Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Here in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070), we’re suckers for tradition. Which is why this classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops. It’s our way of honoring our ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with. So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2010
12oz pours a crystal clear honey orange with a nice near-two-finger white head, slightly sticky. Aroma is fairly plain with light caramel, light nutty notes, and something a little goofy...a sort of metallic twist at the end. Flavor is similarly plain, with just a bit of malty caramel and toasted nuts, almost a thinned-down marzen. Thinness of flavor may simply be due to a slightly watery mouthfeel. Nothing bad here, but there are better inexpensive marzens.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (5334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Sample at GABF, 9-18-2010. Light amber color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Tastes the same as the aroma. Was hoping for more, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Blind tasting on 09/26/2010. Clear golden body with a sweet toasty malt aroma. Spicy hop flavor with light malty sweetness and a dry finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Light amber color with a thin off white head. Faint nutty, malty and grassy aromas. Very bland, malty flavor with a slightly bitter, nutty finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Doesn’t compare well to others within the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours a clear, light honey color. Aroma is very faint, but has hints of grain and molasses. Flavor is grain, nuts and a little molasses. Not a very robust or flavorful Mårzen. Very weak and watery without much of the toasted or molasses flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz. brown bottle. A golden brown beer with an OK head. Full carbonation. It actually looks good in the glass. The aroma is malty, almost earthy, and a musty scent that is not too pleasing. The taste is a very refreshing malty beer with a slightly creamy finish and has a slight taste of cocoa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Nice easy to drink Oktoberfest from Shiner. Smooth, malty, refreshing, straightforward.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
baraciisch (2826) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Golden orange in color... Aroma of spices... Flavor is watery and bland, very little flavor, maybe a hint of malts and spices... Poor effort

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Nose is malt, light caramel, and a touch of apple pie filling. Pours a really pretty red-amber with a thin, quick-dissipating head. Flavor is not at all sweet, and there’s an odd metallic overtone that clashes with what I expect from a Marzen. Carbonation is too too prickly. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2010
12 oz. bottle from plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and spicy hops. Flavor is toasted malt, but the hops are toned down a little. Medium body. Nothing bad about this one. I’d drink it again.

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