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RATINGS: 377   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear orange color, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is soft, basic caramel malts. Medium-light bodied. Finish is just the faintest hint of German hops, slightly medicinal/metallic. Nothing to find fault with here, pretty comparable to authentic German brews of the same style. Palatable enough for a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2048) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (372) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (159) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1107) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Amber in color, lightly carbonated, low hops, Carmel flavors and some roasted barley notes, overall it is ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (261) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Can. Typical malty aroma and flavor for Marzen. Not bad, but not complex or exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Medium amber color light head. Aromas medium malty(carmel, toffee) and light grassy undertones. Flavors the same as aromas. Light to medium sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Bavarian Bottle Shop) Helen, GA.
Clear deep golden colour with a tiny white head. Bready malt, bouillon and some mild saltiness in the aroma. Weird. The flavour is dry hops, sweetish malt, cookies and dryness. Malty. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1829) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Had at an open bar at a conference in Texas. I really only drank it for the bottle cap for my collection. It was sweet and sort of watery, but it wasn’t offensive. Not terrible.

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