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.
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 5, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From 12oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a transparent yellow-orange, thick frothy white head. Nose is wheat, grass, resin, yeast. Taste is light bodied, mostly sour with some sugary sweetness coming through. Very carbonated and sharp finish.
DrNosha (672) - Baden WŁrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Flasche. Goldgelbe Farbe, wenig Schaum. Getreide, SŁŖe und etwas Hopfen. Geschmack ist recht flach und kaum herb.
JeffStone (10) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
For a beer the calls itself a reserve it has reserved the flavor for another beer. One day I hope to taste that beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavor; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good hoppy pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
beerbaaron (1815) - Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear dark gold. Small white head. Caramel. Toast. Light grass. A little cardboard, metal. Minimal bitterness. Semi sweet. Meh.
MarinEvelyn (722) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The taste is syrupy and unpleasant to me. Really just like a basic boring bad beer. Ok.
thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white soapy head with medium retention recedes leaving gloppy sheets. Stale beer mung aromas. Dry and fruity with sour malt and wet earth.
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden, head dissipates quickly. Aroma very malty, lagerish. A little bread. Taste corn flakes, bread, a little sweet, a hint of hops. Better than I expected, still not exciting.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated based on notes taken 11 Nov 2012 -- Not impressed with this beer. Just a step above the crappy American Lagers.
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle into glass. Pours golden. Aroma of grains and sweetness. Taste was the same.