Shiner White Wing - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
78
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467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 168 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hoganlaw on 11-14-2013

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Ratings: 467 | Reviews: 63
Photo of WineGuy3000
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a solo cup.

A: Pretty standard golden haze, 3/4" bone white head that dies down quick with just a bit of retention. Lacing is pretty weak.

S: Mild honey-lemon. Coriander is detectable but super-subtle. Maybe a hint of cracker in there.

T: Bright & off-sweet with more pronounced cracker. Again the coriander is there but not doing much. Lemon peel with a touch of molasses on the finish. Tasty & refreshing.

M: Maybe a bit light for the style, but it seems to work with the flavors.

O: I've always had a soft spot for this brew, it's a cool take on the style & never over-reaches for anything. Prost!

Photo of bluehende
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It tasted more like a light lager than a wit. It was supposed to have coriander and orange. I tasted none of it. Not impressed.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.74/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a thin head on a cloudy light straw body.
The aroma is mild honey and grain.
The taste is watery, mild honey sweet, the faintest touch of lemon. Not much.
The texture is crisp and thin.
Not much of anything here.

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.46/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely one of the better wit's available.

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.22/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm a sucker for a good citrus beer.

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the side of the glass.
S: Light aromas of orange peels are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of orange peels along with hints of coriander and wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot more orangey compared to other beers in the style. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of TopherBreski
4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easily in my top 5 favorite American beers. Perfect amount of coriander and orange with the beer flavor.

Photo of Mrbseward
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden yellow with a god amount of head that lasts. Smells like a meadow full of wheat and clove with a hint of citrus. Taste is fantastic and goes down ultra smooth. One of the best belgian wheat ales I have had the chance to down.

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of Shiner's better brews, and definitely a step up from shock top and blue moon. the coriander is not overpowering which is the case with some other witbiers in my opinion. Overall solid witbier

Photo of MikeyLegend
2.79/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

A better than average Belgian White. Nothing fancy but a step up from your every day Belgian Whites.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decent wit bier but a little thin.

Photo of ordybill
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a pretty good aroma of hops and wheat with a touch of citrus.
Appearance- A hazy yellow with a small white head.
Taste- This beer had a weak hop flavor that did not meet expectations.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a semi-dry finish.
Overall- The most disappointing Spoetzel beer I have tried. I am a big fan of this brewer and this beer just did meet my expectations.

Photo of jason-fox
4.86/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. I prefer White Wing over Blue Moon for a refreshing wheat ale

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow haze in color with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, cloves, and wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat and cloves with mild hops.

Overall: Not a bad take on a Belgian White.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold, with a slight effervescent bubbling that lasts well into the glass, producing less than a finger of rapidly dissipating, frothy & variously bubbled, white head that leaves no appreciable lacing. Aroma is wheat, sweet bread, coriander, Belgian yeast fruity esters of orange, banana & faint pineapple. Taste is typical for the style: wheat, pie dough, coriander, orange. The front half of the sip tastes similar to the nose being coriander heavy & sweet, fruity with the orange & banana dominant with pineapple joining in, in the latter half of the sip. Finishes disappointing bland & everything good & bad simply disappears in the dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, starts creamy but turns prickly, finishing a little bit slick.

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Justifying rating with text in the review area. I thought this was "optional", however, since they revamped the rating system, it apparently has it's moments.
I hope this satisfies the save of my rating.

Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, wheat, grains. Taste is oranges, spices, malts, clean and refreshing. Feels medium-light in the mouth and overall a good thirst quencher, and a beer I could drink several of.

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of coriander, orange, hint of hop, slight yeast, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of orange, coriander, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, good feel, and decent blend. Still, nothing special as a Witibier.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%

After a long day of pheasant hunting, it's time for a relaxing wit. I'd also like to say if you're watching your weight this Wit only has 140 calories. Score.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into 16 oz glass

Appearance (3.75) : An aggressive pour yields a fluffy two fingered head on top of a slightly hazy golden yellow body. Lacing is left and the head recedes fairly quickly.

