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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: 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 Mattitude13
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Mattitude13, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Longhorn22
2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well I was less than impressed with this beer... shame.

A - Once again, I drank this out of a bottle, so I can't give a fair assessment to the color. But the bubbles were pretty good, and left an adequate head. It dissipated quickly, but a thin ring lasted on the outside.

S - This had a muted aroma, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't much of anything. I usually take a waft before I drink a beer to just see what I'm getting into, but this one sort of gave me nothing.

T - This was the most disappointing part of the beer to me. It didn't have any sort of spice that I could tell. If it did, then they hid it very well. That is forgivable, maybe they didn't intend to make it like other winter beers, so they didn't try to add winter spices. But the after taste is really what made me want to stop drinking the beer. It just sort of had a bitter after taste that didn't make you want to take another sip.

M/D - This loses points due to the after taste. I was anticipating the after taste, so I was sort of trying to drink it faster and in bigger gulps to lessen the number of sips I had to take.

Bottom Line: I am a Texas guy, but I was not a fan of this brew. Maybe it is because we don't have harsh winters here, so we don't need beers to bring winter cheer. This beer needs to be reworked for next year. Only get this beer if you enjoy bitter biting after tastes.

-Cheers!

Longhorn22, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Hopnobbin
2.35/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Hopnobbin, Feb 02, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

FXRGuy, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Leschber
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Leschber, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of emmasdad
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium to dark golden color, with a fairly decent amount of white foam on top. On the nose, hoppy, slightly grainy with just a hint of vanilla. On the palate, light bodied, refreshing and moderately carbonated, with herbal hops, and a heavier pilsner-like character. Drinkable, and not much more.

emmasdad, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow with a very short lived white head.

S: The nose is definitely on the sweet side with toasted malt and grain and perhaps even some honey. There's also that ever popular lager yeast.

T: The flavor is even more bland than the nose with simply some lightly toasted malts and a touch of sweetness. The yeast and skunk are pronounced.

M: Like most of these lagers, light in body with a full carbonation.

D: It's sad to say this is probably the best beer I've had from Shiner. A decent enough lager, but not something I'd be interested in having again.

womencantsail, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of NicholasCasber
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

NicholasCasber, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Feb 02, 2010
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

javlin624, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

blastoderm55, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

EGreen, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Jmick28, May 22, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

a - Poured a dark golden color with almost no head and a lot of carbonation.

s - Smells very malty. Also smells a like like bread.

t - Tastes of sweet malts, but not that flavorful. Not overly impressive.

m - Light body and a lot of carbonation. Would have been better with a little less carbonation.

d - Overall it was a decent beer. I thought it was a little lacking in the flavor/taste department, but it is very light and drinkable. I was looking for something under 6% ABV and this did the job.

mdfb79, Jan 24, 2010
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jzlyo, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ChaosKittyXJ9, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Anthogonist, Jan 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ardy007, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

cervezatejas, Sep 25, 2012
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Shiner Fröst from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.