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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu GmbH
(Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Marsstraße 46-48
D-80335 München
Telephone: +49 (0)89 / 5122-0
Brewer: Georg Balk
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Notes

Opened: 1397

Annual Production: 1,200,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Spaten North America

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Spaten was acquired in 1858 by Gabriel Sedlmayr, and in 2003 by Interbrew. The original brewery was founded some six hundred years ago, and it took the name Spaten 225 years later.

Updated: October 12, 2017

Beer List


    • Date: June 27, 1996 (#1528)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Ryan's Grill, Honolulu HI
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, massive head. Fresh malt aroma. Good body, high carbonation. Generous hint of yeast. Clean finish.

  • 4.90% abv.

    • Date: December 10, 2009 (#8082)
      Package: draught
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark red. Low dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Malty, toasty, sweet.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light-medium body, fairly fizzy. Sweet toasty sweet malt. Clean sweet malty finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good beer.

  • German-Style Pilsener
    • Date: April 4, 1995 (#848)
      Package: draught
      Place: Empire Tap Room, Palo Alto CA
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow and sparkling. Big head. Hallertauer aroma. Bitter with sweet finish. Nice balance. Hops come through late.

  • Kellerbier/Zwickelbier
    5.20% abv.

  • South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
    6.00% abv.

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    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 20, 2008 (#7350)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs IA
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Brown. Big fluffy head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet caramel, toasty, bananas.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, really smooth. Nice wheat malt base supports toasty, caramel malt flavors with a mild banana-flavored sweetness.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good beer.
    • Date: July 11, 2003 (#4955)
      Package: draught
      Place: Peabody's Ale House, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Brown opaque beer, tight head. Mildly toasty aroma, with even milder clove. Medium body. Sweet and toasty with a little taste of clove. Finishes fizzy and malty with some bananas.
    • Date: September 30, 2002 (#4452)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pick'n Save, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber-brown opaque, thick head. Mild clove aroma. Light body, fizzy. Fairly big banana flavor, with some caramel. Very dry wheaty finish.
    • Date: September 12, 1996 (#1569)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kona Wine Market, Kailua-Kona HI
      Score: 18½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Brown opaque, big dense head, chunks of yeast. Blast of cloves up your nose! Tastes clovey, smoky, very high carbonation. Very smoky, lingering through finish.

  • South German-Style Kristal Weizen/Kristal Weissbier
    5.00% abv.

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    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.00% abv.

  • Franziskaner Weissbier Royal
    German-Style Wheat Ale
    5.00% abv.
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  • Maibock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Münchner Hell / Premium Lager
    Münchner-Style Helles
    5.20% abv.

  • Oktoberfestbier / Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    5.90% abv.

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    Optimator
    German-Style Strong Doppelbock
    7.20% abv.

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    Pils
    German-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.

  • Premium Bock
    Traditional German-Style Bock