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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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.


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 donít get around much, because itís 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 Ė 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
Iím 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 donít 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 (1447) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2007
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours a dark golden to light amber color with a medium-sized slightly off-white head. Has a pleasant, but mild floral hop aroma with just a slight tinge of pepper. Medium thin in body, the beer mildly builds to a small, but present biting bitterness on the tongue at the very finish. Not a remarkable beer by my standards, but a better than average beer for a Shiner. has a clearly appreciable sweetness that makes this rather easy to drink, but not swilly enough for the masses.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Amber color with a moderate, stable light beige head. Hints of flan, lightly toasted malt and herbal to dried flower hops. Quite light in scent and a touch of iron and simple syrup also seem to be present. Flavor falls apart for me. Some lightly toasted bread and light corn syrup are about as much as I can find going on in this one. Simple light sugary mess. A poor vienna at best.


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