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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

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Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

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#43,018
Reviews:
309
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1,175
pDev:
15.48%
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12oz bottle, procured in one of the surprisingly strange Denver food store liquor add-ons.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of sudsy specked lace in places around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of bready, biscuity caramel malt, earthy yeast, somewhat sour red apple, and leafy, weedy, and kind of grassy hops. The taste is steady grainy, crackery caramel malt, a more even and sugary stewed apple note, suggestions of winter corn, ethereal gritty yeast, and softly rendered earthy and leafy noble hops.

The effervescence is pleasantly laid-back in its lilting frothiness, the body a bit on the light side of medium weight, and perhaps a tad clammy in its otherwise quotidian smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the chimera malt riding things out without the use of the handrails.

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Simple, not too carbonated, interesting flavor. A lot more relaxed than many Oktoberfest beers. Pretty chill though. I like it. It's a pretty good beer.

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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,175 ratings
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