alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan and hazy. Head was less than half a finger and lacing was ok at best.
Aroma is pretty good. Bubble gum, yeast, coriander, spices.
Flavor is also pretty good. Spices, yeast, and a notable hops presence are forward, accented with coriander, bready malts, and a bit of funk.
Body is less carbonated than what I’d usually expect in a saison, but it’s not much of a detractor. It’s pretty easy drinking, and actually quite tasty.
I’m quite happy with this one from Shiner. I didn’t think they’d do a saison that well, but it’s not bad. It’s not world class, but it’s drinkable.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. FIltered orange-tan body, active big carbonation bubbles rising. Thin, soda like head. Definitely in the spiced US variety, doesn’t bare much resemblance to a good Belgian example in it’s mouthfeel. Cleanish in it’s filtration, but kind of a flowery mess with the spices sort of limiting and hop flavors. A touch grainy in the finish. Drinkable, but not that impressive of an offering.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours pale amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, yeast and a hint of spice. Taste is sweet malts, grass, bread and spice.
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Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I try not to be dismissive of a beer because of the label. I really do. I don’t want to be one of those people who go "Oh, Shiner, I bet this is gonna suck.". That being said, this tastes exactly like you’d think a saison from Shiner would taste like.
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a moderate frothy white head. Nose is a little sour with citrus elements to it. Taste is light and crisp with some sourness to it as well, though it’s not overpowering. Good brew.
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The look is clear, goldenish in color, and a light white head. The smell is light spicy, yeasty, fruits, melon, and ok. The taste is the same as the taste with slight corn.
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, light citrus and yeast. Taste is of grain, citrus, slightly dry.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a nice golden color good spicy refreshing almost smoky finish to it, not the best of the family but really good.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle, little head, very nice golden color, almost no aroma (hops maybe), light bready and yeast flavor, doesn’t last. The mild sour doesn’t last, very little to differentiate. Boring. My father described it as, " watery colt 45 malt liquor"
Crispy34 (425) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz bottle. Aroma is of yeast with a little skunk. The appearance is a dark gold with little tan head. The taste farmhouse yeast with some almost saison skunk at the end. The palate is yeasty with a skunky aftertaste. Overall, i am impressed with this beer coming out of shiner. I wonder if the masses of bock fans will enjoy it. Decent beer.
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