dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2012
Had this on a hot spring TX day out of the mixed pack and maybe it just caught me at the right time bc I actually enjoyed it. Light malt aroma. Golden in colo with slight white head. Clean tasting lager (light bready sweetness), but not too complex. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
Delicious creamy lager. Wish I could get a full 6pk of these and not just 1 in a family pk. seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
Tasted bottle from Shiner Family Reunion mix-pack into shaker glass. It poured a predictable golden color with weak white foam. Cut-grass, mild malts, almost non-existent hops, some vague adjunct sweetness, and mild pepper phenols from yeast, yet pretty tasteless overall. Not skunky nor offensive, at least. A totally average light-bodied lager, perhaps somewhat pilsener-like, but much less nuanced than classic German examples. Thin, watery, and a bit metallic like most Shiner beers, sadly. This is a brewery I always want to love, despite my unsentimental tastebuds. Hudspart (539) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle: ok, compared to most pale lagers, this is not bad. However, Shiner does not make a very good beer. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with minimal head. Aroma of some grains and a little grassy hops. Taste is about the same. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not too bad. This is probably one of my favorite shiner beers.
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Very drinkable lager, but a lager nontheless. Pours an attractive crystal clear rich gold with a small white head. Aroma is cereal grains. Thinner palate with plenty of carbonation, and the taste is a simple yet somewhat pleasant grain and cereal bit. Doesn’t suck. Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle from a variety pack. Pours clear golden, with a quickly disappearing head. Nothing worth noting. Reminds me of a basic lager, not great. Not really even good. Won’t have again. AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2012
A - Poured a quarter-finger head. Look of the brew is completely lager. Not much going on. Head is gone after about 10 seconds.
S - Some honey, bockiness, wheat and some bread smells are coming through. None are too strong though.
T - More honey and bock tastes are coming through. The malt itself is deep but the aftertaste is like a Miller High Life. It’s a very disappointing taste but starts out okay.
M - Lots of carbonation while swishing but not much to speak of in general
O - I’d take this beer fishing. IT’s not great but I feel it would be better if served in a can. BillWyce (1104) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
From notes: Pours clear golden amber with a thin, 1-finger white head. Aroma is earthy, with perhaps a touch of citrus. Body is medium-to-thin. Very mild flavors. Yeasaty, with a slight citrusy note. nothing special. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Gold pour with foamy white head and lace. Aroma reminds me of flat wheat even though I know it can’t be. A flavor I associate with corn followed by a bit of semi sweet malt and a wee tad of bitter. Light bodied and foamy. Not very much.,