akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016 bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The other raters of Shine On don’t know what they’re talking about. While Amber in color, this is a ’green’ beer in the sense of being made from sustainable materials. I can honestly say that has absolutely nothing to do with my rating. This is a true session micro brew. This beer has successfully taken the place of typical mass produced domestics for me, but by no means is Shine On typical. Amber in color and a bit caramel in aroma, this beer finishes clean, crisp, and smooth. I taste a tad bit of subtle orange peel mixed with barley, but the malt really drives this beer home. This is not a beer for the hop lover. The ABV is just right to where a 6 pack is perfect.
A light red ale all around. Light lemony and bready aroma with a sweet, bright lemon kr floral hop taste that finishes with some hints of roasted caramel malts. Lighter bodied with little carbonation. A summer drinker for sure. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, amber in color, nice off white head. Aroma of caramel and grain. Taste is somehow complex, a mix of grain and malts with a slight touch of hops. Quite decent, not bad. GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Appearance is golden brown to apple juice. Nose has notes of apples, spice and cinnamon, not what I would expect from a red ale. Taste was of fruit, apples, spices, and cinnamon with a hops aftertaste. Beer was smooth, and effervescent on the palate. Not what I would expect from the style but a good beer on tap. Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, caramel and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
12 oz bottle that came in a variety sixer. Got a date code 17014. Hazy copper pour with a white head. Got some pretty apparent acetaldehyde problems. I don’t like green apples in my ales. Don’t get as much in the flavor, without any kind of harsh bitterness. A bit unpleasant, but not a drain poiur.
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Not your typical red ale. Pours a reddish golden brown with a white head. Taste is lemons, light malt. Pretty good summer beer but not one of Central Waters best efforts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hopbag (159) - - JUN 28, 2014
Nice sessionable malty ale. Not super red. Hint of roast malt is the most interesting part and a nice touch. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is lemony, spicy, wheat. Taste is strong lemon, great carbonation, light to medium bodied, bitter finish. Meh. uckelman (799) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Pours reddish amber. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is jam, orange, and spice. Unusual flavor---something like mango and minerals on the finish. Medium body, Refreshing. sarauckelman (540) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Clear orange-amber with large bubbles; looks like soda. Aroma of jasmine with a hint of caramel. There is something odd in the taste; it is a combination of mineral and rose-water, with hints of mango. Watery palate leaves a mineraly coating on the tongue. Not necessarily bad, but a bit unusual.