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
For Trade:
1
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Photo of needMIbeer
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UnicornBrewing
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hunch neighbor’s pooch escaped, we let it be, figured he still favors survival, and the old guy was hanging out back when I went to pee. Couldn’t get him over fence but figured out how to open back gate easily. Sort of hushed sounding foam, you’d expect more hype from a beer with a marketing department, but keep it cool, bedroom voices. Balanced and light like a matching sheet and comforter set in a fall breeze. Rich as the middle class of Europe, talking in a cafe in gentile yet pithy tones. Wouldn’t feel bad paying twelve euro for a litre mug of this, because I could drink a few of em, but I bet they wouldn’t even cost that much in Munchen. Good match up with Abita Octoberfest, a little more bitter. Each of these southern fests light and refreshing, made to sell many six packs and spare tires. Grain bill one you find easy to pay. Dryness reminds of a wet dog toweled off and sitting in sun for a while.

http://unicornbrewing.com/faq/

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffyboy65
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KJV1963
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnappStout
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of teromous
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did not see any bottle date. On a side note it is a twist-top.

Appearance: The body is a dark copper color with perfect clarity. The off-white head is very short. It doesn't have very good retention but it does keep a thin film of off-white bubbles on the surface. No lacing.

Aroma: Light spicy hop aroma.

Taste: It has a light toasted malt flavor that is slightly bready. It has a light earthy bitterness and a bit of a spicy and earthy hop profile.

Mouthfeel: It is a very clean tasting beer with a nice crisp finish accentuated by the bitter hops at the end.

Overall: It is a well made Oktoberfestbier and I think anyone looking for one would enjoy it. I wouldn't put it at the top of my list but it is clean and has good flavors. I would recommend it.

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Photo of MJ64
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Malacant
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice. Smooth. Good aftertaste.

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Photo of swellcat
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a rather large mug.
Looks like a bubbly grade b dark maple syrup and amber with slight golden hues.
An off white , quick to drop foam cap leaves plenty of sparse foam left over.
Honey biscuit malty aroma, dark wheat bread, molasses and an herbal, Spivey hop, combo as well.
A very lively, thin body, jazzy but darn long and smooth going down. I rather like the lighter body, it still has plenty of malt to linger.
Flavor is of semi sweet dark bread with a nice herbs 'n spice hop effect. Caramel malt and dry, herbal...even grassy hop finish. Not a bad balance.
I feel as if this has a more traditional , easy to approach and session with. Nothing super complex but pretty darn good.

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Photo of got2
2.69/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The color is a pale copper, with not much in the way of a head on the pour (and what head there is, quickly evaporates). There's no scent to speak of and the carbonation is mild, though it lingers on the palate.

There's an mild caramel-like after taste, followed by a slight bitter hoppiness that's vaguely similar to an IPA.

Shiner Oktoberfest also lacks body, and with minimal mouthfeel, which makes the brew seem a bit cheaper than it deserves though it's worth mentioning that it would be a refreshing beverage for a hot summer day.

It's not a great beer by any stretch, but it isn't a bad one, either. In fact, if it ever came down to a choice between a Budweiser–or is that 'America' now?–or an Shiner Oktoberfest, I'd go Shiner every time.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of forshamegetit
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An appearance of clear gold with brunished hints when held to the sunlight. Moderate cap and lacing.

Aroma is first of malt, sweet malt, followed by a hint of spicy hops. Nice scent.

Taste is straightforward sweet malt, clean and relatively simple, but certainly malt. Hops interplay like a lightly spiced dish which is to say they're there but in the background. There's enough malt flavor to push it ahead of the usual AAL Amber brews without becoming sticky or heavy feeling. Finishes quick with a pleasant malt aftertaste.

Texture is medium.

Overall this is an easy drinking brew with much to recommend it to beer fanciers and general consumers alike. Wish Shiner would keep this in the lineup year round as a Helles, Dortmunder or such like label. I don't know if Shiner Oktoberfest is an all malt brew or it includes adjuncts but it certainly outshines some pricey all malt amber beers I've had from others.

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

Photo of Walleybeer
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bjm2133
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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