Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,621 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Quaffer on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,409
Reviews:
1,168
Ratings:
2,621
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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57
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Ratings: 2,621 |  Reviews: 1,168
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 MooseBoose
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MrBoh
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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 harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Dolfan907
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Photo of scottum
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out an amber with a full white head. Tastes full and malty sweet with a hint of butter and a nice light hop balance. Mouthfeel is quite smooth making for a very easy drinking brew. I'm happy to be able to even be able to buy german beer in my small town once a year so I'll take what I can get. Not the best Oktoberfest lager I've tried, but certainly a very solid offering worth checking out.

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Photo of carln26
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great deep, clear amber color with a light white head to top the pour. Just a hint of lace on this beer, but there are not many hops to support it. Full malty sweetness on the nose with hints of caramel, and maybe just a little taffy. The taste hast the malt up front. This beer is crisper than I expected. This is good. It adds to the depth of flavor, and lets just a hint of the hops to come through. The crispness lends to a lighter mouth feel than I originally expected. Outstanding drinkability. This is the main beer at the upcoming Newport Oktoberfest, and I can’t wait to get it on tap. Great style, great beer.

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Photo of Risser09
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with an orange/red highlight. The head is white and is so short-lived I don't know how tall it actually was. Swirling makes some lace.

Smell: Smells sweet with malt and almost an anise/licorice aroma. Not sweet or hoppy.

Taste: A little bit of spice. Some nutter flavors go well with the caramel malts. Not much else.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and lively with carbonation. This beer has no real noticeable alcohol.

Drinkability: Pretty good. Not the Oktoberfest that I would reach for. Maybe it could be the green bottle...

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Photo of gr0g
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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 jackndan
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spaten O-Fest Ur Marzen: Pours a tannish brown with a decent coffee and cream head. The head is quite rocky, and fairly long lasting. Typical marzen aroma, light almost butterscotch aroma. The taste is nice, not overwhelming but lightly flavored. Very nice malt sweetness, with a minimal taste of toffee. The aftertaste is pleasantly unrefined, with a little bit of a bite, perhaps a tiny bit of hops. Overall, nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of mlockman
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seanyfo
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Spaten seidel

A - Lagerish blonde, not very copppery like a marzen. 2 finger head that disappates relatively quicking, does leave some lacing.

S- Lots of nice sweet munich malts here, a lot more oktoberfesty here! Some roasted nut qualities, no hoppiness.

T - A nice syrupy sugary malty backbone here, balanced well in the finish with a slight alcoholic kick. No real hop profile to speak of though. Almonds linger in the aftertaste.

M - Medium carbonation, full bodied, slightly syrupy.

D - Very drinkable although not the best marzen i have had. Colour is a bit odd though - this bottle is straight from the Spaten - franziskaner brewery in munich. I dunno if this is different in Spaten USA.Wouldnt pass on it if offered though. A standard example of the style.

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Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden color with a nice head and some noticeable lacing. The smell is very malty and sweet with a hint of a molasses odor. The taste is sweetly malty and well balanced with light hops. The mouthfeel is full and works perfect for this particular beer. This is a delightful beer that is worthy of a righteous Oktoberfest!

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,621 ratings
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