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Common questions

What type of beer is Spaten?

What type of beer is Spaten?

In 1894 Spaten became the first brewery in Munich to produce this brand of light lager. Golden in color with a well-balanced hop-flavor. The full rounded body is a superb balance between hops and a malty sweetness.

What is the difference between a Märzen and a lager?

According to the BJCP, Märzen is “an elegant, malty German amber lager with clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink.” Festbier, by comparison, is described as “less intense and less richly toasted than a Märzen.”

Is Spaten a good beer?

Spaten Premium Lager is a reasonable beer. It is highly drinkable and fairly similar to other beers in its market segment. That said, there is nothing remarkable about Spaten that would lead me to seek it out in what is a fairly competitive market.

What is a Märzen lager?

A beer rich in malt with a balance of clean, hop bitterness, similar to the Vienna lager. Toasted bread or biscuit-like malt aroma and flavor is to be expected. Originating in Germany, this style was traditionally brewed in the spring (“Marzen” meaning “March”) and aged, or lagered, throughout the summer.

What does Spaten lager taste like?

Flavor with notes of German herbal and floral hops, malt sweetness and faint biscuit. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness. Light body with appropriate carbonation. Very balance Munich Helles that leaves a very nice aftertaste with a fresh German Saaz hop lingering note.

Is Spaten a lager?

Spaten is a classic German Helles premium lager, with a light, crisp taste and golden in colour. It is brewed in Munich, according to the German Purity Law, and offers a full rounded body of malty sweetness, balanced by delicate hop flavours and aromas.

Is Spaten a pilsner?

Bottom fermented pilsner style beer. Very elegant, pale in color, dry and hoppy. Its crisp clean taste is due to the extra fine Bavarian hops.

Is Spaten Premium Lager?

Spaten Lager is a classic German premium lager, bottom fermented with a supremely well balanced hop flavor.

Is Spaten imported?

The Spaten brewery in Munich is more than 600 years old and it launched this beer in 1895. It has been imported to America since 1909.

Is Spaten a German beer?

Spaten has been a leading exporter of German beer for more than a century. They played a crucial role in establishing the present superior worldwide reputation for German beer.

What is Oktoberfest lager?

Märzen or Märzenbier (German: the month of March beer) is a lager that originated in Bavaria. It has a medium to full body and may vary in color from pale through amber to dark brown. It is the beer traditionally served at the Munich Oktoberfest.

What style is Oktoberfest?

To help clarify things, the Brewers Association actually breaks down Oktoberfest into two distinct styles: German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn and American-Style Marzen/Oktoberfest. Though you can make an assumption about which type of Oktoberfest you’re ordering, if you want to make sure, it always behooves you to ask.