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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Here in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070), we’re suckers for tradition. Which is why this classic Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops. It’s our way of honoring our ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with. So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
For some reason I wanted to like this. Felt almost betrayed. And as much as I wanted to like it, I was also suspicious, but had been told it was okay. Guess it is okay, but thin to my tastes and with a weird finish that makes me wonder what combination of malts/hops were used. This is one style that I’m particularly judgmental about and am possibly being more forgiving than my description appears.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2005 Sudsy, cream-white head that faded to a persistent film and brass-colored body with medium carbonation. Medium-light toast, some sweet caramel, and DMS in the aroma. Medium-low sweetness in the flavor with some mildly harsh graininess and notes of bitter black tea and cooked squash skin. Not something I would choose to drink again. Thanks for the winner Stan. ;)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Wow, is this ever watery, fizzy, and dull. Smells/tastes artificial. Yikes. Drain pour...not in a repulsive way, just...this is like...imitation beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonwamsley (3) - Norton, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2005 does not count
I really liked it. I’ve been a fan of anything Shiner for a while. Itt had a good aftertaste and the aroma I thought was nice. It definately isn’t my favorite beer but I would drink it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Pours a nice enough looking yellow-orange beer with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt or wildflower honey. Notes of pine and spruce. Way dry on the palate. Too bitter for style, but quite quaffable. A good effort.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Clear, pale amber appearance; slim, whitish head. Soft, malty aroma...actually, more vegetal than anything else. And all-in-all flat. Taste: a mess in the mouth, a convoluted collection of oddments, and none of them too pleasant. A hotness at the front, a glimmer of malt that fades off the palate, a faint flurry of hops that, too, dies in a quick. If they meant to make a marzen, the malt’s too lean, and the balance way out of wack. It’s nothing you could call complex, just a ...a trainwreck. Cooked veggies dominates the flavor, and that’s not good. Medium-ish body, long, yet unhappy finish. A struggles to get the entire contents down the throat. Eh...why bother, time to trade this in for a better brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Poured a clear golden color. Typical sweet caramel malty aroma. Flavor continued the aroma but was also a little tart. Light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pour is light caramel amber with a small white head...smell is a little sweet with molasses and grain...taste is a little sweet and metallic turning strangely metallic sour bitter...interesting...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Not a bad beer from Shiner, easily their best - but stylewise it’s not a great marzen. Good, but not great. Appearance is clear light copper hued with a perfect white head. Smells a bit grainy, some festive corn or hay with some brown sugar scents... a bit sour in the nose and on the tongue but I expect a little bit of that. Flavor is a bit light, some honey, grains, hay, light corn. Not bad, but there’s a bit of a sour, skunky flavor even in brand new bottles, so that’s where this beer suffers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Large, white, foamy head. Copper-orange color. Grains and grass in the nose, as well as malts. Flavorful, w/ a lagers crispness. Little spicy w/ a little lemon citus. Not a bad beer, esp. compared to shiners other ’specials’. I’ll look forward to their next offerings.


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