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Shiner White Wing - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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384 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoganlaw on 11-14-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, spice, yeast, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the flavors are a bit watery in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

djrn2, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Texasfan549, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Highly floral and smoothly citrusy, the Shiner brands step into the Belgo-brew world with a wheated ale that takes on the fruit and spice balance that's uniquely Witbier.

As the ale pours a cloudy straw color while the head floats above with a creamy and ivory tinted lather. Its fairly resilient foam structure endures most of the session and laces the glass with broken frothy rings at each drink.

Popping with a highly floral perfume, overtones of coriander and orange peels gives the scent a soft spiciness and juicy citrus character. Supporting wheat seems to give the fruit and spice a candied aroma while hints of apple and lemon acidity link up with peppery spice for a piquant balance.

Wheat and grain sweetness settle on the initial taste like powdered sugar- this candied taste gives a juiciness to the orange, apple, and lemon flavor that grows in the middle. Wafts of coriander offer its own spicy fruitiness while echoes of perfume return in aftertaste. Its finish of minty bitterness is met with light vanilla for a smooth and summery taste.

Creamy and medium-bodied, the ale starts off with just enough body to imply fullness. But as the sweetness dissolves and the carbonation fades, it leaves behind a the slight acidity of citrus and white wine to resonate in finish.

White Wing might be overly simplistic in taste and body, but the overwhelming perfume of orange peels and coriander completely seduce the senses even as the ale carries an orange soda pop character.

BEERchitect, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

kjkinsey, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jaydoc, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

kylehay2004, May 16, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Knapp85, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

zeff80, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

nickfl, May 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Shiner branching out again with their rendition of a Witbier. I made sure to stir up the dregs to ensure that cloudy muddle character know in most. Subtle all around with any kind of spicing, bready wheat is very smooth and there is a mild sweetness within.

Not half bad bit nothing really pops here, nothing lively.

Jason, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent light straw color with 2+ fingers of pearl white head. Below average lacing & head retention

S: Pears, white grapes, a touch of white pepper, fades once warm

T: White grape, golden delicious apple & a bit of lemon, plus a little coriander up front. A little bit of orange peel as this warms, lemon,& white pepper. Finishes a bit watery with coriander & lemon & a bit of juicy fruit

MF: Light bodied, firm carbonation, body thins out even more when warm

Drinks very easy, but not one to session on. I was already a little tired of the flavor profile after about 4 ounces. Could do a few in August I'm sure. Would rather have a blue moon...

russpowell, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

oline73, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

oriolesfan4, May 11, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

As the great bottle purge continues here at Chez Woody, I am more aligned with the Summer season, suddenly (I seem to be on an alliterative kick lately). I am a big fan of Shiner and I am happy to have their beers available here in PA.

From the bottle: "Brewed with Coriander"; "Brewed with Orange Peel"; "A delightfully odd bird from Shiner [-] As we finish our 104th year, we are excited to take on brewing this Belgian-style white. Authentic Belgian yeast is essential to brew a true-to-style Belgian wheat ale. During the brewing process. something unique and wonderful happens when this yeast and the addition of coriander and orange peel bland to deliver the spice and citrus aroma and taste distinctive of a white ale. Barley and wheat malts and Saaz hops find the right flavor balance and the light carbonation makes this a delightful white ale. Prosit!"

I utilized an agitating pour, involving continually swirling the beer in the bottle as it was being decanted into a glass. This prevented any cascading, but it did produce two rocky, fizzy fingers of bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a slightly hazy light-yellow (SRM = 2). Nose smelled more like lemon zest than orange peel and with a black pepper spiciness. Oooh. It is already a hot, humid day, so I am hoping for something refreshing from this beer. Mouthfeel was thin, but fizzy, with loads of carbonation. The taste was kind of light for the style, but I definitely tasted the orange peel at this point. The finish was semi-dry with the coriander giving it a black pepper bite. It was, indeed, a refreshing beer, but it was lacking in taste.

woodychandler, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

wrightst, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat with a touch of sourness along with light aromas of lemon citrus and coriander spice. Slightly yeasty.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of wheat with just a hint of traditional wheat sourness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus lemon rind and citrus lemon along with light to moderate amounts of coriander spice. Slightly yeasty with a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely an easy drinking beer and one that pairs well with spicier foods - I'm having it today with some chili. Light and refreshing.

dbrauneis, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

mothman, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

LXIXME, Dec 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

tdm168, May 16, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale lemon-orange coloring with a good clarity and a fast moving, glass consuming display of effervesce. Chalky white head has a skimmy surface texture, slight in size, but retains rather nicely leaving behind a broken eye lash lacing.

S: The nose was of fresh wheat and oranges, fairly wet in nature with some lemon. A bit of bubblegum and yeastiness of moderate strength.

T: Spritzy flavor of lemon-orange and wheat, lightly tart with some slight barnyard funk. Musky nature, crisp bite on the finish of lemony hops. Fresh wet nature with some apple floral rounds things out.

M: Lively mouthful that was crisp, light bodied and somewhat creamy.

O: Overall an easy drinking wit, good snap and crisp carbonation. Worthy a try for a summer time quencher of a light affair.

beerthulhu, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

dmorgan310, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rolltide8425, Jun 25, 2014
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Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.