TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazed gold with a medium, foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy with soft spice notes, grains, grass and malt notes. Taste is fruity and grassy with yeast, spice, flowers, grains, soft malt and light bready notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly and lively carbonation. Ends with more spice and yeast, fresh fruit, light malt, toasted bread, soft grains and grass. Not bad!
ericdevin (768) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color, slight amount of lacing. Aroma doughy, yeasty, bready. Maybe some fruity esters, too. Body very lively, finish is slightly tart and very abrupt. Itís not awful, but itís not top level, either.
airrick2003 (479) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear copper color, pours with a small white head that fades away pretty quickly
Aroma: apricot, fruity, some light malt,
Taste: coriander, citrus, light light bitterness on the finish, leaves mouth dry, very light mouthfeel
Overall: this tastes nothing like a farmhouse ale, think more along the lines of fruit beer, very light body, a session beer
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EithCubes (4890) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, screw-top. Nose is fruity, jammy with clove and pretzel (sour)dough, sweet with floral and orange citrus character. Generic spice. Pours a dark clear golden with orange highlights and little carb, soapy white head. Taste sweet and lightly bitter, stinging crispness despite not all that much carb, more of that pretzel note, spicy hops without any fruit or citrus. Light-medium body finishes relatively clean despite increasing grainy blandness. Amazing how this basically turned into BMC in the mouth, or even a malt liquor.
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hayish yellow with less than one finger of off white head. Aroma is a bit spicy, floral, and a slight malt hint. Taste is full of grain, not too complex a slight spicy finish but weak body and weak palate. Not an amazing beer, but refreshing.
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pale and musty yellow with a big poofy white head. Drinks with whatís become the new American standard for quasi-representative sample of a European classic. But this is a bit too sudsy, a bit too American. (#5430, 2/6/2013)
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Spices, apples, pears.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Light spices, low bitterness, light fruits.
P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, boring finish.
O- A good ale, but not as much complexity as I would hope for from a Farmhouse. Subtle fruit tones and not a lot of bitterness in this one.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom - Johnson City. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is banana, cloves, wheat malt, pear and apple esters with black pepper and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with spices, light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Got a bottle from a friend who is into Shiner. Light amber color is crystal clear, but really indicative of "farmhouse". Rocky white foam laces somewhat. Faint fruity aroma, maybe strawberries. Balanced flavor, somewhat sweet to me. Kind of gets closer to Hefeweizen. Finishes smooth. Decent brew to drink but, in my opinion, this is not "farmhouse".
McGarnigle (554) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this more out of curiosity as anything else. Shiner making a farmhouse ale? It appears to be a Spring seasonal that is out early (or very late). Bottle with twist-off cap. Itís filtered, but has a definite Belgian yeast flavor. Slightly citrus and tangy, but generally too light. I donít like the aftertaste. I appreciate the effort.