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:
1,143
Reviews:
298
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
298
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dum3z
2/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First beer I've dumped out in years.

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

Photo of dental
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucular
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidRolle
4.84/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Arguably the best oktoberfest marzën beer I've ever had. Seems to rival Sam Adams octoberfest and seems to rival alot of the oktoberfest style beers out there.

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Photo of sharp315
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nothing wrong with Shiner's O-fest, except there are many better. So, I will repeat others and explore others and not have Shiner's for a few years.

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Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have only seen Shiner's regular beer around in our local stores. Yesterday, I saw this Octoberfest and thought I'd give it a try.

A very nice aroma right out of the bottle. The taste is malty, but not too much and is followed by a mild hops presence. A very nice balance. Smooth and with a good taste and balance of malt and hops. Much better than I was anticipating.

Very nice and will buy again. Thanks!!

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Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Joe_recker
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KonigObHops
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a burnt orange color, appropriate for a Texas beer. The head was thin and white with decent lacing.

The aroma is sweet, but malty... Almost a bit fruity, but mor toward the aroma of Noble Hops.

The initial taste is sweet and quickly gives way to a toasted caramel taste that is pretty light. The beer ends with a biscuity aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is not great, with more carbonation than I expected.

This beer was pretty thin on flavor. It was sweeter than most Oktoberfests, and didn't have anywhere near the body that I would expect from there are too many good Oktoberfests out there for me to pick up one of these again.

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Photo of PhillyB
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Burnt orange, with a thin white head. Quite attractive.

Smell: Caramel malt, hop/resin, rye bread.

Taste: Starts out sweet, as with many Oktoberfest beers. Caramel, resin/hop, and rye become the primary flavors.

Feel: More 'dry' feeling than many beers, with a decent full body from the malt.

Overall: Not the best Oktoberfest I've had, but definitely nowhere near the worst. I'd say it was a decent to pretty good beer, but probably not one I'd get again.

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Photo of monk2021
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of porters4life
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,143 ratings.
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