sabreswin (9) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is almost as good as the Optimator!! with a liitle less KICK - same price $10.99 a 12 pack.. if you are looking to try Spaten for the first time....DO IT!!! you will not regret it, all the Spaten products are kick ass
MrWomey (32) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. From notes. On the sweet side. Bready and caramel malt dominate. Probably my least favorite style here. Meh, drinkable.
ffaoe (224) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice malt aroma. amber and clear in color with a light head. taste is more malty and has a ton of flavor. smooth finish
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, lighter fare, and drinkable. Light smoke. Bubbly yellow. On tap at MacGregor Amherst.
gopherfan99 (374) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
shanoknowsfood (43) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Maybe i had a bad bottle because it was skunky. First had this on tap. Would not reccomend it served any other way.
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer: Spaten Octoberfest
Color: Light Brown
Taste: Smooth, caramel malt flavor, dry
Comments: Ur Märzen is probably one of my favorite styles of beer. Spaten tends to always make quality beer and this is one of them. However, it does lack a little something. It's no Spaten Optimator and far from the one for which all others are judged Mittenwald Brewery Ur Märzen.
HuskerTan (464) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Caramel, roasty, toast, cereal, herbs.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Toast, spices, caramel, cereal.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, rich finish.
O- A solid marzen, although I don’t notice any sweetness in it.
eRock_2013 (208) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not your average Munich Marzen. Features a Exceptionally dark amber color for an Oktoberfest beer, with a standard malty aroma. I found the taste to be enjoyably more complex for a marzen, with roasted malt notes, slight herbal hoppy contrast, and a sweet finish and aftertaste.
Smooth enough, medium bodied.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent example of an authentic German style marzen. Light colored but with strong caramel flavors.