ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 doesnít 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, thereís little else aside from a touch of mineral water.
T: Iíve 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. Thereís something else here Iím not a fan of - I canít put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I canít call this one ígreatí by any stretch.
M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, Iíve 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 doesnít suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. Itís a bit drier and more assertively carbonated.
O: Iím a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I canít put my finger on why Iím not a huge fan of this - maybe itís not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.
hfmejias (984) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours golden, clear, fluffy white head. Aroma of bread, grass notes and some malts. Taste is sweet, malty, grain and yeast notes slight bitterness some grassy hops. Quite alright, drinkable and serves its purpose.
odannyob (93) - Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 oz. chilled dark brown glass bottle into a clean larger glass. Very enjoyable. A step above. A beer aroma of lightened hay; nifty coloring with a pleasantly cloudy golden hue; taste is good, a touch sweet for my taste buds. Medium to slight body. Overall, and again, considering the choices and price, my goodness, Shiner, thank you!
joejames (348) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours light amber, short quick head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of caramel and floral essence. Taste is pretty well balanced, light sweet, light bitter. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, bready mouth feel. Finishes a little sweet. Tasting notes of bread, grass, caramel, floral notes and a little skunk. Drinkable but nothing special.
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. No real noticeable nose. Light body with a sweet grain flavor and a medium finish.
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czar (5581) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours unclear bright gold with a shy white head, little retention/lacing. booze, toasted sugary malts, malt extract, caramel stench - like found in cheap acrid and almost rotten fruitieness, iron and other mineral traces. loose carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet, metallic and bland woodsy-grassy finish. blah.
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep golden with a thin Rocky white head. Funky earhy biscuit with a full yeasty lageriness. Clean quaffable body like all other Shiners; but with lots of crisp cracker and bread crust lager tones. Itís just a crisp lager without any corn notes or badness. But it also has no nuance. Clean and well made, but itís still a blank canvas.
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I admit I like the smell asks the appearance when I poured out out of the bottle... But the taste just wasnít there for me. The alcohol taste came through a bit too much and it left a after taste the reminded me of really cheap vodka... Try everything once but I wonít be buying it again
LowBrau (99) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold color. Nice combination of medium sweetness and alcohol. Light bitterness and a touch of fragrance from the hops. Toffee aroma. Very enjoyable.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled - not that bad. Not much aroma. Pale golden color. Malt character, not much on the hop front but thats not really expected anyway. Very drinkable.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. Gold pour. Crisp malts, a little straw and some light hop. Nothing special.