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:
2,540
Reviews:
1,144
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
357
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,540 |  Reviews: 1,144
Photo of Alexsu29
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark caramel, with good amount of head; shrinks quickly. Not as refreshing as the looks, and smell assume to be. Syrupmaltiness over- powers the hops in my opinion. Not as refreshing as I anticipated, but still a good buy for a 6 pack given the season. Would purchase again.

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Photo of POOGMAN
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Yuengling with malt characteristics and a kiss of extra hop. Awesome fridge dwelling oktoberfest.

Worth a 6 pack for the season. Incredible drinkability for what it is. Mouth-feel is so crisp and easy, but the lager and hop flavors overwhelm the pallet a bit.

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

TBD New to the scene regarding German brews and not especially fond of Octoberfests. This brew pours nicely with a full head that shrinks down rapidly after the pour. Color is Amber and dark orange tint. Smells of toffee, malts and brown sugar, molasses. Tastes nutty, of caramel and malt, with a bit of toffee and spice. It lacks a bit of carbonation feeling a little flat and less crisp as it could be. Earthly finish that it's quick and light but still leaves a nice sweet aftertaste in the pallatte. I'll have to revisit to give a better review.

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Photo of rarigney
4.54/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours amber dark orange with a creamy off-white foam head. Smells like dark fruits, dried fruit, raisin, red apple, spice, brown bread, toasted malt, rich dark caramel, molasses, with mild earthy grassy pine. Tastes like rich creamy toasted malts, brown bread, dark caramel, molasses, dark fruits, dried fruit, raisin, red apple, sweet spice, with mild earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with low carbonation. Overall a really great Oktoberfestbier.

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Photo of rjd722
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJV1963
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Green bottle.

Very unique looking marzen. Rusty copper orange body color, quite clear and light looking. Creamy vannilla yellow head, easily makes a good three fingers, with some quick settling down to one with a good cap. Gleaming fine small rising carbonation, cascading nice and slowly through the glass. Great looking brew.

Clean aroma, slightly mineral, luckily no skunking detected. Very subtle touches of toffee like malt and caramel, even some hints of nutty walnut skin without the tannic dryness sense coming. A bit subdued but also a bit complex and fun to explore on the nose.

Palate is exceptionally basic and more exceptionally balanced. Light toffee and minerals on first sip, even a bit nutty like the nose hints at. Mid palate comes with lightest brown sugar and very faint banana. Aftertaste really washes away more of the banana and sweetness bringing in light dryness of nut and clove qualities. Rinses through the palate quickly, but fills with excellent airy flavors. Touches crispness almost but manages a bock like lightness to boot.

A real good classic Marzen, light on the taste, but drinks so well and easily.

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Photo of bluehende
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbrando33
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fall is in the air with this fine marzen. Definitely a sweet aroma with a slightly bitter finish that will remind you a little of Heineken. It's got a thicker feel to it and definitely hold its own in its pricepoint. Personally I enjoy the Sam Adams Oktoberfest better, but this one is sure worth a try on a cool fall evening.

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

Photo of pdb
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmarko579
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dannycohen62
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L-Looks great. Dark copper/amberish color. More copper... Small head though. Slightly foamy and glass hugging.
S-I smell caramel, molasses, and malt mainly. Maybe a touch of roasty-ness. Very sweet smell; nothing too dimensional but good aroma.
T-follows to nose for sure. Sweet, malty with a caramelized flavor. Slight bitter finish towards the end.
MF-Medium carbonation. On the thicker side.
O-Good beer for sure. Fairly authentic. It tastes like a good time at Oktoberfest in Deutschland. But maybe like the cheaper of the beers there.(just a thought) But in all reality, I get the feeling that fall is coming when I sip on this beer. Thats what I enjoy about it. It has that deeper, richer, and sweeter flavor that reminds you that cooler times are ahead. I know the leaves are changing colors when drinking it.
Once again, good beer, not great beer. Cheers.

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

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

Photo of BTodd
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,540 ratings.
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