BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours brass with loads of tiny fast-rising bubbles and a small diminishing off-white head; some falling lined lacing. Light caramel malt (meal, cereal) and cardboard yeast (horse blanket) aroma and faint fruit (apple) hops. Light roasted caramel malt sweet yeast flavor with apple hops and a sour to bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth, very drinkable palate.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Sweet up front with a balanced hop finish. Malts start with a light hint of caramel and light toast, then dry out and finishes with a grassy hop finish. My only complaint was this beer felt very thin on the palate, really felt watery, but other than that not a bad beer.
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 (666) - 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 (9038) - 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.