Shiner Smokehaus - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up 6 pack at CM in Dallas. Poured into Stella glass.
A: Nice amber coloring, half finger head that dissipated very quickly. Decent level of lacing and carbonation. Solid looking brew.
S: The smokiness is definitely apparent but is not overwhelming. I pick up just a touch of what I would expect from a Helles as well.
T & M: Wow, kudos to Spoetzl as I am very impressed with this brew. I give them a lot a credit for trying something different and pulling it off. The main taste apparent is the smokiness but again just like in the smell it does not overwhelm. The solid characteristics of the 99 come out as well. The one thing that stood out was the almost creamy finish that I did not expect from the smoke.
D: Pretty drinkable, I could see the smoke getting old after several but I could definitely put a few of these back with no problem. Again, kudos Spoetzl!
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2009 22:54:33 | More by elniko
4.1/5 rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Paired with pulled pork BBQ. Pours a straw yellow color with a thin white head that sticks around for a while. Leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells of clean, grassy grains and faintly of cured meat (I guess). When I take a tiny sip I mostly get clean pale malt flavors, and a tiny bit of hop flavor rounding it out. However, if you take a big gulp the smoky, bacony, flavor comes out. It's definitely not as pronounced as the only other rauch I've had (Southern Star's offering), but its definitely there. The beer is highly carbonated, and not too heavy. A pretty good summer seasonal, and a nice change of pace from the wits and wheats that a lot of breweries put out this time of year.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2009 23:11:38 | More by drunkboxer1
Shiner Smokehaus from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.