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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

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Ranking:
#43,254
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,177
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Photo of Pdurm33
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of augustgarage
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from two 12oz bottles into my Moonlight shaped-pint-glass.

Clear tawny liquid with a loose off-white cap that quickly recedes to an active raft and ring. Sandy lacing; below-average retention.

Bright, crisp aroma with cereal and caramel but no real hop presence.

Slightly toasty, brisk palate entry - nicely malty, but with an almost metallic twinge suggestive of lemon rind. Finishes slightly dough-y yet dry, with a faint sourness continuing to lurk in the aftertaste. Very mild bitterness with a gentle grassy note from the hops. Clean unobtrusive lager fermentation...bready yet refreshing.

Zippy, active, but sort of thin mouth-feel.

Perhaps an excess of caramel malt in the bill...the slight but persistent tartness works to offset the malt sugars, though at the expense of quaffability.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer pours a clear almost orange color with a white head. Smell is biscuit, malts and wheat. Has a caramel color on the swallow. Smooth for the most part. Not a bad example of an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours like an American marzen, but perhaps a bit more pale and less fizzy than most other versions of the style. It's definitely darker than a typical German example, though.

Smells mostly like Marzen spice, but then there's that Shiner-style adjuncty weirdness that might not even be adjunct but damned if I know what else to call it. It's like a weird, kinda fruity mineral taste. Is it their yeast?

Tastes like it smells: marzen spice and maltiness up front, mineral fruit in the back. But it's mostly the marzen stuff, and the marzen stuff is good, and the mineral stuff ain't that bad, so overall it's pretty good, though not nearly the best example of the style.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a light colored copper orange with a bright white head, lots of carbonation, good head retention and lacing.

A: Light spice, heavy caramel and toffee notes, toasted bread, slight honey, biscuit note, aromas are subtle.

T: Heavy spice note throughout the taste, light caramel, honey, biscuit, finish is dry with lingering notes of bread crust and spice.

M: Light/medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, dry finish.

O: A nice looking beer that is heavy on the spice, not as smooth as other Oktoberfest beers I've tasted, it's heavily carbonated as well and I think it adds a prickly feel to the palate enhancing the spice notes.

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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 aufie
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a clear, yellow orange color with almost two fingers of white head that slowly fades into some nice lacing. Smell is primarily caramel and some bread in the background. Taste is sweet, more on the caramel flavor with a little bit of hop spice to it. Small amount of bitterness, dry finish. It's fairly one note.

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Photo of drewskihausen
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of generallee
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.04/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 Thegaminggiant
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Typical of Shiner to have a beer that smells odd and has a strange shiny color but tastes really good for a grocery store beer
Easy to find and inexpensive (I believe I paid 13$ for a dozen)
Great stuff to begin the best season for beer

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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 jkblr
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz undated bottle poured into a .5L krug at fridge temp. No ABV listed. The beer pours bright honey colored amber with almost white head. The aroma is caramel. The taste follows with one note of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and mostly dry. There is a little bitterness on the end that is surprising. It may be to help dry out the finish since this beer uses ale yeast. Overall, OK. I can see why people would buy and drink this but it's really a pale ale.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mghtg6
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid oktoberfest. Decent taste with nice malty smell.

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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,177 ratings
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