BeerInHeaven (493) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2017 DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
pours a light amber with a medium off white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweetish malty taste. Some noticeable hop presence. Bittersweet finish and linger. Pretty good. nohopspleez (91) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
not a great Octoberfest, but it is good. I enjoyed it thoroughly. great flavor that is appreciated in todays "hop" craftie world. wonderful kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Pretty good representation of the style. Malty and slightly sweet. Auburn color with a medium weight. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated body semi-transparent light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting malt hop aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of caramel and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again. odannyob (157) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Poured into a half-litre stein from two 12 oz. brown glass bottles (cold, but not too cold) and, on an initial taste impression, being a slight metallic; but put that observation aside and enjoy all else enjoyable with this brew, as seasonal as it may be.
hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Rated on 9-15-2017. (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized foamy off-white head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents some hops, fruity, sweet, lightly floral, and caramel malt. The flavor is light-medium bitter, fruity, caramel malt, sweet, and a semi-dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this is a light-medium bodied beer. This is an easy drinking beer with a sweet and malt finish. It is a beer that I might drink again. SwaySway (3) - - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
Very smooth and flavorful. A very Oktoberfest taste! Each sip is filled with hints of caramel and pumpkin spice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badhack (571) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Malty, bready, toasty, yeasty, herbal hops, bitter hops, fairly carbonated. A little caramel sweetnes but not enough to put you off. tapefuzz (920) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours copper-gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is spice, bread, and caramel. Taste is spice, honey, bread, and caramel. Yeasty finish. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp. StoutBeerReviews (274) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Not too bad but kinda watery and lackluster. Very nice appearance and color however.