edgallow (2106) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt, grain and spice. Taste of caramel malt and a hint of spice.
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bob_w (321) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a slightly sweet malt note. Clear copper/amber color. Not much hop flavor or bitterness. Somewhat watery malt character. A tannic finishing note.
basaywhat (51) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Clear carbonated golden orange color, short lived small white head. Some malty flavor a few hops. Not that great.
rproff78 (89) - - SEP 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay. I have had much better Oktoberfest beers. Still not bad bit I don't think that I would buy it again.
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey and barley malt nose, dried leaves. Clear orange, medium head, modest lacing. Honey and cereal grain. Medium body, easy carbonation. Nice balance and pleasant intensity for a lager. Impressive offering from Shiner.
ryrpat (124) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the best from shiner but isn't saying much based on other offerings. I actually like this but it lacked that finishing flavor and fell just a bit flat and bland on the dinish
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johnnnniee (2318) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Harvest Market.
Clear golden color decent white head. Rich sweet bready pilsner with a light metallic sharpness. Earthy hop bite not rich and malty enough for the style. I could drink these, but there are much better examples of the style out there.
solidfunk (4029) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty foul in the best of estimations. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Very off tasting astringency here. Some malt. Avoid.
lownote (84) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a big quickly dissipating big bubbly head from bottle into pint glass. Smells malty. Also tastes malty with some caramelness and a little hop. Nice and sweet. Very drinkable. Medium mouth feel.
tectactoe (1941) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Rusty amber body, excellent clarity. Small, off-white head that fades away fast. Malty aroma of toffee, stale caramel, & a strange tart twinge. Mild graininess. Flavor is highly metallic with some red grape sweetness & almost a bit of tart apple. Mild caramel malt, cardboard, & old toffee candy. A little toasty & bready with a slight touch of floral hops in the finish. Strange cheesiness comes out with some warmth. This beer is all over the place; not a good example of an Oktoberfest. Not good in general.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Moderately bready an malty up front soma and flavor with a hint of bitterness on the back end. Not far off in style but a little bit in the tame and boring side of things..."