Shiner Blonde - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by SickGnar:
3.1/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Yellow just leaning a touch straw, crystal clear with lots of large bubbles rising to a big white head of huge and loose bubbles that collapses almost instantly and does not leave much for lace.
S: A sort of muddles floral lager ester note, some honey-like (sort or) sweetness. Very light background grassy hops. Just a hint of some grainy malts.
T: Crackery, dry grain with at least a bit of husk. Just a hint of pils sweetness and also a touch of DMS. Hops stay in the background but do grown a bit - especially in the finish. Only a ghost hint of german character – mostly just grassy. Simple yet muddled taste.
M: Just barely medium body with over matched carbonation. Still manages to feel a tad cushiony. Finish only goes a bit semi-drying. Works just alright.
D: Basic sort of lager. Sort of straddles style – too flabby for a Pils, not rich enough for a Dort, some almost cream ale traits. But it drinks alright. It would be a fair to good hot day beer. And it does have enough spine for some milder food.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2012 09:20:25 | More by SickGnar
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2.99/5 rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is another decent, fairly enjoyable but basic Shiner beer that is not remotely close to their best in my book but is definitely better than the characterless Shiner Bock. In the end, it is a light, standard but reasaonbly good basic American pale lager.
Very pale gold, it has a small white head soon thinning to thin ring, no wisps or lace.
Aroma is slightly soapy perfumy apple, grain, hint of grass - standard basic pale lager but nice.
Taste is similar, grain, apple peels, grass, hint of 7-up, dryish mineral water throughout, faint sweetness amd bitterness lingering with grassy element, lingering hint of grain.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 01:44:18 | More by Offa
Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.