1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner OktoberfestShiner Oktoberfest

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

667 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 667
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 11
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Shiner Oktoberfest Alström Bros
Ratings: 667 | Reviews: 217 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hilltop1215
Hilltop1215

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-19-2012 02:25:25 | More by Hilltop1215
Photo of tdm168
tdm168

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +6%

A - dark amber with a soft, loose, bubbly, white head that has decent retention

S - bread, caramel

T - bread, sweet caramel, faint lager yeast

M - medium bodied, crisp, a bit overcarbonated

Not shabby, but not great. This is highly drinkable and sessionable, but it mises the mark as a traditional Oktoberfest. It's overly bready and a bit sweet. It was good once, but I won't pick it up again.

09-18-2012 01:05:24 | More by tdm168
Photo of dsreeves
dsreeves

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

09-18-2012 01:03:57 | More by dsreeves
Photo of ReyG006
ReyG006

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-17-2012 13:02:45 | More by ReyG006
Photo of MikeIN
MikeIN

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-17-2012 00:10:46 | More by MikeIN
Photo of acevenom
acevenom

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +18%

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear copper with a finger length eggshell colored head. There are numerous tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The head retreats pretty slowly and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. I detect the roasted bready and slightly sweet malt aromas that I would expect from a Märzen. There's some nuttiness in the background as well. The breadiness almost takes on a crusty bread character. The hops aren't very present in the aroma, but they are there. There is that sort of spiciness that comes from the Hallertau hops. There's some grassiness as well, which probably comes from the Hersbrucker hops.

The taste follows the nose. The malt profile is typical Märzen, bringing some nice breadiness and mild sweetness to the tongue. The hops are present there in there with some spiciness, floral, and earthy qualities. There's that nice back end bitterness. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The beer finishes dry with a lingering aftertaste that clings to the mouth. The drinkability is high with this one. This is a very good beer that is very easy to knock back. This is one of Shiner's better offerings and could easily fit as one of their year round offerings rather than just a seasonal.

09-16-2012 22:41:24 | More by acevenom
Photo of Hopswagger
Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

P:  Clear orange copper body with a thin layer of airy off-white orange tinted head that fades fast. Soft wet lacing. 

S:  Rich roasted caramel and toffee, pecan pound cake, spiced rum, burnt brown sugar, buttered toast, and timid spicy hops. 

T/M:  Roasted malt, salted caramel, toffee, bitter waxed apple peels, roasted pecans with cinnamon and sugar.  Rich and roast with a medium-full body that delivers moderate carbonation. Dry finish with lingering roasted caramel sweetness and spicy bitterness. 

O:  A solid Oktoberfest for sure. This brings the mouthfeel and roasted, bready elements know in marzens. Subtle bitterness rounds out the sweet malts. One I will try again. 

09-16-2012 22:12:10 | More by Hopswagger
Photo of Stalgondo
Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

09-16-2012 19:06:03 | More by Stalgondo
Photo of scm2787
scm2787

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-16-2012 02:28:48 | More by scm2787
Photo of XavierMuskies
XavierMuskies

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-16-2012 00:59:21 | More by XavierMuskies
Photo of Jerid
Jerid

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-15-2012 11:08:58 | More by Jerid
Photo of Aleforme
Aleforme

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

09-13-2012 21:32:31 | More by Aleforme
Photo of BlackBearForge
BlackBearForge

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +0.6%

Shiner Oktoberfest pours a lucent orange/amber, very clear with a white head that falls quickly leaving thick but slippery lacing in it's wake.

The aromas has fresh baked bread and a marked caramel aspect.

The taste is a surprise. A bit more than moderate bitterness from the spicy/earthy European hops cuts the malt sweetness making for a nicely drinkable amber lager. The malts are bready and lightly caramel.

The body is a bit lighter than is usual for the style but is not watery at all and actually increases the drinkability.

Over all a surprisingly drinkable Marzen and actually the first beer I've tried Spoetzl Brewery.

09-12-2012 22:44:26 | More by BlackBearForge
Photo of javahead71
javahead71

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-12-2012 22:32:02 | More by javahead71
Photo of ckk527
ckk527

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-12-2012 00:50:08 | More by ckk527
Photo of sawilliams204
sawilliams204


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-11-2012 17:39:09 | More by sawilliams204
Photo of Joshgonzales79
Joshgonzales79

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-10-2012 03:32:54 | More by Joshgonzales79
Photo of Tnkemist
Tnkemist

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-10-2012 02:07:09 | More by Tnkemist
Photo of Blumstein
Blumstein

Spain

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-10-2012 01:48:24 | More by Blumstein
Photo of JeffWorcester
JeffWorcester


1/5  rDev -70%

09-09-2012 15:58:01 | More by JeffWorcester
Photo of Mortarforker
Mortarforker

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

09-08-2012 20:11:50 | More by Mortarforker
Photo of jwc215
jwc215

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours orange amber with a creamy head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of light caramel, and a touch of toast.

The taste is of mild cararmel-ish sweetness with light toast in the finish.

Crisp, but on the thin side.

It has a caramelish sweetness, a touch of toast and mild hops, and fits the style well enough. Doesn't rank with the major Bavarians but is easily drinkable and inoffensive. Worth trying.

09-08-2012 20:09:16 | More by jwc215
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

09-06-2012 21:43:54 | More by lvoutlawjlh
Photo of Tech_Savy
Tech_Savy


3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-05-2012 21:14:37 | More by Tech_Savy
Photo of SolipsismalCat
SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber-brown with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malt.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Kind of tangy. Not much malt in the taste.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Kind of watery.

O: Not really a fan of this beer. Not enough malt flavor and too watery.

09-04-2012 01:22:14 | More by SolipsismalCat
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.