Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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:
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Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

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Ranking:
#43,254
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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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

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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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Photo of srwhite1977
4.44/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I look forward to seeing Shiner Oktoberfest in the local grocery store every time late august rolls around. Yeasty goodness. I don't have a lot of Marzen style experience to compare it to, but it's got Samuel Adams octoberfest beat by a long shot.

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Photo of MorganMessersmith
4.41/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent domestic Fest bier

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Photo of DeeZee83
4.41/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

For an Oktoberfest style you can't really fault this for much. With its high drink ability it could easily be a year roundbeer. Hint hint shiner!

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Photo of Dper
4.4/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of udfan07
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TaxationisTheft
4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the Best tasting Octoberfest I've experienced. A decent brew from Shiner, Tx.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.29/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deffensp
4.28/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of rjarev210
4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahart3
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of mobrockman
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of Derrill
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of Capitals82
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of nkoletti
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of Biffster
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is served in a pint glass from a 12 oz botttle. Its a brilliantly clear deep amber light copper with beautiful golden notes. There is a persistent off white head that leaves a lace on the glass.

The aroma is all rich pilsner, munich and vienna malt - mmmm! its very clean - no esters or diacetyl. It is toasty and bready and bisquity. Uniquely and pleasantly for a an American made Oktoberfest, there is is no hop aroma and pretty much no caramel aroma.

The flavor is sweet and malty at the sip, but not at all caramelly. It quickly gives way to an intensely malty toasty flavor - lots of bisquit, toast, a touch of nuttiness, and big continental malt flavor. The beer is all about malt, all the way through. The swallow is remarkably dry for the maltiness. The finish is malty and toasty but delicious and balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium with a medium creamy body and full but creamy carbonation and no astringency.

Holy cow. I've always had a soft spot for Shiner beers. Ive been to the brewery and to Shiner (pop 2000) and have family there. But I have to be honest - I did not expect much from this beer, considering some of the other seasonals they've produced and considering the general quality of American Oktoberfests.. But wow! This is a tribute to the brewmaster. He or she nailed it. This is, at heart, a restrained beer. But at heart, this is a restrained style. It is meant to be rich and flavorful, but light, fairly dry and supremely drinkable. This beer....Lots of rich malt, no caramel or cloying sweetness, no hops. Just a clean malty lager, the way the good lord, and King Ludwig of Bavaria, intended.

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

12oz Brown bottle with twist-off cap and no bottled on date. Poured into a Mason jar glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper amber with 2 fingers of head that receded quickly but I am very impressed with the lacing that is better than any other shiner beer

Smell: Biscuit and lightly toasted bread

Taste: Bready malt up front with a little floral hop character in the middle and a slightly sweet but clean finish

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation but not thin

Overall: A solid Oktoberfest that is still one of my go-to Märzens. There is a great balance between the toasted malt flavor and bitter, floral hop notes. A nice clean finish to top it all off.

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Photo of shoeinc
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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