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Shiner Blonde - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
69
poor

742 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-19-2001)
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Dub12588


5/5  rDev +68.9%

07-09-2014 15:45:01 | More by Dub12588
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BeerIsGood88

Texas

5/5  rDev +68.9%

01-29-2012 18:28:08 | More by BeerIsGood88
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +52%

03-02-2013 22:23:56 | More by markallmon
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BillyPirate

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-29-2012 21:22:55 | More by BillyPirate
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Coyotebob


4.43/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's good! I had been looking for an everyday beer since Stroh's committed suicide by aquiring Schlitz and ruining themselves. I bought a 6 of bottles and was quite happy with the overall product. A very good, crisp taste that does not linger on well after the drink. This is not a beer snob beer. It's a working guys beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 00:23:15 | More by Coyotebob
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zsk

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this Bohemian style is damned near perfect for type. It look like a Czechvar and you can't get better than that fo this style.
Smell is somewhat subdued, byt the Saaz hops comew thru after some warming.
Taste is exactly what I expected. Malt and Saaz. Also, very good mouthfeel.
This is a very good beer. Compare this to Rebel or Czechvar and you'll see. Czechvar in particular is better, but I like this one.
Lastly, head formation and retention are not as good as some, but didn't detract.

I like this beer and will buy more.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 20:33:03 | More by zsk
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Auraan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

12-01-2012 05:03:12 | More by Auraan
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

03-10-2013 21:32:43 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

03-25-2012 17:34:33 | More by MaddDogg84
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jsisko01

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, crisp, golden color with a small white head that disappears very quickly.

Smell - Kinda has a straw-like smell to it.. It's very hard to distinguish the smell honestly.

Taste - Kind of sweet with some notes of maltiness. Has a little bit of a spicy aftertaste, but fades away quickly. Definitely a refreshing beer though..

Mouthfeel - It's pretty thin with medium carbonation.

Overall - I like this beer a lot.. Shiner Bock is one of my favorites and this one is good too

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 05:15:56 | More by jsisko01
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tobymugg

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I believe that all Pilsner style lagers should be judged on their own turf. If you compare them to exotic, dark, heavy, expensive, bottle conditioned, or other whooplah beers, they invariably can be described as piss-coloured, blandish, fizzy and boring. However these beers are the most popular and best-selling beers in the world, for the simple reason that they are refreshing, drinkable, and pair well with many common dishes. They have no distinct outstanding flavor notes, but their flavor can be an excellent and very balanced blend of those notes we most savor in a fine lager. This being said, I see a few Pilsner style lagers being notably better than the rest, and Shiner Blonde fits in the category of a good specimen Blonde beer.

A: A good looking pale lager.

S: Grains, yeast.

T: Sweet, pleasant, slightly hopped, light bitterness. My only complaint with Shiner Blonde and Shiner Bock alike is their lack of the characteristic biscuity aftertaste that makes a good pale lager so wonderful. The flavor is very good, but it ends abruptly instead of echoing pleasant grain notes to finish.

M: Very normal carbonation.

D: Drinkability is the strength of this beer. It can be enjoying in large amounts without hangovers. But don't. Drink two or three at a barbecue in Alpine or Marfa in may, or have a few during your stay in Big Bend National Park. This is a great Texas backyard beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 03:42:05 | More by tobymugg
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KodyBrannon

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this out of the bottle into a glass, the color was a blonde color as the bottle refers. The smell was a bit hoppy but sweet. While the taste is a little bit more robust than say your average macro. It is a quality beer. I would be able to enjoy this one year round. I would commend shiner for once agian hitting the nail on the head with their beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 19:45:40 | More by KodyBrannon
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head that fades quickly, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and grass

Taste: caramel, toasted malt, and grass

Mouthfeel: sweet with a light bitter undertone, high carbonation, light body

Overall: For the style, I actually enjoyed this one. It tastes more like a pilsner than an adjunct beer. I could have several on a hot day. It has a very clean taste to it. If I were not grading to style though, I suspect this would be about a 3.25

Serving type: can

04-19-2011 12:51:52 | More by tigg924
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

11-27-2011 07:29:42 | More by dcevans
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

12-13-2011 17:02:03 | More by valkyre65
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Jeffy5050


4/5  rDev +35.1%

06-26-2012 19:48:12 | More by Jeffy5050
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Moserman331

Georgia

4/5  rDev +35.1%

12-02-2011 15:25:32 | More by Moserman331
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess I'm not a true beer snob after all. I like this brew. It looks good. It has decent head retention and nice color. It smells sweet and inviting. It tastes tangy and sweet with a touch of hop flavor and aroma. Finishes clean and refreshes. For what it is, a light-flavored session beer, it hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2003 02:26:51 | More by EagleTalon
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +35.1%

06-22-2014 05:22:39 | More by Jasoncolliver
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oscodapat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +35.1%

12-22-2011 22:06:18 | More by oscodapat
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

06-03-2014 19:19:27 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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kingcrow

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

12-12-2012 00:49:21 | More by kingcrow
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - not a very impressive look to this beer. no head, pale yellow and clear

smell - nothing much...just some malty

taste - I wish they sold this beer in 6-ers and 12 packs...this would be a go-to summer time refresher beer. Extremely refreshing and void of any ill flavorings. Very little flavoring but what is there is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - watery

Overall - if you take this beer and put it up against the cheap adjuncts, it comes out crisper and more refreshing than most all of them. Great beer for picnics, crab feeds etc. I really like the lightness and refreshness of this one. Probably the best Shiner beer I've sampled to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 18:19:07 | More by bubseymour
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Jbl3246

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

01-28-2014 03:50:36 | More by Jbl3246
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +35.1%

02-21-2013 00:56:00 | More by Vylo
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Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.