RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a sweet fruit malt with grain and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a bready malt and metallic finish. Not much going on with this marzen from Shiner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color with a quickly fading head. Aroma of caramel malts and light hops. Taste is of caramel, bread, metal and some hazelnut. Prickly carbonation and low-medium bodied. Pretty basic, but not too bad overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Very light amber, really thick head with big bubbles - goes away quickly. Taste is a bit of roasted malt, but very light. Not much flavor or bitterness. Seems to be an Oktoberfest for the masses.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttutony (886) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Some caramel flavors on the palate. Finishes dry. Fairly standard Shiner fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5371) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Clear amber with a cream head. Nose is caramel, dirty socks, and malts. Thin on the palate, flavor is caramel malts and water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
llcooldave (1206) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Good clear coppery orange color with nice lacing. Malty sweet flavor with some herbal hops presence. Slight alcohol & herbal hops fruit aroma. Overall its average at best but still drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner-style glass it formed a thick white head that dissipated quickly, leaving plenty of lacing. Color is on the tan side of amber. It’s aroma is light, bright and clean, but smells primarily of light malt. It is very light in body and has a slightly tangy flavor with hints of grass and a mild bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Pours golden amber, aroma caramel, bread, and alcohol. Medium sweetness dominated by vienna malt. Light bodied, thin texture, and low carbonation bring points down. A malty beer but trades in a potentially good beer with a watery palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
i remember actually kinda not minding the 96 Shiner, this is nothing like it .. . dirty caramel socks in the nose.. . weak and muddled, like a "mr beer" brew, which seems to be what all shiner beers are made on these days .. . ya, i’m gonna pay you to draw all over my shoes??, dumb whore...
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2006 Total Score: 3
Ok, took a while to get here in houston but its here so shudup..i like this shiner beer, one of the better shiners , has a muddled sweet bitter taste thats needs more sweetness than odd bitterness, good but a tad expensive for the sub par brew you get, don’t get me wrong ...very good for a first try by shiner by compared to real german oktobers , sub par....recommended if in texas on a hot day though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Dark and malty. I remember this as the first beer of their "yearly countdown". I had no idea for 2 years why it was named 96, but I do recall that I liked it, as with all Shiners.

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