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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

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#43,308
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
15.48%
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3.61
 
 
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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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Photo of BenHoppy
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Verasong
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light toast, light caramel, and some faint raisin. Flavor is pretty boring with some bready malts and a touch of caramel sweetness; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This dark orange yellow beer has faint malt aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is ok, the malts come in on the light side and it has a nice crisp finish more like fest beer than older marzen style. This beer does show good balance overall. Is it as good as a paulander? No. But for the price point it is very well made beer. Just Ok if compared to everything but if you consider price then this is a well made and balanced beer at a good price. YMMV

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Photo of Manthon
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
1.93/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

This had all the makings of a good Marzen style beer but after the initial blast of flavor it just falls apart leaving you wondering what happened?

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Photo of Pdurm33
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of augustgarage
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from two 12oz bottles into my Moonlight shaped-pint-glass.

Clear tawny liquid with a loose off-white cap that quickly recedes to an active raft and ring. Sandy lacing; below-average retention.

Bright, crisp aroma with cereal and caramel but no real hop presence.

Slightly toasty, brisk palate entry - nicely malty, but with an almost metallic twinge suggestive of lemon rind. Finishes slightly dough-y yet dry, with a faint sourness continuing to lurk in the aftertaste. Very mild bitterness with a gentle grassy note from the hops. Clean unobtrusive lager fermentation...bready yet refreshing.

Zippy, active, but sort of thin mouth-feel.

Perhaps an excess of caramel malt in the bill...the slight but persistent tartness works to offset the malt sugars, though at the expense of quaffability.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer pours a clear almost orange color with a white head. Smell is biscuit, malts and wheat. Has a caramel color on the swallow. Smooth for the most part. Not a bad example of an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours like an American marzen, but perhaps a bit more pale and less fizzy than most other versions of the style. It's definitely darker than a typical German example, though.

Smells mostly like Marzen spice, but then there's that Shiner-style adjuncty weirdness that might not even be adjunct but damned if I know what else to call it. It's like a weird, kinda fruity mineral taste. Is it their yeast?

Tastes like it smells: marzen spice and maltiness up front, mineral fruit in the back. But it's mostly the marzen stuff, and the marzen stuff is good, and the mineral stuff ain't that bad, so overall it's pretty good, though not nearly the best example of the style.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a light colored copper orange with a bright white head, lots of carbonation, good head retention and lacing.

A: Light spice, heavy caramel and toffee notes, toasted bread, slight honey, biscuit note, aromas are subtle.

T: Heavy spice note throughout the taste, light caramel, honey, biscuit, finish is dry with lingering notes of bread crust and spice.

M: Light/medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, dry finish.

O: A nice looking beer that is heavy on the spice, not as smooth as other Oktoberfest beers I've tasted, it's heavily carbonated as well and I think it adds a prickly feel to the palate enhancing the spice notes.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.52/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Spiced malt flavor up front with a hop kick following. Quite balanced, but with that overall roasted malt taste of a good marzen. Maybe a bit lighter than expected, but extremely drinkable and flavorful. There's even a hint of alcohol swirling in the mix. Nice seasonal brew.

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Photo of aufie
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a clear, yellow orange color with almost two fingers of white head that slowly fades into some nice lacing. Smell is primarily caramel and some bread in the background. Taste is sweet, more on the caramel flavor with a little bit of hop spice to it. Small amount of bitterness, dry finish. It's fairly one note.

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Photo of drewskihausen
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of generallee
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
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