robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aromas of slight hoppy pine and a bit of carmel malt ir biscuit malt. Flavor is mildly bitter with a medium thin body. Finishes slightly astringent
stevoj (1336) - 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 (360) - 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 Shinerís 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.
MarkBarnes (362) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nov. 26, 2013. Coppery, herbal, sour-malt pale ale. Weird, unbalanced recipe. Not undrinkable, but I wouldnít seek this out.
Stevesie (264) - - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Very attractive amber pour with some off-white head. Usual Shiner faint nose. Thin-bodied and somewhat fruity, this isnít as bad as it sounds. A nice beer for working in the yard. Typical of Shiner, itís quaffable, but unremarkable.
thorongil2 (915) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(tap) clear orange/amber colour with a small tan head; faint aroma of fruit; lightly acidic crisp flavour; it has none of the pale ale character, tastes more like a light fruit beer
BOSSbrewer (1026) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Spicy fruity aroma. Taste is slightly tart. Some orange and citrus. Slight bitterness. Finishes light and clean. Drinkable beer.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Although this doesnít look that bad in a glass, it smells like itís gone bad before you even pour it into a glass. And yeah, itís not that much better once in the glass either. Caramel and musky grains define the nose. Although itís labeled a pale ale, it smells like a lager... a dirty, thin Oktoberfest more than anything else. Itís awfully ick in the mouth, pretty nasty. I canít drink this without making a face. I donít want to even try to explain the flavor. Or finish. Itís a sad excuse for a pale ale. Itís like someone added caramel malts to a thinned out Shiner Bock. Come on, guys. Iím beyond given up on Spoetzl.
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very nice amber with a decent head. Smells like cheap beer with just a little hint of something fruity. The taste is just not very good. Tastes like a cheap beer. Disappointed with this one.
Frahmo (114) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz can. Beautiful pour, pinkish amber with an off white head. Ands thatís all, this beer is empty in my mouth.... Thatís unfortunate considering how it looks in a glass.