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Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery

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867 Ratings

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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 104 | 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 SolipsismalCat
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

SolipsismalCat, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sansho, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Satan70, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

netshark, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Jeffani
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jeffani, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of ChanceK
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChanceK, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Riverared
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Riverared, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dugly2ugly, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

WDJersey, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is deep amber with lighter amber to golden highlights. A gentle pour yields virtually no head.

S - I get some caramel malt and grain.

T - I get some caramel malt. There are some floral hops in the finish.

M - Thin to moderate

O - It's an adequate beer. I used to love this style and this time of year when they were released. Then I found better styles.

buschbeer, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ScubaSteve00, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +28%

MikeConklin, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of UncleAddie
2/5  rDev -39.8%

UncleAddie, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #213
Served On: 08/24/2012
Glassware: 1L Dimpled Mug
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 10/23/12

Found this at Ye Olde Spirits Shop on 7th St. in Frederick, MD.

Look: My pour rendered a huge 4-finger beige head. The color was a very clear and bright orange. Carbonation was level was decent.

Smell: Light toasted cracker with some wet basement funk. Some sweeter malts as expected in this style. Also a medicinal plastic note.

Taste: Up front was a sweet note of caramel and then some toasted cracker. The finish had a slight sour note. Aftertaste was more cracker that lingered.

This seemed like a very basic but solid Märzen
from Shiner. I find most Shiner offerings to be drinkable and lighter on the palate, and this one is no exception.

CraftBeerTastic, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Renegrenade
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Renegrenade, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kunstman, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle. Pours light amber with a thick, long lasting, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, cookie dough, and some noble hops. Body is medium and tangy. Caramel malt is trying to balance herbal, leafy hops on the palate. Finish is long and hoppy. The brew is a little bit too hoppy for Marzen. Although I'm not a fan of Sheiner I liked this beer.

mikeg67, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an irish pint glass.

The beer is a pure caramel/toffee color. A light cream colored head settles to an even film. Light lacing occurs.

Sweet malts, caramel, and toffee hit the nose.

The beer tastes delicious. Malty, maybe bready, but mostly caramel and toffee. Really clean and delicious.

The mouthfeel is clean, dry, and a tad carbonated.

Overall, a good representation of the style. This will be the only six pack i enjoy of this, as there are far too many others to enjoy, but I like this.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Thullin187
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Thullin187, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with a nice creamy head. Smell comes across with fresh baked bread and nutty, caramel tones. Clean, dry, and light bodied feel; crisp. Taste produces light, toasted malt flavors with a strong bitter finish.

A fair little beer. Too bad the taste doesn't quite match the potential hinted at with the appearance and smell, but still a decent Fall thirst quencher.

beergoot, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours a copper color with a 3 finger head. Carbonation bubbles rising to the head constantly. The smell was of adjunct and spice, An odd mixture, But definitely there. The taste was of slight adjunct, With some spices, Perhaps some cinnamon and lightly toasted malt. Very, Very drinkable without being overpowered. The mouthfeel is virtually the same, A stronger adjunct coming through but it's still very manageable and good. Overall, Would I buy it again? well, I got it for free, And I would like to explore new Oktoberfests, But this was very good and spicy. So yes, I would buy it again

SometimesIfart, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of SvenHayden
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SvenHayden, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of dubmax
2/5  rDev -39.8%

dubmax, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.