Shiner 100 Commemorator - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by BigRedN:
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I had no idea that this was a doppelbock until I logged on to do a review. What a surprise. The beer pours a nice brownish/dark amber with a thick light brown head, about 1/2 inch in height. Head fades to near nothing with no lacing.
Smell: Nice malt-centric aroma (caramel malts?). The aromas of caramel and some nuttiness come through. Smells like it will be slightly sweet. Scent is reminiscent of an octoberfest.
Taste: As expected for the style, leans heavily to a malty beer, little if any hops. Touch to the sweet side. Still, as far as doppelbocks go this is good, not over-the-top good, but that's ok.
Mouthfeel: While this beer is medium in body it is light for a doppelbock. Slick going down, low carbonation. A relatively easy drinker.
Drinkability: While this has low ABV for a doppelbock (IMO) it is higher than average, making this a bit of a relaxing sipping beer (no where near a session beer). I'd call this a bit of a doppelbock light. Purchased a six pack which was worth it. A good beer and one that I would have again
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2010 03:03:10 | More by BigRedN
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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.