troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Amber colored beer with a quickly receding head. Nose is metallic with dusty grains rounding it out. Tastes of sweet bready malts, copper penny, toasted grains and light earthy hops. Tasting notes from 2012.
5000 (6300) - 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 (371) - - 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 (3764) - 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 (725) - - 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 (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (1445) - 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