rondphoto (3630) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear, bright, deep copper amber color, persistent 1" ivory head, strips of lace. Taste is typical of Shiner brews: clean watery malt grows huskier as it moves to a strongly carbonated swallow, moving then to a polite, lightly hopped finish. Too much fizz to drink on thirsty hot days. Otherwise, a common man’s Marzen brew.
ozzy70 (484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. From tasting on 1-11-15. Pours clear amber with small white head. Taste, sweet with some yeast.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog. Draft taster. Dark copper with small white head. Typical marzen-style malt, grains, earth, but fairly bland in execution.
tfontana (509) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow NH. Aroma is slightly grassy and malty. Transient, insignificant head with clear reddish brown color. Taste is lightly sweet maltiness but is overridden by carbonation that stings the tongue. Not a terribly strong taste but much more enjoyable after you let the beer sit in the class for a while and lose some fizz. Medium body otherwise with pleasant finish (once the carbonation is allowed to die down).
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lost rating from last fall, though I was surprised to see then that I hadn’t rated this earlier. Pours orange-amber with a thin beige head. Caramel and a bit of spice.
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden color, small head. Aroma is caramel, malts, little bit of a ricey adjunct Aroma going on. Flavor is sweet caramel, malty, light, crisp. Drinks like you’d expect, definite lager feel to it. Unremarkable.
YigSvartka (273) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper orange, transparent, few bubbles, no head. Unimpressive skunky aroma containing malt and perhaps some caramel. Wow. The taste is far superior. Smooth, medium mouthfeel, creamy. Initial slight biterness, followed by a smooth combination of malt, caramel, nutmeg spices, and finishes with a refreshing amount of hop. Fantastic, easy drinking marzen.
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: Caramel color with red highlights. Very thin head - hard to tell the color.
N: Biscuit, red licorice, grist and hay. Some hops. A bit of sulfur. I swear - it’s like a fast food bun.
T: Sweet and....sweet. more of the weird burn.
M: Light body, prickly carb.
O: Yeah. 3 misses in a row. I am disappoint. Breakside and Ayinger are so far superior.
GreatDane1632 (1161) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated from notes taken 2 Sep 2011 -- Drank at an Oktoberfest sample event. This is just slightly better than middle of the road, compared to the other brews.
George999 (339) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color, lightly carbonated, low hops, Carmel flavors and some roasted barley notes, overall it is ok