beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite possibly the lightest clear yellow I've seen in a long while, nearly lighter the lemonade, but it grows a fairly decent white crown and has some steady carbonation within. Some stringy globs of lace stick. Aroma is starchy and plain with an off-sweetness of corn husk and dulled grasses, maintains a slight crispness, but comes across way too starchy for my liking Although, that resides as it warms. The taste is about what you'd expect, a bit sweet, not as starchy as the smell but its there, dulled hops, crisp sweet malts, lingering husk grain thats a bit raw and the kind of bittering that I just don't like where its kinda metalic and twingey with a sharp hard water tone. Some of that fades though as it warms. The feel is actually pretty darn good considering. Nice crispness in the middle. One of the better, more full pale lager/pilsners I've come across. If it weren't for the finish of off bittering it would be perfect I think. But that said its still a bit on the boring side, the sweetness isn't to bad once it warms up a bit in both the smell and flavor. As cold this seemed really off and kinda nasty, but as it warmed I really grew to liking it, so I tweeked the numbers to reflect the warmer side of things.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden color. Aromas of malt, cereal, and possibly some sort of spice. Watery on the palate, with a mild sweetness and a touch of cereal and malt flavors. Not my style but better than your Buds and Coors any day.
Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bought as a 12 oz single..very attractive lkabel on this Young blonde woman on a swing with a nice blue background.
Well its not too beautiful a beer..very average pale yellow American lager look..small white head..leaves a ring.
Smell again is nondeScript..some malts wishy washy hop aroma.
the taste while still average is quite pleasant in fact..mild is the word..there are a load of malts..but not too sweet and a litle bite of hops at the end.
Its ok on the palate..not too fizzy.
Its drinkable Ok..but i suppose you need it to be 98 degrees for the real worth of this beer to come into play.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a straw gold with a light white head and a bit of lacing. Sour pils malts and a hint of bitter hops blended with a nice floral accent. Mellow pils malt flavors with a touch of the same hops. Tangy palate, medium body, and a bitter finish.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale ceral flavored lager. Slightly cleaner and brighter than some, but make no mistake...AVERAGE!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow color, light head with moderate carbonation. The aroma is dusty with grains and no hops, a bit of watery dog too. The flavor was weak and boring, almost offensive. I didn't care for this too much, but the aroma was very grainy.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light straw color,small head that faded very fast.The aroma was light malt and fruity with a decent sweet side.Light malt taste mild fruit presence and fairly sweet,and it might be my imagination but i can almost detect a light spice.Very light brew with mild hops,it's worth trying once but it's nothing special.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes no better than most cheap American Standards. It's foul. This brewery sucks. I can't wait to try the hefe that I have from them sitting in the fridge.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely has a corn aroma and flavor. Nice and light with a little honey sweetness. Very light color and flavor.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is underrated compared to other similar beers. A little lighter in body than a European lager, but much better than an
American one. Not overly hoppy, good balence of hops to malt very drinkable. Better than other Shiner beer.