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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,208 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 181 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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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 Duvel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of knicks19947
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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 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 Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of dannymo24
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear dark caramel color. Initial pour had a decent soapy foam head of about 1-1/2 to 2 fingers deep, white, and didn't last long. Reduces quickly to a ring of white bubbles at the glass.

Very faint aromas of caramel malts and herbal grassy hops. Did I mention 'faint'? The aromas really aren't an impressive part of this brew.

Tastes are a touch malty, moderate malts, with a pretty good balance of hops. The slight sweetness is part of a solid flavor that stays together nicely though the whole tasting experience. Mouthfeel is a touch thinner or lighter than I expected with some pretty spritely carbonation. The finish goes a bit dry but there is still some of that moderate maltyness in the linger.

The overall experience is enjoyable and the drinkability is decent. Not the best Oktoberfest that I've ever had but it was enjoyable just the same.

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beric
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LMH88
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of yen157
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber body topped by a pillowy-offwhite, pockmarked head. Nice looking steady rising carbonation. Good malt body highlighted by predictable Vienna malt. It wasn’t as malty as some (hell, most) other marzens, but It’s just what I was looking for. In addition to the malt, it had crisp hop bitterness on the finish to dry things out and keep it tidy. Easy drinking, more of a session beer then most Oktoberfest beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brett606
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce green bottle

Pours an orange coppertone with a nicely decent head. Did not have the skunky smell I have come to expect from green bottle import beer.Nice carbonation.

The taste was a bit hoppy/herbal with an aftertaste similar to Darjeeling tea.

Overall not bad, but there are some Oktoberfests' that are much nicer!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of erushing
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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