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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 11
Gots: 102 | 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 archyquaffer
3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

archyquaffer, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Smarty_Pints
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Kahlstrom
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Kahlstrom, Sep 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 25, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev +3.3%

JamesStreet, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Falcone, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of robertjskelton
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

robertjskelton, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jbfarris
3/5  rDev -9.9%

jbfarris, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jordanmckell
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

jordanmckell, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of John_Squires
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

John_Squires, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

FreshButterbeer, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Radome
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Radome, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of rodemey2
3/5  rDev -9.9%

rodemey2, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of kkmiller76
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kkmiller76, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Radiosox, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

alphagnome, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

DIM, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Johnroby, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Jame515, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

RoninBirdman, Sep 17, 2013
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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
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.