Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,540 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:
2,540
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
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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/4/2012. Pours lightly cloudy orange copper color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, biscuit, toast, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and fruity notes. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, biscuit, toast, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, biscuit, toast, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of malt and fruity ester flavors; with good complexity and robustness of all flavors; and zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. Very well balanced between malt and fruity flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.87/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, this is *the* beer of my youth. I lived in Bamberg Germany, from 87 to 90, and this beer brings me back to sitting at a bistro on a Saturday afternoon, or swinging and swaying with the locals down in Munchen during OktoberFest.

I'm glad this beer is sold year 'round!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.67/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A- nice golden color, 2-finger head that faded quickly but left a bit of fine lacing. Love the bottle; the checked pattern seems fun, classy, a bit art deco while still very German. Not sure why I like it- normally the bottle makes no impression on me, but I love the look of this one.

S- virtually none. I actually went and checked my sniffer, and I can smell other stuff just fine so it must be the beer.

T- not bad, but not much of it. Definitely not as watery as the smell, but very muted flavors. The hops add a bit of spiciness that helps compensate for the muted flavors.

M- feels great, carbonation is dead on for a very lightly flavored beer, not overwhelming but enough so that as the bubbles rise in my mouth, it brings the muted flavors out more. Lingers pleasantly

O- not bad, but not likely to buy more

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