Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestShiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest
1,170 Ratings
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestShiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

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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Ratings: 1,170 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of nwhittin
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JeffSK
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NYR_Rob
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of rowew
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle with an old style label - with a picture of the original brewers on the neck. Best by date on the bottle.

Appearance: Bright orange color with a bright white head that fades quickly to leave almost no lacing.

Smell: Malt sweetness and just a hint of floral hops (very minimal). Slight toffee aroma.

Taste: Not much going on here - a bit sweet, a hint of dyacetal .. but overall nothing stands out.

Overall impression: Very mediocre - nothing jumps out as being bad, but there certainly isn't anything exciting going on either. Drinkable enough, but I won't be looking for more.

Overall impression:

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Photo of SuperHop18
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of csurowiec
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of nodder
2.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Fievel
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of soulgrowl
2.94/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The same color as the amber on the top of Richard Attenborough's cane in "Jurassic Park." Head is barely off-white with pretty good retention.

Smell: Kettle corn, mild grassy hops, honey.

Taste: A mix of corn and caramel, reminiscent of a popcorn ball. Does anybody remember those? Do they even still make them? Sweet and grainy, with a very understated herbal hop character. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Not bad, kind of thin with airy carbonation.

Drinkability: This isn't so bad. I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this is pretty drinkable. It's not nearly as sweet as some Oktoberfests are, and there is some depth to the malt profile, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it well-balanced.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Clear orange with a one finger of an off white head.

S- Grassy, herbal, very grainy, a slight sugary fruit. Light and crisp smelling.

T- A simple maltyness and a slight grainy flavor at first. Some caramel and crisp germam style grains. Slight fruit flavor, some toffee.

M- Fairly light bodied and high in carbonation. easy drinking.

O- This is a pretty plain and overall average beer. Its good for the money but Id rather spend an extra buck and get SA Oktoberfest.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear medium amber pour. Above normal head volume, normal retention and lacing.

Light nose of biscuit and caramel with just a hint of herbal hop.

Light medium body with a fairly smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The finish is clean with a bit of crispness.

The flavor profile is quite good. It is clean, slightly complex and very well balanced. It begins with a grainy biscuit that has caramel underneath. Sweetness is present, but very subtle. The middle brings a light herbal hop flavor and light bitterness. Throughout is a nice biscuit cracker note in the background. The finish is slow fade of toasty malt with a touch of herbal hops.

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Photo of Lukebell15
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Mortarforker
4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of Bogdawg
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.02/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Oktoberfest

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mason jar. Out of the fridge cold.

A) Amber with two fingers of foam to the top. This settles to a dusting. Nice retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Malty, a little sweetness, bread crust, hint of grass. Mainly malt sweetness though...

T) A little caramel sweetness, lightly toasted bread , grain, floral/grassy hops.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. This was crisp, and went down smooth. Easy drinking...

O) I've consumed my fair share of Oktoberfest beers, and I enjoyed this one. By no means is this a shitty beer. Seems slightly underrated.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a clear light amberish color with a decent white head with decent retention (for a shiner product that is). The smell is light and a little malty. Feel is medium to light. The taste is of sweet malts, a touch of hops, with a nice caramel aftertaste. Overall this isn't a bad beer, I'm not sure if I like it more though because I had so low of expectations since it was a shiner product.

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Photo of Getalegup
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kplooki
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bandi
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings
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