JPDIPSO (5107) - 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 (8601) - 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 (2573) - 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.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-pours a very pale yellow golden hue with a nice sudsy white head. vigerous carbonation. german hop, spritzy, hay, grass aroma that was much better than i expected. grassy hop flavors with some trix, bread, cereal. thin body but thats to be expected. a decent beer that was not offensive in any way. could be a decent lawnmower beer.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Has some malty and hops aftertones. The color of you know what. I like the Bock but the blonde did not impress me at all.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light Gold Coloring. Not My Style So Hard to Be Merciful On This One. Lightly Bitter...And Sweet Right in the Beginning. Some Grain and Hops.. Not Terribly Horrible...But Trying to Be.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
If Shiner doesnít watch out, it will gain a reputation as an overpriced version of your choice of mass brewers. This stuff, while slightly better than the aforementioned, is still overpriced for what you get. If youíre gonna fork over $7 for a six pack, get a REAL German lager, not a pale immitation. Pun intended.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma is weak malt. Starts sweet with a lame attempt at hop bitterness. Clean and crisp, but so is cold water. Thin body with heavy carbonation. Not bad, but not great.