tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sampled at Lunar Brewing Co., and poured to a hi-ball glass from a 12 oz. bottle with a whisky/amber color, and modest, white head foam that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and deposited some light dots & dashes of lacing on the sides. The nose was a bit of syrupy sweetness, a touch of caramel, and some herbal hints. The flavor was light grain, again some light caramel, and light hop bitterness. The body was on the light side of medium. Not high on my preferred Marzen list, but okay. crajun (1261) - , Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 re-rate 10/14 kept 3.5 rating. good beer for warm October; ...............................DAMN; shocked at how much I liked this; might be my favorite shiner (along with the original); shared with TRex Scott. golden brown pour. great malty taste - not too sweet; med mouthfeel; slight hops to balance - good solid beer while weather is warm; will try another... FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours golden with a small white froth. Aroma is sweet grains, a touch bready, some honey, biscuit. Flavor follows suit with sweet grain, bread, honey picking up an astringent metallic character and some hay before finishing sweet and a touch candyish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Fairly bland 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Weird beer. Has a muted dulling effect, alcohol and weird corn flavor, light metallic finish. Light cinnamon flavor in the finish, but the upfront taste is just substandard, boozy. deyholla (12228) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of malts with bread and grain with a bit of light flora. Flavor is full of bread and sweet grains with a bit of caramel coming out in the finish. Quite one dimensional and sweet.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
Spciy, somewhat nutty flavor. Medium-sized head. Not spectacular, but drinkable. wlajwl (7065) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Typical American-style Oktoberfest in that there’s a spice to it that I think shouldn’t be there. Otherwise relatively thin, not exceptional. crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2016 12 oz brown twist off bottle.
It pours an orange/amber with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates with no lace. A very unworthy appearance for this beer style.
The smell is weak, there is some caramel and nuttiness but not much.
The flavor is very odd. It is a mix of helles lager and some other flavor. I can’t pinpoint it, almost like raw leaf. The hops in this one are terrible. There is a cutting sweetness that also isn’t appealing.
The mouthfeel isn’t that bad, but it isn’t that great, this beer jsut confuses me with its mediocrity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2010 01:25:21
355ml twist off. Lighter amber pour, fluffy whtie head. Aroma has a bit of lemon lime soda, extremely light and vaguely malty. Flavor is pretty inoffensive, light malt, light hops, ntohgin here... gururyan (728) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Poured from bottle and a little disappointed to say the least. I thought this lacked much body and heft for an Oktoberfest. bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Decent try at a distinctive German style, but just falls short, needs to be lifted a couple of notches up in flavor to get there.