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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

937 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 147 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: battlekow on 09-21-2005

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Ratings: 937 | Reviews: 259
Photo of Libeertarian
3.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look is pleasantly...well...Octoberish. Fairly clear. Enjoyed in a stein with octagonal bottom. Head retention wasn't great, but it laced well. On the nose, it's little different than a Miller High Life, for example. As beer-smelling as beer can get. Sweet tasting, but as it lingers, more bread-like. Slightly bitter and bready aftertaste. Gently warms mouth long after swallowed. Moderately carbonated, not too thin, quite refreshing. I'm not generally a huge fan of Märzens or Bocks, but I can make exceptions.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a clear orange appearance. Strong caramel aroma with hints of grain. Like an amplified version of the German originals. More maltiness up front, more hops on the finish. Very smooth finish, crisp and full-bodied.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good example of Oktoberfest Marzen style

Photo of Stater
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Octoberfest at all. 1/4 barrels on sale at its held up fine.

Photo of tigg924
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste is biscuit, light caramel, and a touch of hops. Hits all of the expected marzen notes and is a bit sweeter than I am used to in the style. An above average and affordable representation of the style, that I would consider getting again, even though I prefer other marzens.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MorganMessersmith
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

Photo of Metalsnota
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmhall
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of walterk
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kelp
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MartzMimic
3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo_Bill
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.

Photo of Bierwolf
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was probably the best Oktoberfest that I had this year. The flavor and texture were just something I looked forward to every time I picked up the glass. To me the only real shortcoming was that the foam kind of gave up quickly instead of standing off as I drank it.

Photo of Jimjacobs
4.95/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Just about my favorite beer

Photo of frinknasty
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Paulieblaze
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joegallows
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firefightn24
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of everythingiszen
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Kinda harsh, off balance. Drinkable though.

Photo of ZachRusk
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.