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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: battlekow on 09-21-2005

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Ratings: 938 | Reviews: 259
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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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4.95/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Just about my favorite beer

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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +42.2%

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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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4.53/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really good, smooth Octoberfest. Tastes a lot like their Shiner Bock but Oktoberfest is a better taste and a better finish. I'll buy again.

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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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4.41/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent domestic Fest bier

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4.28/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is served in a pint glass from a 12 oz botttle. Its a brilliantly clear deep amber light copper with beautiful golden notes. There is a persistent off white head that leaves a lace on the glass.

The aroma is all rich pilsner, munich and vienna malt - mmmm! its very clean - no esters or diacetyl. It is toasty and bready and bisquity. Uniquely and pleasantly for a an American made Oktoberfest, there is is no hop aroma and pretty much no caramel aroma.

The flavor is sweet and malty at the sip, but not at all caramelly. It quickly gives way to an intensely malty toasty flavor - lots of bisquit, toast, a touch of nuttiness, and big continental malt flavor. The beer is all about malt, all the way through. The swallow is remarkably dry for the maltiness. The finish is malty and toasty but delicious and balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium with a medium creamy body and full but creamy carbonation and no astringency.

Holy cow. I've always had a soft spot for Shiner beers. Ive been to the brewery and to Shiner (pop 2000) and have family there. But I have to be honest - I did not expect much from this beer, considering some of the other seasonals they've produced and considering the general quality of American Oktoberfests.. But wow! This is a tribute to the brewmaster. He or she nailed it. This is, at heart, a restrained beer. But at heart, this is a restrained style. It is meant to be rich and flavorful, but light, fairly dry and supremely drinkable. This beer....Lots of rich malt, no caramel or cloying sweetness, no hops. Just a clean malty lager, the way the good lord, and King Ludwig of Bavaria, intended.

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Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.