Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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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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Ratings: 2,625 |  Reviews: 1,169
Photo of dstc
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber with a big foamy off-white head. Head falls very slow leaving plenty of lace.

Mild malts and grains in the nose. Also picking up a slight skunkiness.

Taste is of the malts and a bit of hops. Musty and earthy.

Medium bodied in the mouth and well carbonated.

Average beer. Fairly drinkable.

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Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of confer
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep orange/brown with a small amount of froth. Crystal clear.
S- I smell sweet bread with a hint of orange.
T- Starts good lightly malty but has a metalic finish.
M-D This is a good maerzen for someone wanting one with a bit less flavor. That's not entirely a bad thing, as the taste is good, just on the lighter side.

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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle

Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen was amber in color with good clarity. It had a beige head with decent retention. The smell was lightly toasted malt with a little spice. The taste was lightly toasted malt and a little sweet upfront with some spices and more balance coming through towards the finish. The finish was dry and a touch bitter. The mouthfeel was average with a just less than medium body and fairly high carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a decent Oktoberfest, but there are better ones out there..

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Photo of HipCzech
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 355 mL bottle (stamped "05.2016") poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Deep, clear amber-brown. A small head of frothy off white foam recess to a lingering haze.

Smell: Bread, toasted grains, grass and minerals.

Taste: Malty, though more grain than sweet; slight caramel. Slightly herbal, bitter, earthy, dank (green bottle) hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very slight oiliness, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Some green bottle notes, but still a nice balance of restrained malt body and herbal hops.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce glass on tap at Old Chicago, Madison WI. This beer has a very dark color for an Oktoberfest. It's dark brown with a 1 inch head. Nose is malty and nutty, but nothing impressive. Sweet malty flavor with notes of nuts and caramel. Very clean malt profile. Finishes with some tasty German hops. This beer is incredibly drinkable. I've never done it, but I'm sure I could make a fantastic session of this beer. This is a beer that doesn't get the respect it deserves. Certainly a beer to sample each Oktoberfest season.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crytal clear clean copper, really am enjoying the color on this beer. It's topped off with a nice mildly rocky one inch head that bubbles down into a quarter inch cap, which bubbles down further into a thin ring.

S: Mild skunkiness mixed with a faintly sweet maltiness. Not much else to say.

T/MF: Sweet sugary malt. I was hoping for something a bit drier, I don't know why but I just was. Not too bad a sweetness, mild cooked vegetables and faint juicy apple. Maybe a victim of age but still shows some of its strenghts. Mouthfeel is rather filling, smooth with mild carbonation tickling the center of the tongue and the finish leaves the center of the tongue a bit sticky as well.

D: A meh of a beer if I've ever tried one, not as malty nor as fresh as I would have liked and probably drinking this beer at the wrong time of year. I imagine its much better than this, but the bottle I have here leaves more to be desired.

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Photo of illini4x4
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bwood06
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice red amber in color. Clear. Head is a thin froth that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation. Head reduces to a thin layer on top that is maintained. 3.75/5

S - Bready but a fruity happiness as well. Tangerines. Cereal. 4.25/5

T - White bread. Grassy hop finish. A hint of light caramel sweetness. Cereal. 4/5

M - Very smooth and creamy. Very low carbonation. Finishes wet. 4.5/5

O - Love this Oktoberfest offering. Very smooth and goes down easy. Lack of bitterness. Very straightforward beer. 4.25/5

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Photo of Samp01
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a nice offwhite head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a slightly fruity nose. Taste is sweet caramel malt, bread with some nice hops. Palate is nice med body, good carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, breadiness, ending with some nice hops bitterness to add some balance. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of xungmound98
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Acforster2
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlakeAM
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ultrasrs
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MrBoh
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good for a marzen.
At Beloved dinner

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Photo of Sulty
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of stella77artois
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dolfan907
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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