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Shiner Blonde - Spoetzl Brewery

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771 Ratings

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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 53 | 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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5/5  rDev +68.9%

Dub12588, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +68.9%

BeerIsGood88, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +52%

markallmon, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +52%

BillyPirate, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of 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.

Coyotebob, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of zsk
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.

zsk, Mar 24, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

Auraan, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

MaddDogg84, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
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

jsisko01, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of tobymugg
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.

tobymugg, Jul 20, 2009
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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.

KodyBrannon, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of tigg924
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

tigg924, Apr 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

Jeffy5050, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

Moserman331, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of EagleTalon
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.

EagleTalon, Aug 31, 2003
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

oscodapat, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

kingcrow, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
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.

bubseymour, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

Jbl3246, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +35.1%

Vylo, Feb 21, 2013
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Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 771 ratings.