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Shiner Fröst - Spoetzl Brewery

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Dortmunder. 12oz into Firestone Walker pint glass.

A- Pale copper, golden highlights, good head that fizzes out and moderate lacing.

S- Pale malt sweetness, faint floral hops, not too much to write about.

T- Good malt base, faint hop kiss. Good, none of the beer-y taste I expected. A tasty lager, infinitely sessionable.

M- Crisp, not enough hops for my liking but nothing to complain about, pretty good. Malt backbone is pale but enough to hold up to the mild hops.

D- High, I could go through a bunch of these. Worth having if you see it, I wouldn't trade for it unless you're a lager junkie but it's a damn good beer.

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

Photo of Kromes
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice gold color with thick white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: There is a big clean malt aroma with some hop. This beer is very aromatic.

T: The flavor is biscuity and malty with some floral hop that adds a little bitterness.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty good. Carbonation gives the beer a little body and spice and it finishes somewhat dry but with a slight sweetness.

D: I think this is an all around solid lager. It has some nice clean aromas and flavors.

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pale caramel color with a fairly large off-white head that dissipates very slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel and slight candy aromas with a generic grain/malt backing.

Taste: Sugary and sweet with a caramel aftertaste. Actually tastes a lot like a very light doppelbock with a bit more of a balanced malt/hop character.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, with sharp carbonation and a crips, warming finish.

Drinkability: I'd definitely have this one again, but given its warming characteristic it isn't well-suited for Houston summers.

Photo of whynot44
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear dark golden color with a moderate fluffy white head that retains fairly well and manages a bit of lacing on the way down.

The aroma is light sweet malt with a hint of biscuits or crackers and an herbal hops note.

The taste is clean, crisp malt with a bit of grassy hops finish.

Light/medium bodied, very smooth and easy to drink. Maybe not the greatest example of the style, but still an enjoyable lager in any case.

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Photo of megahurts4
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shiner Fröst (Frost)

Appearance: Amber, small-medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: Hops, grains, and slight malt.

Taste: Malts, slight grain, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light.

Overall:
First taste is impressive, but after a bit, it becomes watery and almost bland.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a straight pint glass... not sure of the exact term, but a pure cylinder as opposed to tapered. (Mental note... look that up...)

I've never tried this style before... pours a golden color, bubbly, about an inch worth of white head with good retention and lacing. Looks pretty good!

Smells a little like a regular light lager, but as I get the nose into it there is definitely a malt and hop presence. Almost smells like vanilla or cinnamon faintly at first. Not bad, but nothing special.

The taste is better... very earthy, a good balance of malts and some hops as the beer crosses the back of the tongue. The slight vanilla flavor is still there at the very end of the sip. Not bad... a little light and definitely highly carbonated.

I'd absolutely drink another of these, seems like a great hot summer day beer after a softball game or mowing the lawn.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tapman
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and very pale with only a tinge of something slightly darker, say some Victory or Vienna malt. Head is tightly compressed foam that lingers, but definitely is too good for real ale, but I didn't expect it to be. Carbonation looks rambunctious. In my fancy Sam Adams glass the bubbles put on quite a show. As this is perhaps my first Dortmunder/export lager (though the bottle says it is an ale), I'm not sure as to the carb levels being appropriate or not. However them Germans like their bubbles so... Either way, served in true 'crystal' fashion.

Low malt aroma similar to some BMCs. I dig Shiner so lets give them the benefit of the doubt--- Continental Pilsner malt? or just a tinge of noble hops covering up some domestic two-row. It is hard to decide but as I've said I'll give it to them that their base grain is Pilsner 2-row. Smells sweet, but an acetaldehyde/sour apple sweetness which, in a beer this light, is not uncommon, though I would say undesirable, for the style.

Malt flavor rounds out big-time, well as big as this beer can be I suppose. I have no doubt now that they used a decent quality Pilsner 2-row for their base grain as the body is nice and round, better than any Macro malt character and that includes the new Noble Pils. Hops are or the noble variety, though the bitterness is just a wee harsh and I could see some high-alpha American Magnum or CTZ for bittering to save a little $$$. It's no Stiegl or Ayinger, but I wold drink this over a Bitburger. If all the Macros tasted like this more people would get into better beer drinking.

Full, yet refreshing. Carbonation not as annoying as I thought it would be and complements the rest of the beer.

Why is this a winter brew? So we get bock year round, but a refreshing blonde ale in the winter? I don't know about that. On the other hand I enjoyed this brew...for what it is. For my money better than Dortmunder Export, or a Rock Bottom Golden Ale, or any of the American Standard Lagers for that matter. I wonder how much it cost them to brew this and why couldn't the other big companies hit this standard of quality. I think a lot of people could enjoy this potential gateway brew.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Shiner Fröst from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.