Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Just like the world's largest beer festival, our little brewrey has Bavarian roots and a long tradition of honoring tradition. Which is why we made this märzen-style with German-grown Hallertau tradition. If that doesn't make you polka dance for joy, we don't know what will.

Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNAle
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very nice sweetish malt aroma, slightly toasty, slight caramel. Clear amber with heavy carbonation. Tall off-white head disappears quickly with little or no lacing. Feel is a bit thin. Taste is faithful to the aroma, slightly sweet initially, caramel malts, with a bitter finish to off-set the malts. Enjoyable and easy drinking. I prefer the Märzen-style to the lighter Fest style, and this is a decent example... not the best example, but decent, perhaps a little overly bitter, a little thin, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it as one of the selections for an O-fest party.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle. Burnt orange color with a finger of white head. Straw and caramel smell. Medium feel. Tastes of caramel malt at first with a spicy floral hop finish. Pretty good!

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Photo of FBarber
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear dark orange tinged brown color. Incredibly effervescent. Thin two finger white head dissipates slowly leaving a thin half inch layer of foam top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of toasted malts, caramel, toasted nuts, and some sweet bread.

Taste has notes of caramel, nuts, slight toasted bread and a spicy herbal finish. On the sweet side overall. There is a slight metallic flavor to the beer - subtle but its there. The bready malts are there, but it just isn't strong enough.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a mediocre oktoberfest. Not one Id pick up again.

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Photo of thebeers
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Slightly hazed caramel-amber with a finger of light tan head that's pretty quick to dissipate. Heavy lacing.

Sweet aroma -- molasses, just a flash of breadiness and a slight nuttiness.

Subpar taste. There's some light molasses sweetness up front, but it's nowhere close to as sweet as the nose -- just sort of stale with a fairly bitter aftertaste for the style.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. This is just bad.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.87/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped E112618 16:09
An aggressive pour into a dimpled Krug shows a clear copper-orange body and floats a tall, but disappearing, 2in cream-colored fluffy head leaving a clean glass behind.

Aromas are a spicy malt with a metallic tinge.

Flavor is a well balanced malt with a subtle hop spice. Not too sweet.

Mouthfeel is clean and just a bit fuller than crisp for all day drinking, dancing, singing, and eating.

Overall a very nice marzen festbier.

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle best by date is 'E1126 18 19:17'.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Slight whitish head settles to islands and ring fed by bubbles. Most lacing slips down into body, but a few spots are left behind.
Malty aroma but not really anything distinctive.
Slightly roasted malts in the taste, with some floral, spicy hops. Kind of harsh overall. Has some sweetness, but end taste is rather mediocre, and not so inviting for repeat sips.
Medium mouth feel, and good carbonation.
I would not pick this fest beer for extended sessions.

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Photo of EAR
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- The beer pours a clear amber with a 3 finger off white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving a decent amount of lacing behind.
S- The nose is malty with little hop presence. The malt gives a lightly toasty impression with subtle sweetness.
T- The beer is less sweet than the nose would imply. There is a light to moderate bitterness in the late to mid palate which finishes the beer a touch dry.
F- Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is also on the lighter side of medium. The bitterness dries out the finish which keeps it drinkable in multiples.
O- This one is kind of the yin to Sam Adams yang in that it finishes slightly bitter. This might be a good option who dislike the sweetness of a typical Marzen.

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Photo of Bamse31
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Starts very drinkable with a nice texture. Finishs strong but a little bitter with Carmel malts.

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Photo of Fubudu187
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RomeosDelight69
2.51/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I did.not like this Oktoberfest. They put black malt in this recipe and I don’t understand why. Finishes with bitter not the traditional malty smooth finish I’m accustomed too. Beautiful color tho

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Photo of Demi
2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cdwil
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.89/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SHiner oktoberfest bottom of bottle stamped 18 05 08, poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance - Clear deep gold body with low carbonation and slight lacing. Little to to no lacing, small white head. 4

Smell- Corn and cereal. 3.75

Taste- Corn heavy noticable alcohol mild mild-moderate hop. 4

Mouthfeel- Effervescent and mostly clean. Slightly astringent finish. 4

Overall - Decent session beer. Not boring, has enough of a kick to keep you interested. 3.75

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Photo of Andyman22
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbundang9
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gvickery
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve tried several Oktoberfest style beers and didn’t really care for them. This was pretty cheap ($2.99) for a 24 oz bottle at Randall’s so I gave it a shot. Surprise, surprise it tastes great to me. It has a toasted malt flavor that is slightly sweet. Roasted grain with a hint of caramel. I drank it from the bottle like a hobo so I can’t attest to its color. The carbonation was moderate as was the mouthfeel. I guess if you were like me, and didn’t really like marzen styles give this one a shot. I love it, will definitely buy again.

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Photo of colts9016
2.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint at 37 degrees. Appearance has a SRM of 11 a Medium amber with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with some visible carbonation bubbles. The head was a half finger this white foamy and creamy with lots of bubbles.

Nose: A rich caramel note, lightly toasted malt, cook grain note, some floral and yeast.

Taste: A caramel note lightly toasted malt, cooked grains, floral, earthy, and some yeast notes.

The body of the beer is medium with medium plus carbonation, a light astringency and medium finish.

The beer really lacks the depth for being a great marzen beer. The cook grain note with this other rough flavor really makes this beer very palatable. It really need a lot more work to make this better.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some hints, of malts. Taste is toasted malts, spices, a bit on the bland side. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is mediocre at best.

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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,199 ratings