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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

701 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 11
Gots: 51 | 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)
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Gmann

New York

3.03/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours a crystal clear toasted straw color with some amber highlights. The white head is soapy and small but leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is grainy and has loads of metallic notes. Some light sulfur. It basically has the same aroma as a macro lager.

The taste has a caramel/toffee sweetness. A bit too aggressive as it tastes artifical. Light metallic notes and a subtle grain. The malt is slightly bready but not much. A hint of toast.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but the finish is bone dry, almost astringent. A hazy bitterness in the finish as well.

Seems to be a beefed up macro lager. I'd be happy if the macro lagers did taste like this though as the grainy, DMS doesn't come through. It is still a rather weak showing for the style.

09-28-2013 17:43:00 | More by Gmann
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

I found this to be a very ample and tasty Octoberfest. Malty, aromatic, flavorful, with a very nice marzen type body. Hops are low but crispness is high, and overall drinkability is nice. I could certainly drink plenty of these at a nice fall festival, or on a saturday afternoon. Good job Spoetzl.

09-27-2013 17:09:21 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-27-2013 12:31:29 | More by JakeDebus
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.66/5  rDev +10.2%

Served from a 12 ounce longneck into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about a half inch of head which sticks around, coating the sides of the glass. The beer is an orange-brown with medium carbonation.

Light malt on the nose with maybe just a whiff of hop aroma. A biscuity taste is present, with some subtle fruitiness, with just a touch of lingering bitterness. Nice burpiness and crispness, and quite smooth. A very easy drinking beer.

This is the best Oktoberfest beer that I've tried recently. You can't get this beer where I live, but you can get it here, in Sheridan, Wyoming. This town has an excellent local brewery and an awesome selection, particularly at Star Liquor. Quite a welcome change from most Wyoming towns, where you can get all THREE brands of beer- Bud, Coors and Miller.

09-27-2013 06:12:04 | More by archyquaffer
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Smarty_Pints

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

09-27-2013 01:50:20 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

09-26-2013 23:05:59 | More by Kahlstrom
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

09-25-2013 03:04:05 | More by Hellpop65
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-25-2013 00:14:26 | More by JamesStreet
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-24-2013 01:30:15 | More by Falcone
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-22-2013 20:08:39 | More by robertjskelton
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jbfarris

Georgia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-22-2013 17:28:43 | More by jbfarris
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-22-2013 05:29:15 | More by jordanmckell
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John_Squires

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-22-2013 03:08:45 | More by John_Squires
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-21-2013 20:47:45 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Radome

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

09-21-2013 18:22:07 | More by Radome
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rodemey2

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-21-2013 03:27:25 | More by rodemey2
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-20-2013 03:04:10 | More by kkmiller76
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-20-2013 01:40:56 | More by Radiosox
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -5.7%

Appearance:
Pours transparent copper hue, with a two inch thick head that quickly dwindled down to a paper thin ring around the glass. Light carbonation and no lacing to speak of.

Aroma:
Sweet and heavy on dark malts. Toasted caramel. Hops are faint. A slight, metallic haze envelops the experience.

Taste:
Caramel malts up front, a bit of yeast and nuttiness, and followed by a burning alcohol presence that runs alongside, if not overpowers, most of bitterness. Aftertaste is rather unpleasant and reminds me of stale peanuts.

Mouthfeel:
Rather thick with a bit of carbonation. Finishes dry. Easy to drink and for the most part, enjoyable. I don't think I could drink more than one bottle in a sitting.

Overall:
I like Shiner Bock quite a bit, but I don't consider it a good beer. The same can be said here, as it reminds me a bit of that. It's mostly easy to drink. Mostly. There are a lot of better examples of the style out there, however, a little bit of work could do wonders here.

09-19-2013 23:07:02 | More by alphagnome
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -2.7%

a: Clear golden copper; pours with a thick, fluffy, super sticky head.

s: Muted sweet bread, faint leafy hops, and trace of something metalic.

t: Very subdued flavor-wise, but bad overall. Doesn't have the malt backbone so the leafy hops are just a touch too prominent. Fairly clean finish, just a hint of metal.

m: Crisp with relatively creamy carbonation.

o: Not bad, middle of the pack o-fest.

09-19-2013 22:28:23 | More by DIM
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13%

09-19-2013 00:55:04 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Johnroby

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-18-2013 02:38:47 | More by Johnroby
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-17-2013 20:56:20 | More by Jame515
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-17-2013 15:54:36 | More by RoninBirdman
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-17-2013 07:02:34 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.