Onslow (1532) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Golden lager with thin head. Light aroma of malts, hops. Taste is bland but inoffesnsive - a little light grain at the start with a little astringency in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a short lived, thin, white head. Aroma is of caramel, biscuit malt and perfume hops. Medium, slightly crisp body. Some herbal hops and bready malt fill the mouth. Short, forgettable finish. This is nothing-special brew. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Not bad. Better than I was expecting. Nice little hope bite you don’t often see in American lagers. Tons better than a macro, but still easy to drink. Would make a good transition beer for macro drinkers. Decent session beer, too.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium yellow with an average, slightly off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate cracker light bread, cookie and pale malt; and light to moderate floral, perfume and citrus hops. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, slightly sour and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, slightly sour and light to moderately bitter with an average duration. There was pale malts, a little cracker, lemon citrus hops, floral hops a little grassy hops, white bread and straw. The light body was watery and then sort of dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and and ever so slightly metallic finish. mansquito (6911) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Harris Teeter, DC variety sixer ($7): Pours a slightly darker than pale lager colour with a white head. Aroma is of grain and a bit of hops. There isn’t much to say about this beer except that it is a rather sessionable, easy drinking lager. That being said, it is certainly better than most macro lagers on the market, even if it is not much more interesting. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle; looked fairly yellow when poured, but took on amber color while in the glass. Head was small and short lasting. Aroma of grass, corn and earth; flavor was a big let down. Hops are hidden behind a whole lot of bland.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pours and orange/amber color with bubbly head. A full flavored beer that leaves a filmy aftertaste. jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(botttle 7/6/11). Clear light copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate earthy/grassy hop aroma and flavor, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate to high carbonation. Fair lacing. Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
For being boasted as a hoppy beer I was very unimpresed. I enjoy a nicely hopped beer and this just didnt cut it. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
12 oz. bottle from a mixed 12-pack. Pours a clear gold color with some visible rising carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, peppery spice, crackers, and maybe a bit of grass and grains. Flavor of sweet, bready malts, toast, crackers, pepper and faint herbs. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp, malty mouthfeel. Dry finish. I enjoyed this the most of the 4 new Shiner beers I tried in this pack; better than the Hefe, Alt, or Blonde. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from Shiner assorted 6 pack. Pours a honey color. Small white head. Mild lager aroma. A bit of roasty/toastiness that sets it apart from an everyday lager. Easy drinking with a nice clean finish. Could drink a couple of these. Nothing special here, but a decent beer. Really like the idea of this assorted 6 pack. Wasn’t looking for it, but when the opportunity to try 5 new beers in a single 6 pack comes up you gotta buy that 6 pack.