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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,212 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,212
Reviews: 1,093
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 190 | 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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Photo of Lupe
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour orange-bronze color with a nice beige head,and decent lace. Clean aroma with hints of grain and hops. Medium body and carbonation, creamy and very smooth. Big malt start, somewhat sweet middle, fair to decent hop finish. Not as robust as I thought it would be. Quite drinkable.

Photo of beerman207
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's almost Oktoberfest season so I decided to give my "go to" from last year a try after 6 months of service as a Beer Advocate. Would it hold up to the goodness I remembered? Well, yes and no.

A - Dark brown color, head didn't last long and left a little lacing.

S - The nose is kind of dissapointing with sweet fruit coming through with perhaps some skunk in the backend (uh oh).

T - The taste is how I remember it. Sweet and refreshing. I imagine there are better examples of the OkToberfest/Marzen style out there but Spaten does a god job and is also available all year long in my area.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty mild

D - I rate the drinkability of this beer as high. It's still a great standard beer to have around in September/October.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a satisfying dark amber color with a fluffy head that leaves a nice ring around the glass. Good lacing.

Smells like Oktobery malty goodness. Nice round, full smell.

Tastes like the smell. It has some wonderful sweet and robust malt flavors with a touch of bitter.

In the mouth it feels creamy. The carbonation is balanced and fits nicely with the beer.

I could sit and drink this beer all day. This is one of my favorite styles to drink with some nice German food and Spaten does a great job with it.

Photo of cdizinno
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Doing this from memory...

A: Slightly tarnished copper, penny color. Clear with moderate carbonation and a thin white head with minimal lacing.

S: Malty sweetness with mild hop background.

T&M: Medium bodied. Malty, caramel throughout. Mild hops bitterness.

Probably better than previous years that I have tried this style.

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ac22rush
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have to admit this is one of my first Oktoberfests, typically not a fan of this style however this was plain and simply a good beer. Pour from 12oz bottle into pint glass, amber-ish in color with plenty of aroma, I swear I detected a hint of apple but that seems almost out of place. Two finger head dissipated quickly, medium mouthfeel, caramal/malty taste but not overwhelming. After this one I'm going back for another. Great overall beer, this really warmed me up to this style and I am looking forward to trying others.

Photo of ark57
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The light brown beer gave rise to a slightly malty aroma. There is some toasty aromas. The body was smooth and creamy and there was a lingering after taste reminiscent of wintergreen or root beer. This has the perfect maltiness that is not too sweet and just the right amount of bitterness with no hop flavors.

Photo of dannymo24
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of pep
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GuitarIPA
3/5  rDev -16.7%

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer on tap at the Hessen Haus and can't wait to go back.

It has a nice mid-range amber color. The body was a happy medium, matching the flavor that was very pleasant. It went down smooth, smooth, smooth. Will have it when I do a "boot" there next time.

Photo of Beric
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RWACKO
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MJSJr
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of digitalflood
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Givemebeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep amber with a bit of fuzz for a head.
the aroma is malty, hint of herbs, clean, hint of alcohol.
the flavor is rich with malt, clean, noble hops, carmelized malt, spice, minerially.
this is a great oktoberfest, never had it before, i am impressed.

Photo of deanhead
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Bright amber and brilliantly clear beer, a nice voluminous head that dissipated to a lace clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell-Bready, biscuity, and Malty. Virtually no hop nose to be found here.

Taste- This beer tastes like it's smell. Very malty and bready, with notes of biscuit. Liquid bread comes to mind here. Well balanced malt backbone, the Hops are very neutral in this beer. It's simply bursting with malt flavor. Very true to ithe style

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, smooth drinking beer

Drinkability-Spaten makes a great product. This beer is very polished. At 2.50 a bottle I'd be happy drinking all day long.

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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