ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
legion242 (2269) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just doesnít work- like a malted up version of their "bock". Though I didnít expect much since I knew they could screw up anything.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(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.
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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?
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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, Iíll probably be disappointed that it is a limited brew.
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cornfield (5552) - 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 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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