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The Shiner Brewing Association and original brewmaster Kosmos Spoetzl began an old world brewing tradition that continues today in Shiner, Texas. This copper-colored, medium-to-full-bodied Dusseldorf-style alt features a balance of malt and hops, a long-lasting, creamy head, and a dry smooth finish. This small-batch brew is our first Brewer’s Pride selection, and we hope you savor every sip. Prosit!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
[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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danfosha (50) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Not much aroma, medium bitterness, medium bodied palate, smooth, but nothing too distinguished. Still, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (393) - - SEP 21, 2012
Bolder than the Black Lager. Good crisp bitterness. A hint of sweetness to balance it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
blahbobbyblah (10) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
knickskicks (762) - - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle pour. Sweet malt, caramel, bready. Thin. Still one of Shiner’s better efforts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
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

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