Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen
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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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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bronze-red; clear; small head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; floral; grassy; light hops

Taste: Malty; vinous fruit; hops in middle; finishes juicy and balanced

Remarks: Very tasty beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper. Very thin lace of head.
Smell: Vanilla, butter biscuits, light citrus.
Taste: Butter biscuits, light citrus.
Mouthfeel: Smooth carbonation.

I think this is excellent. The butter biscuit rules the day here in both smell and taste. It's a smooth drink, very refreshing; perhaps it's too easy of a drinker. I would definitely get this again.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Photo of Beric
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving: On tap at The Asgard in Cambridge, MA
Served: 28 Sept 2015

REREVIEW: First review was a simple 'had', 3.75 overall

Appearance: Arrives in a tumbler pint with a solid copper color, similar to what a Sam Adams Oktoberfest might look like. Soft, half finger head quickly dissipates to nothing. Slight carbonation visible in the glass.

Smell: Soft caramel notes, a pinch of herbal astringency, and whole-wheat toast.

Taste: Very similar to the nose except sadly this one had a metallic aftertaste as well, which means there were probably keg or line issues at the bar. Aside from the metallic flavors, the beer finished quite dry, which is roughly how I expect a German Oktoberfestbier to finish. Nothing too assertive though and nothing truly to write home about.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Quaffable in the extreme.

Overall: A standard-normal Oktoberfestbier. Though this will get the job done, there are much better made imports for a similar price and comparable widely-available domestics as well.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body. Low head retention.
The aroma is a mild grain and barnyard, though what's there is nice.
Nice flavor: mild malt sweetness, a little woody and mild bitter finish.
The texture is crisp with fizzy carbonation.
A fine enough drink.

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Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 45.3% out of 100 with 2,578 ratings
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