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Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerShiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: fjordhook on 01-29-2010)
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Reviews by elniko:
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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from bottle into Bitburger pilsener glass.

A: Standard pilsener coloring with one finger head and solid lacing. Pretty high level of carbonation.

S: Just not much nose, especially for a pilsener. Slight hop tones but pretty disappointing.

T & M: Rating to style the taste was far better than the nose. Definitely had the distinct Czech pils spiciness with the hops. Mouthfeel fairly thin bodied and I would have liked a little more malt backing. With that being said I think Shiner did good job brewing a good representation of a Czech pils.

D: Quite drinkable although I still prefer the Frost overall in comparing recent Shiner offerings. This brew was about what I would expect from a Shiner pilsener in that it is a little conservative.

elniko, Feb 12, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

I think Spoetzl makes some decent lager beers,a bit modest but still pretty good.Poured into a Czech lager glass a lighter golden shade with a nice fluffy white head atop.Aromas were mainly mineral-like with a bit of toasty grain,flavors are light and crisp with some of that iron/mineral,a bit of sweetness,and a decent shot of spicy saaz in the finish.Its a good drinker and better than basic,great to drink while grillin out on a hot North Carolia day like today.

oberon, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of legalag11
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%

I had a few of these the day after drinking some Shiner Oktoberfest. While not a great beer, this one was light years ahead of the Ofest.
Nice clear gold color with a medium-sized white head.
Grassy, hay-like aroma. Some sweet malt.
Big malt presence in the taste. Little bit of hops.
A passable Czech pilsener. Pretty nice.

lordofthewiens, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%

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 bright yellow color which has good clarity and some visible carbonation. A tall bright white head sits on top and hangs on well. On the glass the head leaves decent lace patterns.

Smell: It's clean and light with pale biscuity malt and spicy floral hop notes.

Taste/Palate: A clean and pale bready/biscuity malt lays down a good base for a tasty and delicate spicy/floral come through. The finish is clean and the palate is snappy and refreshing.

Notes: This is straight up one of the cleanest Czech Pilsners that I have tried. I like to see delicate Pilsners in dark brown bottles!!!

generallee, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of Billolick
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%

12 ounce bottle from the Shiner mixed box, that just started being distributed in my neck of the woods.

Pours clear medium almond. Minor of white head, film, thin colar and moderate low bits of lace.

Just a hint of malt on the nose.

Malty and quite dry pils. Dark malts, some light smoke and rye notes. Dry through the finish. Decent.

Billolick, May 12, 2013
Photo of nothunder
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

nothunder, May 01, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours golden yellow with a white head. The beer is very clear. The aroma is wheat, malt and some grassy hops. I also get a slight butteryness. The flavor is similar with a nice touch of bitterness from the grassy hops. The butter is there as well, taking away from the overall flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An unremarkable beer, but one of the better ones from Shiner.

Mora2000, Feb 04, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

SkinnyElvis, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of NicholasCasber
3.58/5  rDev +2%

A: This beer poured a nice clear golden color with a decent white head, that lasted for all but 30 seconds, however, the lacing is proving to be promising for the entire drink.

S: Smelled like a generic Czech pilsner.

T: Surprisingly this beer was bright and balanced, unlike the smell led me to believe. Where it did lead me to believe that it was a generic Czech pilsner, that would be a half hearted attempt, it didn't have the tin (or metallic) flavoring that goes with the majority of Czech style pilsner I've tasted.

M: Overall it left my mouth dry, which I like, and my tongue tingling for more.

D: I'd rate this higher if it wouldn't have just been a seasonal beer.

Overall, interesting try, would have been better if it wasn't just one run. Good luck in your findings.

Cheers.

NicholasCasber, Mar 22, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

awalsh, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Oelschlager, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of nicnut45
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%

A-Clear golden color, transparent thin white head.

S-Asiago cheese smells at first. This quickly fades. Then I have to go searching for any smells. Definetly pick up those wet river rock smells as described in the other reviews. There is also a slight scotch tape smell.

T&M.F.-A narrow malt presence. Overtaken by bitter hops upfront. Hops lack flavor. Tastes like extract. Maybe a bit of rice too. M.f. is smooth, uneventful.

D-This tastes like a Miller Lite. Which they may have been going for. I thought I was going to get an American presentation of a Czech Pilsner as described on the label! But this is just American Macro knockoff. Back to the drawing boards with this one.

nicnut45, Jul 28, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Danflurry, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours an effervescent honey color with one finger of ivory head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness & cooked veggies & a touch of honey once warm, plus some floral hops

T: Lemony hops, a touch of grassyness with light breadyness up front. Honey malt & lemony hops as this warms. Finishes crisp, with mineral dryess & a nice bready sweetness

MF: Light bodied, crisp, carbonation is nicely done on this one, great balance too

Not the best Pils out there, but engaging enough to drink 3 or 4 watching the game or hanging out at the lake. Not a huge Shiner fan, but they did a pretty good job on this one

russpowell, Mar 11, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Bieniek30, Apr 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

bkeller04, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours a crystal clear toasted straw color. A few shades darker than your traditional pils. The white head is fluffy and slowly dissipates leaving some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is quite light. Slightly bready malt provides a sweet aroma and there is a touch of grassy hops. Overall, a bit weak for the style.

The flavor is light and dry. A cracker flavor from the pils malt but there is some depth from a breadier malt. The hops are light but grassy. A sweeter breadier pils basically.

The feel is light and crisp, very easy to drink. Good balance, good summer time brew.

Not the most flavorful pils but no off flavors. Again, easy drinking brew.

Gmann, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

GenericWarrior, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

TheDrunkGnoll, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
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Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.