Caytinator (796) - 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 don’t know why they bother billing it as "reserve" - Shiner shouldn’t bother saving any. I don’t know if Kosmos would be entirely happy with this brew, but I’m not. They could do better.
theOptimator (272) - 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 (5109) - 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 (556) - 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 (348) - 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. Don’t think I’ll be spending money on this one again.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->SA glass. Light amber with thin head. Aroma: spicy malt with bread. Taste: sweet bread, malt, grains. Uneven, a little odd. Worth a taste I guess.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, hay, and caramel but nothing very strong coming through. The flavor is rather light with a slight malty presence. Its "clean" tasting with a bit of citrus and caramel. The palate is a bit thin but what do you expect. Overall this is what the big macro should be, but on the same note its not amazing.
airrick2003 (394) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: hoppy aroma, some fruit hues
Appearance: clear amber color, nice thick head
Taste: hoppy flavor but not bitter, interesting
Palate: very slight hop aftertaste, doesn't last very long, not to dry, slightly creamy
Overall: I like this beer. I'd take another
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joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home.
Clear amber coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and malty aroma of bread and caramel.
Sweet flavour of malts with notes of caramel.
Sweet finish, but watery.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is cornish and light grassy. Cornish, sweet and light caramelish. Light grassy finish.