dbhenry (116) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This lager is distinctive, much more flavorful than most lagers, with a deep color and an average head. Delicious malt taste is well-balanced with the hops. It is clearly a step above most of the Shiner beers that I have enjoyed.
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma. A good looking clack beer with no head. It has a mild malty flavor that goes down smooth.
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Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
3/10/2014. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with dark fruit, caramel. Medium carbonation. Light on flavor.
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pirini’s Ranch. Pours a deep brownish black with thin off white lacing. Aroma is thin sweet malt, light bread and vague hop. Mouthfeel is thin and lightly carbonated with notes of sweet malt, light grain and a vague hop character. Not smokey or roasty at all.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. dark brown with small head. roasted malt and light sweetness. fairly eh.
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml Botte Pours a dark brown beer, clear it seems, with a minimal sized light beige head. Coffee and roasted malts in the aroma, some dried fruits, and a touch of dark chocolate. A bit too carbonated I think, medium bodied and soft on the palate, quite dry as well, but with some sweetness. Not very bitter, some roasted malts kind of bitterness though. The flavor has roasted malts, dark chocolate, some dried fruits and coffee, both initially and in the end
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks zvikar. Clear and very dark brown, off white film. A little roast and dark fruit aroma, slightly roasty, mildly sweet taste. Light body, well-carbonated, a little roasty finish.
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
very interesting beer....pour is black ...great head....reminds me if guinness for some reason.. enjoyable ...i would drink again.
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Coffee, cocoa, sugar, roasty, smokey.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Cocoa, smokey, coffee, slightly malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smokey finish.
O- I was surprised with this one. I honestly wasn’t expecting much but the flavor was more complex and deeper than imagined. A solid beer from a brewery that predates Prohibition. Certainly something to be said for that. Odd they celebrate their 97th anniversary instead of waiting for 100th, but a great celebration beer, nonetheless.
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear deep reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit sugary, with some dark bread and light roasty notes. Sweetish flavor, mildly roasty, with caramel, nutty notes and a drier finish. Light to medium-bodied.