icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very minimal aroma. Floral flavor with a sweet malty backbone. Drinkable, light body.
OsuStu (14) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an orange-tinged with thick white head. Light smell of fruit and flowers. Light fruit taste then light hops. Crisp, something a little piney. Taste dissipates quickly. Pretty drinkable beer, nothing special.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and light citrus aroma with caramel. Citrus and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Citrus and caramel linger.
Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, earthy medium brown with a good head. Smells like earth, malt and floral notes. Tastes like mild citrus and malt... very neutral and smooth. Not much character but a solid drinking beer.
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Easy drinking pale ale. Nice malt and good finish. The color was golden and clear. This was a very nice pale ale.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you are expecting a traditional pale you will be disappointed. However if you ignore the label this is a nice beer. Lovely caramels, spices, cinnamon and clove, and some berries. Hops are minimal but give it a nice dry herby finish. Can tell the German character of the brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely golden yellow color, with two fingers of big, white head. Big thick lace. Now THIS looks like an IPA (or pale, whatevz).
The malt aroma is bready, English. There is a peppery hop accent.
The taste is a sweeter malt, slightly sugary. The hops are perfumey, flowery and sweet. Just a hint of a puckery sourness, but with an aftertaste of rose petals. I’m shocked at the complexity of a Shiner beer.
Feels slightly prickly. This might be a nice gateway pale for a non-hop drinker.
stevoj (1701) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice fruity, citrusy, hoppy aroma, and it goes downhill from there. Amber in color with small off white head. Taste is caramel, fruit and some tingly hops. Mouthfeel is slick, but no aftertaste. This is better than rated, but could be better.
drico133 (5) - long beach, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a amber colored little to no head smelled strongly of hops with a little fruity hint. Taste was something to get use to flavor sent me on quite the ride goes from sweet to bitter sort of citrus like with a hint of malts. Bottomline an ok beer but definitely better ones out there.
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
The initial pour makes it look really pretty and that maybe just maybe Shiner has made a beer that might actually surprise you...in a good way. Unfortunately though this one disappoints, just like all the other beers in Shiner’s lineup. It pours a pretty and clear deep burnished golden with ruby highlights, some whitish head that hangs around for a bit. A glass swirl brings about a slightly grassy-herbal aroma, a very subtle candy-like malt sweetness, a touch of esters that seem Belgian-yeast-like, and an earthy hop profile somewhere around a blackberry mixed with a dank herbaciousness, and ending with a distinct floral note. The flavor however will completely underwhelm you, dry, and sour! Almost as if there was a bit of brett. No body whatsoever and no residual sweetness. The carbonation dries it up even more so and it leaves you with an unsatisfying lactic taste on the back of your tongue. No bueno.