Ernest (6157) - 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 (1974) - 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 (1492) - 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.
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 Very light colored beer with sweet malt aroma. Very good light malt character with light biting finish. Decent. <<OK, this was a very early rating in my "career", and I’ve adjusted it based on my broader perspective now.>>
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear as glass and light golden. Oily head dies quickly to a thin film. Moderate carbonation contributes to a decent mouthfeel. Light, easy-drinking beer, albeit mild malt and hop flavors. Finishes light and a little watery with only a hint of herbal hops.
drinkitup (13) - Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
it's a little light, but overall, it's beautiful. that about sums it up. chalk one up in the "w" column for shiner, texas.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fizzy yellow pils. Drinkable but uninteresting. Those of you looking to try other things by the little brewery in Shiner, TX should try the Winter Ale, Honey Wheat, or Hefeweizen offerings. Shiner Blonde is not worth the effort.
rolo99 (29) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good at what it’s supposed to be...an inexpensive beer to chug while eating cold pizza. Won’t win any awards on flavor, aroma, or looks, but it beats drinking Bud.