Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of slight malt, spice, cardboard. Light gold in color with bright head. Simple but nice traditional October fest taste.
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a orange/golden with a large khaki head. Big lager yeast aroma with light caramel malt underneath. Big yeast flavor, caramel malt, taste like non sweet maple syrup, light bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent, highly drinkable, one of the better Marzen’s I’ve tried. Yeast and hop bitterness stand out over malts. Nice!
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A big sweet malty sweet nose. The flavor is sweet caramel, toast, fresh fruity noble hops. Smooth. Very sweet. OK.
coachd (563) - Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of caramel, malt sweetness and is slightly spicy. Very pretty light Crimson color with a white fluffy head. Nice caramel taste with a refreshing aftertaste. Palate is ideal for the style. I really liked this one and Oktoberfest isn't always my favorite type of beer. Why the low ratings?
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weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light Amber with no head. Aroma is caramel malt, light body, no carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is caramel malt and herbal hops.
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium amber pour. Above normal head volume, normal retention and lacing.
Light nose of biscuit and caramel with just a hint of herbal hop.
Light medium body with a fairly smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The finish is clean with a bit of crispness.
The flavor profile is quite good. It is clean, slightly complex and very well balanced. It begins with a grainy biscuit that has caramel underneath. Sweetness is present, but very subtle. The middle brings a light herbal hop flavor and light bitterness. Throughout is a nice biscuit cracker note in the background. The finish is slow fade of toasty malt with a touch of herbal hops.
bhenning (19) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Real nice orange amber autumn color and good foamy pour. Aroma is mild. Tastes of nuts and caramel. Tastes great in a cold mug.
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beer_rookie (381) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with about one finger reddish-beige head. Nice thick lacing. Well carbonated. Decent lacing retention.
Aroma is bready. Pretty heavily malty, I can taste the malt through the nose. Smells sweet, but not hoppy.
Taste is right away sweet malty. Toffee sweet. Maybe just a touch too sweet, but a short lived but potent hop punch right at the end. There’s also a touch of lime maybe in there?
Mouthfeel is light to medium. It has a dry finish. Again, slightly bitter.
Overall, it’s pretty good. Not impressive, but better than the other Shiner beers that I’ve had. I guess it’s worth a shot, but I wouldn’t bother calling around to see if you could find it.
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Amber pour, white head, average retention. Aroma is grain, light caramel malt, faint toast. Taste is toast, light caramel, grain. Not much flavor. Like a shiner bock with more malt. Medium body, high carbonation. Way below Average in this style.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer, as typical with Shiner beers, has a very malt forward flavor and a slightly bitter hopped finish. This particular marzen seems a little weak and over-carbonated.