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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7976) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Aroma is sweet and caramelly. Big light beige head on a light orange/copper body. Tastes similar to other maerzens ive had, sweet, caramelly, and a bitter metallic finish. Mouthfeel was medium, carbonation low. Not great, but not bad by any means.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 5, 2005
bottle-pours golden orange with a soapy off-white head. toasted grains, rye and light fruityness on the nose, which suprised me how authentic this beer is, since its a shiner beer for that matter. Sweet and earthy flavores with a very dirty finish (earth), but not in the badly brewed sense of dirty. long finish of toasted malts, earth, carmel malts and light grassy hops. not bad for a shiner beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Poured an amber color with a short head and weak lacing. Caramely aroma with a touch of butter warming. Light bodied with caramel malt and a hint of bakers chocolate in the flavor, lightly bitter in the finish. Kind of skinny but clean and fresh tasting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Light orange with small white head. Better than I expected and actually liked to more than the Sam Adams version. Decent Oktoberfest.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2070) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 27, 2005
clear tan orange with a thin white grey head. sweet cotton candy aroma that is very malty. rough grain taste at first that lingers even after. in fact rough grain is the primary flavor hop finish that is interesting. kind of citrusy with caramel and a bit earthy.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2005
clear, deep orange/golden color, too light for the style, head is off-white. nose is moderately doughy, slightly caramelly. flavor is slightly citrusy and a bit toasty in the finish and aftertaste. not nearly enough substance to this example of an O’fest.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle. Light orange body with a film of bubbles. Nose-sweet malt, sawdust. Taste-black pepper, citrus, wood, slight acid, soy sauce, and unrefined sugar. Bitter weird aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bronze color with a moderate, mostly diminishing, somewhat fizzy beige colored head. Aromas of caramel, dry malt, sulfur, mild floral and light fruit aromas. Not very clean and toasty for an marzen. Although it does say marzen-style ale? My history is likely off, but aren’t marzens, lagers that are made in March and stored and cellared until the fall. So was this an ale made and march and aged until now? Fairly thin and spritzy in feel. Mild toffee and somewhat nutty in flavor. Really not to bad, but the thinness in body make this a nutty amber ale.


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