From the website:
“Brewed in the traditional Doppelbock-style, this mildly-spiced toasted-caramel ale is arguably one of the tawniest lagers around. It is a malt beer brewed for consumption and sometimes dubbed as ‘liquid bread’ since monks developed this style of beer to help them fast during the Lenten season. The Commemorator is as rich and robust as the 100 years of Shiner heritage it represents. Available for a limited time only through the end of 2009. Savor a pint while you can.”
The beer poured well with a nice head, but it didn’t last all that long. The aroma was nice and malty, but it wasn’t an overpowering smell. The color is a rich amber with carbonation constantly bubbling to the surface.
Mmm, the first taste is smooth and sweet. I like that the malt is not overpowering. The sweetness is there, but it’s not too sweet. There’s very little aftertaste, so it’s hard to put this beer down. I kind of want to keep drinking it.
This is a very easy beer to drink, especially if you like your beers a bit maltier. It’s not something that I’d have, mmm, more than two in a night because I like a little bitter in my beer, but malt lovers could pound this down all night.