Shiner Smokehaus - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by PatrickJR:
2.83/5 rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.
A - Bright gold, perfectly clear. A half inch or less of white foam rises but fades quickly into almost nothing. No lacing.
S - Little to no aroma, especially when I'm expecting a good deal of smoke. There's a little bit of expected helles bready sweetness and just a touch of spice in the background from the hops. Something a bit strange is lurking around; I can't put my finger on it but I suppose it's the smoke's contribution; although I'd have no way to know any of the malt used was actually smoked.
T - A moderate to decent helles is all that Smokehaus has going for it. Bready, moderately sweet malt takes center stage with just a hair of smoke riding atop. Mid to late palate Smokehaus takes a grainy/minerally turn while some grassiness tries to take hold. Finish is slightly metallic.
M - Medium-light body with a nice moderate to high carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing. The best part is that at no point does this brew feel watery.
D - Pretty decent in the quaffing department. It's not blowing me away with flavor, and I think "smoke" is a bit of a misnomer, but otherwise it's a fairly average helles without too many problems.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2009 01:55:19 | More by PatrickJR
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