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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

862 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 11
Gots: 103 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Jason
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 02, 2012
Photo of KLHBB
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

KLHBB, Today at 12:51 AM
Photo of nthpete
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

nthpete, Today at 12:33 AM
Photo of rusty3335
2.32/5  rDev -30.3%

rusty3335, Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Photo of Ligon21
4.52/5  rDev +35.7%

Ligon21, Friday at 03:47 AM
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rhettroactive, Friday at 12:26 AM
Photo of R11415
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

R11415, Thursday at 08:52 PM
Photo of CTbrew32
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Copper, brown amber color. Pours a nice two finger foamy head.

Aroma-A lot of malty sweet scents from slighty toasted malts to caramel malt. Slight hop spice detectable.

Taste- As with the nose the sweet malt dominates the flavors with caramel malts up front, and then a transition to a mild toasty malts and spice hops. Pretty simple flavors, but the caramel malts are smooth and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel- The caramel malts really make for a nice mouthfeel to this beer with an almost creamy texture that is balanced nicely by a crisp finish provided by the hops.

Overall- A surprisingly nice oktoberfest marzen that will be in my October lineup from now on, especially at a 7 dollar price tag.

CTbrew32, Thursday at 01:52 AM
Photo of Cmill51
4.6/5  rDev +38.1%

Cmill51, Thursday at 01:24 AM
Photo of Gajo74
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent light brown. A thumbnail size head shows good retention and dissipates into a thin white lace until about the middle of the drinking session.
Aroma is malty sweet with a touch maple syrup and coffee. Little to no hops aroma.
Tastes mostly malty but without the same sweetness as the aroma. The hops presence is only enough to balance out the malt and not much by way of bitterness or flavoring.
Feel- light bodied, mid level carbonation that is refreshing.
Overall- not much complexity in terms of taste. A pleasant refreshing beer. Not a bad session beer but certainly not the best example of an Oktoberfest.

Gajo74, Thursday at 12:25 AM
Photo of jmhagan88
2/5  rDev -39.9%

jmhagan88, Tuesday at 11:36 PM
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Very light malt, hint of breadiness, some cereal grain, a tiny amount of "bitterness". It's a lighter style in a category mostly dominated by robust offerings.

Davepoolesque, Monday at 02:51 PM
Photo of moutai703
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%

moutai703, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of mspanos
3/5  rDev -9.9%

mspanos, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest pours a bronze color with no head. There is a caramel and yeasty like aroma. The taste is very crisp, full caramel flavors. Decent body and fell. Overall it has some nice caramel flavors' not bad.

vette2006c5r, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Decent fizzy smaller head clear orange almost tab color.

Nose little macro lager like, extract corn sugar, little sweet husky note, light grassy grainy malts, toasted, faint grassy hop, very light overall.

Taste semi sweet sticky malt, little grainy grassy malt, more macro lager flavours, corn sugar and extract like, light crisp lager, faint touch unhappy lager, almost sulfur but not quite some mineral thing. Mild herbal grassy hop, light bitterness. Finish sticky sweet, attempt to be crisp but not quite, lingering macro lager flavor, mineral note, grassy hop.

Mouth med to lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall at least it's not a big sweet caramel bomb, but it's still a macro like tasting lager unfortunately.

jlindros, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Kmlund, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that quickly fades down to nearly nothing

S: A little bit of maltiness but not really all that much. Almost like an AAL

T: Better and bolder than the nose, but it's mostly still just a malty sweetness with no complexity. Not too redeeming

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A borderline ok o-fest. Not very complex but still a step up from most macros. Definitely take it or leave it

BEERMILER12, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Gacho5
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%

Gacho5, Oct 17, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +5.7%

ranger7, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Zekenyce, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of j0hnc2468
4/5  rDev +20.1%

j0hnc2468, Oct 16, 2014
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Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.