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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

915 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 124 | 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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3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Copper, brown amber color. Pours a nice two finger foamy head.

Aroma-A lot of malty sweet scents from slighty toasted malts to caramel malt. Slight hop spice detectable.

Taste- As with the nose the sweet malt dominates the flavors with caramel malts up front, and then a transition to a mild toasty malts and spice hops. Pretty simple flavors, but the caramel malts are smooth and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel- The caramel malts really make for a nice mouthfeel to this beer with an almost creamy texture that is balanced nicely by a crisp finish provided by the hops.

Overall- A surprisingly nice oktoberfest marzen that will be in my October lineup from now on, especially at a 7 dollar price tag.

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4.6/5  rDev +38.6%

Photo of Gajo74
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent light brown. A thumbnail size head shows good retention and dissipates into a thin white lace until about the middle of the drinking session.
Aroma is malty sweet with a touch maple syrup and coffee. Little to no hops aroma.
Tastes mostly malty but without the same sweetness as the aroma. The hops presence is only enough to balance out the malt and not much by way of bitterness or flavoring.
Feel- light bodied, mid level carbonation that is refreshing.
Overall- not much complexity in terms of taste. A pleasant refreshing beer. Not a bad session beer but certainly not the best example of an Oktoberfest.

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3.36/5  rDev +1.2%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Very light malt, hint of breadiness, some cereal grain, a tiny amount of "bitterness". It's a lighter style in a category mostly dominated by robust offerings.

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2.96/5  rDev -10.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest pours a bronze color with no head. There is a caramel and yeasty like aroma. The taste is very crisp, full caramel flavors. Decent body and fell. Overall it has some nice caramel flavors' not bad.

Photo of jlindros
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Decent fizzy smaller head clear orange almost tab color.

Nose little macro lager like, extract corn sugar, little sweet husky note, light grassy grainy malts, toasted, faint grassy hop, very light overall.

Taste semi sweet sticky malt, little grainy grassy malt, more macro lager flavours, corn sugar and extract like, light crisp lager, faint touch unhappy lager, almost sulfur but not quite some mineral thing. Mild herbal grassy hop, light bitterness. Finish sticky sweet, attempt to be crisp but not quite, lingering macro lager flavor, mineral note, grassy hop.

Mouth med to lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall at least it's not a big sweet caramel bomb, but it's still a macro like tasting lager unfortunately.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that quickly fades down to nearly nothing

S: A little bit of maltiness but not really all that much. Almost like an AAL

T: Better and bolder than the nose, but it's mostly still just a malty sweetness with no complexity. Not too redeeming

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A borderline ok o-fest. Not very complex but still a step up from most macros. Definitely take it or leave it

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3.8/5  rDev +14.5%

Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.