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 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.
chucklemation (421) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a golden yellow with no foam head. Has an aroma of bread and wheat. Flavor is also bread and wheat along with plenty of carbonation. Very little hops, despite what is advertised. Very weak in all regards - much like most commercial beers. Meh.
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown amber with a light tan frothy head. Aroma of deep malt. Taste is mild malty. Not a lot of hops. So so.
generallee08 (616) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its body has a light golden color and good clarity with a tall white soapy head. This tall head quickly settles down to thin film of foam. Lacing is slick and minimal. There is not much here at all really just faint pale grainy malt notes with some light hints of grassy hops. There is a light sweetness from a white bready maltiness and cereal grain adjunct notes. The hops balance this with some grassy/earthy bitterness. There is a slight citrus like acidity as well in there. The finish is soft and dry with light carbonation.
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
rating due to psychic hypnosis via Buffalo alien. This is a mess. A hopped up and unbalance lager. Ugh. As a hop grower I am insulted at the waste of decent hops in this concoction of abject commercialism. Bleah.
johnnnniee (2189) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden color with huge frothy white head that slowly recedes. Aromas of earthy mineral water atop grainy sweet bread. Light earthy hop aroma. The flavor is a bit malty sweet with a light earthy fruitiness. Medium to full body with a moderate level of carbonation. So far I liked this on the most from the mixed 12 pack I got. Its a decent lager, not horribly complex or continental inspired, but drinkable just the same.
hoju777 (144) - FRANCE - JUN 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
More beer from my trip to the Amarillo liquor store. Smells and tastes like skunked Shiner Bock. How disappointing. This is the peril of slighly less low expectations.
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dry, grassy malt, musky corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grass, musk, light grains.
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, some grassiness, light floral notes, and faint funk. Flavor is dry malts, light funk, faint hops, and faint light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
rgf001 (109) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Cosco. No detectable aroma. Amber color with white head that disappears quickly. Munich malt and noble hop taste. Drinkable but disappointing.
Itzjerm (1157) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that great of a beer. Has a floral astringent finish. No aroma no head. Odd for a premium lager, canít say Iím impressed. better options by this brewer.