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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,212 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,212
Reviews: 1,093
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 190 | 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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Poured into a pint glass out of a growler.

Pours a clear light copper with a thin half-finger white head. Pretty average head retention and lacing. Nothing outstanding but fairly respectable.

Aroms has some toasted caramel mixed with hay and grass. The hope do come through but are kept in check by the malt. Maybe a touch of honey as well.

The flavor really brings together the malt and hops with each being very balanced. It starts out with some toffee and honey perfectly mixed with grassy hops. Mild sweetness throughout but it is appropriate for the style. Light bitterness is enough to keep with sweetness in check and makes this quite drinkable.

Overall, a respectable oktoberfest and probably one of the better ones available in the States. Pretty readily available and worth picking up.

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S: more fruity hops than caramel malt;

T: fruity and earthy hops up front, then caramel malt; a little metallic on the finish;

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O: less caramel malt in the flavor than most American Oktoberfests; the metallic finish was a little off putting;

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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