kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good amber color with average head. Not a ton of aroma, but its there. Light roast flavor, but too much fiz for me. Decent drinking bock for warm climate.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent Texan bock beer. Common as Budweiser, Miller, and Coors across Texas. Has a deep amber color and medium head.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours clear dark brown/ruby with a medium foamy light amber head that slowly dissipates. Only good served cold. Aroma is hops but mostly malt and maybe corn. Flavor is pretty generic, with slightly tart taste and then slightly sweet. More flavor than mass market brews (and more style if you live in Texas), but not great. I find it easy to drink, and I like the slight carbonation, but I typically only drink it when it's on sale, or at parties.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I'd say a step or two above your typical BMC product. Maybe it was the fact I ate very little yesterday, but had could feel the small 4.41% after one.
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
just cant get enough of this stuff properly served on a hot texas day. definitely not a beer to drink warm, but treated me right after a 6er.
Terminus (3327) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
well, there you have it, the most common session brew here in new mexico without bud/miller/coors crap. pretty boring, but none the less, when its the best thing alot of bars have on tap, i go for it
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bock pours a clear, dark, ruby red color with a rapidly dissipating, thin white head. The aroma is faint with a touch of malts and caramel. It has a light body with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is only slightly malty up front, with nothing in the finish. Overall, avery bland and tasteless beer that needs some more malt to make it a true bock. Unimpressed.
Perceptron (32) - USA - AUG 25, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
After reading through the ratings for this beer it seems as though all the 5 stars are based on Texas people: "wooohoo Texas yeah! Right on!" While all the lowest reviews actually talk about the aroma, taste, etc.
Shiner has an undeniable flaked corn aroma with little barley malt and no hop presence. When I initially moved to Dallas in 1993 I was 23 and I liked this stuff. We had a kegerator in our apartment and went through 3 kegs in a row. After that I could not stand the sight or smell of the stuff. Now, years later when I can discern flavors (and that I care too) I find it very similar to any BudMillerCoors offering with a handful of medium crystal malt thrown in for color. Shiner is a mystique beer though and is sought after by people who do not get it (pun intended).
North Texas be dammed. We have the highest crime, most polluted air, and crappiest regional beer. We are indeed, number one.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is supposed to be a bock? Anyway, it is very thin-bodied, and not very malty at all. I would say it is much more wheaty and yeasty than anything else.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shiner should be the offical beer of Texas. If you can find it outside of Texas try one. Heavier than most beers in its price range. Malty caramel flavor makes it unique. A must-try!