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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhenning (14) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Real nice orange amber autumn color and good foamy pour. Aroma is mild. Tastes of nuts and caramel. Tastes great in a cold mug. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (152) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours a copper color with about one finger reddish-beige head. Nice thick lacing. Well carbonated. Decent lacing retention.

Aroma is bready. Pretty heavily malty, I can taste the malt through the nose. Smells sweet, but not hoppy.

Taste is right away sweet malty. Toffee sweet. Maybe just a touch too sweet, but a short lived but potent hop punch right at the end. There’s also a touch of lime maybe in there?

Mouthfeel is light to medium. It has a dry finish. Again, slightly bitter.

Overall, it’s pretty good. Not impressive, but better than the other Shiner beers that I’ve had. I guess it’s worth a shot, but I wouldn’t bother calling around to see if you could find it.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrunkSanta410 (656) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Amber pour, white head, average retention. Aroma is grain, light caramel malt, faint toast. Taste is toast, light caramel, grain. Not much flavor. Like a shiner bock with more malt. Medium body, high carbonation. Way below Average in this style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
This beer, as typical with Shiner beers, has a very malt forward flavor and a slightly bitter hopped finish. This particular marzen seems a little weak and over-carbonated.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (175) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. From tasting on 1-11-15. Pours clear amber with small white head. Taste, sweet with some yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Draft taster. Dark copper with small white head. Typical marzen-style malt, grains, earth, but fairly bland in execution.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfontana (184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
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).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2288) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (612) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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.


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