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Shiner White Wing - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 506
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 42.77%
Wants: 15
Gots: 211 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Hoganlaw on 11-14-2013

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Reviews: 62 | Hads: 506
Photo of ranger7
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Samuel Adams laser-etched glass.
Review from notes.

A: Cloudy gold, very small white head.

S: Clove and honey, some coriander.

T: A bit of spice, but smooth and balanced. Very Belgian.

M: Medium carbonation with some mouth slickness.

O: Really a decent Witbier. Nice attempt at the style by Shiner.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled tonight on 2/4/14. Bought a single bottle for $1.00 in the 'discount beer bin' at the local grocery store since I never even seen it before last Friday. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow in color with about a half of a finger white head that settles down to the top and sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of corriander, wheat with a hint of orange peel. the taste is actually even better and a tad on the sweet side. Clean finish with a hint of banana but I am sure there isn't any in there. Overall a decent brew.

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Photo of GMB
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very attractive bottle label design.

pours a a gold, slightly hazy liquid with a white head.

Aroma is disappointing. Pretty much nonexistent.

Flavor is better. On the sweet side for the style but overall fairly complex. Some citrus, some spices, definitely can taste the orange peel. Maybe a little bit of clover honey. On second taste I'm also picking up some banana.

Medium mouthfeel. Better than average for Spoetzl with a little bit of well-balanced acidic prickliness.

Overall a good beer. Definitely a great session choice.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a thin white head that falls to a thin ring and no lacing. Hazy yellow-orange color. Aroma is coriander, followed by orange peel and light grains. Flavor is tangy, spicy and light on the palate; built to compete with Shock Top and Blue Moon. Mouthfeel is light and clean--would be refreshing in the summer. Overall a decent quencher.

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Photo of bmwats
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Pours a light golden hue. Slight, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. No real lacing.

S: Wheat, yeast, not much else.

T: White bread, accentuated with some indistinct spice.'

M: Light, crisp, and starchy.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Bubbly head, no real lacing. Nose is bready and yeasty. Tastes like it smells, bread with some indiscernible spices. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

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Photo of beergoot
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow, partially cloudy body with a nice, soft head. Soft grain notes in the aroma with a very pleasant orange and lemon character. Light malted grain flavors; wheat smoothness very noticeable; hint of black pepper spice. Light bodied with a dry, crisp finish.

A very fine witbier that comes across well-balanced, decently complex, and delightfully tasty. Smoothness, warmth, and a subtle yet varied fruitiness and spiciness all come together and make a tasty beverage. Perfect for anyone looking for a lighter bodied and flavored beer but with substance and intrigue.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of MJamieson
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shiner White Wing is noted as a Belgian White Style beer and is another nice addition to the segment.

The White WIng poured straw to lemon in color, with a nice holding head.

While noted as a Belgian White style, the pour provided a coriander AND light banana & clove scent like that of many traditional German wheat beers; it was an interesting mix that I was not anticipating but enjoyed.

Mouth feel was a bit lighter than I prefer with the White style, but very smooth. Taste had occasional sour notes but not consistent. Does not have the sweetness of other brands in the segment, but this may actually make it more sessionable.

I enjoyed this beer and look forward to sampling it on tap in the future.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow glass holds a thin white head that leaves a little soapy lace.

Smell: As a wit should, has a strong coriander based spicy note with a lemon peel edge. It goes just a bit sour.

Taste: A bready yeasty base, I think they actually went with a wit yeast, Shiner normally likes their house yeast for a unifying element in their beers, nice to see them step out. The spice note is light, and while there is a slight sour edge, I like my wits to pucker a little more than this does. A classic Shiner brew, towards the middle of the road, which is smart for a large brewer.

Mouthfeel: A bit light, a bit fizzy but loses it's sparkle before the glass is done. Could use a bit more base.

Overall: A nice light refreshing beer, a good beer to bring to a party, different enough to be of interest, light enough not to offend most.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shiner White Wing pours from its 12 oz. bottle to a yellow/straw color with a cloudy body, an active carbonation, and a head of foam comprised of tiny bubbles. The nose on this beer is one of coriander and wheat and the foam fizzes out in due time, leaving no lace behind.

This beer offers flavors of coriander and wheat, as expected, along with some orange and other citrus notes- mainly lemon. Some yeasty flavors and light spice close out the tasting experience on a positive note. The body of the beer is light to medium and the active carbonation adds a large degree of refreshment.

Shiner White Wine is going to replace Shiner hefeweizen, if sources are correct, and is only the second time Shiner has ever brewed a beer of this style. I find it a nice alternative to other Belgian wits and I like that it is a little less sweet than most. It offers some good refreshment and would make a good choice of beer on a hot day. Its lighter refreshment still offers enough taste and body to satisfy craft beer fans while still remaining approachable enough to satisfy the macro- brew crowd. It’s a good example of the style and one I will purchase again.

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Photo of ChuckHardslab
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. It's a pale straw color with the style correct yeasty cloudiness. It poured with about a 2 finger bright white head that settled into a thin cap that lasted until it was done. Minimal to no lacing on the glass.

The smell is wheat and grain with citrus notes and a whiff of corander. A little more yeast becomes apparent as it warms. There is a background metallic note that I find in almost all Shiner beers. It's not objectionable. None of the Belgian 'funk' that's present in more 'serious' beers.

The taste is a nice light and refreshing version of a Belgian wit. It's a little sweet with notes of oranges and bit of spice. It's very low in hops bitterness. I also taste the faintest bit of lemony sourness, perhaps from the yeast?

The mouth feel is thin with bright bubbly carbonation. Perfect for those 100+ degree Texas summer days.
This is a nice warm weather, Belgian inspired brew that's definitely geared to a wider market than craft been aficionados. It's a nice alternative to Blue Moon. It's easy drinking and tastes good enough to have a few. I have a soft spot for Shiner beers. I will definitely be keeping some around through the summer months.

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Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
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