tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A step up from a macro, but not far. Pretty deep golden color, minimal head disappears quickly, no lacing. Good carbonation. No hidden ingredients apparent, this is just malt and hops. OK to have with lunch, but this is not my evening sipper.
PorterPounder (7063) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium golden with head. Aroma is somewhat neutral with some fresh lake water notes, a hint of nuttiness. Flavor is enticing and enjoyable with some light caramel notes, a bit of nuttiness, some light raisin notes, a finish of toffee. Mouthfeel is thick enough for a lager. Rather impressed.
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good label, twistoff brown longneck, bright citrine gold, nice head which coollapses to a film. Cereal malt aroma, a little powdery. Crisp, nicely bittered, crackery. Medium, crunchy mouthfeel, a very tiny bit of metal-astringency in the aftertaste. Pretty good - definitely a notch over what we usually get from MillerCoors. Third Shift is screaming for pizza or nachos. ABC, Betton.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear, light amber with high effervescence and a thin, beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, corn, rice cereal, hay and light planty hops. Flavor is more sweet malt, corn and hay, planty notes, spicy alcohol notes, bready yeast and a mineraly bitterness. Light and dry, but slightly oily feel throughout with a moderate carbonation. Meh, not much of a Vienna.
scooterbub (987) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a decent amber with a thin white head that fades. Taste is of malt, grain, caramel, fruit and some hops. Similar aroma. Decent body with a slight dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Wouldn’t mind picking it up again.
tnkw01 (1705) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light amber color, decent head that disappears quickly. Taste weak, some grains, metallic aftertaste. Aroma toast, grains.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at The Garage, Rochester. Smells and tastes of corn, tin and yeast. Nice bittersweetness by swallow. Pale complexion, as usual. Thin whitish head. Yada, yada, yada.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an amber-caramel color. Aroma is faint, slightly hoppy. Flavor is mild...slightly hoppy...slightly malty. Nothing special.
mrjaxson (466) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Do you suppose the big brewers like to bring out these "microbrews" just to prove they can create something that will score higher than 1 or 2 at the beer ratings sites? Third Shift is not as impressive as the recent Batch 19 from Coors, but it still offers more body and taste than their standard offerings. Poured from a 12-oz bottle.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear medium copper with minimal off-white head and a lot of separate carbonation streams. Nose is grainy malt, mild hops. Tastes of grainy malt, hops, mild earthy and brown sugary notes. The palate is fairly dense, but this one is somewhat run-of-the-mill, and a bit underattenuated. Comes off like a poor man’s Boston Lager.