tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a bold golden color with fluffly white head. The aroma is herbal and piney hops mostly, with a slight sweet caramel note beneath it and some light general maltiness. The flavor is dusty malt with a slight, dry toastiness to it. What I’m most surprised, and impressed, by, though, is the hop profile. It’s quite nuanced and spot on. Ample herbal bitterness keeps it dry, crisp, and refreshing. Pine and citrus hop notes bounce around, too, giving just the right amount of complexity. The hops are assertive, clean, and graceful. It finishes dry and crisp with a dusty aftertaste. I’ve gotta say, I disagree with most of the other ratings so far. I’m enjoying this beer quite a bit. agent_511 (159) - - JUL 20, 2012
Pours gold with a moderate white head and sparkling body. Some bread in the aroma. Tastes like a higher bodied pilsner style beer with very mild hop bitterness and almost no hop aroma or flavor with a slight acidic finish. An enjoyable medium bodied lighter beer.
Appearance: golden, clear, sparkling, mild white foam
Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, acidic finish videofrog (244) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
From notes, 5/26/11:
Poured a 12oz bottle from Shiner Family Reunion 6-pk into stange.
A: Poured a burnt orange color that was light orange around the edges. White head that dissipated quickly into a thin cap that left minimal lacing.
S: Like most Shiner brews, nothing too distinguished here. Cereal grains and grassy hops.
T: Cereal grains, biscuity malt, and grassy hops.
M: Medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable.
O: Turned out to be a more balanced version of Shiner Blonde with the nice little hop bite that it provides. Wish this one came in a six pack, very sessionable. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
The pour is a clear medium amber with a white frothy head. The aroma was somewhat mild with a wet cardboard adjunct odor, a mild hint of floral hops and a light touch of sweet malts. I find this to be a smooth crisp brew with a slight caramel malty taste and a decent hoppy finish. Definitely a well balanced Lager and would be a great brew for a nice spring day...
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12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavor; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good hoppy pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours amber with a fast receding head like a cowardly mutt in my neighbors back yard that barks until you approach it and it runs off. Not much of an aroma just some malt action. Medium nectar with superb carbonation. Big malty flavors protrude like the bulging bottom of a defected Wexford can. Sweet malty essence with mild bittering. A very flavorful lager reminds me of a light marzen. Not a bad beer at all. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle, one of the 6 beers included in Shiner’s Family Reunion 6-pack. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is toasted and bready malt, along with some grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s a nice herbal/spicy taste noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think it’s a pretty decent brew, I enjoyed it. MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasn’t so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat. rjplumer (1236) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Light smooth grain aroma. Solid white finger thick head that lingers for quite awhile. Light grain and malt taste with just a touch of bitterness. Light body and refreshing. Atom (2594) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2017
12oz bottle pours a mostly clear semi hazy amber orange with a large white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel malt and light yeast. Taste has a bright fruity sweetness with sweet caramel malt, right before it gets too sweet it hits some hop bitterness and lager yeast. Pretty good.