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Spaten Oktoberfest
Rating
8
Spaten Oktoberfest

Family Amber Lager Style Oktoberfest
Country Germany ABV 5.9%
Producer Spaten-Löwenbräu-Gruppe (InBev)
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 16.9oz/500ml bottle
Characteristics Malty

Overview 19th century Spaten brewer Gabriel Sedlmayr may be the single most important figure in modern brewing, having had a role in the creation of most of the modern Bavarian lager styles, including the märzen/Oktoberfest style.

Flavors and aromas A solid example of a German amber lager, this is intensely focused on the malt. Typical Munich malt aromas of nutty, lightly toasted grain, with some of the fruitiness that is often evident in beers with a high Munich content, as well as some caramel. The bitterness here is a little bit higher than we’d expect to find in an Oktoberfest, but it keeps things crisp. The finish is dry, moderately bitter, and yet still shows off the malt.
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