ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed 1/5/2013. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden honey color with great clarity. The head is a decent looking one finger offwhite shade. Nice texture and lacing.
S: Earthy minerals and a tiny hint of citrus. Certainly not an evocative aroma - but to be fair, the bottle is far older than it should be.
T: There’s a lot of fruit punch-like sweetness not just on the opening flavors, but in general. Maybe it’s just the way the earthy hops interact with the caramel malts, but this is a dead ringer for Hawaiian Punch flavor-wise. I’m noticing a whiff of staleness in the malts/hops; expected given its age.
M: Light and crisp, but perhaps a bit too sweet on the palate. A bit of finishing dryness would go a long way to cleaning up the mouthfeel some, but the syrupy profile does conceal the potent carbonation somewhat.
O: Eh, it could have been worse given the circumstances (a 10 month old 6 pack of a not-so-highly-rated beer), so I’ll give it benefit of the doubt. Still a plain and uninspired offering.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated based on notes taken 3 Apr 2012 -- Drank on a trek to Pueblo, CO. This was a pretty good beer. Easy drinker, not too much detracting.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is mainly caramel, malts, and some floral hops. The taste is more of the same
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a dark yellow with generous head. aroma a touch fruity with some floral hops and a bit of corn. unfortunately, the flavor is more one-dimensional and very bland (more corn, kit malts) though it does have a hop bite at the end. feel is prickly. overall, ok for the style, so i’m not sure it belongs so low as to be in the 3rd percentile in style, but why this style and this beer for your winter seasonal? well, i don’t really want to kill it, so maybe it does belong down there. and yes, great lakes is sooooo much better for roughly the same price."
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma was grainy with grass, light fruit and floral. Flavor was malty sweet with caramel, grains, bread, fruit and grassy hops.
Ungstrup (30962) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark orange, smooth light yellow head.
aroma is quite malty, slightly sort of herbal.
flavor is malty, caramelly.
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, dry overripe fruity and breadish. Dry, toasted and bitter. Breadish and light dusty finish.
tnkw01 (1424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear gold in color with a medium head. Aroma is just like a traditional American lager. Taste is well balanced, just not very good. TNT.
generallee08 (759) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a beautiful rich golden color with great clarity. There is a nice level of active carbonation streaming up to the head which I like see as it gives some life to a beer. This also helps support the tall white head. In the nose I pick up light aroma with faint grain notes and pale malt with hints of light leafy hops. On the tongue there is bright grainy flavor with a touch of the hops leafy spice. The finish is very clean, crisp and fresh. Its medium body and lively carbonation make for an easy drinking refreshing beer.
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. golden with small head. not my favorite style, but shiner’s done nothing to change my mind on that either. very bland.