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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,615 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:
#36,715
Reviews:
1,168
Ratings:
2,615
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Ratings: 2,615 |  Reviews: 1,168
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

Photo of Brolo75
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a rusty, copper orange with a off white head, no retention, slight lacing, good amount of carbonation streaming up the middle.

A: Caramel, toffe, slight honey, spice, lightly toasted bread, nice balanced aromas.

T: Heavy notes of caramel, toffee, and toasted malts, spice, light notes of honey and wet hay, slight skunk as well, finish is dry with nutty and toasted malts.

M: Full bodied, it's the heaviest mouthfeel I've tasted on this style, dry finish with a good amount of carbonation.

O: This is the heaviest, full bodied Oktoberfest beer I've tasted, heavy, bold flavors, I could honestly only have a few of these at a sitting, it really is like liquid bread.

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Photo of GabrielEVH
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Deep amber, mostly transparent. White head and lacing sticks nicely to the glass. Best part of this beer.

Smell: A little bready malt but quickly goes over to cornlike adjunct aroma that reminds me of Budweiser. Really kinda a let down.

Taste: Medium malty sweetness upfront that goes to a slightly bitter and perhaps even astringent finish. The finish really detracts from what could be a smooth fest bier. I think this beer would benefit from a choice of hops with a softer profile.

Feel: Carb is soft and inviting but the body is somewhat watery. This is probably the second strongest point of the beer as it allows for easy consumption.

Overall: I'm not going to buy this beer again. I only bought two singles and I'm not enthused about downing the second... will probably save it for a time I'm buzzed and care less. Eh.

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Photo of BobW696
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz green bottle bb May 2018 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.9% ABV. The beer pours bright dark honey amber in color with light khaki head. The head recedes slowly to a thin ring and some islands with spotty lacing. The aroma is mildly sweet toasted bread. The taste is full soft toasted bread with only a hint of sweetness. The finish quickly removes those flavors with a dry counterpoint bitterness that is appropriate and tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, excellent Marzen. This is exactly what I look for in an Oktoberfest. Big soft bready initial flavor that transforms into a pleasant nuetral drying finish. Recommended, just watch for bottles sitting in the open light!

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Photo of Dodt
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been awhile since i hwad anything from spaten.nice balanced fest beer, nice crisp flavor . Head takes a while to disappear wonderful amber color malts aren't overpowering.

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Photo of bucketofheads
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

If you are a fan of October beers and you want one that has all the right flavor and all the right texture and be exactly the way an October Beer should be, this is the one to buy. It's nearly perfection.

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Photo of matcris
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear caramel in color, with a finger of white foam that lingers a while. Not much for lacing down the glass. The aroma is a bit skunky, I noticed that right when I cracked it open. Poured into a glass that subsides a bit, and I get the grain and grassy smell that you might expect. It also has bready, and toasted sunflower seed notes. The flavor has a bit of caramel malt, and the grassy quality, and again, lightly toasted sun seeds. The feel is medium thin, full carbonation, and fairly dry. Once the sulfur goes away, it's not a bad tasting brew, glad I tried it, but, too many better brands out there to go back for 2nd's.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,615 ratings
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