Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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
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Ratings: 1,141 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of sporklift87
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is not a super awesome tasting sexy Oktoberfest. But it is crystal clear (which I love in my lagers) with a good taste and nothing too intense. Certainly not the best of style on the market but a very serviceable and drinkable beer. I'll have another!

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Photo of utopiajane
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is as much a creative and unique beer as any from a craft brewer. Shiner Oktoberfest.

Pours a copper orange very clear bright. It has a lush head that is slow to fall. Exceptional brightness. The nose has a bit of caramel and some fruity hop spice. The hops are vibrant. The drink is mild and toasty but it does have a sweet backing. Bread and bubbles finish it cheerfully. The hops presence on this beer is playful.As I am drinking I find myself asking what kind of hops are in this beer? I like them and they are that prominent.The toasty malt begins to unfold in the flavor and it's that roundness that lingers and echos as an impertinent hop gives a slight showing of bitterness. it has a sweetness in the finish but the flavors are so pleasant . Is it to style? It meets style because of the roundness because it does not finish too sweet and because that light bit of caramel and hop really taste good.

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Photo of jmills3
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonaspb
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little too sweet and way over carbonated.

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Photo of udfan07
4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfarquhar1
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgt_187em
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild on the hops and medium carbonation. Noticed a caramel malt. Pours a orange-amber color with a head of medium thickness. Pretty good beer

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad "O" fest beer but not the best I've had. Still surprisingly tasty.
Pours nice see thru golden orange. Very little head with no lacing. Smells malty with a little orange and caramel.
Taste is a bit flat for me. But actually has alot of flavor. Hints of light hops, malts, little orange burst and a caramel finish. Makes this brew all right in my book.
I still prefer leinenkugel or sam adams.

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Photo of keags_beer
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopphead31415
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’m doing an Octoberfest beer review extravaganza and this one is beer number three on my list. I was a little disappointed that most brewers release Octoberfest varieties in August, but at least I don’t have to wait all the way until September or October. This one by Shiner, which I am not familiar with, boasts a 5.8% ABV and plenty to offer.

Look-It pours a clear orange amber color with no head. The lacing is moist, drooping, and delicate.

Smell-It smells of sweet malts like caramel or chocolate covered oranges. The latter of which undoubtedly comes from the subtle citrus hop component that was a nice surprise.

Taste-It tastes of orange and grapefruit rind slightly as well as some toasted grains in the form of caramel. The flavor is nice, but subtle and there are a few things going on in there.

Mouthfeel-This medium-bodied brew is malt-forward, but does sport little hops that come out in the form of citrus and maybe a tinge of grass. The sweetness is light and lingers in a fine coating on the tongue.

Overall-This was a bit better than I had anticipated and I think that I will try this one again when the leaves turn this shade of orange copper in the fall. Cheers!

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Photo of A_Hajduk
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rw1992
2.52/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tzbel013
4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Decker
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbnarley
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good Octoberfest. Malty flavorful. I am a big fan of this style and this one is good

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Photo of ruzzal
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeeZee83
4.41/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

For an Oktoberfest style you can't really fault this for much. With its high drink ability it could easily be a year roundbeer. Hint hint shiner!

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Photo of Carrier4
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

This brewery is just not very good, I like there bock, but its not even a true bock. This beer was not good either, go easy on the pumpkin Texas rangers.

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