johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
rader58 (852) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice easy to drink Oktoberfest from Shiner. Smooth, malty, refreshing, straightforward.
baraciisch (2551) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of spices... Flavor is watery and bland, very little flavor, maybe a hint of malts and spices... Poor effort
degbert (1517) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a caramel amber with a thin off white head leaving no lacing down the sides. The aromas are bread and dough. The mouthfeel is watery and mildly sweet with a little more sweetness on the back end. This was not a great representation of the style, but it was drinkable. Cheers!
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor is light caramel, buttery sugar cookie, and a little grassy hop.
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours an amber/copper color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, earthy hops and surprisingly, some flowery notes. The flavor is toffee, caramel and light earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of the best beers of this style that I have tried, but one of the better offerings from Shiner.