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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,211 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,211
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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice transparent and dark amber color, and tops with a medium sized, off-white head. Not much lacing is left around the glass and it does not look too carbonated.

It has a rather crisp bready aroma to it, with malt characteristics and little hops. The aroma is rather refreshing and clean.

The beer itself tastes rather crisp and clean as well, with notable caramel and malt flavor. It drinks rather easily with slight sweetness and finishes with a touch of hops, but not much.

I am not too familiar with many Oktoberfest beers yet, but I did expect more from one. Also, being brewed by Spaten, I expected more as well in general. While this is a nice beer that is pleasant and refreshing to drink, it seems lacking for its style. I do enjoy the beer; I just wish I had more to say about it. There is not much to praise it for.

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This beer is "just OK". If you've had Spaten's Optimator doppelbock and can tolerate a bit of skunk, you will like this beer, as it tastes like a 50/50 mix of Heineken and Optimator. That pretty much sums it up. It's well worth the $1 per bottle paid at Costco and is a decent beer to keep on hand for when the good stuff runs out.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 2,211 ratings.