ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours an orange color with a small bubbly white head. Notes of brown sugar, maize, earthy hops, and green peas. Thinner mouthfeel, semi sweet finish. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle pours a clear copper with a fast fading white head. Sweet malt scent with a note of caramel. Taste is not interesting at all. Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
12oz bottle pours clear deep copper with quick white head. The mild aroma is sugary malts, floral hops, faint graininess, lagery yeast and a sense of spicy hops or some slightly acidic off note. The taste is similar with sugary sweetness resembling dextrose infused maltiness, some growing spice and faint sweet ester like notes. Floral and sweet lagery notes greet you into the finish. Near the end of the bottle this one has grown on me some with a mix of graininess and slight esteriness. Likely on of the better Shiner brews I’ve had to date. mchodge13 (21) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2010
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
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 (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
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
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
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 (927) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
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
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.