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Shiner Hefeweizen - Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner HefeweizenShiner Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
75
okay

965 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 965
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%


Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001)
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malcontent

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2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

In the tradition of Pyramid and Widmer, American wheat ales masquerading as hefes. Just call it what it is, folks.

Pale straw body with nearly zero haze to it and a shockingly meager head. This is not what the style should look like.

Citrus peel is there (more orange than the lemon co-billed on the label) and the vaguely wheat-y twang. Really no yeasty esters to speak of. Once again, a let-down.

Even under the American Wheat category I'm not sure this holds up very well. Zingy wheat/citrus duality that crashes to earth amidst the completely overaggressive carbonation and unappealing cereal-meets-plastic aftertaste.

As noted, the mouthfeel is not full and chewy like a great hefe but soda-water-ish in its carbonation. Really just a fizzy nothing of a beer. And I actually LIKE Shiner Bock!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 06:13:03 | More by malcontent
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Shiner Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.