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Shiner Fröst - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ebraun on 12-27-2009)
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Reviews by lanechaffin:
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lanechaffin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

It's good beer yeah, it taste similar to Coors to me. i notice little or no hops but some malt. very attractive labeling and packaging. bought a dozen at HEB for 11.99 enjoyed them all they go quickly. not much more to say its frosty goodness from shiner texas. agree it may be a tad sweet if allowed to warm a bit.

02-26-2010 02:49:47 | More by lanechaffin
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oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Not a style you find very often.Poured into a .5 liter stein a clear rich golden with a large fluffy white crown atop,a majestic pour.Light in the aroma department,just some lightly toasted grain,and some light honey.Flavors wont knock your socks off but have some nice subtle qualities,lightly toasted and grainy,some hoeny malt sweetness,and a smack of herbal hop in the finish.This was made for the wrong season,its refreshing but "sturdy" enough,I could see mylef drinkin this out tin the yard over the spring and summer.

03-17-2010 22:14:31 | More by oberon
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generallee

New York

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The label has a brief description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a beautiful rich golden color with great clarity. There is a nice level of active carbonation streaming up to the head which I like see as it gives some life to a beer. This also helps support the tall white head.

Smell: In the nose I pick up light aroma with faint grain notes and pale malt with hints of light leafy hops.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is bright grainy flavor with a touch of the hops leafy spice. The finish is very clean, crisp and fresh. Its medium body and lively carbonation make for an easy drinking refreshing beer.

Notes: There is not much to say here. Frost does everything well for the style and I enjoyed it.

09-26-2010 20:54:49 | More by generallee
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

Bottle courtesy of Fratto.

Pours a clear macro yellow with a white head. The aroma is strong wheat with some basic macro notes. Nothing special. The flavor is more of the same with a adjunct corn flavor. Tastes about like a macro lager. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Not sure how this gets such high ratings, but this has nothing in common with the higher rated beers of this style such as Dortmunder Gold. This is just a basic lager targeted to BMC drinkers, packaged as craft beer.

02-02-2010 17:45:08 | More by Mora2000
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%

A: This beer had some pretty great lacing, and the head was fairly solid throughout and was a nice pure snow white. The beer itself was a bright golden color.

S: Smelled slightly of hops, but not overpowering at all.

T: The taste was a bit on the week side for me, but still slightly bitter, but great.

M: Fairly full for how thick it felt.

D: I'd rate it higher if it had a bigger taste to bring to my pallet.

Overall, good beer by Shiner. Best of luck in your findings.

-Cheers.

02-02-2010 00:35:44 | More by NicholasCasber
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours out a golden yellow with a nice thick white head. Good lacing down the glass. Smells of strong malts. The taste has alot of malt taste, and for the first time, actually tastes the way the back label on a shiner says. There is a sense of hops on the back end of the flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty good, not watered down like I've come to expect from other Shiner seasonals.

01-08-2010 00:00:45 | More by whoneeds8
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2014 19:39:20 | More by LXIXME
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Brenden

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Notes are about a week old.

The color is a deep amber-copper.A white head sits with good retention at about a finger and a half and leaves fairly thick, spotty lacing behind.
There was a nice biscuity malt aroma appropriate to the style. There's also an interesting earthy aspect to the nose complementing a nice buttery note with a nicely balancing honey-like sweetness. The smell would be outstanding if it was a bit stronger.
The taste follows suit, very crisp in the malt presence with a balancing hops flavor. The buttery notes usually attributed to diacetyl are here, proper for the Dortmunder style. A grains backing lingers all the way.
The body is medium with a light carbonation. There's a crisp bite to it with a mellow finish.
This is well crafted to the guides set for the style, and the best of the Shiner series in my opinion.

