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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

637 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an irish pint glass.

The beer is a pure caramel/toffee color. AN off-white head settles to an even film. Light lacing occurs.

Sweet malts, caramel, and toffee hit the nose.

The beer tastes delicious. Malty, maybe bready, but mostly caramel and toffee. Really clean and delicious.

The mouthfeel is clean, dry, and a tad carbonated.

Overall, a good representation of the style. This will be the only six pack i enjoy of this, as there are far too many others to enjoy, but I like this.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 16:16:15 | More by JuicesFlowing
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 1L Paulaner mug...

A: Pours a brilliant copper color with a large white head and sticky spiderweb-like lacing.

S: has an aroma dead on for style...buttery toast, sweet caramel malt aromas, and noticeable hops.

T: rich sweetness up front. good hop bitterness in the middle, and finishing sweet and toasty.

M: medium full body rolls onto the tongue and is met with a good carbonation. finishes smooth and off-dry.

Overall, I believe Shiner has a done a great job creating another great U.S.-made Oktoberfest bier. I look forward to enjoying this some more this fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 03:31:33 | More by OlRasputin989
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goochpunch

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Transparent auburn body. Smells of nutty toasted malts. Flavors are really winning me over. Sweet upfront into a nutty character and then just enough bittering hops in the finish. The mouthfeel, I was not so impressed with. Could be a bit too "seltzery." Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2005 01:26:47 | More by goochpunch
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stouty1

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a reddish amber with a hint of orange highlights. One finger head which totally disappeared toa lace on one half of the rim of the beer.

Smells of fruit and malty hops. Hint of grass.

Initial flat feel which explodes on the tongue and cheeks with a bubbly blast. Malty hops and a fine warming alcohol feel finish nicely.

This beer is very nice for an Octoberfest, which I ususally enjoy anyway. It has a hint of fruit and smell of fruit , but the fruit does not overwhelm your senses.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 01:18:06 | More by stouty1
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cheers2beers

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug.This beer a dark,transparent orange.It has a fluffy white head that disapates very quickly with small amount of laceing.The aroma is malty,slightly hopish.A pleasant aroma that really makes this beer better than other shiner brews.The taste is just like the nose slightly hopy,nice malts,even a bit nutty in the finish.Although,this beer lacks mouthfeel i feel its almost too watery,not much there to grasp.But it is smooth and easily a good session beer.I could probably drink the whole sixer and even think of buying this again when im in a session mood.
Shiner has produced us another great session beer.I applaud.

-Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2005 01:04:19 | More by cheers2beers
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alesaram

Guam

4/5  rDev +20.5%

10-15-2012 22:48:03 | More by alesaram
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mzeld

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-20-2012 03:44:17 | More by mzeld
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Giesch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-02-2014 21:59:39 | More by Giesch
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ByMySword


4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-21-2012 21:53:32 | More by ByMySword
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TheChrisBallard

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-20-2011 19:53:39 | More by TheChrisBallard
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AJN136

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-20-2011 21:19:03 | More by AJN136
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiner Oktoberfest has a medium, cream-colored head, a bubbly, clear, copper appearance, and a some thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of medium-roasted, sweet and sour barley malt and brown bread. Taste is of the same character, with some hop bitterness present at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Shiner Oktoberfest finishes mostly dry, crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a good beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 14:13:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-04-2014 16:09:55 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-07-2013 02:49:05 | More by blastoderm55
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Drinking_Milkshakes


4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-10-2012 06:10:56 | More by Drinking_Milkshakes
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my local six pack shop, mix and match price.

A - Damn the bottle cap came off with some force. Carbonation a plenty with a inch and a half of head rest atop a nice brown amber ale.

S - Smells a bit funky from the earthy malts and touch of grass hops. underneath I can smell some caramel so this should be interesting.

T - Has a bit of citrus like hops which quickly turns to a sweetness of caramel (honey maybe?) and finishes grainy with a bit of grassy hops. Taste is good.

M - Light to medium surprised how good the flavors mesh.

Overall a very unexpected treat from shiner. I haven't really had anything from them since the "holiday cheer" apricot beer and this one is equally as awesome. True to authentic!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 02:15:31 | More by DrDemento456
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-08-2013 01:08:11 | More by pathman
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiner's Oktoberfest pours out orange, with a head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma is richly malty. The taste follows the nose, with a nice, approachable, yet full malty flavor. It's pretty mellow compared to most American interpretations of the style, but it's really nice. The mouthfeel is light and velvety, and the drinkability is good. Overall, a solid Oktoberfest that seems a bit underrated here.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 05:40:57 | More by shand
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k-grey

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-26-2014 16:54:44 | More by k-grey
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-11-2011 03:50:52 | More by VaterRoss
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phattman073

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-14-2011 14:45:04 | More by phattman073
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TR0219

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.5%

10-13-2013 19:06:39 | More by TR0219
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-27-2012 21:24:22 | More by Beermazter310
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Spineypanda

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a decent and bubbly head.
Smells malty, with a bit of sweetness.
Taste is also malty sweet, with a nice refreshing follow-up. Every now and then I get a bit of a bite in my tasting but its strange, only every now and then.

A really good beer, but not sure I could drink a whole 6pk.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 05:27:40 | More by Spineypanda
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-12-2013 01:49:54 | More by Musineer
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.