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 (5667) - 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.
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Does not look like and American Dark Lager...
Trying hard to get an aroma, all I get is a small amount of caramel. Pours a wierd amber with dark brown hues. Interesting. A little metallic, a little caramel, and some spicy hops. Kind of interesting. A little spicy hops hang around on the palate. Hmmm... I guess its not bad, but its not good either. The best I can say about this beer is that it is interesting. Now that I smell again I get a little spiciness in the aroma and because of this I will bump up the aroma to a 5.
mmmbeer (1390) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was expecting something special, but instead got this. Decent smell, little head. The hops are noticeable but not overpowering. Bit of a caramel taste for the finish.
Not too horrible, but I’m not doing backflips about it either.