Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
77
okay
1,141 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,141
Reviews:
297
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
297
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

I was pleasantly surprised

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -40.8%

what a big disappiontment somebody told they like this so i had to try it wow big time bad and ok color with a taste like an old sock nothing more to say but stay away from this one

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to pint glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a foamy and creamy two-finger white head that retains nicely after the pour

S- dry grainy malt with a whiff of caramel, floral hop, earthy, metallic

T- toasted crust maltiness with some caramel malt flavors, dry grain, herbal & floral hop notes, slightly metallic finish

M- medium-light body with moderate biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, pretty drinkable

O- easy drinking Oktoberfest, but I'd put it slightly below average for the style. The metallic finish was off-outing as well

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of delta490
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured out a medium amber, clear and effervescent. A mildly creamy white head leaves a little lacing. The aroma is grainy and slightly astringent. The aroma is a little less abrasive, with some nice, if nondescript, malt notes. There is a decent amount of carbonation. It is truly OK.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

If you are planning to visit me in Lancaster, PA (or if you are just passing through) and want to score some singles, The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop on New Holland Avenue (at N. Franklin St.) is one place that I highly recommend. Ted(dy), the owner, is usually amenable to breaking sixers if there is open space in the cooler and I can always find something new and interesting. This one was a part of today’s score!

From the bottle: “Nothing Finer than a Shiner”; “A Deliciously Festive Seasonal Ale”; “Crafted with Prie at the Spoetzl Brewery”; “Raise a Stein to Oktoberfest”; “Here in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070), we’re suckers for tradition. Which is why this classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops. It’s our way of honoring our ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with. So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew. – Prosit!”; “So Fine in a Stein!”

It was a screw-cap, so no Pop!, but plenty of Glug as I nearly upturned the bottle just to see what would happen. The pseudo-cascade settled into two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was sweet, like caramel malts were the primary. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was sweet, malty, slightly grassy, but easily identifiable as a Marzen/Oktoberfest bier. Great lacing began to form in my glass as I drank. Finish was semi-sweet thanks to a good balancing of the other malts and hops with the caramel malt. I could drink a few of these at a setting. Nicely done, Shiner!

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,141 ratings.
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