obguthr (4077) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey and barley malt nose, dried leaves. Clear orange, medium head, modest lacing. Honey and cereal grain. Medium body, easy carbonation. Nice balance and pleasant intensity for a lager. Impressive offering from Shiner.
ryrpat (145) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the best from shiner but isn't saying much based on other offerings. I actually like this but it lacked that finishing flavor and fell just a bit flat and bland on the dinish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Harvest Market.
Clear golden color decent white head. Rich sweet bready pilsner with a light metallic sharpness. Earthy hop bite not rich and malty enough for the style. I could drink these, but there are much better examples of the style out there.
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty foul in the best of estimations. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Very off tasting astringency here. Some malt. Avoid.
lownote (104) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a big quickly dissipating big bubbly head from bottle into pint glass. Smells malty. Also tastes malty with some caramelness and a little hop. Nice and sweet. Very drinkable. Medium mouth feel.
tectactoe (2302) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Rusty amber body, excellent clarity. Small, off-white head that fades away fast. Malty aroma of toffee, stale caramel, & a strange tart twinge. Mild graininess. Flavor is highly metallic with some red grape sweetness & almost a bit of tart apple. Mild caramel malt, cardboard, & old toffee candy. A little toasty & bready with a slight touch of floral hops in the finish. Strange cheesiness comes out with some warmth. This beer is all over the place; not a good example of an Oktoberfest. Not good in general.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Moderately bready an malty up front soma and flavor with a hint of bitterness on the back end. Not far off in style but a little bit in the tame and boring side of things..."
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where and how: b.355 ml , HT
Aroma worty, bit of wet cloth with sweet malts behind. Tad plain, lacking Noble hop feel.
Top: lighter, off-white top, some rings on glass
Base: amber .
Palate : lighter bodied, above average carbonation. A bit watery at finish.
Taste: front with caramel sweetness. Malt work lacked some refinement. Light feel of hops on top.
kramer (5095) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is a touch husky with some caramel and Munich malt, minimal hoppiness. The flavor isn’t the cleanest, given the style. It’s a little thin as well, which makes the huskiness in here even more apparent. Finishes with a touch of light bitterness on the finish. Lighter bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation and a lingering huskiness. Meh, not an especially good example of the style.
HourGlass13 (130) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with a small puffy white head. Aroma is Malty with a hint of fruit. Mildly sweet and yeasty. Caramel and malt round out the taste with little to no hop bite. A good easy drinking beer.