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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

746 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OverToad on 08-01-2010)
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Reviews by Russell_O:
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Russell_O, Aug 11, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured into a stein a clear copper/bronze with a well formed one finger crown atop.Caramel,light toast,and bread dough aromas,the caramel malt is the most assertive of the three,maybe a bit one sided but not bad.Caramel sweetness also dominates the flavors at the onset,slightly doughy with a bit os anise-likeflavors in the finish.Its a decent stab at a fest/marzen beer,maybe a little sweeter than I would like but its not bad.

oberon, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of legalag11
3.75/5  rDev +13%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours a copper-amber color with excellent clarity; small, off-white head fades fast. Heavy, malty aroma; caramel and toffee with a slight tartness to it, and some grains in the background. The taste has a slightly metallic flavor that is a little off-putting. It comes hand in hand with an apple skin and grape-like sweetness that hits immediately but fades quickly. Caramel malt undertones play throughout the whole sip. Grains are heavy in the aftertaste, toasted and bready. Very low hop profile in this one, maybe some dry florals in the background but at this point, it's a stretch to even say that they're really there. A mild cheesiness comes out as it warms up, again, a little off-putting but not so much as to make it undrinkable. Some leafiness in the very back end of the brew, but it doesn't feel very "hoppy". An astringent bitterness lingers afterwards, with some fading malts and yeast. Thin body, a touch of creaminess, but overall pretty thin with medium carbonation.

Eh, not awful, but not something I'll be likely to revisit. A couple weird off-flavors keep this one from being a solid Oktoberfest. Definitely many better options out there.

tectactoe, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%

The pint has a truly inviting,warm, subdued orange color. I'm not just being non-descript, its truly orange, like a lollypop. It is crystal clear and has about three fingers of fluffy bright white head that dissapates to thin film with dissapointing efficency.

I caught a slight whiff of sweet malt in the nose, with just a hint of cinnamon.

The taste is a light, mellow, malt sweetness with some nut characteristics that are quickly washed away by very citrusy hop bitterness. The aftertaste is bready and pleasing. Though this is not the most complex beer, I feel it is probably the most balanced example of the Marzen style I've had. The color is right-on and it avoids the sickly-sweetness that can often plague a Marzen.

JudgeRoughneck, Dec 20, 2005
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Tiernan, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%

Looks like a marzen/oktoberfest is supposed to look. I like their look, so good points in that catagory. I also like the type of paper they used for the labels on the bottle.

Malty sweetness characteristic of oktoberfests. Spot-on.

Taste is pretty good. Has a bit of that burning sensation that cheap(er) beers give your mouth. Otherwise its a nice marzen, and on the light side.

Better than some oktoberfests I've had lately, and not as good as others. Does Shiner make this one year-round? If so, that would be the advantage to buying this beer: getting an oktoberfest in the spring/summer.

chOAKbarrell, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of RoninBirdman
3/5  rDev -9.6%

RoninBirdman, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%

In a pint glass, the beer was an amber color with a pretty small white head and a tiny bit of lace.
Sweet caramel aroma. Not very noticeable, but not invisible either.
Same thing with the taste. Caramel, sweet bread. Again, neither overwhelming nor underwhelming.
Very, very sweet. Too sweet for me.

lordofthewiens, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of Brauntasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Brauntasaurus, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +13%

SmellsofMahagony, May 17, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Dull orange color, clear though.

SMELL: Malt sweetness, fresh baked bread, faint herbal hop, dusty grain, clean.

TASTE: Semi-chewy, wet, mild sweetness, spicy hop, floral, bread crust, toasted grain, slightly dry, clean.

Extremely clean and very drinkable. Just as smooth as it is crisp. Well balanced from malt sweetness to toasted flavors to bittering hops. A happy brew to knock back.

Jason, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of ctodda
3/5  rDev -9.6%

ctodda, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%

The beer pours an amber/copper color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, earthy hops and surprisingly, some flowery notes. The flavor is toffee, caramel and light earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of the best beers of this style that I have tried, but one of the better offerings from Shiner.

Mora2000, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of tallcoolone
3.64/5  rDev +9.6%

tallcoolone, Thursday at 10:29 PM
Photo of NilocRellim
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured from the bottle.

Clear-amber and slightly orange in colour. The nose didn't have much to it with only a slight malt-sweetness. The taste was more complex than the smell with a nice sweet-malt upfront taste. It was pretty typical for an Oktoberfest-style beer.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Irish_Fan, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Dello
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Dello, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mjh0527, Aug 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

jminch, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jeffwildcat, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Ortonius
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ortonius, Jul 31, 2014
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Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.