yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber and sparkling clear. White head that disappears rapidly. Not much on nose but a hint of grass/straw. Light bodied and not much character or finish for a ’reserve’ beer. Expected much more.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Everything about this beer is bringing up just one word to me, no matter what I try to think of differently to describe it: coppery. It looks coppery, it smells coppery, and God help me, it tastes coppery. I just hope coppery is a word.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I wish I could say more about this, but yeah, it is either a maltier version of their lager or a lighter version of their bock. Not sure...
gizmo_ber (157) - - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was a little concerned at first as it smelled of hops, and the dry aged hops note on the bottle wasn’t helping. I’m not a hop fan, but this one is not as strong on hops as I thought it may be. In fact it’s mild in all flavors. Not bad, but not a whole lot going on.
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a moderate white head and sparkling body. Some bread in the aroma. Tastes like a higher bodied pilsner style beer with very mild hop bitterness and almost no hop aroma or flavor with a slight acidic finish. An enjoyable medium bodied lighter beer.
Appearance: golden, clear, sparkling, mild white foam
Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, acidic finish
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Initial impression from the pour does not impress, as there is not much aroma and little head retention. The first sip reminds me a bit of Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that quickly fades as the long malty finish disappoints. There is a touch of sweetness to this medium bodied clear amber lager, but it leaves me wanting for more. While it may be a better alternative to the mass market lagers, I’ll not pursue it again.
hoju777 (145) - FRANCE - JUN 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
More beer from my trip to the Amarillo liquor store. Smells and tastes like skunked Shiner Bock. How disappointing. This is the peril of slighly less low expectations.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Nothing special. I started out thinking what a great bargain the Shiner Family Reunion 12-pack was at $9. But having tasted 4 out of the 6 beers included and being overwhelmingly disappointed with each, I’m rethinking my bargain. This was as lackluster as all the others. As a matter of fact, besides the hefeweizen which at least tasted different, all their beers taste virtually the same. Mediocrity would be the one word I use to describe my Shiner experience so far. They are all drinkable and go down easy, but there is no "there" there.
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle - Nice roasty, even toasty malt aroma. Clear golden color with creamy off white head. Good head retention not much activity after a while. Decent tastes and hops were more noticible after warming up. A little hoppy aftertaste remains on the back of the palate. Overall a good blend.
Tabednar (139) - - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad lager at all. I don’t like that you could only get it in the reunion pack but I though it was a nice change to their staple beers...