Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-MärzenSpaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen
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From:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
 
Germany
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #315
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #24,742
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 13.74%
Reviews:
1,278
Ratings:
2,898
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 13, 2024
Added:
Sep 04, 2001
Wants:
  65
Gots:
  444
This is the darker Märzen beer sold in the US and elsewhere as Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen. This is NOT the golden Festbier sold at in Munich as Oktoberfestbier.
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Rated: 5 by USArmyRangerVet from New York

Jan 13, 2024
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen pours a darker, brown color, with a small, long-lasting and lacing head. The aroma is light, with hints of dough. The flavor is lighter, and darker, with dough/bread notes. Good feel. Overall, a darker marzen, with some really nice flavors, just a little light.
Nov 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by The_Sewer_King from Illinois

Nov 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.04 by Hazey92 from New York

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Dark gold to light brown in color. There’s a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering a third of the top. There’s a faint aroma of grassy hops and light malt. I’m tasting lightly skunky light malt, very faint grassy hops, and well water. The mouth is a bit salty and dense.
Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From tap into a 1 liter beer stein.
Look: Clear dark amber with 1 finger of head with good retention.
Smell: Faint wheat aroma
Taste: Clean and refreshing with caramel notes and hints of hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation
Overall: This was an extremely refreshing beer to have during an Oktoberfest celebration.
Oct 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.62 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.69 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Oct 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear burnt amber to light brown with a surprisingly short khaki head.

Tangier than toasty, in the pear skin realm, but still with a light nuttiness. A mildly rounding but dissipating carbonation fosters an overall semisweet constitution just shy of becoming caramelly, while the exhale does add a little brown bread.
Oct 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Red_Beard_Numero_Uno from Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A quintessential beer for Oktoberfest. This is a great tasting smooth Martin style beer. That is a perfect transition from summer beers to Winter beers. It tastes, delicious and Spaten lives up its to reputation.
Sep 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.69 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.67 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.61 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Sep 20, 2023
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The Enjoy By date is 11/23 so I think this beer is 17 months old. It tastes old.
Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by October 2023.

Reddish body, head disappears quickly. Sweet caramely aroma, which carries over into the taste. Seems a little dead, not much body. No aftertaste though.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thought this was very whatever for an oktoberfest. It's not a bad beer, but the hype behind it left me very disappointed. Aroma is grassy/wet hay. Taste is not much like Aroma. Its more in line with the traditional toastiness of oktoberfests, but has a metallic thing going on that just hampers anything good going on here. Not bad, but prefer Ayinger.
Sep 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Chris7482 from Illinois

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Was surprised to see this brew is specifically for American consumption... I wonder why? That said, mine was nearing its expiration date and that may be affecting my thoughts here ... I bit flat, but still good.
Sep 03, 2023
Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 2898 ratings