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:
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Added by battlekow on 09-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,254
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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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 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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Photo of jmills3
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BigMike
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfarquhar1
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgt_187em
4/5  rDev +19%
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 -9.5%
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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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
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