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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
btbullard (8) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008 does not count
Maybe the best SHINER yet. Too bad you can’t get it ever again. Proud to say I got a few before they were gone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy06 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2005 does not count
An excellent addition for the shiner family. Light, yet full of flavor with a slight sweetness. Once, its gone, its gone a great way to start the celebration

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner 96 Marzen-Style 96th Anniversary Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV?--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Tight mild lace head. Clear bright thin dark golden color. Mild hop malt front. Crisp tangy Bavarian Fest malty rich dry sweet toasted caramel cream cherry nut body. Crisp mild hop spice end. A Prost! Sampled 11/2/2005.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snargles (23) - wouldntyouliketoknow, Maine, USA - NOV 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 By far the best Shiner I’ve had..the 97 is an o.k. black lager,the 98 is decent..but they stumbled upon a minor masterpiece w/this one a few years back to open their annvrsry line... a sweet,almost spicy maple flavor that was truly original.Here’s hoping they bring this back full-time,it puts the rest of their output to shame

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Savory, soy sauce nose. Small head. Lighter body. Clear caramel appearance. Very balanced. Warming, soothing flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HueyBryan (40) - Rotan, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2007
(Over a year ago..) What I remember about this beer was its nice aroma and a hint of sweetness, followed by a faint caramel aftertaste. I hope when they hit 100 they bring these back as regular yearly tradition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Poured a clear, dark golden color. Nice full head. Aroma of some caramel malt some grains. Lite sweetness, lite bitter, Med body, Slightly creamy palate. Ave carbonation. This is very nice oktoberfest beer. Probably one of better ones that i’ve tried. Full flavored for the style. Crisp and nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (141) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
loved it ,,,, my oct-fest home brew was close ,,,,,but this is good stuff,,,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnotherHahn (2) - - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
Enjoyable beer. Typical color, low carbonation (drinks like a Guinness in that regard), little head retention, even with a sloppy pour. But it makes up with flaws with a full taste, not watery, sweet in the front, not too hoppy in the back. As far as a US beer trying to to be a German Märzen, this did fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Courtesy of AndrewM <P> Aroma of buttered yams. Light orange color capped by a massive fuffly, white head. Very nice sweet malty profile with a bit of a sweet buttery (again) vegtal mash finish. I rather liked this and am suprised byt he low rating. I think it is a very tasty and distinct Marzen.

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