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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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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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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

1000lbgrizzly, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

TheMrFarnham, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Tavo2311, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of rangerred
2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper with a one finger fluffy white head. Surprisingly good head retention and lacing.

Smell has a definite metallic note along with some corn and cooked vegetables. A little toast and caramel as well but it is definitely in the background.

The flavor is about as bad as the aroma. More metal followed by nasty old corn. Followed by caramel and toffee and a little toasted malt. A silky sweetness along with a watery mouthfeel. Bitterness is on the very light side.

Overall, a pretty poor example of the style. Not a good beer from Shiner either. Really one to just avoid.

rangerred, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.9%

ejimhof, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Musineer, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Oktoberfest

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mason jar. Out of the fridge cold.

A) Amber with two fingers of foam to the top. This settles to a dusting. Nice retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Malty, a little sweetness, bread crust, hint of grass. Mainly malt sweetness though...

T) A little caramel sweetness, lightly toasted bread , grain, floral/grassy hops.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. This was crisp, and went down smooth. Easy drinking...

O) I've consumed my fair share of Oktoberfest beers, and I enjoyed this one. By no means is this a shitty beer. Seems slightly underrated.

RoamingGnome, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JasonMinck, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

drtth, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

CottomanEmpire, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of ronniebruner
2.09/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I really hate to give a Shiner product such a low score but this beer is just awful, I was very disappointed since Shiner tend to brew quality brews. The beer pours a nice caramel color with a hint of sugary malts, and it goes downhill from there. The beer tastes very strange, like it is stale or overly sugared. It is sweet and pungent at the same time. It leaves a horrible dirty aftertaste in your mouth and I literally could get only one person to drink one in its entirety. The first time Shiner has let me down, but I am still a fan nonetheless, just steer clear of this bad brew.

ronniebruner, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MorSlaught, Sep 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Lukebell15, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

enelson, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
1.3/5  rDev -61%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: A dark copper color, exactly what i'd expect from a Oktoberfest. Some head on the edges of the glass, and a little bit over the surface of the beer. I'm not disappointed by the appearance of this beer.

Smell: No so much flavor as i'd expect from an Oktoberfest. Alcohol is evident on the smell. This beer sort of just smells like a bud heavy or most generic light beers.

Taste: Very bitter. Not very much flavor, just alot of alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, and medium thickness. These don't match each other very well. This beer isn't match up well against other Oktoberfest.

Overall: Is this an Oktoberfest or a regular domestic american brew?

Fergyx825, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

RandyPuckett, Sep 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

nloyless, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

bckayaalp, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.98/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Dark burnt orange with a finger of quickly dissipating khaki head.

S - Very sweet smelling, caramel, bread, and roasted malts.

T - Again, quite sweet, the caramel is the main flavor here, with bready, roasted malts taking the back seat. Very slight bitterness, rounded off well with the amount of sweetness.

M - Moderate body, moderate-to-high carbonation. A slight sticky sweetness lingers.

O - I think this beer is way underrated here. It's got the right amount of caramel, roasted malt, and sweetness. It could be a little thicker, but it's easy drinking and probably my favorite beer from Shiner.

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tpgraham, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Onenote81, Sep 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

sneezye, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

ctodda, Sep 01, 2013
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.