Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Golden amber with a very small amount of fizzy white head. The use of the phrase "hop-jacked" in the brewer’s description makes me wonder if anyone at Shiner has ever really had a hoppy beer. Half asses as most of their brews - lots of corn. Thin and watery. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours a honey amber with a hefty white head. Carbonation continues to flow upwards the entire time, keeping the head up top.
Not much in the way of aroma. Surprising given the statement about hops being used in this one. Smells a little like watered down corn.
Again, a little like watered down corn. I would like to say there is some malty tastes contributing to the color, but I can’t.
Weird aftertaste. Almost like a powdery feeling. A bit of sourness lingers on the sides of the mouth and tongue.
Eh, you could pound them down. But why would you? It’s not very good and the overcarbonation gets annoying to look at. wlajwl (7212) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Does have a nice hop aroma and bite to it in the flavor, not a really balanced lager but still interesting considering how hoppy it is. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2011
A - Copper color and somewhat dark for the style. Average to slightly below average sized head of a light foamy white head. Pretty good retention leaving a thin layer of lace.
S - Fairly hoppy for the style although not really all that hoppy. Slight lemony aroma with a touch of grassy hops. Strong pilsner/pale malt. Some grainy aroma and maybe a hint of herbal hops. Nothing great, just a slightly hoppy pale lager.
T - Slight grain and bready malt flavor is the strongest. Somewhat hoppy, at least for the style with a touch of grassy and even less herbal and tea flavors. A decent lemony flavor. Subtle mineral flavor as well.
M - Light body with average carbonation. Crisp light feel.
D - Goes down easy, but I have no reason to want to drink more. Slightly hoppy for the style, but pretty bland overall.
Notes: Not horrible for the style, but not great either. Slightly hoppy and slightly bready malt. Nothing special just average or slightly above average beer for the style. Nothing I would come back to, even on a hot summer day there are other beers I’d rather have. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
bottle. Pours orange tined gold with frothy white head. Aroma is lemon, grass, soft skunk. Balanced flavor with lemon, hay, some grassy hops on the finish, which evolve into a watery skunk like flavor. Medium carbonation, medium to light bodied, but not resembling a light beer or anything. As it warms a little bit of a soapiness. Not the worst lager - although its uninteresting and there are some weird flavors going on in here none of them are outright bad, it is drinkable to be sure.
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle: Poured a golden to orange with off white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is bitter corn and grain. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Poureda goldish gold. Mild aroma with some grassiness mild hops finish. Session.
mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Aroma is grains, straw and grass. Flavors of grains, straw, stale bread, and a hint of minerals. Somewhat herbal and muddled finish. Even though it isn’t a winner it is more drinkable than say.... Weinhard’s reserve. Ah, whatever. cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Continuing through the Shiner/Spoetzel variety 6-pack. This one smells and pours the best of the three I’ve had so far. Head starts at about 2" and recedes to .5" foamy top layer. Color is between deep gold and amber. Smell is still metallic. This is like Shiner Bock with a bit more caramel/roasted malt. I definitely prefer this to Shiner Bock, but it’s still a forgettable lager. I certainly wouldn’t call it "hop jacked." Easy to drink, nothing terribly offensive, but also nothing terribly attractive. Finhead (1849) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
A clear, golden pour with white head. The light aroma is mostly grains. The light body has a thin texture and clean finish.