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Shiner 99 Munich Style Helles Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner 99 Munich Style Helles LagerShiner 99 Munich Style Helles Lager

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%


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

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goochpunch on 02-29-2008)
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Reviews by mizzourah:
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mizzourah

Missouri

2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at Cain and Abels in Austin.

Appearance- A golden straw color. Had a very thin head that disappeared quickly and no real lacing.

Smell- Hints of citrus and perhaps some wheat.

Taste- Malty and what seemed almost like corn. Weak aftertaste that was almost metallic. Not very complex.

Mouthfeel- Fairly watery. Once again, nothing complex or special.

Drinkability- I like Shiner beers usually, but I was not overly impressed with this one. To me it tasted like a better Lonestar, which is nice but nothing special, especially for a limited time beer. I could see myself ordering a few of these if there wasn't much else, but I'm in no hurry to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 08:41:39 | More by mizzourah
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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin white head that dies off to almost nothing. Clear golden color. Lots of carbonation bubbles, but still no head? Aroma is not very strong but what little is there is malty and sweet with a slight butteriness that i don't mind at all. Flavor is clean and malt dominant with just enough German hops to balance. The hop presence and the overall look and smell disappoint when it comes to the style. I like the taste as a beer drinker, but as a judge I have to knock off points. I regularly drink beers rated this low with no problem. Easy to drink and very "sessionable". Not bad but has some technical glitches.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 19:50:42 | More by EagleTalon
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wagenvolks

Texas

2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle barely past its prime (a best by date of 03/04/2009), into a Pilsner glass.

Pours a clear, pale golden body with an overactive carbonation level. Not much head to speak of, in fact what little amount of off-white foam that did show up quickly vanished to nothingness--Nada. Zilch. The smell is nice, but nothing to write home about. A hint of corn cereal here, a touch of sweetness from the crystal malt there. A slight balance from some German hop varieties, but they've certainly faded with time (thus I adjusted my score accordingly).

Tastes like an over-carbonated Miller Lite (WITHOUT the triple hops!). Some cooked corn, rice, and cereal, very little sweetness or zestiness. Ugh...pretty unimpressive stuff all things considered. Body is uber-fizzy and paper-thin, with a slightly metallic finish. The carbonation level reminds me of seltzer water, imparting an almost sour note to the experience. Now, this wasn't exactly a drainpour for me, but it sure was close. Shiner hasn't really impressed me yet since my move to TX, and unfortunately their Munich Helles is another miss.

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04-23-2009 04:08:15 | More by wagenvolks
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AccidentalKate

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: An almost brass coloring, otherwise known as gold with hints of orange tones to them. Poured a nice head that was gone within minutes. No lace to speak of.

Aroma: Sharp acidic tones covering up whatever grain is there. Hops seemingly not present, unless it's the cause of the acidic smell.

Taste: light, almost waterlike at first. Grain comes a bit later on the finish. Passable, but not a beer to bowl you over with flavor.

Mouthfeel: Sharp at first, but the carbonation quickly fades away to a watery limpness.

Drinkability: I suppose it's okay for a regional brew. But it seems rather unremarkable. Neither bad not good. I won't remember what this tasted like in a few hours.

Serving type: bottle

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Shiner 99 Munich Style Helles Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
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