taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light amber, really thick head with big bubbles - goes away quickly. Taste is a bit of roasted malt, but very light. Not much flavor or bitterness. Seems to be an Oktoberfest for the masses.
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some caramel flavors on the palate. Finishes dry. Fairly standard Shiner fare.
mar (5198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a cream head. Nose is caramel, dirty socks, and malts. Thin on the palate, flavor is caramel malts and water.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Good clear coppery orange color with nice lacing. Malty sweet flavor with some herbal hops presence. Slight alcohol & herbal hops fruit aroma. Overall its average at best but still drinkable.
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner-style glass it formed a thick white head that dissipated quickly, leaving plenty of lacing. Color is on the tan side of amber. It’s aroma is light, bright and clean, but smells primarily of light malt. It is very light in body and has a slightly tangy flavor with hints of grass and a mild bitter aftertaste.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Pours golden amber, aroma caramel, bread, and alcohol. Medium sweetness dominated by vienna malt. Light bodied, thin texture, and low carbonation bring points down. A malty beer but trades in a potentially good beer with a watery palate.
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
i remember actually kinda not minding the 96 Shiner, this is nothing like it .. . dirty caramel socks in the nose.. . weak and muddled, like a "mr beer" brew, which seems to be what all shiner beers are made on these days .. . ya, i’m gonna pay you to draw all over my shoes??, dumb whore...
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2006 Total Score: 3
Ok, took a while to get here in houston but its here so shudup..i like this shiner beer, one of the better shiners , has a muddled sweet bitter taste thats needs more sweetness than odd bitterness, good but a tad expensive for the sub par brew you get, don’t get me wrong ...very good for a first try by shiner by compared to real german oktobers , sub par....recommended if in texas on a hot day though!
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and malty. I remember this as the first beer of their "yearly countdown". I had no idea for 2 years why it was named 96, but I do recall that I liked it, as with all Shiners.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner 96 Marzen-Style 96th Anniversary Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV?--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Tight mild lace head. Clear bright thin dark golden color. Mild hop malt front. Crisp tangy Bavarian Fest malty rich dry sweet toasted caramel cream cherry nut body. Crisp mild hop spice end. A Prost! Sampled 11/2/2005.
kidmartinek (4570) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank one of these ive been saving. A reasonably dark amber pour with a grain sweet malty nose. thin white head. Flavor is very rich malt (caramel?) and mouthfeel is pretty tame. Finish is powerful and aftertate lingers with the strong malt. a very smooth, strong malt beer.