ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light straw color. The head is a typical-looking one finger white shade. It seems to retain itself more strongly than others in the style, which isnít saying much.
S: Unfortunately, itís not far off (at all) from a typical adjunct lager here. Notes of corn and cooked veggies emanate from the aroma. These notes arenít as strong as they are in, say, Bud; if they had a healthy backing of hops behind them I could easily view this as a pre-pro pils and be done with it - alas, itís not the case. Meh.
T: Flavors are as straightforward as they can be - some sweet cream and a touch of corn. No cooked veggies from the aroma are here, thankfully. If this does anything right, itís the fact that the adjunct notes here arenít as off-putting like theyíd be in a typical BMC product. Actually, my main problem here stems back to what I said about the aroma: where are the hops? The malt backbone is perfectly acceptable for the style, but without any balancing hops, itís simply too sweet.
M: Typical of a lager, itís light and easy to drink. But it finishes too sweetly, and as such, isnít as quaffable as it could be.
O: This seriously needs more hoppiness to it. Whatís sad is that this missing feature is all that stands between Shiner Blonde being just another crappy AAL (which it is) and a wholly solid pre-pro pils. A shame, really.
mjg74 (2834) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Capital Market. Golden in color. Grainy nose with a bit of soapiness. A little sour as well. Grainy flavors with a little bit of wet cardboard. A hint of hops in the finish.
CardsPackHawks (132) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mom picked up a variety case while visiting my Uncle in Texas. This was labeled as Shiner Premium Beer. A very typical American lager. Light golden color with a white head. A somewhat soapy aroma. Easy drinking without a much flavor. A summer lawn mowing beer.
drcboehm (101) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Bottle poured into pint glass from sampler 12 pack. Premium Lager. Light and easy.
czar (5723) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours clear very light golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lots of apple fruitiness - unsweetened apple sauce, pale cereals - some husks and cheap white bread, corn, ginger candies, musty white grapes - their juice; almost rotten fruitiness - over-ripened pear juice; grassy and spicy, cardboard traces. light carbonation, light body, balanced and almost crisp herbal-grassy finish. past its prime perhaps, but far from horrid.
Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical lager aroma grains and yeast. Pours a pale gold color with a lasting white well laced head. Moderate carbonation, with a light body, taste of grains. Short lasting grassy finish.
odannyob (97) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was tasted not as the "Blonde" but as the "Premium" :
Poured from a very cold 12 oz. dark brown bottle into a thick lager glass (w/ a glass handle on it); a full flowery hit; very light coloring, almost like a "lite" type hue, but not; i like the taste, another M.O.R. brew thatís rather kicked back w/ an ez yeasty after-taste lingering; light body with a steady flow of effervescence; and overall, very likable, drinkable, enjoyable.
trexibmer (35) - - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shinerís premium beer is a decent thirst quencher. Light clear, golden appearance. Neutral flavor of malt, some corn and/or rice, mildly hopped. It is not a light beer by definition but it is a sessionable brew if one is so inclined. As a summer style beer it does the job. I would definitely pick this up over any BMC product if I had the choice.
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canít say much... It is very, very reminiscent of Budweiser. From the smell, appearance, all the way down to the taste. Not bad, not great, but itíll do nicely.
LowBrau (100) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium gold with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Well-balanced and refreshing. Nothing offensive, rather good actually.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with just a minimal fizzy white head. The nose is pretty light, just a bit of husky grain and sweetness. The flavor is light and rather bland with a short finish. Light bodied and fizzy with a watery texture. Pretty boring stuff. Hard to believe that this is all malt.