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.
morrdt (696) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce single bottle from a Shiner six pack purchased at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a light copper color with a thin, disappearing head. Aroma is grain with a hint of floral hops. Taste is similar with a bit of a bitterness. Not bad, but Shiner can do better!
obguthr (4094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty barley malt nose, somewhat nutty. Clear amber, thin head. Yeast, barley, tangy lemongrass. Light body, frothy mouthfeel.
jhamp9 (1138) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with a nice white head that fades down to a cap. Aroma is grains and toffee. Taste is sweet caramely malts, grain, and some toast. Light body. Easy to drink.
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel orange in color with a thin white head that lingers. Malt ara and bready chewy finish. Above average lager.
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Metalchopz (2406) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased in Vermont, part of their tester mixed-pack. Pours a clean rich golden colour, with a little amber in it. Frothy warm cap with good retention and some thick foamy lace. Typical macro lager smell with sweet malt, alcohol, fake hops and corn. Even more corn in the taste with some mild adjuncts. Fake hops. Not the worst lager out there. Nice label, brew looks good, but nothing more than this.
MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper barley taste. Tastes alright.
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Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden orange with slight head. German lager skunk aroma. Floral hops with soft carbonation. Not a fan.
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Brassy gold with an average white head. Grainy profile, maybe a touch of caramel sweetness, a whiff of hops in the finish. Not a bad lager actually!
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Too much generic grainy aroma and cereal taste to it, without a whole lot else going on. Solidly in the not bad for a lager category, but not really good either. Got in a mix pack, wonít get again..."
Poobah (294) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber with thin but persistent head and a sweet, wet grain nose. Lightly-carbonated with a thin body finishing with honey and slight bitterness.