Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

918 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OverToad on 08-01-2010)
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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5/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice, quaffable ale that has a pronounced malt profile. Labeling it a Märzen style is misleading but these things happen.

The head quickly simmers down to a thin head that stays with the beer as you drink it down. Not a session ale in the traditional sense but I can see having a few throughout the course of an evening at home.

In a nutshell this beer is FANtastic. This has to be the BEST 96th year anniversary beer from a South Texas brewery that I've ever had.

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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +42.2%

Photo of OverToad
4.63/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was very pleased Shiner brought back the Shiner 96 now labeled
Shiner Oktoberfest.

Pours a deep orange. Smell is great with nice head and lacing. I love fall beers and this is a fantastic beer. Drinks very easy and doesn't feel too heavy. I happy to hear Shiner will bring this brew out every fall.

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4.6/5  rDev +38.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +36.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +36.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

12oz Brown bottle with twist-off cap and no bottled on date. Poured into a Mason jar glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper amber with 2 fingers of head that receded quickly but I am very impressed with the lacing that is better than any other shiner beer

Smell: Biscuit and lightly toasted bread

Taste: Bready malt up front with a little floral hop character in the middle and a slightly sweet but clean finish

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation but not thin

Overall: A solid Oktoberfest that is still one of my go-to Märzens. There is a great balance between the toasted malt flavor and bitter, floral hop notes. A nice clean finish to top it all off.

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.