Shiner Old-Time Alt - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear pale copper color with a finger of sticky foam that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet, munich malt, with just a hint of oxidation.
First sip is... Chewy, thick, sweet, and a bit minerally. Decent bitter kick at the end. Bit of a strange aftertaste - really the best way I can describe it is mineral-like. There isn't much hop flavor or aroma, but you certainly taste the firm bitterness on the aftertaste.
All in all - decent. A little too heavy for my liking, and I think the bitterness comes across a little harsh. This is chewy, yet not sweet so the bitterness cuts right through.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2011 02:52:31 | More by FickleBeast
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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 167 ratings.