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Shiner Hefeweizen - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,029 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 8
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +52.9%

Moserman331, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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5/5  rDev +52.9%

BeerIsGood88, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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5/5  rDev +52.9%

bpa4bes, May 28, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer. Not too crazy about some other Spoetzel brews, but this one is one of my favorites. Being a native Texan might play a role. Excellent color and smell. Silky mouthfeel,and rich flavor. Citrus overtones without being overpowering. Beautiful lacing and overall drinkability. One of my ol'faithfuls.

BrewDoc12, Aug 18, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

e911mann, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

AJN136, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

ccbass22, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

chucksburritos, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Yusko, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this particular beer as my first to review here at BeerAdvocate. Pours a nice cloudy golden-orange color with a creamy white head that fades into a thick and sticky lace. Nose is fresh wheat blended with some floral aromas. Taste is sweet malt, fruity banana, and a bit of a nutty yeast flavor. Mild hops are present in the background and provide a nice amount of balance. Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy, and very refreshing. A great summertime brew. All in all, one of the best American wheat beers I’ve tried, and in my opinion, this is the best bottled beer brewed in Texas.

Morris729, Nov 08, 2002
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

DuffDaddy, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

MaddDogg84, Mar 25, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Good beer! Mild wheat and fruit tastes are light and refreshing. It is a taste that allows you to have another and another ;-). Very, very smooth! The only thing I didn't rate high was appearance as it has a slightly "over-filtered" look for this type of beer, but again I still like it alot! Prosit!

BeerAngel, Dec 23, 2001
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4.45/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep yellow gold color, thick lacing white head
S- Honey Cloves and orange Peels, hops distant
T- Honey Cloves and Orange/Lemon peels dominate followed by light bitter hops
M- Well carbonated, thick-medium oil feel
D- Very good, Strong for the style, i think higher ABV than rated, even higher than 5.6%!

alfistheman, May 31, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't normally like Shiner's beers or wheat beers, so this little gem was quite a shock. It poured a beautiful cloudy yellowish colour with almost no head. It smelled very beery with a sour hint of yeast. More beery than I was expecting from a wheat beer. The taste was quite delightful. It didn't have many of the unpleasant notes I associate with wheat beer. It didn't taste yeasty or sour. It had a tiny bit of citrus zest, but not the lemony taste that is often put in wheat beers, and there was no clove taste either. It had a wheat flavour to it, but I didn't find it unpleasant. The unflitered character left it a bit starchy, but with a pleasant mouthfeel to accompany it. So, good job on that, Shiner. This is the best wheat beer I've ever tasted. Maybe I'll stop avoiding them or maybe I'll just stick with this one. Yum.

ElCommodoro, Oct 11, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of citrus and a fair amount of citrus on the palate from the orange and lemon peel. Not much clove or banana, but more like an allspice, with an unidentifiable sundry of fruit. Pours an hazy orangeish amber, with a light coloured dense foam head. Taste of honey is light and feathery, not like a mead.

Shiner, with it’s own version of a "Hefeweizen", has done well. Not too unlike it’s German brethren, if your not a purest, you will like this Shiner rendition.

BeerBob, Jul 07, 2002
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4.35/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. The label has a brief description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date

Appearance: It has a cloudy yellow/tan colored body with a tall three finger tall head. The head is off white in color and has a thick and creamy look that makes some nice sticky lace rings at the top of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light yeasty/bready character with some hints of fresh citrus.

Taste/Palate: Its flavor has a modest medium body with a light bready and yeasty character which is both earthy and fruity. There is a mild sweetness from the malt and a nice touch of lemon and orange citrus zest before the hops come in and add a slight bitterness and dryness. Light hop bitterness and dry yeast notes quickly fade from the tongue in the finish.

Notes: The light easy drinking nature of this Hefeweizen is perfect for heat of the summer and the lemon and orange zest is a nice touch to a classic style.

generallee, Sep 26, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Target of all places... only $6.50! (sorry, I love great deals)

A: nice golden color, light lacing, pretty standard...

S: A sweet lemony-organic type aroma. Little bit of hops and citrus. Very pleasant.

T: A burst of lemon and light hops. Very light and crisp with extended citrus flavors. Quite powerful... A strong initial taste with a long tapered followed flavor.

M: Cool and refreshing. A wonderful summertime/spring beer for relaxing.

D: Very high drinkability. The sweet flavors put this high ont he poundability scale.

Conclusion: This would be a great beer to let newcomers try... very familiar flavors. I love the summer flavored approach to this Hefe.

gearkraft, Apr 05, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say this is the best wheat beer I've ever had. Notice I said "wheat" and not "hefeweisen" like this beer claims to be, as others have also pointed out. While many wheat beers can be short on flavor and sort of watered down, Shiner Hefeweisen packs a whollop of flavor. It almost seems like a Belgium Wit-style judging by appearence and smell. Serves as a fantistic summer session brew with an abundance of wheat malt spritzed with lemony/orange flavor. Well balanced and delicious.

Gruntlumber, Mar 25, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +30%

markallmon, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30%

jamesrange62, Mar 31, 2012
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Shiner Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery
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