Headbanger (3880) - 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 (148) - 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.
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average strength aroma of malts. Pours a deep amber with a medium textured offwhite head. Its flavor is initially malty, with some hop spiciness coming through as it covers the tongue. Medium body, the finish leaves hints of roasted malts behind.
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very dark lager.... Pours a yellowish amber color. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is plesant... tastes like honey, malt, caramel, and wheat. Overall pretty good with a nice mouth feel and refreshing finish.