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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,173 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,173
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 45
Gots: 152 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, slightly hazy copper with a foamy, antique white head. The head retains well. Light caramel malt aroma. Excellently balanced mouthfeel. Butterscotch and caramel balanced with the faintest grassy hop. Just a lovely Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to find a place who shelves it 365 days a year.

DocJitsu, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

6string, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

oliverwren, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bigeyedfish89, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

jsboates, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a fresh bottle into a snifter.

A: Nothing special. Clear brownish copper with a one finger white head. Resolves into a thin lacing.

S: Pilsener malts through and through with an astringent fruitiness. Tastes ever so slightly skunked.Green bottles should be outlawed.

T: Better than I expected after giving this one a whiff. Starts and ends fruity, almost like a cider. Too sweet for me, though, and ends with an Earl Grey-like bittersweet profile.

M: Nothing to comment on here. Crisp and clean, but perhaps a bit lacking on the carbonation front.

O: Won't be buying this one again. I remember going to Germany a few years ago before I was really into beer and thinking nothing could beat a proper German brew. Since being back in the states, I can't find anything that comes close. Can't wait to get back to Europe to try some local German beers, or even just to find some good imports in the states.

tylerprince, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

virgoJanine666, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

asafarc2, Mar 12, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a beer mug

A : copper colored with a quickly dissipating head

S : roasted malt, grains and yeast

T : malts, some sweetness, and a faint bitterness

M : bold and vibrant start but a little bit of a lingering aftertaste

D : very drinkable, full flavored but light enough to have a few

I am somewhat partial to German products, but against others I do like this Oktoberfest

Extrajoker00, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

kayrex, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from the green bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a light copper with near perfect transparency. A few bubbles rise to the two-finger, white head. Head manages to stay intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind a few small blotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - A musty smell of grassy hops and sweet malt. Not much better than many macros.

T - Musty sweet malt upfront. The body is lightly toasted grain with a hint of earthy hops with a tinge of eurolager skunkiness. Flash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to slightly bitter toasted grain finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I picked up a single bottle of Spaten Oktoberfest at Trader Joe's and must say this beer let me down. Overall an average and forgettable brew. There's nothing really offensive about this beer except the sticker shock of paying twice as much for what is essentially Deutcsh Yuengling.

Bockrules, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

PJF12866, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jmccraney, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

rydev24, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pint glass.

A: Light, brick-colored pour with a thin film of head that dies quickly.

S: Cereal, caramel, toffee, and light fruitiness.

T: Light cereal grains, light caramel, and butterscotch.

M: Medium-light thickness and high carbonation.

O: It's not very bold. It's mediocre for its style.

bucklemyshoe, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

testch09, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

brandon911, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

stanale, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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