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Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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1,175 Ratings
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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:
#43,054
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,175
pDev:
15.48%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Photo of bb-magic
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joe_recker
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KonigObHops
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
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 +12.8%
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 -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of porters4life
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDee
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium reddish amber with a half-inch off-white head that dissipates quickly. Moderately sweet and well balanced except for the finish, which is a little too bitter. Mildly carbonated, light bodied.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UnicornBrewing
3.87/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffyboy65
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KJV1963
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnappStout
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teromous
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Malacant
3.86/5  rDev +14.9%
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 -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Shiner Märzen-Style Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,175 ratings
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