pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle. Chris Brown had this waiting with Bock, Hefe, and Kolsch in his cooler when I got to the Dallas Airport... What’s to be said about this? Not really a bad pils, not a great one. I would almost consider it more of a European lite beer if I didn’t know where it was from. Of course it’s not skunky, so it can’t be in the Heineken class. Light, fizzy, ok flavor, and pretty normal. Not bad, not good, just normal. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Did someone say Rolling Rock? I mean Shiner Blonde. Is there a differnce? I think it’s the label. I like the label. The beer kind of sucks. Nice citrus flavors. That’s about it. Refreshing on a really hot day. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Deep straw in color with a small white head.Aroma and flavor of mild hops and grainy malt. BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Had a vegetal aroma with some spicyness. Dry, crisp, and bitter taste. Not great by any means. Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - AUG 12, 2005
light yellow color with a white head. aroma is corn and and sour bitter. taste is light and easy drinking grassy bitter and a minimal sweetness in the finish. a bit too much adjunct taste. there is some lemon in this too. a bit better than most macro pilsners.
fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
A rose by any other name is still a rose and a fair beer, whether called "Premium" or the newer, cooler, more attractive "Blond" is still that same beer. Known by some of us as Bock w/o caramel coloring, this is actually the better of the two, though that’s not saying a lot. shrubber85 (11623) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle. Sweet wheat malt aroma. Golden yellow color wiht small head and slight efferverscence. Sweet corn flake malt flavor. Smooth but the corn flake flavor isn’t something I like much. JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2005
This is an ok beer with very good palate. It is smooth and easy to drink, but unremarkable in any other way. Yellow, no head. Light hop flavor. Better as it warms. OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle. Something is missing from this beer. This is probably my least favorite shiner brew. The smell is slight wheat/hops with a strong metallic finish. The taste is very bland with slight hops and a small hint of caramel and sweet malts. It was ok after mowing the lawn. I gave a lil bit to the grass.. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
This is hardly a "blonde" except for a touch of wheat in the finish. Cheap macro flavor and appearance. Texas has a strong Mexican influence of course, and similarly perhaps, Texas is known for great mixed drinks but lousy beer.