Shiner White Wing - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by GMB:
3/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A standard pour of Shiner's White Wing yields a hazy straw body topped by a fizzy snow-white head that disappears quickly. Carbonation is slightly aggressive, but if the taste is sharp and crisp, I won't mind.
The nose is evenly balanced between ground coriander seed and a slightly off-putting macro-malt aroma. Hmm. Have we used fresh barley?
Fortunately, the taste is better than the nose. Coriander dominates, and is complemented by sweet malt and the typically fruity characteristics of Belgian lager yeast. The mouthfeel isn't bad; crisp and clean.
Overall, White Wing is much better than most of the beers that Shiner produces. It's not even in the same league as what I would consider good Witbiers, and I doubt I'd buy another bottle, but I don't regret sipping this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 20:06:56 | More by GMB
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
EDIT: See the review by woodychandler instead. Its a bit pedantic, but its a better review and and hell, its a white so maybe thats fitting. I think he said it well though, "It was, indeed, a refreshing beer, but it was lacking in taste." (Probably why I liked it since I generally do not like white beers)
Firstly, I should say I have been a rabid IPA drinker for about 5 or 6 years. Partly because I moved to the eastern US where the IPA's lack the qualities I love, and partly because I have been wanting to expand my beer experience beyond IPA's (which I have drunk all variants and types I could find), I have been trying to explore beers of styles I would not traditionally drink (i.e. non-ales).
Secondly, I should say I give this beer a 4.25 out of 5.00 for whites, not for beer styles overall.
Anyway, my opinion:
Serving Type: While I have poured in a glass, I really feel beers with light notes should be consumed from the bottle (though I do not have glasses appropriated for beer styles). I lose much of the sharp smells and taste when I do not do as such.
I give this beer a high score because its the best white I have had up to this point. I've tried several, and I generally think there is a poor, sour aftertaste for this style of beer. I really Spoetzl's White Wing because it has a clear and crisp finish.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 23:05:03 | More by Ben-Bur
Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.