Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, pours a clear golden amber with a quickly disappearing thin white bubbly head. Aromas of malt extract and some caramel. Tastes like it smells. Some caramel, dark malts, and just a hint of citrus and fruits at the end. I like this one.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks pretty, but appearances can be decieving, now can’t they? Smells almost like the malt extract syrup I use for homebrewing. Tastes that way too. Way too sweet and cloying, not balanced. After I rated it I finished the glass off with a plate of cheese and crackers. This isn’t as bad when you consume it with salty foods. I’m a sucker for a good Oktoberfest but this is just not very good.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer inmpressed me. pours a thick amber with an offwhite head. Sweet aroma of yams or sweet potatos. slightly yeasty with a good bit of malt. best shiner beer ive tried.
jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with good off-white head that laces well. Sweet, almost candy-like flavor with pumpkinspice and good malt flavors. Rather cloying finish. OK Marzen.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of AndrewM
Aroma of buttered yams. Light orange color capped by a massive fuffly, white head. Very nice sweet malty profile with a bit of a sweet buttery (again) vegtal mash finish. I rather liked this and am suprised byt he low rating. I think it is a very tasty and distinct Marzen.
beerguy06 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent addition for the shiner family. Light, yet full of flavor with a slight sweetness. Once, its gone, its gone a great way to start the celebration
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light for the style with a thin creamy head. Sweet and nutty caramel malt aroma a hint of vanilla. Very malty flavor with a little raisen and tanginess. Well balanced bitter finish. Has some papery flavors. Not bad for Shiner.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, golden lager with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The malty nose is full of butter and caramel. Well-balanced flavor is mostly bland with just a hint of caramel carrying over from the aroma. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer by any stretch--maybe even better than Shiner Bock, which I kinda like in a weird way. I would describe this as a reasonably authentic take on teh style--very malty but perhaps w/o the munich malt presence I would normally expect and maybe a touch of corn (which I actually find pleasant). In the end, it’s just a very drinkable malty lager. Can’t go wrong.
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a good Marzen with a big fluffy head. An aroma like roasting ears of corn. Flavor is ok, but very light and thin for the style.