BrianHagmeier (296) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I wasn’t crazy about it. Tasted like your standard Macro brew American light lager.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating from notes taken in early August, when I was having trouble connecting with the site ... this has just enough hops to be a really confused, muddy beer. It’s smooth and thin like a macro brew should be, but has pretenses of being something more. Don’t be fooled by the pretense. This is a disappointment that is easily eclipsed even by Shiner’s mediocre offerings.
djroehler (289) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark blonde with fluffy white head. Aroma is nutty sweet malt, light caramelization, light toast. Taste is medium caramel and nutty without any mineral or salt, grainy, some grain. Body is watery. Not bland completely bland or boring, but some oddness.
Fech (283) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Delicious creamy lager. Wish I could get a full 6pk of these and not just 1 in a family pk.
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the Family Reunion 6’er.. Pours clear golden with a short lasting white head with decent lacing.
Nose is grainy/bready.... almost soda bread combined with a lite grassy hoppiness.
Flavor is all about the cereal grains.. tons of malt/wheat/oats...etc... Balances okay with a lite hop profile.
Carbonation is pretty high... body is a little light.
Okay brew... gets worse as it warms up.. only okay.
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus sea breeze Saaz. Smells like a nice Pilsner. Appearance is crystal clear copper with medium white tan head. Taste is caramel malt, bit of toast, with nice aroma hopping. Little in the way of bitterness. Aroma hopping and sweet malt lingers nicely. Palate is light and crisp, very drinkable. Overall this is a good beer. Malt is a little boring but the aroma hopping is well done. Really more of a dry hopped light Vienna Lager.
scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow amber and clear with come carbonation and a white head. Aroma is a bit skunk, grass, hop and dried fruit (apple?). Taste is warming but crisp without too much to it beyond a mildly fruity finish. A bit bready and decently carbonated. Does improve with some warming and as I drain the glass. One of the better Shiner beers I've had but nothing to write home about.
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SODAK14 (263) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is my least favorite of the Shiner brews I’ve tried do far. Kinda disappointed in this beer. I like German beer, this is supposed to be German beer and if it is, it’s not a good one....
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored with a small white head that to its credit laces nicely down the glass, the beer is not visibly carbonated. A floral aroma with orange and vanilla with spice. The taste is mostly a cereal wheat with sweet mandarin and honey flavors. Its an ale that lacks a notable hops taste but ha enough to counteract the sweet citrus beginning. The palate is a tad thick and bloating for such a sweet ale. In summation I am glad they "reserve" this beer and release more of the preferable Shiner Bock to us consumers.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from "Family Reunion" six pack.Golden blonde pour into thin white foamy head that quickly dissipates into melting lacing and a pool of swirling foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of malty grain and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of malty straw that slowly fades into a grassy finish.