ThisWangsChung (836) - 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 doesn’t 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, there’s little else aside from a touch of mineral water.
T: I’ve 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. There’s something else here I’m not a fan of - I can’t put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I can’t call this one ’great’ by any stretch.
M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, I’ve 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 doesn’t suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. It’s a bit drier and more assertively carbonated.
O: I’m a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I can’t put my finger on why I’m not a huge fan of this - maybe it’s not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.
donandres (287) - , Washington, USA - APR 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A:amber color, hazy, tan head that disappears quickly
Taste: light bitterness, sweetness, long lasting tartness
MF:medium body, fizzy,
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 28, 2016
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
appearance: dark gold, one finger of soapy white foam, minimal lacing. aroma: cardboard, pepper, lemongrass. taste: biscuity, crackery malts, then pepper, grass, hay, lemon. finish: peppery and grassy, some earth.notes: Like a strong pilsner on the hop side, but the malt side felt all messed up. Cardboard and newspaper.
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded orange, white sticky ring head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange, sweet bread. Taste of corn, sour citrus, honey, light pine, cracker, and some yeast spices. Mouthfeel is light, big carb.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark clear amber color, medium head that did not last but left decent lacing. Not much of an aroma. Sour, corn. Carbonated and rather thin body. Not very Pleasant. Average at Best. Pass It.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head. Touch of citrus hops with a lager backbone. Not terrible.
60minuteman (1265) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An orange bronze apearance with some light white lacing. Fresh aroma of fruit, hop, malt and sugar. A little summery/Carribean like. I enjoy it. Could be one of my favorite sessions.
Beerandhockey8 (334) - 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 (1465) - Baden Württemberg, 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, Süße 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.
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superspak (4388) - 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.