5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep clear fiery amber with copper hues, moderate sudsy off-white head, moderate carbonation, little lacing.   Soft grainy nose, slight breadiness with a bit of candied nuts.   Soft caramalized graininess on
the tongue.   Not a big grainy/bready Alt, which I like.   Decent malt base, slightly sweet, with very soft graininess.   Seems like a lighter Alt without losing its malt body.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.
Finishes a little dirty, a little musty and husky.   Slight sweet breadiness lingers.   Enjoyable in that it wasn’t overly grainy as so many others.
danfosha (50) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma, medium bitterness, medium bodied palate, smooth, but nothing too distinguished. Still, very drinkable.
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, 4/25/11:
Poured from 12 oz bottle from Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack into a stange.
Aroma: Aromas were very subtle. Citrusy hops with faint malts and dark fruits.
Appearance: Poured a nicely carbonated amberish-burnt orange color. Head was about 2 finger and stayed fairly stable down the glass with sporadic lacing.
Taste: Caramel malts outweigh the hops while maintaining a good balance; didn’t get the metallic aftertaste other Shiner brews sometimes suffer from, instead I really enjoyed the fruity/citrusy aftertaste; toasted grains common to Shiner also present.
Palate: Smooth, medium-body mouthfeel. Very sessionable.
Overall: Pleasantly surprised at the quality of this brew; was only disappointed in the lack of aroma.
sjohnny (337) - - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bolder than the Black Lager. Good crisp bitterness. A hint of sweetness to balance it out.
blahbobbyblah (10) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer has changed. As it is the Brewer’s Pride it will be changing. This is now the Prickly Pear instead of the Old Time Alt. A fruity taste to it. Reminds me of the Ruby Red.
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pale amber pour with thin ring of khaki head. No real aroma other than a light grainy sweetness. Flavor was about what I expected, with some caramel, earthy hops, maybe pine, musty, and a little creamy. Didn’t really think much of it though. Meh.
knickskicks (607) - - JUL 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Sweet malt, caramel, bready. Thin. Still one of Shiner’s better efforts.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark amber with a light white head and lacing through the glass, the aroma is of malt and caramel with some bread notes coming through, the flavor has a nice malt front end with bread in the finish, not bad.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a deep amber color with a well formed long lasting light tan head. loads of lacing. The nose is sweet malts. The taste is was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting sweetness and instead I got an initial floral taste followed by a pleasant grainy/bread-like taste. There was a strong grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel was medium and there was a filmy coating on the tongue. Hops and carbonation helped balance the sweetness of the malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: interesting marriage of roasted malts and flowering yeasts; almost perfumy esters are released at the pour...
Appearance: thin off-white head that sits on a burnt orange body; tracings are negligable....
Palate: edium-bodieed; a bit crunchy as an ale would present, but also finishes at the throat...
Taste: more hops than malts, but the malts show up late--not a big-tasting ale at all...
Overall: Alts are always an odd tweener--thee hybrid linebacker of the beer world--and this one is representative, with an Oktoberfest/Munchen flavor and a freshness that throws some ale weight into it....