Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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2,545 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:
2,545
Reviews:
1,145
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,545 |  Reviews: 1,145
Photo of dnichols
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I split a pitcher of this beer with friends celebrating a beer buddies 40th birthday.

A: It poured a clear orange body with an one finger white head that fell fast.

S: It smelled of thin toasted malts, barely there caramel and floral hops.

T: It had a malty caramel front with hints of white spices. None of the flavors were dominant leaving it somewhat bland.

M: It was light bodied with a lot of carbonation and a funky sour aftertaste that lingered way too long.

D: Average at best. Not a session beer but adequate for serving with a hot spicy pizza.

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Photo of jadler16
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Barnsley
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Caskaway
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of charlatan
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately this seems to be the only oktoberfest which is easy to find in these parts. I recall drinking a number of different oktoberfests when I lived in PA so this is something of a blast from the past for me.

It is straw coloured with a moderate white head. The nose is very cidery. If I were blindfolded and forced to give it a sniff I think that I would have said it was cider.

It starts with a rather dry cider flavour infused with yeastiness before slowly sweetening on the tongue to leave a sweet hint of bock.

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Photo of PeteRiz
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of MJSJr
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atigerlife
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought on sale [$5.50/six pack] at a local grocery store. Made me a little nervous, since this could have meant it was sitting around a while.

Poured a nice amber color with a small white head. Good lacing. Decent carbonation can be seen rising.

Smell was light with some hops and malts coming through. A faint "strange" smell that I couldn't place.

Teh taste had a mild hop bitterness running throughout. Some sweetness with a light roasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel was cleansing with a medium body. Overall, the beer was a little too bland for me. Lacked distinctive character. But, a decent beer that you can sit around and drink quite a bit of if you had the right food accompanying it.

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dovers
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xungmound98
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopswagger
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

P:  Slightly hazed dark copper amber color with a thin layer of bubbly khaki head that fades fast. 

S:  Green bottle skunk, roasted caramel, hints of banana, clove, and subtle spices. Sweet malt undertones.  Baked cinnamon apples and musty soured grains. 

T/M:  Roasted caramel, grains, semi sweet malt with lingering skunk notes. The malt is decent but the mouthfeel is weak and under established. Watered down and not overly flavorful. Taste is similar to a iced tea beer. Finish is semi dry with lingering roasted caramel with a timid spiced apple bitterness. 

O:  Not too impressed with this one, however I think it would be much better on tap. Seems to be tainted and weak. One Oktoberfest that will not be revisited unless its on tap and a tavern special. 

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Photo of nheinzie57
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 BlindPig
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Oktoberfest beer and it is very good.
Poured with a 2" off white head that fades pretty quick. Leaves a thin lacing that just covers the top of the beer. It's a darker orangy clear color.
Smells of sweeter malts and hops. Not to strong of a smell.
Tastes a bit maltier but the hops are still present. It is a sweeter tasting beer. There is a certain flavor that I can't put my finger on. The after taste is a sweeter maltier one with hops still present. It isn't to strong of an after taste. Has a medium stickier body with light to medium carbonation.
This is a very good beer and if this is a good taster to see what Oktoberfest beers taste like I will defiantly have to try a lot more. Is a very clean crisp beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a deep copper color. Thin off white head. Slight lacing.

Aroma isn't much. Just kinda malty. Needs a boost in aroma.

Taste is decent. Kinda caramely. Not as flavorful as other octoberfests I've had.

Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. Nice carb.

Overall there are other october fests out there that have more flavor. This isn't bad but I think I'll buy the Sam Adams version over this.

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Photo of MarioM
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.56 out of 5 based on 2,545 ratings.
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