cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear amber orange with a fluffy white head, aroma is pretty light hops with kind of a metal touch as well, the flavor is morello flavored with a soapy finish, mouthfeel is thick and sticky, pretty much all over the place.
seymour (1624) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from 12 oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. It poured a beautiful reddish amber color with thick, fluffy, long-lasting off-white foam and lots of lace. Really nice appearance. Aromas and flavors of a hops-forward APA or English Best Bitter. A little rough-around-the-edges, but I confess I like this hops combo of Bravo for bittering and Goldings for aroma. It’s a nice break from the trendy American-C hops. Citrusy, floral, earthy. Malty with very light caramel/candy sweetness, some fruity esters, good bittersweet aftertaste. Light-medium body, average carbonation, slightly bready mouthfeel. Not the greatest beer in the world, but a big step forward for the brewers of Shiner Bock, in my opinion. I enjoyed the whole 6-pack, which isn’t always the case.
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice to see shiner doing a pale but its not very good. plus it sits around in places and when you buy it, its got no body left
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Smooth and slightly malty beer, not hops, tasty and slightly sweet, good beer if cheap
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden pour with a large off-white head. Aroma is a fair amount of floral hops and some sweet caramel malt. Taste is more malt forward and rather sweet. Flavor has a fair amount of Belgian yeast characteristics to it. Not what I was looking for in a pale ale.
rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Very smooth pale. Slight fruit taste Doesnt have that typical pale hoppiness.
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vipinvelp (2697) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy darker orange with off-white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is quite hoppy with some caramel. Taste is first hoppy, then turning into sweet and in time hop again. (Houston 201301)
chicowv (473) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Mindy: Pours a nice copper/yellow with a good white head that sticks to the glass; nice CO2 release. Aroma is slightly sour, bready malts and doughy yeast. Taste is salty and slightly sour. Belgo yeast strain is prominent. Not easy to drink, astringent and bubbly on the palate. Iteresting and different but not that great for the style.
Aurelius (4606) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Consumed from the Twelve Ounce Goblet of Lower Expectations. Floral, lightly candied, moderately tangy aroma with some sour fruit. Rusty-tinged, clear beer. Standard US longneck, albeit twist off. Frothy mouthfeel, that’s my first impression. Generally pleasant, lightly sweet, with a tangerine peel bitterness. Long, fruity bitter finish. Pedestrian, but passable. Publix, Bradfordville.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger of fine white head. Good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma is mildly hoppy, citrus, bread/hay, slight malt tones. So far so good, however the flavor is where this beer’s shortcomings really become apparent. Flavor is bread/grain/wheat with mild citrus hints. Where are the hops? Not even remotely bitter or pale. The malt comes through stronger than the hops, but even it is mild. Mildly bitter finish that lingers. Moderate carbonation and very light body, with a watery texture. A mediocre beer, but Shiner is the only brew from Texas I’ve found around here. It is palatable and light, but not even close to a pale ale.