1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerShiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

253 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fjordhook on 01-29-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 253 | Reviews: 108 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaredseaman77
1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of tigrstylz
1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

tigrstylz, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Rozyravens
2/5  rDev -43%

Rozyravens, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
2/5  rDev -43%

Amerikon, May 26, 2013
Photo of Westyn
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

t0rin0, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of SicemWT
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

SicemWT, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of canders0927
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Leschber
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Leschber, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%

This beer pours a clear, gold color with half-inch head and lasting lace. It's aroma is citrusy with hints of bread and hops. The flavor has notes of lemon and dough with some vanilla in the background. There is a mild bitterness that fades quickly. This has a light mouthfeel and is very sessionable and refreshing. Spoetzl Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner is a good beer. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Sazz9, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of bushwack
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

bushwack, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

powdersoldier, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

sneaks2210, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of rabbitguy
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

rabbitguy, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of mothman
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%

Pours a finger of white head that fades down to a thin layer. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Noble grassy hops, pale biscuit malts. That is about it. Pretty simple.

Taste: Biscuit and pale malts. Grassy/crisp earthy hops. A little oily. Simple.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with a touch of bitterness. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends really dry and a bit sticky.

Overall, I have had better pils. This one just wasn't too hoppy. Somewhat drinkable, but more flavor would be nice.

mothman, Nov 30, 2010
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
Photo of budgood1
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%

pours out a perfectly clear straw yellow colour with an thin egg shell white head reducing quickly to nothing more than very wispy lace. a withdrawn bready pale maltiness is equaled by some very light floral hoppiness. really the first flavour i pick up is a mineral like watery taste...then intermingled by some cracker and white toast maltiness with a bit of grassy and herbal hop bitterness. wow, here we go again with the diluted flavours and character all backed up by a whole lot of seltzer notes. mouthfeel crisp and watery. overall body thin and cheap feeling. these shiner beers are a broken record. drinkability has a reputation along the lines of a mich ultra....why bother?

non of these pils/lager types from Shiner are worth buying. all share the same characteristic crappy watered down soul and extreme boring nature. avoid.

budgood1, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of TexasTowHead
2.95/5  rDev -16%

Poured into a pilsner glass.

The beer is quite beautiful, particularly given that it was poured from a bottle. Nice golden color with a finger-width head without an aggressive pour, and it stuck around for a good bit. Nice lacing left on the glass.

The aroma left a good deal to be desired--slight hint of malt but not much more. On every other count it was average--as another reviewer put it, it is a step up from a BMC offering but isn't up to snuff in comparison with other craft-brewed beers of the same style. Needs more malt to give the beer some character.

TexasTowHead, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of bob4real
3/5  rDev -14.5%

bob4real, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of tpgraham
3/5  rDev -14.5%

tpgraham, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of blueinTX
3/5  rDev -14.5%

blueinTX, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of weaselchew
3/5  rDev -14.5%

weaselchew, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev -14.5%

thatoneguymike, Aug 31, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.