JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light yellow in color with a small, diminishing white head. Straw, wet wheat, and honey aroma. Grassy, grainy flavor is slightly metallic and has some flavor that reminds me of glue. Carbonation is high and distracting. About as good as Bud/Miller/Coors.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep straw in color with a small white head.Aroma and flavor of mild hops and grainy malt.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had a vegetal aroma with some spicyness. Dry, crisp, and bitter taste. Not great by any means.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
light yellow color with a white head. aroma is corn and and sour bitter. taste is light and easy drinking grassy bitter and a minimal sweetness in the finish. a bit too much adjunct taste. there is some lemon in this too. a bit better than most macro pilsners.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rose by any other name is still a rose and a fair beer, whether called "Premium" or the newer, cooler, more attractive "Blond" is still that same beer. Known by some of us as Bock w/o caramel coloring, this is actually the better of the two, though that’s not saying a lot.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sweet wheat malt aroma. Golden yellow color wiht small head and slight efferverscence. Sweet corn flake malt flavor. Smooth but the corn flake flavor isn’t something I like much.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an ok beer with very good palate. It is smooth and easy to drink, but unremarkable in any other way. Yellow, no head. Light hop flavor. Better as it warms.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Something is missing from this beer. This is probably my least favorite shiner brew. The smell is slight wheat/hops with a strong metallic finish. The taste is very bland with slight hops and a small hint of caramel and sweet malts. It was ok after mowing the lawn. I gave a lil bit to the grass..
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is hardly a "blonde" except for a touch of wheat in the finish. Cheap macro flavor and appearance. Texas has a strong Mexican influence of course, and similarly perhaps, Texas is known for great mixed drinks but lousy beer.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale gold with fizzy head and aromas of hopcit and a tad of honey. Tastes pale malty, with some hopcit in the finish.