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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Handcrafted from two special varieties of hops and a blend of rich imported malts to make this the darkest lager possible.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2007
i gotta tell ya, this beer right when i smelled it and tasted it, it brought back many memories of a beer at a baseball game. really nice, probably received a little higher because of that. However on its own it would have received high marks.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. What a sad looking little beer. Looks like your average dark honey lager. Medium ring of bubbles, mildly effervescent, unimpressive. Nose-thick adjuncty macro nose. Taste-medium sweet, macro staleness, adjuncty, medium CO2, corny, moderately sweet. The taste is better than the nose or appearance, but this is nothing to write home about. Just a strong lager, nothing more.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2007
This deep golden lager has "a blend of rich imported malts to make this the darkest lager possible". Apparently the brewers don’t get around much, because it’s barely a couple of tones darker than the typical BMC. The aroma is faint, pale malt with an earthy hop bitterness. The flavor is inoffensive, echoing the mild aroma and having the addition of mineral water. Drinkable, but, why?

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
8/9/07: Bottle.
Amber bodied. Mild aroma – wheat like. Lager flavor with a malty sweetness. Finish has a hoppy bitterness to it with a wheat bite.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2007
I’m a Shiner fan and this beer almost ruins it for me with the initial aroma. The bitterness saves it for me and proud to continue my fandom with this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12 oz bottle,poors clear copper w/ a nice pillowy head.malty spice nose.thin mouth feel,sweet slight hop presence finishes sclean.ok beer better than original shiner but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kvatzigen (2) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
light body, oily feel, lively, bitter. Pretty good beer. Not a metal flavor like original shiner.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Ummmmm...I really don’t see the difference between this and regular old Shiner. So see my review on Shiner if you were wondering...served as part of a sampler, The Flying Saucer, Houston.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Beer pours amber in color with a well retained off white head. Aroma is fairly benign, but there are some modest malty, caramel notes with a touch of dust. Flavor is pleasently sweet like sweet bread that is not overly sweet just the right amount of very light hop spiciness in the finish. This is an enjoyable lager beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cereviseator (12) - USA - JUL 21, 2007
Pours a deep copper with a whitish head. Aroma is malty with a hint of spicy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel with some burnt notes. Medium bodied. Bitterness does linger a bit. Remids me of a watered down maerzen.


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