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Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1018) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
January 2nd, 2013 - Beers like the Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen make me want to brush up on my beer studies and BJCP progress, on account of having no clue what makes a Marzen Ur, or how that’s distinguished from an Un-Ur-Marzen. Or a Non-Ur? Whatever the difference, this does remind of all the malty, caramel goodness of an Oktoberfest, and the festival itself. Lots of nuts in the aroma, including honeyed peanuts, some burnt honey or burnt toffee, and a little sweetness that reminds me of Sprite - curious. Carbonation assaults the tongue at the tip of the sip, which suddenly wives way to honey and that strange Sprite flavor again. The body is thin, and given the flavors, this might go well with greasy or acidic foods, but by itself it’s a little thin, and clear, and sessionable too. And that might be the point, given the timing of this brew’s annual and celebratory release.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Berard (291) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Draft. Pours caramel brown with thin white head that lingers. Taste of raisins and malt. Very light hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (130) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Well balanced albeit a little low on flavors. Gentle sweetness from roasted malts and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, beautiful medium amber color, nice balanced aroma and flavor, nutty malt and earthy hops - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass.. Light brown to dark amber in color.. kinda smoky and slight skunk taste.. pours with a little white head that dissipates.. balanced. dark bready flavored malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MrWomey (32) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a beautiful color and smells great; all I can taste is caramel and spice overtones, and some other (unable to describe) aspect that just made this malt liquor mostly undrinkable. Maybe I got a bad bottle at the grocery store, but if not I can’t see myself drinking this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. From notes. On the sweet side. Bready and caramel malt dominate. Probably my least favorite style here. Meh, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
nice malt aroma. amber and clear in color with a light head. taste is more malty and has a ton of flavor. smooth finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Not bad, lighter fare, and drinkable. Light smoke. Bubbly yellow. On tap at MacGregor Amherst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (418) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a white head, light sweet taste with caramel, malt, and some spice, light hop finish, decent but I think Optimator is better.

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