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Shiner Old-Time Alt - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nickfl on 12-23-2010)
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bluejacket74

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, one of the 6 beers in Shiner's Family Reunion 6-pack. Served in a Stange/Altbier glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly toasted malt, along with some caramel and hops. The aroma is nice, but it's also weak. The brew tastes just like the aroma (but stronger), it's mostly toasted malt but also some caramel and hops are noticable. There's a nice lingering bitter grassy hop finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little bit slick and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it sure goes down easy enough. I thought this brew was a pleasant surprise, I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 00:05:17 | More by bluejacket74
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Shiner Old-Time Alt from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.