Shiner Old-Time Alt - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of the bottle into a standard pint glass. Not my best pour, maybe a finger of eggshell colored foam adorns the top of the beer. Head retention is solid, aided slightly by a good glass. Respectable amount of lacing. Color is a perfectly clear and appropriate copper color. All in all, it looks quite good.
The nose is slightly subdued (compared to where I would like it) but is pleasant. Some sweet munich and caramel malts are dominant, capped with a light peppery hoppiness.
The taste is a slight letdown. The presence of a biscuity flavor is a bit distracting, diminishing the otherwise appropriately balanced malts and hops.
While the taste is dominated by the malts, the hops shine through in the aftertaste. Old-time has a decent heft to it, carrying some weight but remaining far from heavy.
Overall, the taste lets me down just enough to qualify this as a regular drinker. It's certainly a matter of opinion, and this alt-bier is certainly worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2011 21:52:36 | More by AmberMan22
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3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear, deep reddish-amber body adorned with a moderate, somewhat coarse, and persistent off-white head, with scattered, Belgian-style lacing, and slight carbonation.
Aroma: Prominent toasted malt, with strong caramel and distinct fruit notes, and a somewhat spicy and smoky character.
Taste: Opens with dark caramel, toasted malt, and slightly spicy hops. As the taste progresses, strong black bread notes appear. Later in the taste, a nutty character appears, quite pleasant against the abundant caramel. Finishes with a lingering note of burnt caramel, smoky malt, and grassy hops.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A pleasing, well-balanced example, which deserves to be a year-round offering.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 03:26:44 | More by Pegasus
Shiner Old-Time Alt from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.