Dacrza (486) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Situation: Feeling good, so I will review a second...
Glassware: Standard pilsner...
Appearance: choppy, off-whitehead creates islands of thin head atop a copper-bronze body with little effervescence...
Aroma: having trouble smelling the hops promised by its label; malt is present...
Palate: balanced mouthfeel with an oily end to a medium-bodied intro...
Taste: the straight-up lager base that Shiner has perfected seems slightly amiss here, with the subtle fruitiness not distinguinshing tself among its fellow Shiners...
Overall: I began eating chips halfway through this tasting--it wasn’t in search of a proper pairing--actually, not an indictment, but the word RESERVE usually is, well, reserved for a beer that stands out... and this does not...
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
rating due to psychic hypnosis via Buffalo alien. This is a mess. A hopped up and unbalance lager. Ugh. As a hop grower I am insulted at the waste of decent hops in this concoction of abject commercialism. Bleah.
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden color with huge frothy white head that slowly recedes. Aromas of earthy mineral water atop grainy sweet bread. Light earthy hop aroma. The flavor is a bit malty sweet with a light earthy fruitiness. Medium to full body with a moderate level of carbonation. So far I liked this on the most from the mixed 12 pack I got. Its a decent lager, not horribly complex or continental inspired, but drinkable just the same.
hoju777 (144) - 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.
snoworsummer (1866) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dry, grassy malt, musky corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grass, musk, light grains.
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, some grassiness, light floral notes, and faint funk. Flavor is dry malts, light funk, faint hops, and faint light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
rgf001 (109) - München, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Cosco. No detectable aroma. Amber color with white head that disappears quickly. Munich malt and noble hop taste. Drinkable but disappointing.
Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that great of a beer. Has a floral astringent finish. No aroma no head. Odd for a premium lager, can’t say I’m impressed. better options by this brewer.
MarkSachon (553) - 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 wasn’t so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a boring clear amber with a white top that vanished completely after 1 minute. Taste of grain, slight apple, grass, and a copper finish. Fizzy carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Yawn...
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Weak flavor. Watery taste. Watery on the palate. Mild but unpleasant after taste. Dumped out.