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:
2,550
Reviews:
1,146
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
365
For Trade:
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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeAM
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It tastes a little too much like the regular spaten to me, it's better in my opinion but the color is probably the biggest difference between the two of them.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jh0104
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjrock
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of descobar
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell: toasted bready malts and subtle caramel sweetness. herbal hop aroma notes.
Look: medium amber, almost copper with a nice half inch off-white head with good retention. bright clear. minimal lace.
Taste: bready, caramelly, malt sweetness smoothly balanced by herbal noble hop bitterness. no hop derived flavors. simple...
Feel: body is medium, texture creamy, moderate carbonation and medium to low astringency. the finish is short and moderately dry with lingering mild waves of bitterness.
Overall: very nice. so smooth that adventurous craft drinkers might find it uninteresting. a classic style. dig it.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a clear dark copper color with a very thin white head and some carbonation. Lots of malts in the aroma with a slight sweetness and a very light hop aroma. The beer is well balanced and crisp. A little sweet on the front with a nice bitterness on the end but over all flavors seem very mild. The beer is light easy and crisp.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer I tried when living in Milwaukee. Koppa's Polish Grocer across the street, boom.

Pours an amber and caramel color, solid 3/4" off white head on top. Aroma of mild burnt sugar, smells like fall. Tastes like fall, lower carbonation, lets the rich maltiness pair with that minimal sweetness. I mean, if you're going into Oktoberfest land, this is pretty much what you're going for I imagine. Bitterness tempered appropriately. A little bit of toffee to go along with the caramel. Not overly viscous. Nuttiness. Almonds. Clean, well made, no flaws. Not my cup of tea, but would still bang again given a mild fall evening.

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Photo of Kelby777
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I got this because my go-to German beer was not available. In respect to the German tradition, I poured this into a large German dimpled beer mug.

Appearance - Very beautiful hearty look to it, with a dark amber color. Even the bottles are dressed up nicely.

Smell - A subtle smell, but I was able to get a sweet cracker maltiness with a slight hint of grass.

Taste - Very well-balanced between sweet and bitter. You can't taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Very thick and creamy; one you will have to take your time on.

Overall - Usually, the beers that I encounter do not have a well-balanced taste to them. This was a very decent beer, and I wish I could experience it on tap.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 02/02/17:

Multi-toned dull copper, nearly golden amber where glass at its least wide, approaching ruby at thickest and least amount of light, just under head. Fine and consistent tan foamy and almost frothy head of good retention. Honey to caramel on nose, pinch of toast, decent amount of skunk at first from green bottle. As it sits awhile, I detect toffee instead. Palate is caramel and malt tart for the most part, but well-balanced between these. Finish is toasty and almost herbal, barely bitter at all. Medium-bodied I reckon but fine creamy carbonation could be masking its true nature.

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Photo of chris826
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justinthegypo
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,550 ratings.
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