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Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerShiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner

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Reviews: 112
Hads: 289
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 22.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: fjordhook on 01-29-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of legalag11
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Nelguz
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of generallee
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

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3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.


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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +13%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

Photo of Oelschlager
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of j_hollings13
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of nicnut45
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of russpowell
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of hophugger
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear golden in color. Minimal head dissapating quickly and minimal lacing. Aroma is very light with malt, toast and a touch of citrus coming through. Taste is very light with bready and earthiness being the dominant flavors. Carbonation is nice and mouthfeel is good. This beer, being a pilsner, is still lacking the flavor and balance that I would have expected.......

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Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.