pants678 (13) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For starters it has a very nice aroma, and the color is exactly what I’m looking for in an amber. Complex taste, as well, a hint of blonde behind the spices.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew is very light amber in color with a fizzy, foamy head when poured. The aroma is malty, light, with a bit of hops. The taste is sweeter than I expected, and more hoppy as well with some malty notes. Initially, I liked this one quite a bit. However, after one bottle it seemed to become thinner and more watery. I’m sure it was just me, but I didn’t enjoy it as much after the first. The finish was pretty typical Shiner, but more dry than the Bock. I liked it, but I doubt I buy it again. If I buy any Shiner brew it will be Bock.
Headbanger (3514) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-A light amber body iwth a huge white head and an aroma of malt, toffee, and slight hops. Taste of sweet malt and more sweetness with a somewhat dry finish. Not bad but not good.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
good for the style, but it is not my favorite style. I did buy it again though
bmw182tx (2) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoy this beer...but I like the bock better...there is a slight after taste with the 98 that I could do without, but thats just me
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
may be the best thing to come from shiner. just some basic malt and hops notes. metallic. leaves you thirsty. feels like not much alcohol.
HueyBryan (40) - Rotan, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this one also, I wish they would keep this one in the lineup. It had a great flavor from start to finish. It went excellent with the steaks I grilled. It has a tad more flavor than the others, but in a good way. There are hints of caramel and the hops really do fit in nicely in this beer.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice copper color with good white head and pretty decent lacing on glass. Faint hop aroma mixed with biscuit. Pretty good mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet malt and biscuit with a touch of citrus from the hops.
Overall, a pretty decent offering for Shiner’s 98th birthday.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dirty copper amber color with a fizzy medium head. Aroma has plenty of toast and toffee, but there’s a nice hint of pepper and plants, showing that occasionally Shiner does display hop character in their beers! Taste is sufficiently toasty and caramelly, a slight bitterness is there, finishes a little drier and even breadier tasting, as if the toast got cooked a little more. Decent bitter character lingers for a short while. Flavorful hop aftertaste, compared to other Shiner beers. I was also surprised by how nice the mouthfeel was. I expected it to be prickly and annoying, but it was really smooth and appropriately carbonated. A good beer to have after work.
GlenVargas (144) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was actually impressed by the Shiner 98 (based upon the quality of Shiner’s other beers). It’s got a nice amber hue (true to its name) and a sturdy egg shell head. I thought it had some similar characteristics of an IPA (hoppy bitterness, that kinda soapy texture and aroma, a little caramel), but toned down of course. Still, this was a drinkable, dare I say enjoyable, brew.