rjplumer (458) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild malt aroma. Head clears quick. Smooth malt taste. Clean finish. Rich clear light brown with a hint of amber. Mild sourness but finish feels clean. Another fine brew from Shiner.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid Oktoberfest, clean, lacking any flaws and brewed specifically to style. Medium bodied with a forward bready malt presence. Hops are there for balance and do a good job of keeping the malt sweetness from taking off. Pours a light amber with a dense two finger off white head. At 5.7%, perhaps not sessionable, but still an easy quaffer and good choice for pairing with pub grub.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep caramel amber color with big off white head that clings to the glass, sweet and malty aroma, herbal and bitter to start, more malty and caramelly finish. Shiner is good but nothing spectacular.
hitit345 (22) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Marzen. Sweet malt aroma. Very light amber appearance. Sharp bitter initial taste, not a fan of front taste. Improves as it approaches back of tongue.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, screw top. Nose is lightly toasted, caramel, touch of Munich. Slightly airy, earthy and lightly green-woody hops with stronger citrus. Pours a transparent dull copper with almost no carbonation, still manages a soapy beige head. Taste is sweet but not cloying, very minor malt character but somewhat juicy, good mild citrus from the hops that cuts through, finishes bready. Very lightly spicy, a little unclean, touch airy, light-medium body. Some flaws but has good balance and excellent drinkability/repeatability.
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper with a minimal head. Faint caramel malts in the nose and some yeast. Fair amount of malts in the flavor and not much of a detectable hop presence. Drinkable but forgettable.
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a medium diminishing beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of toast, caramel, grass, nuts. Light body, smooth and creamy. Mildly sweet, a hint of citrus, lingering mild bitter finish. Very drinkable.
beastmaster (332) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber color. Head is a little off white but has good foam. Nice spicy aroma, nutmeg, caramel, d sugar, and malt. Medium bodied well rounded spiced beer. Not bitter, refreshing.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the Oktoberfest tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 8/28/14. Clear amber to copper pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight apricot. Grainy malt and caramel flavor with a slight noble hop finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a glossy brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated within a light foamy lacing.
There was a deep sweet dark malt going on in my nose.
The taste was extremely sweet and malty, caramel malts and a bready / biscuity arrangement persisted.
On the palate, this sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. The carbonation was slightly there but still mainly light. The carbonation was somewhat subdued.
Overall, decent for the style, and not bad to me, would I have again, perhaps....