VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not soapy hoppy just lemon and a bit bitter and dry. Beautiful color HEY guess what? It also smells like lemon. Still a good balance and drinkable.
EricTeusink (547) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer randomly appeared in my fridge. Hey, free tick. Pours pale amber with light white head. Scent is sweaty and sweet. Starts grainy sweet and finishes barely bitter. Light-medium and heavily carbonated. Bottle - Source Unknown
scotchzombie (259) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow amber and clear with come carbonation and a white head. Aroma is a bit skunk, grass, hop and dried fruit (apple?). Taste is warming but crisp without too much to it beyond a mildly fruity finish. A bit bready and decently carbonated. Does improve with some warming and as I drain the glass. One of the better Shiner beers I've had but nothing to write home about.
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JCon72 (12) - Springtown, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Good stuff. Not rotation quality but will continue to buy family reunion packs if offered there.
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle pours a rosey gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of floral hops hay and cereal. Taste the same. Faint dead flowers, citrus, barnyard. Dry perfumey finish.
beardedbarber (5) - - AUG 1, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Stale hay nose. Hops and bread taste with a cream secondary taste. Deep gold in color with foamy white head.
dogfish120love (857) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper in a dim light. Notes of bread and nuts. Somewhat metallic. Garbage
COMRADEJOSH (252) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well this is sad to say this is about the best so far out of the shiner reunion pack and it is still not that great. Not sure why they like it so much in texas. Has almost no aroma barely a hint of hops im no hop head but come on i didnt know we were going back to middle ages prehop beers. Whatever ok i guess on the fact i can finish it.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) clear orange amber with a small white head; aroma is a bit sour, with some cooked fruit; flavour is muted, initially balanced, with a short sour finish
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is one and a half fingers high, shaded white, and it doesn’t feature the best retention or texturing. However, it does leave a minor ring of lacing on the glass.
S: There is a noticeable hoppiness to the aroma here - certainly nothing that would give Stone any fits, but enough to give me some hope. This helps provide a touch of citrus and pine. However, there’s little else aside from a touch of mineral water.
T: I’ve been waiting for something from Shiner to give me anything in terms of hops, and this provides it, albeit in a light manner. Luckily, the slight citrusy/piny tones are welcome here. There’s something else here I’m not a fan of - I can’t put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I can’t call this one ’great’ by any stretch.
M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, I’ve notice several trends in all of their brews: most are fairly clean, crisp, and light, but also too sweet on the back end, partly due to a slight lack of carbonation. This doesn’t suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. It’s a bit drier and more assertively carbonated.
O: I’m a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I can’t put my finger on why I’m not a huge fan of this - maybe it’s not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.