Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen
BA SCORE
3.62/5
2,599 Ratings
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,238
Reviews:
1,167
Ratings:
2,599
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
387
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,599 |  Reviews: 1,167
Photo of irate_alien
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly malt aroma with a perfect amount of carbonation which helped produce a great feel. This was unoffensive in any way ,just a really comfortable beer to sit back and have a few

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Photo of Samputnam14
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dper
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Big_V
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffdr123
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at an Oktoberfest party at the British Open pub. Dark amber with inch head. Dark bread tones and some sweet caramel. A fine beer with schnitzel.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught at Redd's Biergarten in Newark, NJ. Served in a Spaten stein. It pours a lovely amber with ruby hues and a thick, fluffy, milk-white head and attractive lacing that retains its integrity through the pour. The nose is rather subdued but includes roasted malts, brown bread, nuts, and a whiff of caramel. It is a typical Marzen with tastes of dark bread and nuts and a subtle but noticeable caramel sweetness. It's medium roasty. It's medium-bodied with pleasant carbonation and is really easy to drink with its temperate 5.9% ABV. I didn't feel guilty about ordering a second stein. Overall, this is a fine Marzen. Not the best I've had but tasty and pleasurable. Marzens are about the pleasure of the moment and this one came through very nicely.

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Photo of gundybears
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant copper body. Clear with good pacing.
Toasted bread, French caramel, slight nuttiness. Grassy, medicinal hops with a hint of grape and pepper, with a touch of alcohol, in the finish.
Crisp for it's weight with good carbonation, just enough to keep it from being heavy, which adds to the beers drinkability.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

See through golden beer with a nice white head from tap. Slightly grass and toasty on the nose of this brew. Little bit of wet basement in the flavor of this from some hops that I wasn't expecting in an Oktoberfest. Decently carbonated with a crisp finish. Wasn't my favorite.

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Photo of monk2021
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ICTguy21
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: It looks fine
S: This beers initially smelled skunky but opened up a bit and has malt smell with an interesting light herbal grass hop note.
T: This beer has a malt forward taste with a nice clean finish. The hop to malt balance is leaning toward hop compared to other german marzens. This is still malt forward just with a crisper finish.
F: Light mouth feel easy drinking
O: Slightly different the skunky notes were off putting but this beer grew on me. The balance of the hop and malt with a refreshing finish is nice but not for everyone. I like others better but if you want a clean finish with malt taste up front this isn't all bad.

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Photo of nater919
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnorris404
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, looks like June date:
Pours a clear amber that leans a bit towards a brown ale. The head is off-white foamy and looks almost creamy as it falls to a ocean foam. This impression reveals itself again in the feel, as it's fairly smooth for it's light, malty sweetness.

Nose and taste both have toasted bread and apple butter-like notes. The malt outweighs the countering bitterness that seems to balance with earthy notes and then hit with a little spice on high. The beer isn't too sweet, even if it leans a little than direction with hints of fig.

A decent offering that does take some time to get here, apparently, and is in green. I didn't notice any off notes, but this is a simple malty-leaning dark amber brew that is nice to have every once in a while.

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Photo of ThemThangs
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has a crisp, zesty taste and mouthfeel. Kind of reminds me of a hefeweizen, only without any of the banana-esque flavors I tend to get from that style. Also reminds me of some pilsners I've had. Somewhat sweet. Quite easy drinking.

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Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stu_Ayers
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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