Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Quaffer on 09-04-2001

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, slightly hazy copper with a foamy, antique white head. The head retains well. Light caramel malt aroma. Excellently balanced mouthfeel. Butterscotch and caramel balanced with the faintest grassy hop. Just a lovely Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to find a place who shelves it 365 days a year.

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Photo of 6string
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of oliverwren
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jsboates
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of tylerprince
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a fresh bottle into a snifter.

A: Nothing special. Clear brownish copper with a one finger white head. Resolves into a thin lacing.

S: Pilsener malts through and through with an astringent fruitiness. Tastes ever so slightly skunked.Green bottles should be outlawed.

T: Better than I expected after giving this one a whiff. Starts and ends fruity, almost like a cider. Too sweet for me, though, and ends with an Earl Grey-like bittersweet profile.

M: Nothing to comment on here. Crisp and clean, but perhaps a bit lacking on the carbonation front.

O: Won't be buying this one again. I remember going to Germany a few years ago before I was really into beer and thinking nothing could beat a proper German brew. Since being back in the states, I can't find anything that comes close. Can't wait to get back to Europe to try some local German beers, or even just to find some good imports in the states.

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Photo of virgoJanine666
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a beer mug

A : copper colored with a quickly dissipating head

S : roasted malt, grains and yeast

T : malts, some sweetness, and a faint bitterness

M : bold and vibrant start but a little bit of a lingering aftertaste

D : very drinkable, full flavored but light enough to have a few

I am somewhat partial to German products, but against others I do like this Oktoberfest

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Bockrules
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from the green bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a light copper with near perfect transparency. A few bubbles rise to the two-finger, white head. Head manages to stay intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind a few small blotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - A musty smell of grassy hops and sweet malt. Not much better than many macros.

T - Musty sweet malt upfront. The body is lightly toasted grain with a hint of earthy hops with a tinge of eurolager skunkiness. Flash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to slightly bitter toasted grain finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I picked up a single bottle of Spaten Oktoberfest at Trader Joe's and must say this beer let me down. Overall an average and forgettable brew. There's nothing really offensive about this beer except the sticker shock of paying twice as much for what is essentially Deutcsh Yuengling.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pint glass.

A: Light, brick-colored pour with a thin film of head that dies quickly.

S: Cereal, caramel, toffee, and light fruitiness.

T: Light cereal grains, light caramel, and butterscotch.

M: Medium-light thickness and high carbonation.

O: It's not very bold. It's mediocre for its style.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sharkophile
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Over a year and a half ago, this beer got me and my friends into craft beer. We've tried a ton of great beers since then, and we were expecting Spaten Oktoberfest to not be as good to us now as it was sometime ago. Boy were we wrong:

A: Poured from a bottle into a Hofbrau stein glass. Appears a deep amber with an off white head with good retention and lacing. This beer looks beautiful... well shit.

S: AND the nose is great to boot. Loads and loads of malty goodness with some light herbal hops.

T: As the nose suggests: malty. Caramel predominates along with some nutty and fruity flavors leading to a semi-dry finish with a light, crisp herbal hoppiness. Malt flavors coat the entire mouth and leave a delicious glaze on the tongue.

M: Despite the sticky malt flavors, the body isn't heavy and the carbonation is relatively low, which suits the beer very well.

O: We owe Spaten Oktoberfest an apology for expecting any form of disappointment. This nostalgic beer is the best oktoberfest I've ever drank! Will definitely get this more in the future.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,621 ratings
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