Shiner Oktoberfest - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Shiner Oktoberfest is a light amber colored beer with a clear body. The beer has a nose that combines caramel malt and bread. A good pour creates a nice head of foam that sticks around for a while and even leaves some legs on your glass.
Taste- wise, Shiner Oktoberfest offers few surprises. Flavors like caramel, toasted malts, bread, and light herbal/earthy hops comprise most of the flavor profile. The body of the beer is medium and the taste is sweet overall. It is a more direct, less complex beer, but it still pretty nice and very drinkable.
What I find most interesting about Shiner Oktoberfest is its ability to offer a crisp, refreshing marzen without going too far in any direction. Yes, the beer is sweeter overall, but there is still enough hop character to remind you of its presence. The hops are herbal in nature with some earthy notes, but they remain in check, more than balanced by the malty component. However, no single flavor is all that dominant and there is nothing extreme. The beer isn’t very complex, but it still manages to refresh and intrigue.
Shiner products are not known for their amazing, memorable flavor and Shiner Oktoberfest is no different. However, it is better tasting and fuller bodied than other Shiner beer and its crisp, highly drinkable personality make it a good choice when you want the taste of marzen but want something a little easier on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2012 04:52:58 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The Shiner Oktoberfest beer was a good beer. I really enjoyed tge aroma of the beer, I also enjoyed the taste of this beer. I liked that it had a strong smell to it. I also really enjoyed the taste of the beer, it had some what of a heavy taste. At least to me it did but I liked and enjoyed this beer. I have always liked shiner beers.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 23:08:34 | More by jaredtp
Shiner Oktoberfest from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.