Shiner Oktoberfest

Shiner Oktoberfest
Shiner Oktoberfest

I was recently in Northwest Arkansas, and had a chance to pick up a six-pack of Shiner Oktoberfest.  This recipe has been brought back after a five year absence, and I’m glad they did.

It was a smooth Oktoberfest, and had a hint of burnt malt flavor. It had considerably less body than a few of my favorite Oktoberfest beers, but it was definitely drinkable.  It finished nice and sweet.

Have you tried Shiner Oktoberfest?  What was your impression?

4 Replies to “Shiner Oktoberfest”

  1. I’ve been trying to get through a six pack I bought last night. I must say that I’m not really enjoying this beer too much. Boston Beer puts out a phenomenal festbier as do many other craft breweries, but this one falls short.

    I’ll need to pick up a really solid Octoberfest beer before season is out so I’m not left with this taste in my mouth until next fall.

  2. I thought the Shiner Oktoberfest was on the better end of the festbier spectrum, but I understand why you would think it fell flat. Of course, when you’ve tried others, such as the Leine’s version, this is okay…

  3. I really like this, I have a bottle of it now. It may not be as bold as some Oktoberfests, but put your expectations about the class aside. I like the carbonation, the toasty caramel tones and the clean metallic ping. At 5.8 ABV, it ain’t no Miller Lite.

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