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Shiner Light - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner LightShiner Light

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BA SCORE
71
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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 19.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-01-2003)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

t0rin0, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -1.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -1.3%

spycow, May 02, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, gold, fairly effervescent body with a foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Slight aroma of grainy malts with a fairly mild whiff of Noble hop character.

Taste: Light maltiness upfront, perhaps a bit grainy, maybe even a touch bready. Faint sweetness. Lightly fruity. Just enough Noble hops and imparted bitterness to provide some balance. The latter half is dominated by a taste of sweet steeped grains until you reach the semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Not so bad, actually! A light beer that isn't entirely devoid of character and flavor.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from gramatton, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, grain and a decent amount of hops for the style.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and barley. Then there's a mild caramel sweetness that comes in along with a stronger than average hops bitterness for a light beer creating a pretty good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, very good representation of style, normally when you see "light" on a beers label you anticipate it to be a shadow of anything good, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this beer is well-worth pounding down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong grain with nothing else being present. The flavor is better than the aroma, but is still nothing special. I get some grain and wheat, as well as some sweet malt and some grassy hops. Medium carbonation and light mouthfeel. Not terrible, but nothing worth seeking out unless you really like light lagers.

Mora2000, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -1.3%

ejimhof, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of mothman
2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours ½ finger of white head. Has active carbonation on class. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Grains, corns, grassy hops. Fairly basic.

Taste: Bland, grassy hops, corn, and grains. Pretty much mimics the nose. Simple.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and a bit creamy. Light bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends dry and bland.

Overall, a typical lager. Very macro like. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Easy drinking on a hot summer day but that's about it.

mothman, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

LXIXME, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, grain, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, yeast, hops, and slight wheat. Overall, this is one of the best Light Lagers I've ever had. Good flavor, nice blend, and easy drinkability.

Tone, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

harpus, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

drummermattie02, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First off, Happy Anniversary, Spoetzl Brewing!

This pours a clear and bright gold colour with a 1 finger head of foam. Good looking brew in my Pint glass.

The smell is grainy and malty with a ton of what smells like bread and or corn husk. Not too shabby.

The taste is dominated by the bready malt I noted in the smell. Not much else to note but it's a pretty strongly flavoured Light Lager so I'd guess that it doesn't exactly come in on the low end when it comes to calories and carbohydrates.

The mouthfeel is close to medium and the carbonation is also medium.

Drinkability? I'd take this over most of the Light beers I've tried. That being said, life is too short to put just about any of the style in a regular rotation.

Bitterbill, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear dark golden color with a fluffy white head that fades moderately fast and leaves just a touch of lacing. Very dark in color for a light lager.

Nose is sweet caramely malts and not much else. Fairly big aroma and it is actually pretty decent.

The taste falls somewhere in between that caramel corn that comes in those big-ass tins at christmas time and some burnt white bread toast. It is actually a pretty flavorful light lager with nice carbonation. Refreshing and crisp. Not that I reach for a light lager very often, but this is not a bad choice for the style.

twiggamortis420, May 24, 2009
Photo of ZAP
4.43/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good light beer....one of the better one's I've had. It has that similar bready maltiness their main lager does...it is lighter in body but not thin like most in this style...smooth, rounded finish....

I'm impressed...nice slightly sweet bready flavor...decent body...nice finish...no cheapness to it...what more do you need for this style to rate it high?

Scores are per style.

ZAP, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of champ103
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear and bright orange/yellowish color. A two finger white head forms at first pour, but recedes fast. Little lace.
S: Sweet malt with some husky grass aroma. Very faint floral hops.
T: Very clean and simple. Some sweet malt and a very faint hop bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body and carbonation. Thin and watery. Very smooth and easy to quaff. A session beer without a doubt.

Not bad at all. I was not expecting much, but this is an enjoyable beer. Something for the hot summer months, ball games, or BBQ. It blows the other light macro lagers out of the water.

champ103, Mar 17, 2009
Photo of Brenden
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't even know where this thing came from. The notes are from a long time ago.

The color is a yellowish-gold with more of an amber hue, making it darker than any macro light I've seen. The head retention is actually pretty good and there are even a few small sopts of lacing.
Like most lights, the nose is more grains than anything, though this one isn't tainted so much by adjuncts. There's a light hops presence with a barely present caramel malt.
The taste follows suit exactly.
The carbonation's on the high side of moderate and the body, of course, is light. This one's smoother than most lights.
This is the one (thus far in my experience) to drink if you must have a light beer.

Brenden, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -1.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer that I'd call a "premium light beer". Color is light amber with average head. Smell is lightly malty, but nothing to get excited about. Taste is nice and malty. Basically this is Shiner Bock light. Very full for something labled as "light". Drinkability is very good. All in all this isn't spectacular, but very good for a light beer. I'd drink it again without complaint.

Gagnonsux, Jan 01, 2005
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -1.3%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of gtermi
2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer came in a variety 6 pack of Shiner and I wish they would put something better. This beer is very bland and boring. I poured it out and it was a light yellow color with a medium head. The smell is of malt and some wheat. The taste is pretty watery to me. It has a little bit of malt and thats really it. The mouthfeel is pretty average. It is pretty crisp and a bot of carbonation. Overall this beer is not that good. I do not really care for light beers and this didnt help change my views.

gtermi, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev -1.3%

thatoneguymike, Aug 31, 2013
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Shiner Light from Spoetzl Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.