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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,959
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,174
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Photo of woemad
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.39.

Poured into Chuckanut pint glass, this was a copper-amber color, with a big, creamy off-white head.

Malty and minerally in the nose.

Caramely malty flavor, with a dry, mineralish aftertaste.

Medium bodied, with a fairly dry mouthfeel.

Not a terribly flavorful example of the style, and the dry, mineral taste just didn’t do it for me. Not awful, but not something I’d recommend, either.

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

Photo of Suds
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color with a thin white head. The aroma is mildly ready, with a list malt character. The taste is similar.....medium in body, with malt and subdued hops. It isn't an exceptional marzen, but it is pleasant for an outdoor September afternoon.

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

Photo of Midwestbrew18
4.04/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

DATE TASTED: September 18, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephaner weizen... OCCASION: Another good week comes to an end... APPEARANCE: large, thick, fizzy, off-hat of a head dissipates to a ring of stray bubbles; the body is a copper orange with the minutest bubbles... AROMA: reasonable caramel is first and foremost in the profile; the grapey, slightly hoppy suggestions; honey and alcohol mush up the anticipation... PALATE: thin, bubbly, slightly warming at its end...approaching the heartiness of its genre, and appropriately sessionable... TASTE: caramel and astringency topple the taste buds, with equal share... the hops are mild.... not a fan of the overall effect...OVERALL: Expecting this to approximate an import is a pipe dream; what it does do is provide a bit more flavor with an equally drinkable body...

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow with a nice thick creamy head, light lacing. Malty and slightly sweet taste. Looks and tastes like a classic Octoberfest beer. It is one of the better ones I have had this year. Still like Sierra Nevada 's offering best this year.

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Photo of Buck89
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear amber color with a thick off white head. Muted malt aroma. Solid malt taste that seems a bit one dimensional with a clean bitter finish. Better than I expected.

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Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange amber color with a huge and billowy white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a caramel smell mixed with lots of breadiness and a good showing of brown sugar. The very malty and sweet smell of the brew is matched by a little bit of an herbal and grassy smell, creating a very nice and invitingly sweet aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose. The flavor begins with a slightly grainy and bready taste mixed with some flavors of brown sugar and molasses. As the taste moves forward a little bit of apple comes to the tongue only to fade again more toward the end. All the while the other sugary tastes dwindle, with some light grassy and herbal tastes taking their place. There is a little resurgence of the sweet at the end of the profile, with a caramel and some more molasses coming to the tongue, leaving one with a decently malty and sweet, but more dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the thinner side for a 5.8 % abv brew with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. The feel was OK overall, as it did a nice job for the sweet, but with that said, a little higher carbonation may have made it a little more easy drinking and refreshing in light of its lighter hop profile.

Overall- Not a bad oktoberfest overall, but nothing out of the world either. For its more slim price tag however this brew is a rather good fall party/gathering style brew, as it packs a lot of nice flavor into a light price tag.

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Photo of Muny
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamie_Newman
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of PfBeerMan
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color and sweet undertones, smooth finish with a bit of carbonation.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1ale_man
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a tulip glass.
Amber orange in color and clear.
Malty smell with yeast and a whiff of pine.
Tastes good. Malty biscuit with a little bitterness.
Enjoyed this beer

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Photo of Oysterhaven
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not your average October beer. More IPA taste than spices or pumpkin.

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Photo of dcotom
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Keith27614
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,174 ratings
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