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Shiner Fröst - Spoetzl Brewery

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82
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 15
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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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

twiggamortis420, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev +10.2%

MouthfulOfchris, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Spineypanda
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat darker than usual golden color, with a nice little head, that does not have a long retention time.
Smells to me like what Shiner Bock smells like with a bit more yeast to it.
Tastes like a lighter Bock as well, and is actually really great to drink!
It is a winter beer, and after all the spiced up holiday beers this hits the spot.

Will enjoy until I no longer can this year!

Spineypanda, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of klmcmachen
4/5  rDev +10.2%

klmcmachen, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

kew, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of kgrichards
4/5  rDev +10.2%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Kornoms, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +10.2%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of muddyh2oblues
4/5  rDev +10.2%

muddyh2oblues, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Moose44
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Moose44, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Amp, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of whoneeds8
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

whoneeds8, Jan 08, 2010
Photo of rexbock
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very satisfied with this beer.. One of Spoetzl's finer brews..

A - light golden, a little bit of head and fizz..
S - slightly bitter, sour notes
T - bitter but smooth, close to a pilsner, distinct bitter malts and hops
F - smooth, creamy but crisp carbonation, sharp finish
D - little aftertaste, very satisfying, gets better as you drink..

rexbock, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of mjurney
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden-Amber color, clear. Lots of nice carbonation. Head looks very nice, bright white.

Aroma:
Sweet malts, biscuity, subtle hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel:
Rich pale malts, biscuity, slight nutty and caramelly, a little touch grainy. Grassy hops that blends it very well. I notice there's a faint fruitiness in the flavor. Body and carbonation is very soft.

Finish & Aftertaste:
Crisp finish, slight sweet malty aftertaste.

Overall Impressions:
It's a damn good beer!! My favorite from Shiner.

mjurney, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of jkrich
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a stein: clear, deep golden color with a fluffy, sustained head.

Smells largely of malt and faint european hops.

Tastes of tangy, sweet malt with a little grain and bread flavors coming through. This is very refreshing and crisp, despite the emphasis on the malts.

Rather thick mouthfeel, possibly from the maltiness, with restrained carbonation.

This one is very close to the style, malt forward like a helles yet fuller in body. This brewery should consider this as a year round offering. I am confused that the bottle states, this is "a seasonal ale." This is a lager.

jkrich, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Big head on top of a golden amber colored body. Clarity is brilliant

S- Cracked, toasted barley with a hint of dank, cheesy yeast funk

T- The flavor is subtle and sweet with a refreshing lager twang that says hello and good night.

M- Watery with filmy carbonation

D- Another lager from Shiner that fails to really shine, but does provide a lasting impression

EnojysAnyBeer, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unpretentious, clean, rich lager.

Amber color, clear, and head lasts nicely with great mouthfeel. Quite malty for the modest alcohol with a pleasant hoppy taste. The style throws a sheet over a multitude of sins, but at its best, should be a rich, warm beer without the sharpness of hoppy pale lagers. This one has a touch of pilsener tang but more body. If they called it an Oktoberfest that might be more descriptive. It's not for the hop-obsessed.

A beer to be gulped, but enjoyed for its solid, pleasing taste.

mactrail, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of sayerofthelaw
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Gives a solid 1 inch white head. Nice golden color, especially when held up to the light. It leaves solid lacing all the way down the glass while drinking.

S - Not much there for me, but growing up in Texas has turned my nose into merely a decoration.

T - Surprisingly (and pleasantly) malty at first, finishes slightly bitter on the back of the tongue. The hops are there, but linger in the background.

M - Thin and crisp, but not watery.

D - Sessionable. The maltiness and the bitterness of this beer are both petty mellow, making an overall easy-drinking beer.

I wouldn't normally label this style of beer as being a Winter seasonal, but I'm pretty happy with it overall. I am a little disappointed to hear that it is replacing the Shiner Cheer, which was one of my favorite Shiner beers.

sayerofthelaw, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of allengarvin
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice-looking beer, bordering on a 4.5, except for the smallness of the head. Poured into a Chimay chalice, it is a lovely copper color, with modest head, and fine streaming bubbles coming up from the Chimay logo on the bottom of the glass. The aroma is faint, offering smooth maltiness and a light touch of hops. The taste is just right for a Dortmunder, well balanced between lightly sweet malt that is fortunately not too grainy, and enough bitterness to keep the sweetness at bay, though hop flavor is somewhat low.

Dortmunders are rarely produced by American micros because they're not exciting, and are all about good balance. This is a well-done one by a brewer known for as many misses as hits. Still, I can't imagine buying it very often. Dortmunder just isn't exciting.

allengarvin, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of omnigrits
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another interesting seasonal from Shiner. Pours a deep golden colour with a nice head which vanishes a bit too quickly and leaves little lace. It has be swirled around in the glass to get much of an aroma but what's there isn't bad - unusually hoppy for a lager. It's my first crack at a Dortmunder.

Good malty backbone with a dry finish that's much to my taste. bready and biscuity. Very nice mouthfeel - weighty.

Definitely sessionable.

omnigrits, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of rednrag
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try at the Dortmunder style.
Color is very deep golden, looks appetizing. Smells good, more hops than malt.
Taste is a very nice balance between malt and hops, just a little dry, but just a little sweet. I like this. Very thirst-quenching. Must seek out others of this style.

rednrag, May 02, 2010
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose is grainy and softly corn-like with moderate toastiness and soft spicy hop. Mild vegetal. Smells good.

Pours clear dark yellow (light honey) with large head and plenty of lace. Looks good.

Flavor follows nose with toasty grainy malt and spicy hop. Moderate corn-like cooked vegetal flavor. Moderately malty and fairly thick bodied for a light lager. Moderate hop bitterness, moderate hop flavor - clean and spicy with some minor herbal and floral tones. Mild carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and toasty. Tastes pretty good. Feels good. Good drinkability.

Another fun offering from the boys at Spoetzl. Always a pleasure checking out their seasonal and one-offs. Kudos!

MrHungryMonkey, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark golden pour, a scant cover of white with some stray ropes of lace.

Aroma - some diacetyl influence to the grain. Also some definite hoppiness on the initial sniff but it fades after a bit.

Taste - as in the sniff, the diacetyl is present with the grain. Interesting spice in there, like some licorice and maybe a touch of caramel. Pretty distinct for a dort, the finish is clean.

Mouthfeel - smooth, good carbonation and medium body, right on style.

Drinkability - not sure if the diacetyl means these are aging a bit, but they go down easily.

brewdlyhooked13, Aug 28, 2010
Shiner Fröst from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.