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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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80
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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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)
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass I was looking forward to enjoying a great tasting Czech brew taking me back to my travels there where I learned that beer was more important than, well most things. The color was a nice straw yellow with a 1 finger white head that dissipated to nothing. There was a faint malt nose, but some bready yeast and light floral hops. The taste was clean and simple with nice barley and hop balance. Not a WOW brew though. Just plain and simple and maybe that is all they were going for. If so this one gets it, but I was expecting more from the style and in that it fell a bit short.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 00:37:13 | More by WJVII
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pilsner glass...

A: a golden brew, good clarity, with foamy white head that fades pretty slowly while leaving fluffy lacing

S: aromas of white sandwich bread crust with faint grassy, lemony hops.

T: clean, grainy flavor up front, fading into more breadcrust flavor, buttery with bitter grassy hops and lemon peel.

M: light body with a decent carbonation, finishes crisp and dry

Overall, this beer is on the fringe of being the everyday american lager that claims to be a pilsner, though the malts used are better, and there is a tad more hops(just a tad). Would be better if it were more bold. still drinkable, just not true to style.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 00:10:44 | More by OlRasputin989
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Gmann

New York

3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 19:20:14 | More by Gmann
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Tunafever73

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shiner rarely puts out a bad product, this is no exception. This is a pilsner so don't expect to blown away with flavor but it is pretty good. From a glass, decent head, not much nose, nice aftertaste.

If we were rating bottle lable design, this would get an A in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 21:51:06 | More by Tunafever73
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nothunder

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-01-2013 00:14:01 | More by nothunder
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awalsh

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-24-2013 03:32:17 | More by awalsh
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-13-2013 06:10:09 | More by Oelschlager
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bkeller04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-07-2014 01:51:27 | More by bkeller04
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GenericWarrior

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-17-2013 00:58:29 | More by GenericWarrior
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TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-09-2013 04:29:18 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
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ByMySword


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-21-2012 21:53:52 | More by ByMySword
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-20-2013 03:29:23 | More by JohnBender
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-01-2013 01:09:58 | More by foureyedgeek
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redraiderme2


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-13-2012 03:30:01 | More by redraiderme2
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-21-2012 14:25:44 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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ranger7

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-12-2013 11:48:11 | More by ranger7
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frosty01

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shiner's 101 caught my eye in the cold case and when I saw it was a Czech style Pilsner brewed with only water, barley, hops and yeast, I had to give it a try.

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a glass, nice head which diminished quickly leaving some lace. Deep golden color. Adequate carbonation to enhance the slightly crisp mouthfeel. Taste notes include mild grass tones, grain, and medium bitterness from the saaz hops.

This is very drinkable beer and capable of quenching a summer thirst.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 01:23:01 | More by frosty01
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brett606

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-04-2013 06:49:56 | More by brett606
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Elprico

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-18-2013 22:18:33 | More by Elprico
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OldTime

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-10-2012 06:02:09 | More by OldTime
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j-rod18

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-26-2013 16:23:50 | More by j-rod18
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-06-2013 18:24:33 | More by BeerOps
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by Jan 20, 2011.

Pours clear gold with a one finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is noble hops with some grass and musty notes along with some lemony citrus and biscuit.

Flavor is grassy hops, a little musty, a little adjunct-lagery, some sweetness, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, medium to high carbonation.

Average Pils.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 02:24:23 | More by elgiacomo
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pwsoldier

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear golden straw color with a modest white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent.

S - Grassy hops with underlying notes of sweet buttered corn.

T - Some crisp hop bitterness up front is quickly overpowered by buttery sweetness. The pilsner flavors are there, but considerably off-balance in favor of the sweetness.

M - Light-bodied with a crisp, clean finish.

D - Yet another mediocre beer from the Spoetzl Brewery. It's okay, but I won't be seeking it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 03:04:20 | More by pwsoldier
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BeanBone

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A crystal-clear golden body capped by a finger of white head that fades rather quickly and leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet pale malt, lemony hops, and a hint of something metallic.

Flavor: Crisp, grassy, and lemony hops over a cereal grain and pale malt backbone. It's a little thin. Sweet grains in the finish. Reminds me of the ill-fated Shiner Smokehaus from last year, sans the smoke.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with sharp carbonation and a drying finish.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable, though too plain to really hold interest.

Verdict: 101 is another pleasant, very Shiner-esque, though ultimately unmemorable pale lager from Shiner. 97 was so good that it's a shame to see yet another lackluster beer in this series. Guys, do us all a favor and be a little more daring next year--it paid off the last time.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 03:17:07 | More by BeanBone
Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.