Spaten Oktoberfestbier
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #199
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #31,196
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.87%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
 
Germany
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Fall
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  21
SCORE
83
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 35
Photo of Snowcrash000
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden coloration with a slight amber hue, large, fluffy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of sweet'ish doughy malt and lighter grassy hops. Taste is a good balance between doughy malt and grassy hops, with just a hint of a certain honey sweetness and light mineral note coming through as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and some honey and grass lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

While there is not exactly a lot of depth here, this still has the best balance out of the Festbiers I've had so far, with sweet malts being balanced nicely against some grassy hops, with a light bitterness in the finish. Really reminds me of their Helles in that way, which is also quite hoppy for the style.

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Photo of OlaB
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a very small top of head that disolves rapidly. Aroma is off malty sweetness with bready notes and some touch off citrus and honey, but the aroma is kind off weak. The taste is sweet and bready and quite good balanced. The finish is sweet but with a dry hoppy bitterness that sits well. Good lenght in the aftertaste. Medium carbonated with medium body, smooth and clean mouthfeel, goes down very easy. All in all this is tasty and refreshing oktoberfestbier. I certainly good have some more off those.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

P- whores in Amber copper with lots of carbonation. Has a big white fluffy head that dissipates quickly.
S- smells of nice German malts and hops.
T- Bigger hops than expected. Less malt than expected which makes very drinkable. Nice hop pop. The breadiness blends well with the malt. Hop twang in the back.
F- lots of carbonation in this medium octofest.
O- Underrated octofest.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 02/04/17:

Multi-toned dull copper, nearly golden amber where glass at its least wide, approaching ruby at thickest and least amount of light, just under head. Fine and consistent tan foamy and almost frothy head of good retention. Honey to caramel on nose, pinch of toast, decent amount of skunk at first from green bottle. As it sits awhile, I detect toffee instead. Palate is caramel and malt tart for the most part, but well-balanced between these. Finish is toasty and almost herbal, barely bitter at all. Medium-bodied I reckon but fine creamy carbonation could be masking its true nature.

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Photo of drmeto
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Note: This is the Spaten ,that is actually served at the Oktoberfest

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to bif,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-floral,honey,biscuity,marzipan,cinnamon,perfumy,apple
T:
-honey,lemon,marzipan,bready,apple
-very faint bitterniss
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Good Oktoberfest, but nothing more

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Photo of vinicole
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow. Thin head.
Rich aroma of malt despite it's colour. Some honey.
Grainy, with the malt continuing through to a smooth bitterness at the end.
Sparkling effervescence on the tongue.
A satisfying brew.

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Photo of mmmbirra
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is NOT the amber Oktoberfestbier Ur-Marzen that you get stateside.
This is a pale colored oktoberfestbier.

I get a nice big dose of sweet pils malt with some notes of sugar and honey and a touch of something vegetal that's just slightly off. Alcohol pokes through here and there as well.
Smooth tasting with more delicate malt sweetness on the tongue before just enough bitterness to keep it dry in the aftertaste. You can certainly tell it's one shade stronger than the standard helles as the alcohol tingles the tongue a bit. Compared to some other pale o'fests, however, the alcohol isn't too apparent.
Very much a bigger version of the helles.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 35 ratings