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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,208 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 181 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Medium amber. Clear. Tall off-white head. Good persistence.
S - Bready malt.
T - Sweet and malty. Mainly bread and toast, a littlle vague spiciness.

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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Mixed six from Trader Joe's in Tallahassee. Good Oktoberfest beer, but nothing special about it.

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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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%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Drank 2 poured into pint glasses.

Smells like a macro lager but with the addition of an unpleasant wine-like astringency. This carries into the taste which seemed like nothing more than a basic macro on (weak) malt steroids, and tainted by an unavoidable sour/spoiled note. Barely any hop bitterness, and medium carbonation. Honestly would prefer a macro over this, and certainly would prefer almost any other Marzen over Spaten's offering.


On a side note: I bought a 6 pack of this beer because I had a couple drafts of what I thought was Spaten Oktoberfest in NYC that tasted great. Unfortunately I can't remember for sure if it was Spaten or someone else's Oktoberfest on tap... Reading the reviews here many people say this is a decent Marzen, but there is at least one that notes the macro/sour quality I found. So it's entirely plausible that I had a bad batch along with the other reviewer, but it's also entirely plausible that what I remember as Spaten on tap was actually another beer... Oh well

Edit: Just had it on tap and it's just as bad as in the bottle. Slightly less sour but still nasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

This pours with a thin, carbonated hue of barley brown. Strangely, it has a Euro-skunk aroma with an Apple cider like scent. The flavor is an Euro barleylike taste. It tastes like Spaten lager but with more graininess. It's very light, easy and quenching. This is not my go to Marzen but if I'm looking for a beer to cap off the night it's certainly worthwhile.

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.