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Shiner Light - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner LightShiner Light

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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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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-09-2013 23:44:17 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-07-2011 18:04:40 | More by kjkinsey
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-14-2011 10:21:24 | More by Texasfan549
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-02-2013 05:09:22 | More by spycow
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.45/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

04-21-2009 17:14:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev +20.1%

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.

11-14-2009 21:24:45 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Mora2000


2.8/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

09-17-2010 05:06:42 | More by Mora2000
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2.63/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

11-30-2010 02:29:32 | More by mothman
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

09-14-2013 01:24:54 | More by ejimhof
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-27-2014 21:48:11 | More by Latarnik
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

03-02-2014 22:22:12 | More by LXIXME
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

12-21-2012 19:48:42 | More by sendbeer
Photo of Tone


3.88/5  rDev +27.6%

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.

06-24-2009 05:37:46 | More by Tone
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

08-27-2014 17:19:12 | More by harpus
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-04-2014 15:31:41 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of Bitterbill


3.1/5  rDev +2%

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.

04-16-2009 23:00:40 | More by Bitterbill
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3.53/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

05-24-2009 05:55:04 | More by twiggamortis420
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4.43/5  rDev +45.7%

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.

07-02-2010 04:09:25 | More by ZAP
Photo of champ103


3.3/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

03-17-2009 20:08:43 | More by champ103
Photo of Brenden


2.93/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

08-14-2009 21:56:56 | More by Brenden
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-07-2011 02:00:06 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of Gagnonsux


3.15/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

01-01-2005 07:05:40 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of cdwil


3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-30-2011 17:26:10 | More by cdwil
Photo of gtermi


2.55/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

10-21-2011 05:47:18 | More by gtermi
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

08-31-2013 03:58:37 | More by thatoneguymike
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Shiner Light from Spoetzl Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.