Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,545 Ratings
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:
2,545
Reviews:
1,145
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,545 |  Reviews: 1,145
Photo of Sulty
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schlitz74
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
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 -15.7%
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 +6.5%
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 -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwoTrees
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frenzeljr
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +7.3%
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 +5.3%
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 -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ColoradoRich
4.63/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rdc67
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zimmerman
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You can't get much closer to the original märzen style then by going directly to the source. Dark, malty, with a slightly toasted flavor, this bready beer is crispy with a toffee finish. The light caramel is pleasing and slightly sweet.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,545 ratings.
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