Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For being boasted as a hoppy beer I was very unimpresed. I enjoy a nicely hopped beer and this just didnt cut it.
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from a mixed 12-pack. Pours a clear gold color with some visible rising carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, peppery spice, crackers, and maybe a bit of grass and grains. Flavor of sweet, bready malts, toast, crackers, pepper and faint herbs. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp, malty mouthfeel. Dry finish. I enjoyed this the most of the 4 new Shiner beers I tried in this pack; better than the Hefe, Alt, or Blonde.
wmubronco1992 (653) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Shiner assorted 6 pack. Pours a honey color. Small white head. Mild lager aroma. A bit of roasty/toastiness that sets it apart from an everyday lager. Easy drinking with a nice clean finish. Could drink a couple of these. Nothing special here, but a decent beer. Really like the idea of this assorted 6 pack. Wasn’t looking for it, but when the opportunity to try 5 new beers in a single 6 pack comes up you gotta buy that 6 pack.
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper/bronze color with a white head. Aroma was bready and sweet malts,. flavor was a bit grainy, with notes of lemon, citrus. Pretty much a forgettable beer, but very enjoyable. Lagered, typical, quite drinkable if it was around, but may as well get their standards.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville, VA, opened 5/1/11. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and grassy hops. The taste is grassy, vegetal almost green hops. Some lightly toasted malts as well. Medium bodied.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly lemony, slightly funky, cheap lager aroma. OK label, twistoff cap on a standard US longneck. Clear gold beer, an almost-white, lumpy head. Lemon-tangy, lightly sweet, not very bitter. Nothing much going on here - not bad, a lawnmower beer. Medium to medium light body, fairly crisp lemon finish.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light amber color with a one finger whitish head. Strong malt tones coming from the nose with a touch of grassiness. Taste has maltiness up front with a relatively crisp slightly hoppy finish. Light bodied with higher carbonation.
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Faint aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Bronze, white head that fades quickly. I taste malt, toffee, butter, hops. Nice flavors, but too thin. Dry, lager-ish feel. Thirst quenching. A good beer that could have been better.
RobertDale (3916) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from the family pack. Pours a clear gold/copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste is grain, malt sweetness with a decent hop presence. Easy to drink. Nice lager.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from family reunion pack. Pours a light straw yellow color with a thin, bubbly white head. Some sweetness on the nose. Not much in flavor, some malty sweetness up front but the carbonation washes everything away and it finishes with a cheap, bitter taste. Watery texture and over carbonated. Drinkable and refreshing...but just barely.