Drake (7954) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Crozet. Pours a clear golden color with a thin off-white head that fades very quickly. Aroma of hay, grain, mild barnyard, sweet finish. The taste is earth, hay, malt. Medium bodied. Meh.
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber color with a small, bubbly white head. Lemon zest and funky yeast aroma. Light funky flavor with a crisp, bitter apple finish. Watery texture with average carbonation. Refreshing, just like its billed and not half bad either but nothing I would seek out.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12oz bottle) clear very pale gold, no head almost at all. Nose of funk, penny, stale raisin if such a thing could exist, paper, light coriander/peppercorn. Taste of metal, paper, light peppercorn, trash, oxidation. Not very good. Kind of bad.
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma is lightly funky with some spice. Good start. Med minus body. Flavor is decently funky (tho more would be nice) and lightly spiced. It seems to have a little wheat/cardboard aspect at first, but it washes away. Finishes like a light saison.
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is slightly funky with mostly a wheat bread like yeast. There is spices, banana, malt, and grassy hops. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall nice tasting but thin and slightly watery.
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, pale gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of bready bubble gum yeast, pears and some light baking spices. Taste is light sweet. Bready spicy yeast and a little pear. Medium bodied with a slick and slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Probably one of the better Shiners I’ve had.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden yellow, clear. I respect Shiner and like most of their brews but this one is a no-go for me. I think that it is the meridian hops along with a few flavorings that give this ale a spiced aftertaste. I drank this with a few buddies and there was nobody on the fence. Either you liked it or you forced yourself to finish the bottle. Coriander / clove / anise type of flavor. Not for me.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, brassy gold with a short and short-lived whte head.
Scent is lemon, yeast.
Taste is spiced yeast, light fruit...
Slightly funky-dusty....very tame and light,
but a decent flavour.
unclemattie (4040) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Clear golden color, white foam. Aroma of pale malts, citrus hops, and lemon zest. Tastes bready. Flavor of pale grain, Saison yeast. Very dry finish. A sessionable Spring Saison. (3592)
madvike (2588) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours clear golden with a foamy white head. Nose is yeasty bubble gum, pear, light spicing, and a bit of astringency, almost like subtle rubbing alcohol. Taste has a bit of the astringency as well, though it comes off more like latex or plastic. Lightly spiced pale malt, dusty yeast, and more pear/fruit cocktail on the finish. A bit of the hopping comes through on the finish as well. Soft and smooth in the mouth. I think this one gets unfairly docked because it’s Shiner, but that said it’s pretty unremarkable.