MBiermann (1) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I have a friend from Texas who cherishes this beer with an almost cult fervor - apparently he isnít alone. My only question is... why? I never really liked their Bock. Itís OK. A step up from Buttwiper, maybe. The other day I picked up their "Sampler Pack", thinking Iíd give their other offerings a try. I was actually surprised to find that every one of them basically tasted the same. There was no variety, only subtle shades of blech. I wonít say these guys donít know how to make beer. They just donít know how to make very good beer. Must be a Texas thing...
alexsdad06 (8159) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a medium whitish head. The aroma has some grainy, bready malt with a surprising amount of spicy grassy hops. Very little from the nose makes it into the flavor. This is a fairly clean straight forward lager. Nothing really bad here; it is what it is.
SPDickerman (1107) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale orange with a small white head. Smells like an exceptionally hopped lager; has that "typical" beer smell. Tastes like more bitter "typical" lager; there really is nothing special about this. Medium-bodied with a thin, slick texture and prickly mouth-carbonation; Shiner Kosmos Reserve finishes with a bitter astringency that makes one want to drink something that is not this.
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, bronze-colored head with a rather brief, white head.
Smell: A little breadiness to the nose with some sweetish hints to it, more so than come across in the taste. Vague spicy, grassy hop notes, less so than deliver in the taste.
Taste: Lightly grainy, faintly bready soda cracker-like maltiness with a small, very temporary taste of sweet caramel. Infinitesimal hint of white grape. A drop of lemon juice. Though this beer is apparently "hop-jacked", youíll get no more than a meager spiciness, a sparse grassiness, and some supporting bitterness. Quite clean and crisp at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Light on the tongue, but not quite watery.
Overall: Letís be honest for a change, it is Shiner, so roll in with simple low expectations, and youíll be treated to simple, clean lager with a bit of bitterness to it.
BREWMUSKCLES (2506) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
fishbowl aroma and light in body this effervescent brew of moderate coppertone is flavored with some caramel and light dishwater. clean tasting perhaps or better watery.
Tmoney99 (12990) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt, small hop and lager aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Worth having once.
blipp (7775) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Sweet and a bit grainy aroma. The flavor is relatively clean with a light sweetness and a hint of grain. Not bad.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored with a small white head that to its credit laces nicely down the glass, the beer is not visibly carbonated. A floral aroma with orange and vanilla with spice. The taste is mostly a cereal wheat with sweet mandarin and honey flavors. Its an ale that lacks a notable hops taste but ha enough to counteract the sweet citrus beginning. The palate is a tad thick and bloating for such a sweet ale. In summation I am glad they "reserve" this beer and release more of the preferable Shiner Bock to us consumers.
brigg (589) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) A bubbling clear orange body with a big off-white head. Pale caramel malt and moderate hop aroma, grain, fruit notes (apple, orange) and light grass. Flavor, like the body, is thin. Up front there is some caramel malt as well as hops and some spice, but it quickly fades to a mostly tasteless(watery), dry finish.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from "Family Reunion" six pack.Golden blonde pour into thin white foamy head that quickly dissipates into melting lacing and a pool of swirling foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of malty grain and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of malty straw that slowly fades into a grassy finish.