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Shiner 100 Commemorator - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009)
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Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of videofrog
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mactrail
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich, flavorful amber beer with modest alcohol.

Attractive red amber color and pours an excellent head even after being open for a while. Mouthful is just full of carbonation which combined with the robust body is very nice. Malt and more malt, with plenty of sweetness but not cloying. If you like malt, this is a excellent range of caramel flavors and roasted barley that is highly drinkable. Decent hops to make it well balanced, but they shyly emerge after savoring the malt, leaving some bitterness that includes a hint of scorched sugar.

This is another one that seems to improve on multiple tastings. I hope Spoetzl will recognize a winner and add this beer as a Doppelbock to their seasonal lineup-- maybe "Brew 101" just to give a historical resonance with the old Los Angeles Brew 102.

Photo of megahurts4
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Spoetzl Shiner 100 Commemorator

Appearance: Dark brown, small head with some lacing.

Smell: Caramel and sweet, inviting malts.

Taste: Caramel, spices, some hops, and a hint of cocoa.

Mouthfeel: Medium semi-thick.

Overall:
This was a surprising brew. I didn't expect a sweeter, German styled brew. It is not as complex as some German brews, but it is a good brew.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:

Clear and tawny with a patch of tan lacing; a towering head that slowly dissipates. Sweet, dark breadiness owns the nose--a malt bomb for sure. Smooth and creamy with a solid medium body, not too thick, but the body holds together quite well. Layers of malt sweetness unfold with dark bread, faint raw cane sugar and a bit of toasted biscuit in the back. Hops drop a modest bitterness on the palate with a quick showing of spiciness that melds well with the light peppery alcohol warmth. Finishes semisweet with more of that dark breadiness.

Very traditional compared to some of the massive "in your face" alcoholic malt bombs that some craft brewers have taken the style to. More delicate and even a bit small when put against its German counterparts, aside from the fact that it's still one tasty beer. A fitting nod to their 100 years of brewing.

Photo of SpecialK088
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip from the bottle

Visually this doesn't do it for me looks alot like dirty water. No head no lace just a thick red brown color.

Nose is sweet and malty with some viney fruits

I think I may have gone into this one expecting to much it's a traditional dope just seems very weak in all aspects of flavor. Mouth is thinner than I expected near light bodied. All and all it's easy to drink but it's kinda because it doesn't offer alot

Photo of hangh
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark beer that looks very good when pouring. The small head dissapears more quickly than most beers.
S- The smell is definitely pretty sweet. You can smell a few malts at work which enhance the overall smell.
T- Great tasting beer. You can taste the malts and it is a kind of sweet tasting beer. It is medium body and the taste dies out kind of fast. Like other dopplebocks, there may be some chocolate at work there.
MF- Smooth beer with a medium body. Very palatable.
D- Easy and nice to drink, very refreshing and worthy of a celebratory beer

Photo of EPICAC
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shiner 100 pours a slightly hazed, amber color, and is topped by a thick, orange-brown head that rapidly fades with a soda-like sound to a thin ring. The aroma is rich and malty. There are notes of caramel, toffee, and sharp fruitiness.

Mildly sweet, bready malts upfront move into a richer center with notes of fruit, caramel, and toffee. The finish is mildly bitter with a slight astringency. This beer is medium-bodied, and has prickly carbonation.

I thought that this beer was pretty drinkable for the style. The malts could have been a bit stronger and the finish could have been beefed-up a bit, but pretty decent overall.

Photo of jacobseyb
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Deep clear ruby red color with a rather slight tan head that laced minimally. Aromas of the roasted malts were noticable, with a bit of a dark fruit presence leading the way. Taste is darker fruit and the malts. Alcohol is slightly present. Smooth feel with a definite medium to full body. Pleasently drinkable and enjoyable doppelbock.

Photo of minnaow
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the centennial brew for one of my favorite brews, Shiner Bock. This beer carries nearly twice the alcohol by volume of the flagship brew, and is well worth the few extra bucks for a six pack.

Appearance: I drank from the bottle and later from a glass. In the bottle, there is very little head and a pleasant amber color; in the glass there is a good inch and a half of light brown head and a brilliant rich amber red, especially when held to the light.

Smell: A stronger malt smell than the normal Shiner Bock brew, but not overpowering. Upon further sniffing, I smelled an intoxicating mix of hops, mahogany, and malted oats.

Taste: An excellent taste, not overly bitter, nor too sweet like many commemorative beers are wont to be. A rich and well balanced hops and halts mix, and near the end of a bottle, I would also get a distinct yet subtle sweetness, much like a bit of butterscotch candy had been dropped in.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, but not a pushover. The taste will stay with you for a while, but you won't be turned off at all.

Drinkability: Just about perfect. Probably the best Bock I've ever had, and I would definitely buy it again (in fact, I'm going to get another six pack this week)

I can't recommend this beer highly enough. It's about as perfect a brew as I could imagine. It is everything a beer should be and nothing less.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man I finally got this after finding it at my local mixer and sixer place.

A - Reddish brown in color with no head. Mild lacing in the glass.
S - Smells of choco malts and mild nuts. Interesting.
T - Malty good slight choco with grain bite
M - Light (maybe too light for 6.7?) and drinkable.
D - Watch knocking back a sixer because it is a pretty drinkable brew! Nice offering shiner!

Photo of pmcadamis
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Reddish chestnut brown with a big, but short lived light brown head. Almost zero lace, and even a big swirl fails to build the head back up to even a fraction of the way it looked for the first five seconds after pouring.

S - Chocolate cuppy cakes. This has some nutty notes that remind me of those nut-stuffed chocolate things that come in mixed boxes of chocolate. Gooey and nougat-y smelling, with more than a hint of nuts.

T - Similar to the nose, this is all about nuts smothered in chocolate. There is a certain candy bar that this reminds me of, but I can't recall the name! Whatever it is, it had gooey nougat white stuff on the inside and chocolate on the outside. Charleston Chew maybe? Anyhow, some hops make a minor appearance after complete absence from the nose.

M - Medium bodied and nutty with low carbonation and a heavy load of sugar. This one is almost cloying, but some nutty notes and very mild hops barely keep it from falling apart. Alcohol is VERY detectable at 6.7%. Sip slowly, as big mouthfuls really hit that "booze gag reflex."

D - Meh. This is pretty wimpy and simple for a doppelbock, despite the overloaded sugary feel. Pass.

Photo of HiGravShawn
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice caramel colored brew with decent head.

S: Malty and sweet, but not overpowering.

T: Too sweet for me, but not drastically. For people like beers on the sweeter side this is pretty good.

M: Nice. Good balance and weight for brew.

D: Pretty high. Too sweet to down a lot, but surely drinkable.

Conclusion: Definitely one of the more balance Shiner brews I have had. I enjoyed it with spicy creole food and it was delightful.

Photo of naterock
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip, deep brownish red in color with little to no head.

Rich scents of vine fruits and esters with a rich malt backbone.

Taste is well a bit lacking rich malt and a hint of a caramel quality.

Mouth is also a bit lacking. Not as full as I was expecting but still dopplebock quality. finishes sweet and a tad dry. Drinks slowly but I would never drink a dopplebock quickly.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks great, with a rich dark appearance, off-white head, and a good, solid taste. The sufficient amount of bitterness is what sets this off. Mouth feel is good and balanced. Commemorator has a bold taste, and is probably the best thing out on the market by this brewer.

RJT

Shiner 100 Commemorator from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.