BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner-style glass it formed a thick white head that dissipated quickly, leaving plenty of lacing. Color is on the tan side of amber. It’s aroma is light, bright and clean, but smells primarily of light malt. It is very light in body and has a slightly tangy flavor with hints of grass and a mild bitter aftertaste.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Pours golden amber, aroma caramel, bread, and alcohol. Medium sweetness dominated by vienna malt. Light bodied, thin texture, and low carbonation bring points down. A malty beer but trades in a potentially good beer with a watery palate.
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
i remember actually kinda not minding the 96 Shiner, this is nothing like it .. . dirty caramel socks in the nose.. . weak and muddled, like a "mr beer" brew, which seems to be what all shiner beers are made on these days .. . ya, i’m gonna pay you to draw all over my shoes??, dumb whore...
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2006 Total Score: 3
Ok, took a while to get here in houston but its here so shudup..i like this shiner beer, one of the better shiners , has a muddled sweet bitter taste thats needs more sweetness than odd bitterness, good but a tad expensive for the sub par brew you get, don’t get me wrong ...very good for a first try by shiner by compared to real german oktobers , sub par....recommended if in texas on a hot day though!
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and malty. I remember this as the first beer of their "yearly countdown". I had no idea for 2 years why it was named 96, but I do recall that I liked it, as with all Shiners.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner 96 Marzen-Style 96th Anniversary Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV?--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Tight mild lace head. Clear bright thin dark golden color. Mild hop malt front. Crisp tangy Bavarian Fest malty rich dry sweet toasted caramel cream cherry nut body. Crisp mild hop spice end. A Prost! Sampled 11/2/2005.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank one of these ive been saving. A reasonably dark amber pour with a grain sweet malty nose. thin white head. Flavor is very rich malt (caramel?) and mouthfeel is pretty tame. Finish is powerful and aftertate lingers with the strong malt. a very smooth, strong malt beer.
ben4321 (4362) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 8/17/11
Aroma: The nose is sweet malts, caramel, biscuit, grain, and some earth
Appearance: The pour is a mostly clear golden-orange color with a frothy off-white head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, fairly sweet and malty, with a light earth hop finish
Palate: The body is fairly light, with a fairly lively/fizzy mouthfeel, and sticky finish
Overall, I had this rating pretty much dead on. There isn’t too much for me to change with regards to the score (I’ll leave it at 2.9), but I felt it needed an update from the overall description perspective.
A decent representation of the style. Haven’t had it in a while, but I drank it a few times back in the day. It’s a good malty but slightly balanced Marzen.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 This was a fair representation of a Marzen....better than some more prominent craft brewers around the country. Clear, straw-amber pour with white head. Aroma and flavor are typical of a Marzen, mainly malt with just a hint of hops.
SamAdams777 (37) - Abilene or Stephenville, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its been so long since Ive had this beer, I really cant put it to words, but its the best beer Shiner ever made. I wish when they come out with their 100, they would throw this out on the market again. I hope its as good as I remember.
btbullard (8) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Maybe the best SHINER yet. Too bad you can’t get it ever again. Proud to say I got a few before they were gone.