Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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82
good

2,191 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 2,191
Reviews: 1,087
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 47
Gots: 161 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Quaffer on 09-04-2001)
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Oktoberfest of the year; ‘tis the season. Here’s hoping it made the trip across the sea without too much travel time.

A: Pale, translucent brownish-amber with a tiny tuft of cream-colored foam. In a moment, it’s gone, leaving nothing but a ring of retention around the glass and a speck of lacing here and there. Pretty average appearance.

S: Now that’s a nice German beer aroma: lots of toasted caramel grain and an earthy aroma of buttery bread and hazelnut, over a mild, underlying skunk of lager yeast. The gang’s all here, though not in perfect form; they’re simple malt tones, nothing that will knock you off your feet. Additionally, some fruit notes are evident – pear and apple pie showing up with jam-like character – though sparse, overall.

T: Crisply grainy, but very astringent; it’s like the crisp has gone overboard. It probably feels out of place because the toasted flavors shouldn’t be that bitter, but that’s the first impression I’m getting. Cracker and cereal grains come through among the bitters, with a nutty, caramel undertone. Once the initial shock has worn off, the beer starts to open up; unfortunately, there’s not much else to be had. Light, herbal Noble hops and leafy wheat tones are among these that find their way through the dryness of the malts, stopping just before the aftertaste. Medium-dry finish; all grain.

M: Very crisp, as expected, which doesn’t go too poorly with this palate. If anything, it makes this more drinkable, as opposed to filling the mouth with thick, chewy malts that won’t let up.

O: An average Oktoberfest interpretation from the bottle. If only I could have this on-tap, unpasteurized, undisturbed in Munich…

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rdacey
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Luigi
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 2,191 ratings.