mchodge13 (21) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Not a bad Oktoberfest but nothing inspiring. Transparent and amber appearance, not very enticing aroma, decent flavor, and a nice palate. Aroma: cereal, resin, leaves. Appearance: amber, clear, white foam. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz pours a crystal clear honey orange with a nice near-two-finger white head, slightly sticky. Aroma is fairly plain with light caramel, light nutty notes, and something a little goofy...a sort of metallic twist at the end. Flavor is similarly plain, with just a bit of malty caramel and toasted nuts, almost a thinned-down marzen. Thinness of flavor may simply be due to a slightly watery mouthfeel. Nothing bad here, but there are better inexpensive marzens.
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at GABF, 9-18-2010. Light amber color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Tastes the same as the aroma. Was hoping for more, but not bad.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind tasting on 09/26/2010. Clear golden body with a sweet toasty malt aroma. Spicy hop flavor with light malty sweetness and a dry finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light amber color with a thin off white head. Faint nutty, malty and grassy aromas. Very bland, malty flavor with a slightly bitter, nutty finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Doesn’t compare well to others within the style.
rader58 (895) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear, light honey color. Aroma is very faint, but has hints of grain and molasses. Flavor is grain, nuts and a little molasses. Not a very robust or flavorful Mårzen. Very weak and watery without much of the toasted or molasses flavor.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. brown bottle. A golden brown beer with an OK head. Full carbonation. It actually looks good in the glass. The aroma is malty, almost earthy, and a musty scent that is not too pleasing. The taste is a very refreshing malty beer with a slightly creamy finish and has a slight taste of cocoa.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice easy to drink Oktoberfest from Shiner. Smooth, malty, refreshing, straightforward.
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of spices... Flavor is watery and bland, very little flavor, maybe a hint of malts and spices... Poor effort
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Nose is malt, light caramel, and a touch of apple pie filling. Pours a really pretty red-amber with a thin, quick-dissipating head. Flavor is not at all sweet, and there’s an odd metallic overtone that clashes with what I expect from a Marzen. Carbonation is too too prickly. Meh.