theOptimator (301) - 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.
SODAK14 (299) - 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....
BrianHagmeier (299) - 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.
foyle (293) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.
Appearance: a 2" sudsy off white head falls moderately with some decent lacing remaining. Color is a clear deep golden with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: fairly mild, just some light bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a mild, easy finish.
Flavor: toasted bread, some caramel and raisin, a decent hop bite in the finish and lingering in the swallow.
Overall: very good but not outstanding. Somewhat reminds me of Shiner Oktoberfest but with less flavor.
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.
Fech (291) - 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.
djroehler (290) - 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.
BierMeHoos (270) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Bottle. Beer pours light copper color with a quickly dissipating head. Grainy aroma with a hint of floral hops. Taste is ok. Not a favorite.
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.