Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by SPThirtyThree:
2.85/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Oh Kosmos Spoetzl, why must you always do this to me? Maybe I just give you too much credit since your beers weened me off the yellow fizzy shit that I used to think was beer.
Served at fridge temperature.
A: Oktoberfest fills my goblet a brilliantly clear, filtered orange. The meek one-finger head falls quickly, leaving an attractive splotch of mixed-size bubbles atop and a hint of lacing on the glass. It's kinda pretty, albeit mediocre.
S: Initially, this beer is stingy with the nose. Probably due, in part to the low temperature, but also owing to the beer's character. After some heavy sniffs, I'm able to identify some grassy, noble hops, a lightly toasted grain, ripe fruit - mostly plum, and a hint of caramel. The German malts (Vienna and Munich?) are well-presented here.
T: Malty at first, and a bit sweet, but with a crisp, dry finish. All of the aromas come through in the taste except the plum is subdued and replaced by a slight nuttiness. Everything here is subtle - from the light spiciness and gentle sweetness, to the slight grassiness, and faint, yeasty nuttiness.
M: Shiner Oktoberfest is medium-thin in body with medium carbonation. Very smooth.
D: This is an easy, sessionable beer, but it's rather boring. In Oktoberfest's defense, the style defines a beer that is more bland than vibrant, but with other beers like Woodcut #4 falling in the same category, it's difficult to dole out high scores here.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2010 04:17:13 | More by SPThirtyThree
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3.66/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The Shiner Oktoberfest beer was a good beer. I really enjoyed tge aroma of the beer, I also enjoyed the taste of this beer. I liked that it had a strong smell to it. I also really enjoyed the taste of the beer, it had some what of a heavy taste. At least to me it did but I liked and enjoyed this beer. I have always liked shiner beers.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 23:08:34 | More by jaredtp
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.