vipinvelp (1644) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper yellow with quickly dissapearing foam head. Aroma is mainly barley, some hop. Taste is bittersweet. Aftertaste is dry in mouth, somewhat bitter. (Houston 201301)
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Botella. Amber clear colour. Corn caramel grass aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is mild with caramel, grain, grass and bit malt to it.
anders37 (14818) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ PapsÝ. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty grainy weak caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.
alcaponejunior (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking, lightly orange to tan, clear, with a very nice head and lacing.
Aroma is kinda grapey and fruity, a little malty, not very hopping.
Taste isnít quite what I expected, despite the category I think itís pretty average in taste. Kinda sweet and grainy/corny with a little fruitiness but not enough hoppiness.
Body is light and drinkable, slightly sweet aftertaste.
Overall itís ok but not one of spoetzlís best.
AudioCraft (9) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has as part of the shiner family reunion 6-pack. Wasn't bad but not a favorite.
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Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small persistent head, very light un-offensive aroma, some caramel in it. Body is pretty light, a bit fizzy but overall, a good mouthfeel and moderate aftertaste. Not very bitter (not a pilsener). I donít know why they bother billing it as "reserve" - Shiner shouldnít bother saving any. I donít know if Kosmos would be entirely happy with this brew, but Iím not. They could do better.
theOptimator (268) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus sea breeze Saaz. Smells like a nice Pilsner. Appearance is crystal clear copper with medium white tan head. Taste is caramel malt, bit of toast, with nice aroma hopping. Little in the way of bitterness. Aroma hopping and sweet malt lingers nicely. Palate is light and crisp, very drinkable. Overall this is a good beer. Malt is a little boring but the aroma hopping is well done. Really more of a dry hopped light Vienna Lager.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle - part of their "Family Reunion" six pack. Pours a medium copper, thin white head. Pretty much a neutral aroma, brief hints of cardboard. Flavor has some brief caramel accents, a hint of spent grain, just a trace of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thick enough for the style. Decent, just slightly bland.
geologyguy (502) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
too hoppy and bitter for me.. Has a pretty clean finish though... probably deserves the rating it has overall
TomTron (327) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Aromas of yeast and some earthy hops. Flavor is mostly yeast and funk. Has more bitterness than most pale lagers but also leaves a slightly offensive taste on the tongue and is watery as hell in the back end. Donít think Iíll be spending money on this one again.