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Shiner Blonde - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
69
poor

737 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | 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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BigBarley

Texas

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-26-2011 14:18:40 | More by BigBarley
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

11-24-2011 22:38:21 | More by chapcat
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RedWeizen83

Texas

2/5  rDev -32.4%

11-24-2011 19:16:26 | More by RedWeizen83
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +35.1%

11-24-2011 15:19:36 | More by whallgren
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-21-2011 23:06:51 | More by KC9LDB
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Situation: NBC comedy Thursday... Glassware: Ommegang pokal... Appearance: champagne gold body with a thin but noticeable off-white head--good effervescence... Aroma: nondescript notes of Saaz hops... Palate: crisp, dry palate--a fizzy finish... Taste: mellow lager/pilsner predictability--not bad, but again...a bland blonde...having trouble distinguishing the variety in this variety case... Overall: I imagine a blonde should be crisper and more refreshing than its lager brethren; this is only slightly moreso, and I am straining to find the subtle differences between this and any other...

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 04:23:50 | More by dacrza1
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smakawhat

Maryland

3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Looks like good till Jan 16th 2012 I think if I read the neck line correctly?

A very pale straw clear lemon body with little rising carbonation. A very styrofoam shocking white head, that falls at a good clip. Lots of snapping carbonation noise is apparent.

Light bready malt on the nose, some small small sweetness of even some sort of faint artificial cherry. Unfortunately it also smells like vomit and bile a little.

Taste is, hard to describe. Because there is hardly any taste of anything in this beer. Extremely light bodied but that's to be expected, seems about right for feel, but there is almost nothing here to taste except for some faint citrus flat soda. Some faint spiciness on the finish which is interesting.

Overall ridiculously easy to drink, feels like a total lawnmower beer, but really lacking in providing anything interesting to the palate. I can't say any reason to even drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 20:22:17 | More by smakawhat
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dehjosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +35.1%

11-18-2011 01:59:06 | More by dehjosh
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sobeleg

New York

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-16-2011 23:47:39 | More by sobeleg
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-16-2011 05:40:05 | More by martyl1000
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 20:40:17 | More by ROGUE16
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randomdanger

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 16:07:12 | More by randomdanger
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pwoody11

Delaware

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 02:28:44 | More by pwoody11
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wyatt

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 00:50:04 | More by wyatt
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +35.1%

11-14-2011 16:42:56 | More by TEAMHOLT
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours golden hue with a small, short-lived, white head and soda like carbonation. Nose reminded me of Belgium Sour Red in the beginning then hints of grassy hops and some malt appeared. Light, very crisp body. Taste is of light hops and sweet malt. I would recommend this brew to my macro-drinking friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 15:39:34 | More by mikeg67
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DCon

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pulled a 12 FL. OZ. bottle out of a Spoetzl Mix Pack I bought @ Shop N' Save in Valley Park, MO for $15.99. Poured from the Bright blue bottle with no Freshness Date into my 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass.

Aroma- Very light aroma with tons of malt and sweetness behind it. No hops are evident and not too sure if I'm more upset about this or that the aroma is not happening in this brew...

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has weak retention. Has a crystal clear body that has tons of bubbles within. Leaves no lacing behind.

Flavor- Starts very sweet and then has a ton of malt character behind it. No hop taste once again and therefore no bitterness either. Very dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and thats it. Nothing else, just finishes the drink there, almost like water on the palate.

Overall Impression- Very easy to drink but would probably sway to other Blonde Ales available. Nothing against you guys Spoetzl but this just wasn't a huge hit for me. Ill stick to all the other brews in the line up.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 23:26:09 | More by DCon
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a very pale yellow with a finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is very faint, some light grainy nose but not much else.

First sip is underwhelming. There is a quick kiss of malt sweetness that quickly fades into no flavor, no aftertaste. A faint cabbage flavor also. But this is very thin and not exciting at all.

I wish there was more to say about this beer. It is just thin and bland.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 01:40:38 | More by FickleBeast
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gtermi

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I just dont get how I use to like Shiner beers. I bought the variety pack and it has a Shiner Blonde in it. The beer appearance is very average and boring. The smell has a slight amout of corn and malt. The taste is of wheat and really not much else. The mouthfeel too me is kind of below average. It has a decent amout of carbonation and sort of burns. Overall this beer is not good. I have never cared for anything Spoetzl and this doesnt help their case.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 07:42:24 | More by gtermi
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junjun1

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer poured from a bottle into a pint glass...

A: A pale, and clear, golden color with a small white head, which left minimal lacing...

S: Cracker malt...

T: Cracker/biscuit like taste, some light earthy hopping...

M: Crisp...light...

D: Well, its what I expected...but it sure is drinkable? Light, crisp, lowish abv, though, I wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 22:17:30 | More by junjun1
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aval89

California

3.3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: light golden colored body with perfect clarity.. half finger head with lots of active carbonation..

s: some grain with mild cooked veggie aroma.. minor hints of lemon peel..

t: upfront is cereal grain & cooked veggies.. mainly a corn like flavor.. middle of the tongue is pretty clean malts to a semi sweet finish.. some grassy like flavors linger..

mf: light bodied with crisp carbonation..

o: not bad at all.. better than most macros.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 01:20:36 | More by aval89
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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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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ap. Pale Gold, nice white head, but quick to go.
Sm. corn, grass, raw grain?? Don't know...that "cheap" beer smell.
Ta. grainy, corn, but with faint sweetness and faint malt. A very good "cheap" beer taste.
Mf. LIght w/ light fizz.
Dr. Easy, for the type, cold is best. A better BMC lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 00:06:54 | More by deaconoflove
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2xHops

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got couple of this beer through Shiner's Reunion 12-pack. Needless to say, it's been a very long time since I tasted their Blonde. Overall, this beer is one of the more underwhelming beers Shiner had made along with the (my personal opinion) horrendous Ruby Redbird.

The appearance and smell just are ordinary. The taste is a matter of its own. It tasted somewhat stale like you'd see in cheap lagers that you always avoid. The aftertaste is strong and not very pleasant. For me, it's almost tasting like stronger version of Coors Light or Tecate Light.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 22:01:37 | More by 2xHops
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shiner Blonde American Pale Lager 4.4% alcohol poured into a Plisner glass from 12oz. blue labeled bottle.

A- Appearance is extra pale yellow with one inch loose bubbled head that falls to a light froth with mild lacing.

S- Not bad with hints of lemon zest hops and grassy notes as well. Lightly sweetened malts are present in the back of the nose.

T-M- Upfront the flavors are a grainy mixture of slightly metallic notes with and slick bites of faint citrus hops. Not much on taste but doable for a lawnmower. Mouthfeel is slick and watery with mild carbonation.

All and all a drinkable beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 21:00:04 | More by wesbrownyeah
Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.