OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Slight hoppy smell. Tasted more hoppy than it’s aroma. Clean, refreshing finish. Good brew!
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color. Not much for aroma; hops and malt. Standard lager with a bit of backbone. Decent hop flavor. Clean and fresh. Pretty decent lager.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a tall cap of white head. The aroma picked up bright, funky straw and vegetal notes upfront, with pale malts beneath.. this was offensive. The flavor found roughly the same stuff.. pale malts at the core with just a little interesting honey extending outward.. vegetal bitterness surrounded and stuck on the finish.. soured up the belly a tad after the swallow. Light-bodied and tacky on the palate.. bad stuff.
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours clear amber. Nose of caramel malts and citrus. Taste of corn and caramel malts.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear gold, small white head.Aroma is lots of corn and light grainy notes. Flavor is fairly clean and crisp with the flavor of watery grits and caramel malt
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Nose is tangerine, toast, a touch of skunk. Pours a dark gold with a white, fine-grained head. Typical lager taste, not bad, not great, but with a touch of metallic overtone. The deScription may say hop-jacked, but I can’t taste much at all. Shatteringly mediocre.
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a very clear yellow with a white head. Not much aroma, mostly malty, slightly skunky. Taste is slightly sweet and malty with some spices. Not the worst premium lager I’ve had. Drinkable.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack.
Aroma: The nose has a bit of light fresh malt and a touch of hops. Very clean.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a medium, pillowy, white head. Decent head retention.
Taste: There is a light biscuity malt note paired with an off metallic note. Seems a little light in the hops department. As in none.
Palate: Light to medium body with softer than average carbonation leading to a tinny finish.
Overall: Rather meh. It may say it’s hop jacked, but I think the hops got hijacked before they made it to the brewery.
bpreo (2185) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Shiner used to be mysterious, highly regarded, like it was a rare treat to find a bottle of it. I guess I was wrong.
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden with rapidly dissipating white head. It’s a pale lager... But that being said, its really good for the style. Actually has an ok body and doesn’t taste like adjuncts. Much, much better than a typical macro.