eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2005
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is lightly malted with some nutty and roasted notes. Tastes highly carbonated like carbonated water bad. Some malt, but no real taste at all. Just carbonated, fizzy, malt water. Fizzy carbon mouthfeel that ends dry.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, so this is probably the best of the Shiner beers I’ve had...which really isn’t saying a whole lot. Drinkable if you need to.
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to John for being generous and giving me a bottle. Seeing the ratings, I don’t expect much... It pours to an actively carbonated deep amber body with a pretty thick creamy white head. The aroma is stale and cardboardy. Old pine cones. The flavor is cereal and soapy grass hops. Tastes nothing like a fest beer. Not a fan.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is cereal malt, a little apple nuance, very grainy. Flavor is smooth, a little soapy, cereal malts, and grains, interesting.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and malt liquor. Taste is extremely metallic with some mellowing orange notes, mainly a zest that reminds me of cleaner with some pine sol thrown in. Watery and plain.
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle (not far from brewery though). Pours transparent amber with carbonation bubbles. Decent white foamy head that lasts a bit. Aroma is corn and some citrus. Tastes metallic. Some yeast and sweetness -- crisp finish due to slight carbonation. Otherwise seems pretty plain to me. Decent buzz though.
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours brass with loads of tiny fast-rising bubbles and a small diminishing off-white head; some falling lined lacing. Light caramel malt (meal, cereal) and cardboard yeast (horse blanket) aroma and faint fruit (apple) hops. Light roasted caramel malt sweet yeast flavor with apple hops and a sour to bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth, very drinkable palate.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Sweet up front with a balanced hop finish. Malts start with a light hint of caramel and light toast, then dry out and finishes with a grassy hop finish. My only complaint was this beer felt very thin on the palate, really felt watery, but other than that not a bad beer.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, pours a clear golden amber with a quickly disappearing thin white bubbly head. Aromas of malt extract and some caramel. Tastes like it smells. Some caramel, dark malts, and just a hint of citrus and fruits at the end. I like this one.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks pretty, but appearances can be decieving, now can’t they? Smells almost like the malt extract syrup I use for homebrewing. Tastes that way too. Way too sweet and cloying, not balanced. After I rated it I finished the glass off with a plate of cheese and crackers. This isn’t as bad when you consume it with salty foods. I’m a sucker for a good Oktoberfest but this is just not very good.