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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4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

L: Copper color with a 0.25" off-white head at start. Transparent.
S: Light smell of caramel and malt.
T: Crisp and clean with a slight biting finish. Flavor reminds me of malt extract.
F: mild carbonation, like very fine champagne bubbles. No discernible alcohol hit.

This is a pleasant, inoffensive beer. Probably would go great with food like wings, pork, and pizza. Of course, German or Polish food like sausage with mustard and soft pretzels would be ideal. Despite being an Oktoberfest beer, I could see this being refreshing enough for summer, but filling enough for the late fall and winter.

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Photo of timon
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fitting that my 50th beer on here be a Spaten. My German grandpa used to have my buy this brand for him all the time. I have had all their beers, pretty much, except this one. Very nice deep amber color. Not much of a smell. Taste is simple: caramel/bread/malt. But wow...is this drankable. There is not one single hint of alcohol even though it's 5.9%. This could get me way too wasted way too quick....

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Photo of VT_Ryan
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vyvyan
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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2.12/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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