RobertDale (5518) - 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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Split a 12oz bottle, obtained from the Family Reunion variety pack. Clear gold/yellow color, very minimal head. Light, falling lacing. Light hops taste. Crisp carbonation, not overdone... Mildly bitter finish, but hardly any at all. Drinkable, somewhat refreshing. Not bad, but nothing special.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden pour with fair white head. Faintly sweet vanilla corny nose. Flavor is semi sweet but with a small bitterness on the tail. like being hop-kissed. Nothing really special here at all. bleh...
Etrimm1987 (21) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the best after the Bock in the family six pack. I don’t understand why they never gave it its own six pack and if they did why i couldn’t find it anywhere in Houston area.
dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from D&Q. Somewhat unusual lager with a few hop and spicy notes. Not too sweet.
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled sample from my Shiner family pack (great name). Was much better than I expected it to be
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Underwhelming. I’d rather have a Boston Lager than this. The bitterness, while not that high, is a bit much for the light malt backbone of the lager.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill, NJ. Clear light amber under a short light tan head. No lacing. Not much aroma aside from a little straw. Not much going on in the flavors either. A few notes of lemon and very weak toffee now and again with a restrained malt presence. Thin texture and no noticeable finish. This was included in a sampler pack. Not worth seeking out on it’s own.
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bottle King. Nice copper body with medium head. Nose is quite malty and spicy. Taste is lots of hops with barley notes. Nice watery texture and quite enjoyable.