty, caramel dominance), instead the hops seemed to dominate.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:41:57 | More by Foyle
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
81 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.