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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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input_cords (2) - Yorba Linda, California, USA - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
Poured into a glass from 12oz bottle. Fragrant aroma and amber appearance are pretty much what you'd expect from an Oktoberfest-Märzen beer. Taste is slightly less sweet than others I've tried, but the flavor lingers on the palate a bit - probably meant to be paired with food. Surprisingly resilient head and just enough carbonation to keep things going throughout the drinking duration. However, being a Shiner beer, made in Shiner, TX, whose aquifer is full of incredibly hard water, this one still has hints of that peculiar Shiner taste, so if you were put off by Shiner Bock for that reason you may want to look elsewhere.

5
babygurl2 (11) - Bartlesville, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2017
I really liked it. It reminded me of a fall day it was crisp and delicious.

2.9
Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Draft. Pours light copper with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Light bread malt with caramel and some honey notes.

3
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Ide say it's the bare bone minimum that meets the requirements to be an Oktoberfest. It's basic, no frills. Might be decent on tap but bottled is average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 oz bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours lightly hazy burnt orange with a medium off white head that reduces quickly. Aroma is toast, caramel malt, some sort of fruits. The taste is caramel malts, bready, spice, a bit thin. Lighter and easy drinking.

3.4
poisoneddwarf (2688) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is chalk, generic beer, caramel, hay, vague whiff of vomit. Pours clear copper with a one finger off-white head that falls into a skiff pretty quick; the skiff lasts, Bartholemew! Taste is sweet, toasty, grassy hop bitter. Not too bad, considering the bland/off-putting aroma.

3.3
Grumpy55G (2) - Lansing, USA - NOV 9, 2016 does not count
12 oz. bottle, no date or alcohol percentage. Tasted pretty good, I don’t like caramel malts, but the off-putting was minimal. Clear in the brown bottle, I know it must have been near the outdate, because it was on clearance. Better than most Oktoberfest(s), no aftertaste.

3
ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle courtesy of the Giestings; no bottle date that I can find. Aroma: Caramel in near balance with spicy bread, a little peanutty; reminds me a bit of Abita’s Mardi Gras Bock in some sense. Appearance: Transparent copper body with soft carbonation holding up a foamy tan head that settles into a thick ring. Flavor: Caramel loaf with peanut butter spread; more spiciness than you’d expect towards the finish, which actually has some measurable bitterness. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Huh. It’s a little unrefined, but it’s actually fairly good despite some shortcomings. A fun surprise.

2.9
radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle into pint glass, bubbly clear golden-hued amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, hay and light green apple-like fruitiness. Taste adds roasty malt, malt, graininess, honey, grass and light earthy hop bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate-heavy carbonation, crisp, just a tad dry with clean earthy toast finish. Pretty solid oktoberfest as an even better price.

2.9
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Light malt/bread aroma, minimal head, light to medium carbonation. Golden color. Light malt taste with hop presence throughout. Palate tips towards hops. Finishes fairly clean.


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