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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,893 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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Germany

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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Paincane

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber colored pour with a one finger cream colored head when poured into my Southern Tier pint glass. Mild lacing with short lived head.
S: Malt, caramel, toffee
T: Sweet malt with caramel.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Clean finish.
O: Very drinkable fresh beer. Enjoyed it. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 00:07:26 | More by Paincane
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kp29

Arizona

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-06-2013 02:23:14 | More by kp29
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snpub540

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First day of October calls for an Oktoberfest in my opinion.

Pours out a clear orange-amber hue. Not alot of carbonation, but a good amount. There was a 1/4" white head that didnt stick around very long. Not a whole lot of lacing during this one.

The aromas were pretty subtle a little bread and a hint of some banana. That was pretty much it.

Taste is pretty much reminiscent of the smells. A little yeastiness in there as well. Not a whole lot of hops except a crisp bitterness in the finish.

Very smooth and crisp in the mouthfeel department. This beer goes down smooth and it is very refreshing. It was great on this warm "fall" day. I think it would make a good session beer because the alcohol doesn't seem there at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 23:27:09 | More by snpub540
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CMW

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had one left over in the back of the fridge...

A - Pours a crystal-clear copper color with almost no head to speak of. Carbonation appears to be quite heavy.

S - Fairly straightforward, roasted malt and corn.

T - Malt is dominant here with some definite corn notes. There is a small amount of skunkiness from the green bottle.

M - Carbonation seems a little heavy but other than that, very thin.

D - Not the best beer, but very drinkable especially during Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 00:04:59 | More by CMW
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this bottle on 22nd October 2005, lot no. L26953 j, Best by 09.06. Purchased in Dublin, Ireland on the day.

Poured a light amber colour with a good white head. Quite lager-like in appearance, expected it to be darker.
Smell very faint, grassy hops, little malt.
Tasted fairly good, quite similar to Hofbrau original, nothing too distinctive about it. Quite a nice refreshing brew with a softish mouthfeel, but it didn't do a whole lot for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2005 17:25:07 | More by JohnfromDublin
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-20-2014 06:46:37 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-04-2013 23:09:10 | More by tvghost
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oggg

California

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light brown color. Very clear. Nice dense white head.

Aroma is minimal. Has that European/German nose, which I am very unused to.

Taste is quite sweet to start. Caramel?. Fairly clean and smooth. Mild toasty maltiness towards the middle and end. Very low bitterness.

Medium bodied. On the low end in carbonation which is fine.

Overall I can see how ppl can drink liters of this stuff. I would love to see more maltiness and also more hop bitterness to attenuate the sweetness up front.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2004 06:13:40 | More by oggg
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rsant

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-02-2012 18:12:34 | More by rsant
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-24-2012 00:29:27 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-10-2013 23:19:43 | More by Prost76
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-15-2013 21:23:02 | More by Duesler
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phishgator

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Octoberfest in Cape Coral (German-American Club). Poured into a 64 oz pitcher and then into 14 oz plastic cups. The aroma was sweet carmel and vegetables in the garden. The favor was heavy malt and sweet carmelizied sugars. The body was thick and after a pitcher it was not the easiest brew to be putting back.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 17:39:04 | More by phishgator
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gunnerman

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, pours a nice orange gold color with fluffy two finger head that stayed the entire drink. Smell is a copper smell, like when you smell a old penny, pretty refreshing. Taste is very malty with hints of yeast and fresh bread, this drink made me very hungry and went well with some good hearty meat. This is a fine offering and I am enjoying the fall season, so many good beers to celebrate with.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 22:31:23 | More by gunnerman
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a beautiful, frothy head which slightly dissipated into a thicker formation. Extreme carbonation exploding through an amber orange beer that is totally clear. Aroma is of a slight toastiness with carmelly sweetness. Taste is ok with a nice toasted malt flavor, carmel tones, and a hop balance. Yet there is a definite problem with this beer as it has a weird bitterness that i thought wasn't supposed to be in this style. Fininshes clean and with a little flavor due to the body. A good beer to try along with others of this style in order to have some contrast as this beer is not spectacular but it is not horrible either.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2003 20:45:24 | More by RenoZymurgist
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clear amber with a nice frothy head. Malty, sweet taste with just enough hops to balance this quite nicely. Highly drinkable and very enjoyable. Ranks very high in comparison with the other brews of this style I've been going through. Five more to go and this and Dogtoberfest are my favorites so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 03:47:02 | More by techdiver
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-22-2013 20:14:36 | More by doowhat
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2012 00:40:56 | More by 59rockabilly
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-30-2011 02:28:56 | More by andylipp
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TheMistler

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Oktoberfest I was scheduled to attend was canceled due to rain, so I had my own sampling of Oktoberfests on tap at local bars. Might as well start the "festivities" (having had a few seasonals here and there) with the supposed original.

Had on draft, it poured a dark, ruddy brown without any of the bright notes I've observed in other Oktoberfests. It kinda lends it a somber, serious - and, in fact, not very celebratory - appearance. White creamy head with a soft film and good lacing.

Not a strong nose at all. Some malty caramel sweetness, with a dash of hops.

Sweet caramel malts to the taste, with an earthiness and graininess. A rustic, toasted quality. Apple and fruit tanginess to the taste, as well. A bit of hops comes in with and after the fruity notes and linger just a tad.

Finishing clean, this is a light, crisp, and refreshing Oktoberfest. Maybe not a standout, but eminently drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2008 04:36:06 | More by TheMistler
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: the color of a new penny with short lived head of fine bubbles

S: sweet aroma of vanilla, caramel fudge, and roasted nut.

T: fruity up front with orange flavors, brown sugar, and spice. finishes with spices, citrus, wheat bread, and crisp hops.

M: smooth entry to a medium body with decent carbonation. finishes off-dry, crisp and clean.

Overall, A decent oktoberfest. This one has a very clean and well balanced character, with a traditional oktoberfest flavor. However, I would like to see the green bottles replaced with brown to prevent light spoil. All in all, the contents are pretty classic.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 23:56:51 | More by OlRasputin989
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ac22rush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-12-2013 05:38:34 | More by ac22rush
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robotiks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-03-2014 03:48:26 | More by robotiks
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a rich, clear golden with a nice white head. The aroma of malt filled my nose with every sip and enhanced the drinking pleasure. The flavor was wonderful. The malt and hop balance was just right. I have a carboy full of Oktoberfest in my lagering freezer and I would be thrilled if it tasted close to this. The mouthfeel was light to moderate light and is the major flaw in this beer. All in all, this is one beer that I would not mind having to drink all the time.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2003 06:06:18 | More by LarryKemp
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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-07-2011 02:06:32 | More by fergster75
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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