1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Shiner Old-Time Alt - Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Old-Time AltShiner Old-Time Alt

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%


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)
View: Beers (22) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 86 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber with 3 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Cereal notes& cornyness, not much else

T: Cereal & caramel notes up front, a touch of cornyness, some herbal & metallic hops lurking in the background. Dryness & crackery notes as this warms, just a whisper of caramel & metallic notes. Finishes dry & crisp with leady & herbal hop bitterness

MF: Light/medium bodied, overcarbonated

This isn't a horrible beer, but my first batch homebrewed alt I made back in 94 was as good as or better than this. This is a light hearted attempt at the style at best

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 03:13:55 | More by russpowell
More User Reviews:
Photo of NonicPanic
NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.1%

03-10-2014 09:50:15 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of DOCRW
DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-22-2014 21:44:20 | More by DOCRW
Photo of Pegasus
Pegasus

Texas

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
Photo of javlin624
javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-03-2014 07:52:11 | More by javlin624
Photo of Shafaegalo
Shafaegalo

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-12-2014 23:03:17 | More by Shafaegalo
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-14-2013 22:08:01 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of deadliest
deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-09-2013 18:31:03 | More by deadliest
Photo of kpowledge
kpowledge

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

10-17-2013 18:57:34 | More by kpowledge
Photo of OldSmaug
OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-16-2013 02:55:13 | More by OldSmaug
Photo of Jame515
Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-17-2013 20:56:45 | More by Jame515
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-05-2013 23:13:04 | More by mpalestino
Photo of Eric908
Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-04-2013 21:35:27 | More by Eric908
Photo of cam12
cam12

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-16-2013 04:02:07 | More by cam12
Photo of jzlyo
jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2013 00:30:25 | More by jzlyo
Photo of egrace84
egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-24-2013 14:44:49 | More by egrace84
Photo of Rdc67
Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-22-2013 19:58:10 | More by Rdc67
Photo of Hooligans
Hooligans

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-12-2013 12:55:02 | More by Hooligans
Photo of Duvel
Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-09-2013 15:58:53 | More by Duvel
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2013 23:44:31 | More by t0rin0
Photo of ranger7
ranger7

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-13-2013 04:01:21 | More by ranger7
Photo of mwar
mwar

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

11-30-2012 14:18:41 | More by mwar
Photo of JoeyDante
JoeyDante

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2012 00:23:21 | More by JoeyDante
Photo of cfalovo97
cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-06-2012 20:27:45 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of jbaezner
jbaezner

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-11-2012 18:16:41 | More by jbaezner
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Shiner Old-Time Alt from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.