Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours clear golden with a large frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart wheat, banana, bread, spice. The taste is bread, citrus, banana, clove, grassy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shiner 102 Double Wheat has a very thin, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with some streaming bubbles and no lacing. The aroma is of Roman Meal bread and maybe molasses and honey. Taste is of Roman Meal brand wheat bread, honey, molasses, syrupy sweetness, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, and Shiner 102 Double Wheat finishes slick and metallic. Overall, this is a hard beer to rate and figure out, but itís still worth a try. RJT
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a dark gold color with about a half inch off-white head. The head retention is pretty good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is mostly grainy, the brew smells like sweet malt and wheat, along with some caramel and light grassy hops. The taste is just like the aroma. Itís a mostly sweet grainy taste, along with some bittering/grassy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís crisp and easy enough to drink. Overall itís an OK brew, and worth a try.
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a trade with Boutip. Perfectly clear yellow pour with small white head. Aroma is very wheaty but not in the european coriander clove way, just very sweet grain aroma. Not much hoppiness, a bit in the taste but overall quite sweet. Even the slight alcohol finish seems to bring more sweetness to the table. Palate is OK, med body with light carbonation. Didnít like this very much at all.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easy drinking wheat ale. Nice aroma and flavors. Straw in color with a thin head. Aroma was thick in wheat and grapefruit like. This was very tasty and finishes quite dry.
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoy wheat beer so this was right up my ally. Nice wheat character and not overbearing with the abv as some doubles can be (this one clocks in at just over 6%) Light enough to be a session brew but still maintains some nice flavor. Definitely worth a try.
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle - Pours clear gold and bubbly with a small white head. The aroma is grainy and lightly fruity. It tastes sweet, light, and bland. Itís not bad, really, but I give it a resounding "meh".
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Meh. Shiner seems to want to split hairs. So many of their beers tast alike. Double wheat? Double who cares. With aggressive pouring I got a small to medium sized off white head that soon settled to a very thin cover and a thicker ring around the edge and no lace. Color is a clear, rich gold amber with one bubble trail. Aroma is some malt, wet grain, yeast, bread dough, bit of fruit. Taste is similar to nose and about as interesting. Body is ok and so is carbonations. Finish is like flavor. Going towards wheat wine perhaps in alcohol, but sorely lacking in flavor. Kind of like the label though, whatever "102" means. I will drink the rest of it at least. I think.
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didnít think it was too bad of a wheat ale but thats all it was. Very plain, watery and boring.
StanMemTn (50) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A decent beer. Goes down clean, if somewhat forgettably. I appreciate the gesture of a different style Shiner with each anniversary; this appreciation probably leads me to inflate the score a bit.