DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I recall this being one of the original Shiner products, and it was Discontinued for years. I still have one of the original, unopened beers from the late 90’s.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are generically malty with just a touch of floral hops -- it’s certainly not "jacked" on anything. A somewhat upscale macro lager.
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Uly
Appearance: Clear dark golden with a small white head leaving some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, honey and some citrus
Taste: Pale malts, some caramel, grainy with some bitterness in the finish
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slight darker golden color then the rest, white head. Grainy malt, light citrus, hops, and a touch of sweetness and corn. For a reserve beer that is supposed to be "full-flavored, hop-jacked" this is extremely boring.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lager brown, smells sweet malts, kind of bland; tastes common hops with straightforward lager maltiness
lawman834 (267) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a Family Reunion 6’er poured into a pint glass.
Poured a clear golden with a thin white head. Smells of hops and caramel malt. The taste is pretty uninterresting. Certainly not unpleasant, just nothing special at all. Thin and watery with mild hints of caramel malt and grassy hops.
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle - Nice roasty, even toasty malt aroma. Clear golden color with creamy off white head. Good head retention not much activity after a while. Decent tastes and hops were more noticible after warming up. A little hoppy aftertaste remains on the back of the palate. Overall a good blend.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is rich golden with a big fluffy off white head...smell is sweet and strongly cereal with an almost thickness to it...some grassy hop notes as well...taste is very sweet and cereal grainy with a cloying and thick finish...blech.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color/ white head. Mild peppery, salty, grainy pale malt aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Mild lagered, grainy pale malt, black pepper flavors are on the dry side.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow, good head, good carbonation. Not much going on with the aroma, considering the bottle talks about hops. It’s in the taste that some hops flavor comes through, rising just above some malty sweetness. There some fruit flavors - perhaps that of peaches that comes through with the finish. I’m not sure why this one has fared so badly on RateBeer. It’s not an outstanding brew, but I think it holds its own.