DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft->shaker. Copper with small white head. Aroma: malt and yeast, hint of hops. Tastes same. Eh.
sanders1147 (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice slightly citrus aroma with a white frothy head and amber pour. The bitterness and hops taste are well balanced and this is overall a pretty good pale ale.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, cardboard and citrus. Flavor of the same.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Did they brew this with garbage? This is one foul tasting beer. Light hops with rotting vegetables and metallic aftertaste. Yuck.
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with notes of diacetyl and paint/plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, husky.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic, metallic.
Night of the Living Swill Part Three. Ok, so some people might balk at calling this particular effort "swill", but Shiner has proven time and again that they can play with the big boys when it comes to poorly made beer. This one has had enough hops thrown at it that the aroma is not too bad...ample fruity hop notes mostly distract oneís attention from the paint-and-plastic smells. It could be much worse...and sadly, it *is* much worse in the mouth, where it is profoundly dirty tasting (Iím literally grimacing from my last sip, itís as if it really *does* have paint and dirt and metal in it). A little better than many other Shiner products, but still pretty wretched.
UncleKorm (1084) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear cooper hue w/ a fizzy quickly diminishing off-white head and virtually no lacing. Light aroma of dough, grass, and lightly roasted malt. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a light bitter of average duration. Taste is balanced dough, grass, malt, and straw. Light bodied, dry texture, lively carbonation, and a light metallic feel in the finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a nice amber color with a decent off white head. The nose is malt heavy with a weird doughy yeasty thing going on. The flavor carries those dough notes with a slight nondescript bitterness. Light to medium body with a medium finish. Not one I would come back to.
boxofrane (2444) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma Is malty and almost nutty. The taste has nutty malt, light caramel.
Lemke10 (903) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a semi-cloudy, golden amber color with a thin beige head. The aroma has a weak scent of grains and yeast that is overtaken by the smell of hops. The taste is kind of unique for a pale ale as it has a little bit of spiciness to the hops. Drinks a little more like a spiced beer than a pale ale to me. Drinkable a fairly decent for the price.
TheJester (2197) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 mL bottle. Not all that bad, although nowhere near the stronger examples of the style. More malt than hops, an odd (not unpleasant) yeast note for the style, and a touch of bitterness in the finish.