They describe it as follows:
“Style: This festive Marzen-style seasonal has a deep amber color and slightly toasted flavor. The initial rich malty aroma and sweetness fades to a moderately dry, hoppy finish.
Back Story: First introduced to the Shiner family as our 96 Anniversary Brew, this Marzen-style brew has regained popularity among Shiner and Oktoberfest drinkers alike. It’s connection to tradition and celebration makes it a great fit for the Shiner seasonal portfolio.”
What I, with my limited beer vocabulary and my less that sensitive palate can say is: it is medium brown in colour, with a light brown head. It’s defnitely not as sweet nor as full bodied as the stout I had previously, but smooth. I personally couldn’t taste as much hops and “rich malty aroma“, but I agree with “a moderately dry […] finish.”
I drank it from a glass that is described as an “ale glass”, but I think it could really be used for this type of beer, too.
- Let the Beer-Tasting Begin (pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com)
- Beer Tasting (1) (pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com)
- Beer Advocate: Märzen (beeradvocate.com)
- German Beer Institute: Märzen (germanbeerinstitute.com)