wildbeercat (322) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass.
Aroma: Sweet malt. Not hoppy at all.
Appearance: Pale, light amber. Dark urine.
Taste: Sweet, bready, and malty. No depth, no complexity, no challenge.
Palate: Light, thin, and short-lived.
Overall: Just another mass-produced lager. It’s marketed as something new and special, but it doesn’t have anything that stands out to me.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, Coors fooled me here for sure. Pours somewhat clear but a bit hazy amber with a smaller gray head. Aroma and flavor are sweet, clean malts with a balanced crispness that go great with pizza.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This tastes like their Batch 19 crap just with a different label and i also thought it said brewed in Texas? Anyway, i didnt have great expectations. Amber in color with a light head. Taste is birchy with a little bit of skunk.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Location/Date:Bottle from with Jay during Caps watching, April 2nd, 2013.
Appearance: Pours light caramel color.
Aroma: Light caramel and some bready malt.
Taste: Faint hop, caramel, slightly stale.
Summary: Always obvious to see something marketed as craft that isn’t...because the real craft companies don’t do tv or magazine ads.
CharmCityCrab (136) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sometimes a hybrid between two things can be better than either. Sometimes it can be worse, but have it’s own use case or special character that makes it it’s own thing that one might be desire, or even just be a compromise between two things that lets you get some of what you want at a cheaper price. I’m afraid that Third Shift does none of those things. It attempts to compromise between a macro and craft beer, and I can’t help but think I’d rather be drinking either a macro or a craft beer. It doesn’t offer the flavor of craft or the smooth refreshment of some adjunct lagers. There is just this sickenly sweet Shiner Bock like taste combined with a mild tasting lager. Fortunately, it’s not enough like Shiner Bock to outright taste like vomit. But if you’re tight on cash, buy an adjunct lager, you’ll like enough it as much or more and save a little money in the process. If you’re not tight on cash, get yourself a nice IPA or the craft style of your choice. Either way, I’d say leave this on the shelf. It doesn’t outright taste bad, but it tastes worse than a lot of cheaper beers and certainly no where near as good as a lot of craft beers. MillerCoors should consider trying this concept again, but instead of vomit flavored malt, add a few extra hops to their lagers or something. An extra hoppy version of an adjunct lager at a cheaper price point than craft might work. This doesn’t work, not even on the third shift. ;)
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can from Family Fare gas station in Chapel Hill. Pours fairly translucent amber with fast fading white head, no lace. Fairly clean nose, light caramel, toast, grass, and plastic. Flavor is clean at first, toasted malts, light bitterness, toffee, semi-sweet finish. A little plastic there as well, but for the most part I’m slightly impressed by this stab at a Vienna (or whatever they were going for) by the folks at the big beer company.
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was tricked by the packaging and logo. This shit is nothing more than left over Coors extra gold from the late 80s. I gave it a 2.2 because, well, it is still beer. But what a horrible attempt by a mega brewer to trick consumers into believing this is a craft beer. Better than Coors light, but that is the best I can say about this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jerseyjohn71 (132) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A gold medal winner ????,,, Where was this at & what year ?????,, I would like to see more proof !!!!!!! ,,,,, this is a basic beer ,,,amber, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright orange with a short white head. The aroma picked up toasted fruit, honey, and light biscuity malts with detergent and dank pine accents.. OK. The flavor found honey and overly sweet fruity notes at the core, with light, grainy bitterness and tartness around.. finished tangy with fruit skins over biscuity malt. Light-bodied with a good feel from moderate carbonation on the palate.. not good per se, but very drinkable.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted a free sample at the grocery store. It poured a clear amber colour with weak white foam. Light, predictable aromas and flavours of a mass-produced amber lagers: malty sweet, slight caramel and fruitiness, vague hops balance. Very similar to Amber Bock, Shiner Bock, etc. Drinkable, not great, but not offensively bad either.