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 (8593) - 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.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma is pretty awful and has that "hurts when i pee" yellow coloring, with quick-dissovling head. Reminiscent more of a pale lager almost than a pilsener. Boring and bland. Iím very pleased that the store I bough all the Shiners at sells them singly.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Bottle: It was very thin on the pour, tasted a little on the thin side (even for a blonde). Its aroma was similar to a macro, although less cardboard. I actually really enjoyed the taste. I thought it was rather honey flavored, and perhaps a touch of banana. The head of foam was very soapy in texture though, and that was wierd. I didnít think it was that bad, but I am new to this whole good beer thing, so who knows?
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow, this is the best beer I have ever had, I love Shiner Blonde. Sarcasm doesnít translate well when typed. The emotions just donít come through. In truth, this beer is truly terrible. When poured, large bubbles erupt from the sides of the glass, just like mountain dew, and like mountain dew, it tastes horrible. Lastly, I donít like this beer.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Iíve got the market cornered on pale colored brews today. Light straw color with a translucent white head (actually rather ugly looking - odd looking proteins indeed), if there werenít some bubbles coming up this would have been a easy 1 on appearance. Dry grainy aromas, with oats and corn. Hints of sweet herbs. Dry grainy flavors, really nothing more than that. Lifeless finish, in that there as nothing left to think about after the quaff. Perhaps a touch of chalk left in the back of the throat.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
In the bottle. Yellow in color with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of a macro beer. Flavor is somewhat empty. Iím not entirely sure what a blonde ale is supposed to be. Usually, when brewpubs offer a blonde ale, itís just an excuse to make the buttwiper clone that they know will sell remarkably well with the alcoholic smoker. Is Shiner serious with that description?
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cheap fizzy soda beer. Tastes like skunky old moldy grains with a light honey note. Texture is thin, total BMC mouthfeel. I had a really old bottle but I honestly donít see how that would make much of a difference.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin short-lasting white head that leaves very little lacing. Ho-hum in the flavor department, not much different than any other domestic American lager. Iíll never choose this one over itís Bock sibling again.
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a whole lot to describe. Looks very thin out of the bottle, extremely pale and transparent. Nice carbonation builds into a white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is weak... Taste is more like you would expect from a mass produced macrobrew like Bud or Miller. Directionless and rather weak. Fortunately it was on sale for a mere $5.00 which might still be a little high. Could be worse.