rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The label has a brief description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date.
Appearance: Its body has a light golden color and good clarity with a tall white soapy head. This tall head quickly settles down to thin film of foam. Lacing is slick and minimal.
Smell: There is not much here at all really just faint pale grainy malt notes with some light hints of grassy hops.
Taste/Palate: There is a light sweetness from a white bready maltiness and cereal grain adjunct notes. The hops balance this with some grassy/earthy bitterness. There is a slight citrus like acidity as well in there. The finish is soft and dry with light carbonation.
Notes: This one is drinkable but just kind of boring.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally a good sampling from Shiner. This is the best of the family, kind of an old style lager, crisp, bitter, grassy. Slightly sour aftertaste. Refreshing.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating from notes taken in early August, when I was having trouble connecting with the site ... this has just enough hops to be a really confused, muddy beer. It’s smooth and thin like a macro brew should be, but has pretenses of being something more. Don’t be fooled by the pretense. This is a disappointment that is easily eclipsed even by Shiner’s mediocre offerings.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Cereal grain aroma and a bland malty taste with a sharp yet oddly flat finish. Points for the paradox?
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold, small white head. Lots of corn and light grainy notes in the nose. Flavor is fairly clean and crisp with the flavor of watery grits and caramel malt. Meh.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark bronze amber colored body with a dense slightly yellow tinted head. The nose has some rich mashed potatoes with notes of raw grains. There is also some fresh pressed apple cider. The taste has some raw potatoes and spice of celery, especially in the finish. There is also an ever present red Delicious apple note. A soft mouthfeel helps this one along. A decent effort, but certainly nothing special.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer pours a yellow orange color with a white head. The aroma is sweet adjuncts with some earthy hops. The flavor is a mix of corn, wheat, grassy hops and grapes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible by any means, but not too good either.
Frank (3261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This actually is a little different than most American lagers. It is "hop-jacked" as per the commercial description, which in terms of American lagers means it’s about as hoppy as a proper Pils. It’s a slightly orange-ish yellow w/ a barely-there foam head. Nose is earthy, herbal hops, cereal grain and a hint of fruitiness. Quite dry w/ an earthy bitterness, it drinks quite easily due to its light body and vigorous carbonation. I think this would be rated a bit higher if it were an important or was made by a brewer w/ a better rep around here than Shiner. It is certainly a better take on an American pilsener than, say, Three Floyd’s Jinx Proof.
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a small with a small white head and plenty of pretty carbonation bubbles.
The aroma has a toasty breadiness with some light herbal hops, but really it’s pretty faint.
Flavor is some nice honey maltiness and a good noble hop zing. There is a light toasty character to this beer as well and now and again there is an annoying but fleeting note of apple. This is very plain and there are certainly no frills attached to this beer but that said it’s very tasty as a simple beer.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a nice medium amber color with a white fizzy head. Smell is of nice balanced malt. No corn detected. Very malty taste with a clean finish. I quite enjoy it. Refreshing