Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2017
From Sep 2007
This pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber with a very small head of foam that recedes rapidly.
The smell is of sweet malt, some roastiness, and some hop.
The taste has a good biscuit malt flavour up front with a more than ample hop bitterness that moves in about midway through. When I swish it in my mouth, I taste some earthy and roasted malt notes and overall, this is a pretty good tasting little beer and I find it's quite quaffable.
The mouthfeel is medium light, the carbo is medium, and it finishes fairly dry. I'd buy this again, no problem.
superspak (6367) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 4/14/2016. Pours clear orange/light copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Pretty clean on lager flavors; slight yeasty notes are present. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber with a thin white head. Taste of caramel, slight roast and bready with a subtle hoppy bitter finish. Lively carbonation, medium body BeerRenter76 (1061) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Originally rated on 6/2/08. A mild offering from shiner. It isnt daring by any stretch but a well rounded, balanced beer. A little light on flavor, some malts, unoffensive, ok. bvbunited (79) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Shiners Bavarian style ale does not do it for me. Common taste for a common beer. You can do better than this one.
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Amber pour with a sweet aroma. The flavor is also ver sweet with a wet finish. Some yeast, and light malts. Not too malty. eRock_2013 (530) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2016
A nice amber lager from Shiner, pours an excellent clean amber color with lots of white lacing and foam, very classic look. Aroma is a subdued caramel maltiness, reminds me of a weaker version of a Brooklyn lager or original Shiner Bock. Taste likewise is a couple layers of caramel malt and grain notes, pleasant and not too sophisticated. Finishes clean, light-to-medium bodied. Decent flavor but a bit thin. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
A throwback to my pre-ratebeer days. Can’t say I’ve been missing this one in the intervening years. Deep amber with lightly sweet and bitter notes. wlajwl (7283) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma is caramel malts and honey/butterscotch. The flavor is similar to the aroma, with a mild bitterness/slight tartness in the finish. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz refridgerted pour into a Spiegelau IPA glass (for the hell of it). Aggressive pour produced a thin white half-finger head. Fades quickly. Clear as day, mild carbonation. Nose is sweet corn and a little malt. Body a thin, though not as thin as I expected. Crisp. Taste is alright. A little malt, a bit of bitterness, a little corny sweetness. Maybe some hay? Fine for this price point, but not something I’d pay for. Probably wouldn’t turn it down, I think.