Aroma (4) : Wheat, lots of wheat. Some orange slice, coriander, spice, salt. I want to say it's a little sour smelling but it's more fresh than anything. Nice touch.

Taste (4) : I will never turn down any wit and this is no exception. It's got a robust peppery wheat flavor with hints of coriander, rice, and orange peel. Some sharp cheddar notes faintly add to the bite and is left lingering on the finish. Yeah, the "sharp cheddar" some would say is very weird in a wit but strangely, it fits. I won't knock it. Unique take on the witbier.

Mouthfeel (3) : Mouthfeel is where it falls short unfortunately. It fits the flavor but it's far from creamy or full. It's more like a lager, primarily adopted from Shiner's Premium Beer. It's very carbonated and light bodied. It ends slightly musky and dry but not enough of that characteristic to drag it out of lager territory. Gonna have to dock it some here.

Overall (3.92) : The aroma, appearance, and taste are great. It went down easy and was flavored uniquely. The mouthfeel falls short but that's not a huge problem for me. The main difference here between this and other wits is that it's got a peppery feel to the wheat taste and the musky sharp cheddar dryness. I'd drink it again, and it's a good Wit if you're not too picky. I'd like another actually.

Photo of beezylibre
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Color- pale yellow

Head- bout a quarter inch alot of lacing.

Aroma- A powerful coriander with a note of orange peel.

Taste- Meh. Its not good not bad. A light wheat beer but hit me with some coriander at the end. I would drink this if i was already drunk. But there are better wheat beers.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Strong orange peel and coriander aroma. Pretty much a malty taste. No bitterness from hops. Slightly spicy coriander taste at the end. Okay beer. Somewhat watered down. Would drink if available but wouldn't seek out and would probably drink something else if there was a good beer selection.

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.25/5  rDev -5%

It beats some of the Macro Belgian Whites out there (ahem! Shock Top ahem!) but then again that doesn't speak that highly of this brew. Honestly I would drink again but I wouldn't pick it up anywhere.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Not sure what the guy below is talking about it's not a Belgium pale ale but more of a Witbeir. Mixed and matched this at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Well it looks mildly hazy bright yellow in color with just a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out rather quickly. Looks Dull.
S - Well it does have a distinct sourness to the nose which smells inviting not too many venture into this just making another bland Hefeweizen. Another smell opens up to more orange and coriander smells.
T - As other said really dull taste. Doesn't really venture too deep in any direction be it sour lemon, coriander spice or even orange peel taste. Heck hardly any sweetness I can't even taste any orange flavor.
M - Light and very fizzy even for the style. Still hangs heavy on the palate.

Overall very light if any Witbier flavors make this a very lackluster take on the style. Avoid.

Photo of BethanyB
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: A crystal clear light gold body showcases a constant flurry of bubbles. The white head goes from creamy to frothy in a matter of seconds, before sinking into a sad little dollop of foam. 2/3

Aroma: An intoxicating bouquet of coriander, lemon peel, grapefruit, and even some bubblegum esters. Bready, pale malt brings some balance to the smell. 11/12

Taste: Pale malt outweighs the complex fruitiness promised by the aroma. Sour lemon and spicy hops help to accentuate a lingering mild bitterness. The sparse collection of flavors fail to work in harmony. In spite of the spiciness, this is less zesty and refreshing than a preferred BPA, as well as more bitter and malty. A disappointment. 12/20

Mouthfeel: A watery quality keeps things dull, although the light carbonation manages to build and linger on the tongue and throat. Goes down light and easy. 3/5

Overall: A sweet smelling, yet ultimately sad and unimaginative Belgian Pale Ale. Not off-putting, but still one to skip. 5/10

TOTAL: 33/50

Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -5%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 29, 2014

Pale yellow pour under a quick fizzy white head and then nothing.

Aroma of toasted breaded malts, white malts (you know that feeling), pepper, spice, and lemongrass.

Light body.

Taste: Toasted biscuit, spice and then a flush of bitterness.

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Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
78 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.