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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Handcrafted from two special varieties of hops and a blend of rich imported malts to make this the darkest lager possible.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden color, not much head. Smells like honey and straw, although mostly like nothing. There’s some malt character to this stuff, but mostly it tastes like a more flavorful standard American lager. I’m not sure how much it costs, but it’s a perfectly fine session beer and most non-craft beer drinkers would like it ok. Goes down smooth without totally tasting like water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Another mediocre/disappointing Shiner beer... not a very spectacular pour, and there is this very strange almost latex taste to it. Yuck. It is a sin to call this even Bavarian style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben1270 (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2008 does not count
A good addition to the Shiner collection here. Golden honey pour with a good unique taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehinge (283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Grassy aroma. Honey colored pour. Nothing special going on tastewise. Slightly sour malts on the front end. Just a hint of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours copper with a white head. Smells maly and vegetal with some tea like qualities. Tastes of sweet malt with touches of pepper and spice. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Pretty much like the others say: not that bad, but kinda dull.
Too much to add, too little to say :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
12oz bottle; Aroma of bread and some fruit in the mix. Gold body with big white head. Flavor was alright mosly bitter hop but the fruit would show up now and then. Good brew could drink this while playing cards at family getogethers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 6, 2008
A good strong outing from the ever satisfying Shiner Brewery. This is a lot stronger and smokier than their Bock and other options. Very little head in the bottle version. It is good, but a bit below par compared to some other dark lagers. It is definitely worth a drink if you are in TX anytime soon, as are all Shiner brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiekoko (10) - saint augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Purchased this beer at the local HEB store while visiting relatives in TX. Had a nice reddish-copper hue with a short lingering head with very little lacing. My first sip revealed a smooth malty flavor followed by some perky hops. 98 reminded me very much of Yuengling Traditional American Lager -- my steady brew -- except that it has a stronger aftertaste. Shiner 98 is a terrific rendition of this beer style and I would certainly drink it again upon my return to TX.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2007
NIce in flavour but it was like a hazel nut one, maybe as a light version of a New Castle one.

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