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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
A true golden lager with a golden heritage of natural brewing.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a light clear off yellow with a thin head. Aromas maize, slight grass and lightly grains. Flavors light grain, light maize and a little grass. Medium sweet slightly crisp with a light dry aftertaste of maize.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
donandres (373) - , Washington, USA - APR 30, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass light yellow, golden color, hazy, white head that disappears quickly Nose: no aroma easily sense like soda water fizzy fair beer, not ok to repeat, not to look for Drank April 29, 2016

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
euniceradio (455) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12oz bottle to nonic. Pours clear straw, dissipating head. Aroma of cracker, grass. Taste of same with corn, honey, butter, citrus. Light body, heavy carb.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Golden pour, simple body. Weak aroma. Pretty standard sub-par lager. Not a lot of character in any capacity. Not even heavy in ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma includes a light grain, grass. One finger of snow like head tops a clear light gold body. Tastes of light grainy and hay. Light bitterness. Crisp, clean and light bodied. Refreshing yet not wimpy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Clear Pale Yellow Color, Small White Head That Diminishes to a Thin Ring That Lasts Through Out, Just A Few Spots of Lacing. Highly Carbonated, Kinda Hard To Drink. Faint aroma of soggy wet malt. Some Sweet Grain, Light Malt, Dusty Bitter. Easy Going. Bland And Forgettable as Nothing Stands Out. Thirst Quencher At Best. OK For What it Is. Pass It...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 10/8/06. Aromas and flavors of hay, wheat a very faint hint of hops. Average mouthfeel, overall its o.k. better than most B/M/C products.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours yellow and clear. Aroma is grainy., not unpleasant. Taste is lightly malty, a bit sweet, barely perceptible hops I think. Decent carbonation but thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4754) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light toast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light toast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1982) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Crystal clear light gold. Almost fully dissipating white head. Grain, grass, corn, with a mild honey sweetness. Bigger Light body. Carbonation is crisp enough. Mild grassy bitterness. Fine for a premium lager, not offensive, but not something Iím compelled to come back to.

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