Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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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edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber bodied. Mild aroma – wheat like. Lager flavor with a malty sweetness. Finish has a hoppy bitterness to it with a wheat bite.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kvatzigen (2) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light body, oily feel, lively, bitter. Pretty good beer. Not a metal flavor like original shiner.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cereviseator (12) - USA - JUL 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.