whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale straw with abundant carbonation and a small sudsy head. Light malt aroma and a touch of hop spice. Moderate sweetness, bland fruity flavor, weak grass and pine notes, and some bitterness in the finish. Light body. Inoffensive but dull.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this out the other night while drinking Arrogant Bastard, Full Sail, etc., and wow, it was just put to shame. Extremely plain, bland beer. Apperance is that of water with food coloring. Aroma and flavor are weak. Some college girls may like it.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Painfully plain for a Shiner beer. recently added sexy pin-up girl art to the label to bring dumb texas males back to this bland waste of time.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Straw hue with a white rocky head and fair lacing, thin-bodied (go figure). Grassy and floral nose with hints of orange, grape, and grains. Fruity and tart taste, clean and crisp, but not much else on the finish. For the masses, not complex, easy drinking.
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 The blonde on the label has potential, but needs to be developed. Ding for the screwoff top. Gold beer. Fine white head. Stinky, scorched malt aroma. Very slightly tart and a little grainy, though there’s just not much going on in the flavor department. A silky mouthfeel takes the edge off of a fizzy palate, which finishes quickly with a mild metallic note. A passable beer for the summer Texas heat, I reckon.
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is trace malt (grain), trace hops (herbs), hint of solvent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Virutally odor free with an unpleasant plasticine aftertaste. Why would one drink such a thing?
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite impressed. Light, decent head,semi-sweet. A nice step above BudMillerCoors.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - APR 5, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Semisweet, light golden lager with a hint of fruitiness to it. I was surprised. It isn't all that bad. I think I would rather have this than BMC.
igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
looks like an american standard, quacks likes an american standard. not much sets this apart from the miller products of the world. a little more malt character and a slight buttery flavor. clear light yellowish/golden. virtually no carbonation or head.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 Light, well rounded and thirst quenching, Shiner Blonde is a pretty decent American standard, and I enjoyed it. But at 6.29 a six pack, I'll waltz across Texas with a ewe before I try any more of it. I think putting it in the pilsner category is a stretch.