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Shiner Smokehaus - Spoetzl Brewery

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74
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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 23.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.89% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

Helles-style lager made with Texas mesquite wood-smoked pale malts. 16 IBU

(Beer added by: drunkboxer1 on 06-04-2009)
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vtownAL

Georgia

1/5  rDev -68.7%

12-14-2011 15:43:00 | More by vtownAL
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blastoderm55

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.7%

06-07-2013 02:50:57 | More by blastoderm55
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Yjt2


1/5  rDev -68.7%

09-18-2012 03:28:31 | More by Yjt2
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Mario


1/5  rDev -68.7%

05-15-2012 19:51:52 | More by Mario
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Exiled

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.7%

11-23-2011 04:14:14 | More by Exiled
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BadLemur

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.7%

01-25-2012 19:19:20 | More by BadLemur
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garyford

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.7%

02-14-2012 23:11:46 | More by garyford
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edwardkersh

Oregon

1/5  rDev -68.7%

01-17-2012 17:01:18 | More by edwardkersh
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martyrthisthat

Michigan

1.35/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

As a fan of smoked beer I was super excited for this. Unfortunately this was quite possibly the worst beer I have ever consumed, comparable only to the PB & J Ale by Short's in offensively bad beers. Smokehaus smelled rather like pork rinds.
But the real winner is the smoked salt pork flavour. I could see this beer being awesome to make chili with or like sloppy joe's but as a drink ... I am at a loss for words.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 17:15:15 | More by martyrthisthat
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -53%

04-09-2013 02:54:21 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jaredseaman77

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -53%

01-04-2012 17:18:12 | More by jaredseaman77
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SpursfanJD


1.5/5  rDev -53%

01-19-2013 23:39:00 | More by SpursfanJD
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Shakerman

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

08-13-2012 22:24:27 | More by Shakerman
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Lukebell15

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

03-22-2014 01:39:30 | More by Lukebell15
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Lumbar

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Kudos to Spoetzl for being ballsy-enough to try something this different. The very idea of this brew shouts "Texas!" I'm a native Texan and a beer-lover, but this is the most difficult-to-drink beer I've ever put lips to.

The smoky aroma was evocative of a tantalizing backyard BBQ wafting my direction, but that merely hinted at the in-yo-face smokiness of the brew itself. And that's where the pleasure ended.

This is the first beer in all my beer-swillin' life in which I couldn't get through an entire bottle before I had to quit. The deep smoke flavor was over-powering and off-putting, while the after-taste was cloying as hell - I swear I could still taste it an hour later. Not pleasant.

"A" for effort and creativity, but the taste is an "F" - this brew is not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 20:25:38 | More by Lumbar
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jheezee

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

12-15-2011 03:08:17 | More by jheezee
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Bearman13

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

01-27-2013 04:19:32 | More by Bearman13
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mcdsports

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

12-24-2012 03:41:06 | More by mcdsports
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FXRGuy

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -37.3%

02-07-2012 04:16:44 | More by FXRGuy
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videofrog

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

11-14-2011 19:24:42 | More by videofrog
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canders0927

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

03-12-2012 23:15:25 | More by canders0927
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PhatAtUT

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

12-11-2011 05:19:59 | More by PhatAtUT
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ntorch

New York

2/5  rDev -37.3%

05-23-2013 14:21:58 | More by ntorch
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ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

01-13-2013 05:12:51 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.03/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't know why I expected otherwise, but this beer stunk. After all, this is the brewery that popularized a bock which is frankly not at all bock-like. Anyhow, I ordered it at Norton's Texas Grill (was in front of my hotel) for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me. This beer poured from the bottle a pale-ish yellow, with a medium head. Aroma was lightly smoke-y, but also a touch grainy. Flavor was a chemical-y smoke taste (think liquid smoke) with some graininess in the background. Mouthfeel was thin. I drank this, because I ordered it, but didn't really like it. I noticed that there was an abundant amount of this beer in the cooler (it's row came all the way to the cooler door) whereas all the other bottled beers were somewhat depleted. I should've known...

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 00:38:47 | More by BeerBelcher
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Shiner Smokehaus from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.