Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestShiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest
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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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311
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1,177
pDev:
15.48%
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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

Photo of Miami66
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of malt
Head small (two cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to two mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, initial chill haze rapidly clears, effervescence
Flavor very light, malty, some caramel, very slight bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75. A very pleasant, very drinkable offering from the folks over in Shiner.

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Photo of Savan
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A good brew indeed! Pours a nice light golden auburn smell is not place able and subtlety malty. Taste is of the caramel malt. A smooth lightly crisp finish. Over all a good rendition of an american marzen!

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

Great Amber look with tons of carbonation. Good smell and typical Marzen flavor and Shiner put their trademark on it if you like their brewery.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a nice deep golden color with a decent head that goes away rather quickly. Very good carbonation through enjoyment.. Smells like a typical octoberfest brew. Very good lacing. Initial taste is kind of strong with a little aftertaste but the more I drink it the more mellowed out it becomes, maybe it's just me. Overall I enjoy this brew and would not hesitate to buy more. My first Shiner too!

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesmk48
3.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jp32
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden/copper in color. Not much head retention, but a very small amount is visible.

Aroma is malty and slightly tart.

Caramel malt sweetness plays strongly through most of the flavor. It finishes bready and relatively clean.

Mouthfeel pulls in somewhere around the vicinity of being medium bodied. This really is not a bad octoberfest.

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Photo of sporklift87
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +15.8%
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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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,177 ratings
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