03-26-2010 16:54:57 | More by Brenden
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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-03-2014 07:50:38 | More by javlin624
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-15-2011 03:06:11 | More by jheezee
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of rocky ivory colored head.Average lacing & head retention

S: Grassy & perfumy hops

T: Breadyness, slight pear & apricot blend with grassy & a slight lemon hops profile up front. More of the same as this warms along with some honey malt & grainyness. Finishes fruitty & grainy, plus with a touch of mineral dryness

MF: Medium bodied, softly carbonated & great balance

Drinks pretty easy, a solid shot at the style, I'd happily drink a few on a warm summer's day

03-12-2010 04:13:14 | More by russpowell
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%

A: Nice looking beer when poured into my pilsner glass. About a two finger head and a crystal clear golden body. Head fades quickly, little to no lacing.
S: Nothing much to write about. Slightly malty, just a hint of hops.
T: Again, kind of boring. It does take on a sweet taste up front as you drink, but this taste quickly fades into a crisp, slightly hoppy finish.
M: Decently carbonated and medium bodied. Finishes relatively clean with just a slight aftertaste.
D: You could do worse if you're looking for a nice beer on a hot day, though I'm not sure this brew is available in spring/summer. It's not bad, but not entirely flavorful either.

02-24-2010 23:14:32 | More by Infamous7100
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TheChrisBallard

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-20-2011 19:53:11 | More by TheChrisBallard
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jsh420

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%

pours bright clear golden yellow with a 1+ finger white head that fades fast and left no lacing

smells of macro adjuncts and some real malts

taste was better but still there are some adjuncts in this beer - sweet malts some bitter hops

mouthfeel good very light body good carbonation that gives it a nice crisp dry finish

drinkability is ok but the adjuncts kill it

01-21-2010 03:56:57 | More by jsh420
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Hopnobbin

Texas

2.35/5  rDev -35.3%

How many different times will the brewers at Shiner try to repackage their Shiner Blonde? Or should I say Premium? or Kosmos? Now it's Frost, an incredibly average showing.

Clear pilsner style, clean, dry. Tastes like old, slightly skunky Blonde. Nothing special at all.

The brewers from Gambrinus cleverly try to market this brand as a German/Czech style beer....perhaps they should visit these areas to see what the beer tastes like, cause none of their brews are it.

02-02-2010 15:08:42 | More by Hopnobbin
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. No date or info.

A - Fröst pours quietly even with it being tall. A frothy, two-finger head lowers with moderate speed resulting in a lace-less glass and a thin white sheet. The beer is well-carbonated and brilliantly clear with a beautiful solid gold color.

S - Fröst smells crisp and light-bodied right away with a nicely balanced light floral hop nose and thin malt backing. Pilsner malts maybe? I'm getting a lot of mineral/hard water aroma from it too. The aroma is one-dimensional but not bad, just average.

T - Surprisingly, the flavor starts very soft with an underlying light maltiness. Not much is going on in this beer. Hops seem almost absent as the finish turns to the hard water mineral flavor. A tiny touch of astringency comes across on the finish.

M - Medium in body which is unexpected, Fröst starts out soft but quickly turns to a dry, astringent finish with a hard bite from hard water and minerals. The finish is crisp from strong carbonation.

D - A bit dry and hard for my taste, it's going down slow. I also don't understand Shiner calling this a "hearty, full-bodied ale" when Dortmunder Exports are, by definition, medium-bodied at their fullest. Still, not a bad beer though.

05-04-2010 01:42:46 | More by BeerFMAndy
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BeanBone

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: A crystal-clear golden-amber body capped by two fingers of white head that leave clumpy lacing.

Aroma: Grassy, lemony hops and something coppery over a sweetish pale malt body.

Flavor: As promised; crisp, grassy hops over and exceedingly pale malt backbone. The same coppery notes are present throughout. It's a little thin, but that's not exactly surprising. Sweet grains and mildly bitter notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with sharp carbonation. It dries just a hint in the end.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable and refreshing, though just a little too plain to keep interest high.

Verdict: Easily identifiable as a Shiner beer, Frost is bright and happy, though ultimately forgettable. A solid winter seasonal for the Shiner faithful, though nothing worthwhile for the rest of us.

