Beer Review - Shiner Oktoberfest
Brewery: Spoetzl (Shiner)
Here is what we thought:
Appearance: Copper colored. Filtered and clear. Two-finger tall head - which was an off-white or beige color. Visually there was a lot of carbonation.
Smell: Yeast. Doughy, banana bread.
Taste: Very metallic. Like putting a penny in your mouth and it overwhelms the other flavors. As the beer opened up after about 15 minutes the metallic taste disappated slightly, but it was still in the finish. Tastes of bread and clove spice.
Mouthfeel: Effervescent and dry.
Drinkability: Light to medium bodied. Tastes lighter than the color of the beer would make you think. Again, very effervescent and almost a little sharp and lowers the drinkability.
Verdict: Lacks depth and character. The metallic taste was over-whelming. This is not a good showing from Shiner and I was glad when I finished. Would not purchase again.