Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestShiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
3.36/5
1,170 Ratings
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestShiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,609
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
1,170
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
310
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,170 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of Tastechaser
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerdiablo
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice, quaffable ale that has a pronounced malt profile. Labeling it a Märzen style is misleading but these things happen.

The head quickly simmers down to a thin head that stays with the beer as you drink it down. Not a session ale in the traditional sense but I can see having a few throughout the course of an evening at home.

In a nutshell this beer is FANtastic. This has to be the BEST 96th year anniversary beer from a South Texas brewery that I've ever had.

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Photo of BeerIsGood88
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of Kelly-3341
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of Jimjacobs
4.95/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Just about my favorite beer

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Photo of DavidRolle
4.84/5  rDev +44%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Arguably the best oktoberfest marzën beer I've ever had. Seems to rival Sam Adams octoberfest and seems to rival alot of the oktoberfest style beers out there.

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Photo of Mortarforker
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of jcunning
4.72/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of OverToad
4.63/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was very pleased Shiner brought back the Shiner 96 now labeled
Shiner Oktoberfest.

Pours a deep orange. Smell is great with nice head and lacing. I love fall beers and this is a fantastic beer. Drinks very easy and doesn't feel too heavy. I happy to hear Shiner will bring this brew out every fall.

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Photo of Cmill51
4.6/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of MachMarcus
4.56/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boo_Bill
4.53/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really good, smooth Octoberfest. Tastes a lot like their Shiner Bock but Oktoberfest is a better taste and a better finish. I'll buy again.

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Photo of TonyVic
4.53/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is one of the most true to style beers found in the United States. Shiner seems to have captured the malt forward nature of the style with a small amount of spice from hops. I

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4.52/5  rDev +34.5%

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 Ligon21
4.52/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of nbaker290
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Amber-brown color with an off white head that lasts for a minute or 2, then dissipates to a film. Lacing is present as beer is drank, not a ton but a decent among.
Smell: malty and hoppy, hops and malt smell like a German Märzen (such as Spaten Oktoberfest) than others, such as Sam Adams' or Yuengling's offerings.
Taste: damn. Starts a little sweet, then an earthy bitterness followed by a more earthy and more bitter hop finish, with a semi-sweet and semi-tart aftertaste. A very good Marzen in my book. Sweet and bitter bite.
Feel: medium carbonation, medium light feel. About right for the style.
Overall: one of my top 2 Oktoberfest season beers, pretty much ties Spaten Märzen Style Oktoberfest in my book. A good sweet and bready start followed by an immediate hop bite that is easy to drink and not too much carbonation to drink quickly, the purpose of this style of beer. 4.5 of 5 all around. Prosit!

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Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of J85jam
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of sgtbash
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsreeves
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of Spider1001man
4.49/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this season of beers

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Photo of wisebier
4.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: nice dark Amber with brown tints

S: caramel pumpkin spice slight hops but more malty roasted caramel

T: really smooth and well balance beer. First is spice and pumpkin and then malty smooth caramel.

I really like this one a lot bc the pumpkin and spice is not overwhelming like in some other pumpkin beers. I like a little pumpkin and not a ton of pumpkin. This beer is very drinkable .

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Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings
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