rcasta (843) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
ok, this is not the best beer in the world, but the style is nice. it is a great session beer; this reminds me I should put in the session lager
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clean amber pour with foamy white head. Aroma is very minimal, maybe white bread. Taste up front isnít bad, a bit of caramel that quickly dissipates into a watery finish. Not much character, but serviceable lawnmower beer.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A golden beer with a 1 finger head. Aroma was peppery hops. The taste was the same as the aroma & was nothing special.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours amber with a very thin whites head and no lacing. taste is caramel, nuts, and metal. body is thin. finish is slightly bitter.
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.
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- mild aroma of malt and caramel.
Appearance- A nice dark golden color with a fairly large off-white head.
Taste- Has a yeasty flavor with a hint of caramel and some hop added for good measure.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a light and crisp finish.
Overall- A slightly better than average beer, I would drink it again but I wouldnít go out of my way for it.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a straw to medium golden color with a long-lasting white head. Slight notes of citrus come through in the nose, surprising given the fact that it is a lager. On the other hand, it was difficult to find any notes of malt or German noble hops. The bottle claims that the beer is a "hop-jacked lager." Actually tasting the beer reveals that it has nothing of the sort. No hop flavor is detectable, nor is any hop aroma. The palate tastes more like a MGD or a Rolling Rock than a real craft beer. Ghastly.
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasnít so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a clear medium amber with a white frothy head. The aroma was somewhat mild with a wet cardboard adjunct odor, a mild hint of floral hops and a light touch of sweet malts. I find this to be a smooth crisp brew with a slight caramel malty taste and a decent hoppy finish. Definitely a well balanced Lager and would be a great brew for a nice spring day...
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Brilliantly clear golden with a white head. Subtle grassy and earthy hop aroma. Palate is a little thin, with mostly cereal grain malt notes. Looks good, smells good, taste and palate a little lacking.