02-07-2010 23:22:30 | More by BeanBone
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-23-2014 03:40:34 | More by jaydoc
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from a bottle into a glass mug and served at approximately 45 degrees.

A: poured a rich gold color with quarter inch head and no lacing

S: balanced between biscuits, hay, vanilla and some hop notes

T: malt and hops consisting of bread, banana, and notes of molasses

M: smooth, medium mouthfeel coating the entire palate evenly throughout

D: good high quality session beer, not too filling

Overall a very good beer and went well with some Jarlsberg Swiss cheese. Highly recommended.

06-16-2010 04:05:38 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Frosty80

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Color: sits a brilliantly clear golden yellow

Smell: pleasant Pils malt sweetness with supporting noble hop aroma

Taste: good balance of malt and hops throughout, neither stand out in front. the finish has a touch of malt sweetness with a slight bitter linger

Mouthfeel: low-medium body with medium carbonation

Notes: good example of the style though not my favorite

02-01-2010 20:44:12 | More by Frosty80
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-23-2011 07:17:57 | More by gtermi
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thebeerdoctor

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +28.1%

Spoetzl Brewery's take on the Dortmunder style is an outstanding drinkable beer. A frothy, tawny gold colored pour that is a gentle reminder that beer was an important refuge to the working class, In this case, the Dortmund coal miners, who probably found this style of brew to be not only a throat 'cutter" but also also an elixir of restorative malts. "Frosty goodness" throughout the straight forward flavors, complimented by an outstanding semi-dry finish.

02-09-2010 09:08:48 | More by thebeerdoctor
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Riccymon

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours from the bottle a golden yellow color with a four-finger--check that, fist worth of pillowy white head. My choice of a weizen glass was fortunate. A little sticky head clings to the glass, but after a while just a few small patches of lacing remain.

Smells lightly of lemon and apple juice, as well as wet, fresh-cut grass/flowers. Taste also contains lemon notes, though it's not quite as herbal/fruity as the nose, with pale malts that feel a little grainy. Nothing special here, just easy-drinking flavors.

Body is on the light side, and mouthfeel is very clean, with just a slight bitterness throughout the mouth upon the swallow. Frost is a very, very drinkable lager, one I'd reach to in far warmer weather.

01-17-2010 19:53:53 | More by Riccymon
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +11%

12 oz bottle without a freshness date pours a crystal clear medium gold color with a very large, frothy white head. Retention is excellent, as is the lacing. A very good looking beer and the clarity is amazing.

Nose is definitely Ritz cracker maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness. Not too much in the way of hops or yeast...pretty straightforward, clean and malty smelling brew. Nose is pretty big for a lager.

Taste has a pleasant balance of sweet and toffee malts that are followed by a quick carbonation and hop palate scrubbing. Smooth and creamy feeling in the mouth. There is a mild soapy taste that is really the only minor problem I have with this beer. Shiner has done a great job on this one and it is in my top three or four beers they have made. It's a great value to boot, as I am on my second twelve-pack of it since coming out in early January.

02-06-2010 23:29:35 | More by twiggamortis420
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MurphyMacManus

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz bottle into pilsener glass.

A: Gold with a fairly delicate white head. Head doesn't stick around long and fades to a thin layer of foam on the surface of the beer.

S: Lager yeast -- clean, crisp. German hops (spicy?) and pale malt.

T/M: Lots of hop bitterness, but not like an IPA. Different kind of bitter. More herbal/spicy than citrus. Malt profile is like a cracker. Pretty aggressively carbonated and no distinct flavors from the yeast -- as it should be. Great for drinking in hot weather, though it's supposed to be a winter beer.

D: Easy to drink and has more flavor than typical pale lagers. A bit stronger than I'd like for a session beer, but I can't taste the alcohol, so it's easy to get carried away.

04-30-2010 22:32:19 | More by MurphyMacManus
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Shiner Fröst from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.