Shiner 100 Commemorator - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by AustinBeerLvr:
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional mug.
A: Absolutely spot on for the style. Deep, tawny reddish body, tan head, pretty good lacing on the glass as well. Looks almost identical to a Paulaner Salvator.
S: Caramel malts combined with Shiner's almost trademark like metallic like hop notes. Alcohol becomes more present as the beer warms a bit.
T&M: Caramel and some bread sweetness hits the tongue that are quickly accompanied by a somewhat seltzer like mouthfeel. Assertive metallic hop notes come through and leave a prickle on the tongue along with some faint caramel sweetness and a trace of alcohol to make for a somewhat weak finish. This brew actually has a decent amount of body, but Shiner's tingling carbonation that they seem to like to impart on a majority of their beers seems to be out of place for the style.
D&Notes: Well, let's first establish what style this beer is. It calls itself a "stark beer," which from my own research appears to mean "strong beer." I have seen other sources say this Shiner is a doppel bock. Well, while 6.7% ABV is certainly a strong beer, it's not strong enough to be classified as a double bock. That said, to be fair, this is actually a tasty beer, and I think of it as essentially an Americanized pedestrian version of a traditional German double bock. In other words, not as much body or ABV as the real thing, but still a beer with similar qualities, and this would be a good brew to introduce somebody who is wanting to give a strong beer a try for the first time.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2009 03:15:48 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This 1 has been in the cellar for a couple years.
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with a quarter inch khaki foamy head that dissipates into a thin film.
Melanoidin, deeply caramelized malt, forms the initial aroma. Very buttery, nutty, toffee notes blend with a sherry-like dark fruit note that is reminiscent of black cherries.
Flavor reveals dark fruit notes of plum and cherry, along with a hint of sherry. Prunes and raisins combine with deeply toasted caramel malt and roasted nuts. There's a hint of cardboard due to oxidation.
Body is a touch full, with low carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.
This has been interesting. Aged quite well. Probably close to being too old.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 21:43:40 | More by barczar
Shiner 100 Commemorator from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.