tcane7 (1324) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clean amber with one finger of off-white head and mild lace. Nose of malts, caramel, butter. Medium body. Smooth and malty.
Snrphnx (24) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fairly bland for both a Shiner and an Octoberfest/Marzenbier. Slight spiced aroma does not translate into taste. Slight hops bittering arriving mid-late in taste and a slight malty sweetness after swallow. Expected more, drinkable but not celebration worthy.
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DrSilverworm (3974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white head. A couple loose dots of lace. Stronger, but sort of crisp carbonation. Lighter body. Caramel malt, and a more peppery flavor. Moderate sweet taste. Satisfying oktoberfest, despite the carbonation being a bit more pronounced than I prefer. Was very nice to enjoy with my sandwich.
jandd1983 (1872) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. It poured a clear copper/orange color with a white head. The aroma was of malt, caramel and a bit of hops. It had a light body. The taste was of sweet caramel malt character and mild hops in the background. The finish was sweet and malty. Nice.
rangerred (779) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light copper with a one finger fluffy white head. Surprisingly good head retention and lacing.
Smell has a definite metallic note along with some corn and cooked vegetables. A little toast and caramel as well but it is definitely in the background.
The flavor is about as bad as the aroma. More metal followed by nasty old corn. Followed by caramel and toffee and a little toasted malt. A silky sweetness along with a watery mouthfeel. Bitterness is on the very light side.
Overall, a pretty poor example of the style. Not a good beer from Shiner either. Really one to just avoid.
kdm1984 (559) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to the aroma - some earth and sweet malt. Mild malt flavor with a little toast in the finish. Easy drinker. Standard Oktoberfest - not much going on here, but fits the style and isn’t bad.
drdisque (454) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a crappy sports bar. Pours slightly cloudy orange. Good sweet vanilla and creamy malt flavor. Mild hop kick. Well balanced. Pretty nice Oktoberfest.
BigBodyBenz (42) - Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not true to what a Oktoberfest beer should taste like at all. It’s a very bland entry with no true flavor throughout except some sweet malt which tasted funny and finished like a very light lager. There’s nothing truly festive about this beer that I found.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is a bready malt with spices. Overall just ok.
mike5326 (461) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Clear carbonated golden orange color, short lived small white head. Musty butter smell. Mild hops butter flavor astringent finish.