Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Quaffer on 09-04-2001

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Reviews:
1,188
Ratings:
2,683
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
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Photo of JerryLevinson
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Authentic look, smell, taste. Malts are more caramelized than their lager, providing this brew with a medium amber shade, but not so heavily roasted as to leave any trace of burnt flavor. Hops are not overly prominent, but provide a spicy middle bite. Not as fresh tasting as some domestics, but no wet-dog aftertaste, either.

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Photo of Ssitron
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Non-descript hops predominate over maltiness in this beer. Not my favorite example of this style.

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Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienArk
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Micheal_McCann
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWhitfield1962
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Higdon
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of carrcolind
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Best by 6/2019

Pours a beautifully deep, vivid, and clear copper with just under a finger of off-white head that fades at a decent pace, but leaves a thin film of foam to remain consistently on the surface.

Aroma bursts sharply of deeply refined caramel malts, dry and not cloying in the least; the malt profile is so powerful, it feels as though little else might get through, but still I get notes of black bread with a vague, toasty char as well as subtle brown sugar; sharp, evocative bouquet so nicely refined in its simplest aspects.

Taste brings a good bit of roasty malt and black bread together, dominating the flavor profile until a bready rye spice appears on the finish; almost imparts a gritty, earthy sweetness The profile is straightforward and maybe even lacking a malt complexity one might expect, but is so deep I've come to approach it differently; a great showcase of depth in a single element.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied and hoisted by a medium carbonation hiding consistently in the background and is hardly ever a distraction; ultimately finishes dry, and radiates a hearty crispness throughout that really sets this one apart and really enhances every aspect of the beer.

A straightforward yet deep exploration of malt; refined, undeniably approachable, and possibly one of the easiest drinking beers I've ever come across; simple, but oh so good, and so much more depth in the senses than you may expect at first.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodenba
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Spaten Oktoberfest bottle cooled to about 55F, then poured into a simple glass in early October, 2018. Look is a healthy amber color, with a wispy head that falls in seconds. Slight malty aroma. Flavor features a slight toasted malt body with a decent hoppy bitterness that fades quickly. There isn't enough oomph in the flavor for my taste. I recently rated Hofbrau Oktoberfest. I believe the Spaten is marginally better.

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Photo of Reef
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Craft&Draft; .5 liter Spaten glass
Luxurious cream head. Dark copper hue. Stubborn curtain of lacing.
Pleasant malt aroma.
Light hop zing over the nutty malt mainstream, slight herbs and pepper, brown bread.
Substantial mouthfeel with abundant carbonation.
Very enjoyable.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Daveshek28
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GloryConway
2.47/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, with an ABV of 5.90% This Oktoberfest pours out of a 12oz bottle, into a pint beer glass. This brew is a deep golden amber color with a small white head. Not to brown, but not copper. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and malts. A slight sweetness with hop bitterness. Has the look an smell of most Oktoberfest brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold but mild with flavors. You pick up both a mix of roasted and mild earthy grains and malts. The hops and mild sweetness bring this brew together. The body of Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. Really easy drinking, this brew would go nice on a cool fall day or with dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, did a nice job with this Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack at the local grocery store, got them good and cold, and poured into a snifter for this review. Pours a clear amber color with a 1/2" off-white head. Roasted nuts, malt, and hops are present in the aroma. Taste is very even thru the mouthful, with a little bitter roasted taste in the background but not unpleasant at all-- roasted nuts, malty, and bread are all present. Feel is lightly carbonated with little aftertaste.

This beer is one of the 6 original beers sold at Oktoberfest in Munich, and a good quality, easy to drink example of a Marzen. These were acquired in a local grocery store and was on sale for $8.39. A steal here, and a perfect fall beer.

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Photo of Justin420
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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