Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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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
Ratings:
2,539
Reviews:
1,144
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
357
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,539 |  Reviews: 1,144
Photo of bwood06
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice red amber in color. Clear. Head is a thin froth that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation. Head reduces to a thin layer on top that is maintained. 3.75/5

S - Bready but a fruity happiness as well. Tangerines. Cereal. 4.25/5

T - White bread. Grassy hop finish. A hint of light caramel sweetness. Cereal. 4/5

M - Very smooth and creamy. Very low carbonation. Finishes wet. 4.5/5

O - Love this Oktoberfest offering. Very smooth and goes down easy. Lack of bitterness. Very straightforward beer. 4.25/5

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Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atigerlife
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought on sale [$5.50/six pack] at a local grocery store. Made me a little nervous, since this could have meant it was sitting around a while.

Poured a nice amber color with a small white head. Good lacing. Decent carbonation can be seen rising.

Smell was light with some hops and malts coming through. A faint "strange" smell that I couldn't place.

Teh taste had a mild hop bitterness running throughout. Some sweetness with a light roasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel was cleansing with a medium body. Overall, the beer was a little too bland for me. Lacked distinctive character. But, a decent beer that you can sit around and drink quite a bit of if you had the right food accompanying it.

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Photo of MJ64
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopswagger
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

P:  Slightly hazed dark copper amber color with a thin layer of bubbly khaki head that fades fast. 

S:  Green bottle skunk, roasted caramel, hints of banana, clove, and subtle spices. Sweet malt undertones.  Baked cinnamon apples and musty soured grains. 

T/M:  Roasted caramel, grains, semi sweet malt with lingering skunk notes. The malt is decent but the mouthfeel is weak and under established. Watered down and not overly flavorful. Taste is similar to a iced tea beer. Finish is semi dry with lingering roasted caramel with a timid spiced apple bitterness. 

O:  Not too impressed with this one, however I think it would be much better on tap. Seems to be tainted and weak. One Oktoberfest that will not be revisited unless its on tap and a tavern special. 

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Photo of nheinzie57
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle

Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen was amber in color with good clarity. It had a beige head with decent retention. The smell was lightly toasted malt with a little spice. The taste was lightly toasted malt and a little sweet upfront with some spices and more balance coming through towards the finish. The finish was dry and a touch bitter. The mouthfeel was average with a just less than medium body and fairly high carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a decent Oktoberfest, but there are better ones out there..

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Photo of BlindPig
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Oktoberfest beer and it is very good.
Poured with a 2" off white head that fades pretty quick. Leaves a thin lacing that just covers the top of the beer. It's a darker orangy clear color.
Smells of sweeter malts and hops. Not to strong of a smell.
Tastes a bit maltier but the hops are still present. It is a sweeter tasting beer. There is a certain flavor that I can't put my finger on. The after taste is a sweeter maltier one with hops still present. It isn't to strong of an after taste. Has a medium stickier body with light to medium carbonation.
This is a very good beer and if this is a good taster to see what Oktoberfest beers taste like I will defiantly have to try a lot more. Is a very clean crisp beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a deep copper color. Thin off white head. Slight lacing.

Aroma isn't much. Just kinda malty. Needs a boost in aroma.

Taste is decent. Kinda caramely. Not as flavorful as other octoberfests I've had.

Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. Nice carb.

Overall there are other october fests out there that have more flavor. This isn't bad but I think I'll buy the Sam Adams version over this.

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Photo of MarioM
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of vdub191
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dsnyder61
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Seabass1964
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmamiano
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one first at a Halloween bonfire and was able to snag on for an at home reviewing.
Poured very light and clear, with a nice white head and lacing noticed on the sies of the glass.
Highly carbonated.
Smell was kingd of musty at first impression. Seemed like a mix of grassy like odor, not really coming from the hops.
Taste was ok in the feel, but seemed a little bit harsh. Slightly skunked maybe. Just a bit off.
Hops sre biting on the palate mixing with a mild malt backing.
Ok o-fest I guess, just not what I prefer.

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Photo of gilgar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of watermelonman
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This arrived as a dark amber and orange with only a ring of head. There was no lace.

It tastes like there's some nice malt in there, but nothing else. The smell has a bit of toasted grain and big malt content, while the taste is massively malt. There's a pinch of hops, but not enough to balance things out. The mouthfeel is decent.

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mark
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical amber color for the style, decent head and some good lacing. This is probably not what you get at the real Oktoberfest, but it's not bad. Malty, bready, and a bit on the sweet side. Smooth, decent mouthfeel, and drinkability can't be trashed if one is in the mood for quaffing.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a rich orange amber with a nice foamy tan head.

Smell. Nice smells of malts and caramel. Malts are heavy and sharp. Small smells of alcohol drenched cherries.

Taste. Good creamy malts, sweet of a natural sugar- sugar in the raw. Alcholic taste, but not too strong. Beer finishes dry just for a moment, then gets sweet again.

Mouthfeel. Nice creaminess, balance is nice. Nice medium-full mouthfeel.

Overall, i think a solid oktoberfest. Has everything you want from the style, but doesn't wow me.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Focusf111
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,539 ratings.
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