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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,123 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 41
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Sharkophile
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Over a year and a half ago, this beer got me and my friends into craft beer. We've tried a ton of great beers since then, and we were expecting Spaten Oktoberfest to not be as good to us now as it was sometime ago. Boy were we wrong:

A: Poured from a bottle into a Hofbrau stein glass. Appears a deep amber with an off white head with good retention and lacing. This beer looks beautiful... well shit.

S: AND the nose is great to boot. Loads and loads of malty goodness with some light herbal hops.

T: As the nose suggests: malty. Caramel predominates along with some nutty and fruity flavors leading to a semi-dry finish with a light, crisp herbal hoppiness. Malt flavors coat the entire mouth and leave a delicious glaze on the tongue.

M: Despite the sticky malt flavors, the body isn't heavy and the carbonation is relatively low, which suits the beer very well.

O: We owe Spaten Oktoberfest an apology for expecting any form of disappointment. This nostalgic beer is the best oktoberfest I've ever drank! Will definitely get this more in the future.

Sharkophile, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Blumstein, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of garyford
3/5  rDev -16.7%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -16.7%

JohnnyMc, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

dominic4beer, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Danny1217, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of adam42381
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/17/11.

Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear light gold with a 1/2 finger foamy snow white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Light German malt with a touch of earthy hops.

Taste: Sweet German malt up front followed by a touch of bitter grassy hops in the middle before ending with a light finish. Aftertaste is sweet malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. You could easily have a few of these over the course of an evening.

Overall: Pretty good Oktoberfest beer overall. Nothing great, but you could do much worse.

adam42381, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

OldTime, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of bluHatter
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Great deep red amber color. Nice and clear color. A small quickly receding bumpy head.

S: Crispy malt. Slight sweetness to it - possibly honey.

T: Malty, with a small amount of classic green bottle skunk.

M: Really nice light beer with ample carbonation. Really well balanced. No alcohol burn.

O: A really delicious medium bodied Oktoberfest. Not overly comlex and easy to drink without feeling cheap. Perfect for the Fall season.

bluHatter, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.7%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of jharkins07
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

jharkins07, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -16.7%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Mileslicsw
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Mileslicsw, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +25%

tyleeis, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of rsant
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of jumbopanda
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jumbopanda, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -16.7%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4/5  rDev +11.1%

rogerthegill, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of SuperSpy
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark bronze colored and crystal clear. An eggshell head that starts out about an inch thick but quickly dies down. Definitely a tasty looking beer.

The aroma is toasted malt, pale grain and a hint of hops.

Medium bodied, smooth and crisp. You can taste a sweet graininess in the beginning but it is quickly taken over by an astringent raw grain flavor that is followed up by a generic bitter hop flavor that continues on through to the finish.

This beer goes down quickly but that's mostly because it's just not tasty enough to leave it lingering around in you mouth for a more in depth taste.

SuperSpy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Mantooth, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

daant76, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of aanakinskywalker
3/5  rDev -16.7%

aanakinskywalker, Jan 23, 2012
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.