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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Handcrafted from two special varieties of hops and a blend of rich imported malts to make this the darkest lager possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Average strength aroma of malts. Pours a deep amber with a medium textured offwhite head. Its flavor is initially malty, with some hop spiciness coming through as it covers the tongue. Medium body, the finish leaves hints of roasted malts behind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Not very dark lager.... Pours a yellowish amber color. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is plesant... tastes like honey, malt, caramel, and wheat. Overall pretty good with a nice mouth feel and refreshing finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Just doesn’t work- like a malted up version of their "bock". Though I didn’t expect much since I knew they could screw up anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with little head. Aroma of biscuit and sweet caramel. Taste is basically sweet and malty. Medium palate and decent mouthfeel. Could be more balanced and complex, but still a pretty decent offering from Shiner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bread and light earthiness with a crisp malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Nice deep amber color, no head just lacings, very little at that. Smells like victory prima pils. not very balanced on the palate. still prefer a shiner bock over this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2007
One thing I notice on this site is how often people like to crush the american micro breweries for trying to branch out and become better or more diverse. Shiner has gotten great marks from me on this and the previous two anniversary offerings. A great beer at a great price. why complain?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1174) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Head had a very robust soapy look to it. Extensive lacing 1/2 of the way through drinking. Color is a bit lighter than Shiner Bock, a nice light amber color. Aroma is a very faint sweet herbal/floral scent. Flavor has a little hops to it with a clean finish. The odd thing is that the first taste/smell is not that great but it almost seems to open up like a glass of wine as it sits. Overall, a year from now, I’ll probably be disappointed that it is a limited brew.

   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.

   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.

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