dins (266) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unremarkable pilsner. Used to drink it before the name change when it was Shiner Premium because it was cheap. Now itís not cheap and maybe tastes worse. They seem to have tinkered a bit with the recipe.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Iíll take on any day over a íliteí beer.
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Rerate Move along, nothing to see here - light golden pour, no head. Cold, crisp and a hint of sweetness. Crisp mouthfeel. Does in a pinch Original 2.3 Average Pilsener - bit of a skunky aroma. Goes down smooth - nothing real memorable or distasteful about this one.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, okay, cold and on the River Walk in San Antonio, but not particularly outstanding in any feature.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Run of the mill American pilsener. I was given a free bottle and well, thatís fine by me (washed down the free bratwurst). But lacking in aroma and flavor, I couldnít help but think that the "blonde" name is just clever marketing to make this seem upscale (the way Shinerís bock is thought of as a "daring" brew in Texas).
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was kind of let down when I got this beer. Still it is drinkable; average beer here. Still better than others, but I wonít buy this again until I forget what it tastes like.
ddipaolo (26) - USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice, lighter version of Shinerís beers. Not impressive, but not a real letdown for a mass-market (well, in central Texas) beer.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hey look, itís Shiner Bock without the food coloring. Or you can call it the old Shiner Premium. Nothing there...but the Texans think its grand.
Miggl (32) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An average blonde.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
weak but consistant aroma, virtual no lace, medium size carbonation bubbles. the appearance is a very light golden color.flavor is very week and finish is crisp clean with only a little hop taste.iíd have to say this doesnít stand out amount the mass produced brews, but if it was this or a AB product iíd got for this.