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Shiner Hefeweizen - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner HefeweizenShiner Hefeweizen

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1,058 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

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A: Hazy & cloudy, dark pastel, slightly orangey golden. Big white head that is a touch rocky. Okay retention & alright lacing.

S: I get lemony citrus more than estery banana & phenolic cloves. I also get stone fruits & tropical notes. Banana & clove are actually minimal. Background wheat & doughy base. No hops.

T: Doughy wheat, lots of meutral & clean yeastiness. Hint of caramel & a touch of sweetness. Lemon citrus note with just a vague hint of a tart / acid bite. Yeast note gets increasingly dry & powdery. Towards the end hops show through as herbal and woody.

M: Medium body with matched CO2. A touch of sweetness at the start but then lots of earthy & powdery dryness. Perhaps a hint of a zing.

D: Much more American in style than German. Actually it doesn't really have any of the traditional banana and clove. Mostly doughy wheat, yeast, & lemon. Not really all that refreshing or quenching. Best use is to wash down food.

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12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

A - apricot-gold in color, like apple juice, with a short-lived small head. Some sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

S - The nose is a rather with a quality more like an adjunct lagr than, say, a typical German Hefeweizen or replica thereof, such as the Baltika 8 that followed this beer.

T: Despite the claim to be a Hefeweizen, this is like a cross of that style with an Amer. lager.

M - Medium-light body; Somewhat low carbonation.

O - Not bad, certainly, but not true to style (no deduction for that in this review) and rather bland and low in flavor.

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Shiner Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.