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RATINGS: 383   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a largely clear orange/copper with 1 finger head with small to moderate lacing. Fresh toasted hops, metallic Some pine hops and astringent flavors. Mildly sweet up front, then abruptly turns bitter. Moderate carbonation, medium to full body. Sticky mouthfeel. Medium astringent finish. Not a bad beer. Definitely not your classic oktoberfest, but still pretty good.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrunkSanta410 (654) - 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 (2939) - 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 (174) - 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 (182) - 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 (2277) - 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 (611) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. 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.


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