Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,623 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Quaffer on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,617
Reviews:
1,169
Ratings:
2,623
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
399
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,623 |  Reviews: 1,169
Photo of VoxRationis
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Given the color, not surprising it falls on the sweeter side of the Oktoberfest spectrum, which isn't necessarily my cup of tea, but it's all done well, sweet bready notes, perhaps just the slightest bit thin/unrich, but nothing you'd be sad to drink a half liter of.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Try-em-all
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold with foamy head, subtle scent, I smell pretzel, smooth taste and feel going down. I need to drink this in a German beer hall. Good stuff.

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Photo of Sulty
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Robust malt, semi sweet, smooth, some floral hop notes. Complex nose with hops and nutty malt sweet nose. Deep Amber/Gold color, clear with a nice foam head and average lace. Medium, almost full body. On tap beats in bottle any day.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am jumping right into this bottle, part of a recent drop-off from my local, in-person trader, tone77. It is too late for the #OktoberfestChallenge2016, but never too late for a review.

A Pop! of the cap to get things started & I was off and running. A heavy-handed pour caused three fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head to rush to the top of the glass before starting to slowly fall back. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-plus quality clarity. I could see into the future with this one! Nose had a grassy, earthy scent, the kind that I like in the style as they can be quite malty. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a nutty, bready, caramelized flavor, not at all bitter, but not overly sweet, either. It was definitely malt-driven, but that was fine by me, not unexpected and certainly in keeping with the style. Finish was in that realm between semi-sweet & semi-dry, but a very pleasant drink in total.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schlitz74
2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a rich golden color, with little head, depends on glass. There was not much in the way of lacing. For a green bottled beer this is slightly above average.

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Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good for a marzen.
At Beloved dinner

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Real. Good. Yum.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwoTrees
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frenzeljr
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 330 mL bottle into a pint glass, amber brown with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: bready malt, caramel, slight mineral water, peppery noble hops

T: malty, slight spice, peppery earthy hops for balance

M: medium bodied with good prickly carbonation

O: nicely flavored marzen

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Photo of erk0607
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark oaky brown with a just barely off white head that lingers. Appealing.
Smell: Malty, bready, not very hoppy and not very strong
Taste: stronger than the smell but largely the same. Toasted nut or dark bread, bitter, maybe a bit of caramel, but it's definitely malt driven.
Feel: Intermediate body that foams up nicely on the tongue. Mild carbonation.
Overall: Very good and refreshing. A good fallback beer that I wouldn't necessarily seek out, but if I saw it, I wouldn't hesitate to get it!

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

On tap

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Photo of gianluca88
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ColoradoRich
4.63/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,623 ratings