Dacrza (541) - 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...
morrdt (696) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce single bottle from a Shiner six pack purchased at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a light copper color with a thin, disappearing head. Aroma is grain with a hint of floral hops. Taste is similar with a bit of a bitterness. Not bad, but Shiner can do better!
obguthr (4073) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty barley malt nose, somewhat nutty. Clear amber, thin head. Yeast, barley, tangy lemongrass. Light body, frothy mouthfeel.
jhamp9 (1128) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with a nice white head that fades down to a cap. Aroma is grains and toffee. Taste is sweet caramely malts, grain, and some toast. Light body. Easy to drink.
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel orange in color with a thin white head that lingers. Malt ara and bready chewy finish. Above average lager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Metalchopz (2400) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased in Vermont, part of their tester mixed-pack. Pours a clean rich golden colour, with a little amber in it. Frothy warm cap with good retention and some thick foamy lace. Typical macro lager smell with sweet malt, alcohol, fake hops and corn. Even more corn in the taste with some mild adjuncts. Fake hops. Not the worst lager out there. Nice label, brew looks good, but nothing more than this.
MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper barley taste. Tastes alright.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerathon (1274) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden orange with slight head. German lager skunk aroma. Floral hops with soft carbonation. Not a fan.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Brassy gold with an average white head. Grainy profile, maybe a touch of caramel sweetness, a whiff of hops in the finish. Not a bad lager actually!
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Too much generic grainy aroma and cereal taste to it, without a whole lot else going on. Solidly in the not bad for a lager category, but not really good either. Got in a mix pack, won’t get again..."
Poobah (292) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber with thin but persistent head and a sweet, wet grain nose. Lightly-carbonated with a thin body finishing with honey and slight bitterness.