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Shiner Old-Time Alt - Spoetzl Brewery

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178 Ratings

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Danielbt, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

justinp, May 10, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick buff head and clear copper color. Aroma presents a sweet, spicy hop nose with Munich malt and hint of English toffee (or seems like it). Flavor is perfectly balanced with hop bitterness, malt sweetness, noble hop flavors, warm, toasty, biscuity finish. Medium co2 and light mouthfeel that feels a bit sugary. Overall, very good selection from TX.

EagleTalon, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

fisherbray, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Rozyravens, Apr 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

MaddDogg84, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Robo, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

SHCC, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

chucksburritos, Feb 20, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden/orange body, but a very thin head that falls very quickly to a thin cap. Alsmost no lacing.

S- Sweet malts up front, little grassy, some breadiness to it as well.

T- Toasted malts, slight caramel, little nutty and earthy. Some buttery flavors as well.

MF- Moderate body with very little carbonation.

LtCracker20, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

garyford, Feb 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

astebelton, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Kornoms, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly copper color with a one-finger, head of tan foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled floral and malty. An overall sweet aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel with a malty backbone. A very slight spicy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice altbier. Nicely done my Shiner. They consistently put out good lagers.

zeff80, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into my most "strange-like" pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent, dark copper. A fair amount of bubbles stream to the off-white, creamy, two-finger head. Looks very inviting out of the bottle. Head is only a ring of bubbles 2/3rds of the way down the glass. Leaves a decent web of lacing on the top 2/3rds of the glass.

S - A little bit of caramel malt on a layer of sweet corn and adjunct notes. Opens up a bit in the glass and the adjuncts become less noticeable.

T - A bit of caramel and corn cereal upfront. The body is dominated caramel malt, which in this case is a good thing a the earthy hop notes mesh with adjuncts to create an awkward corn mash bitterness. A flash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue, followed by an exceptionally dry, stale caramel finish.

M - Medium bodied with enough carbonation to give a nice creamy mouthfeel. Could with stand to be heftier.

Despite being labeled as a "Limited Edition Brewer's Pride Craft Brew," the Texans at Shiner once again show that they are incapable of successfully emulating traditional german beers on a budget. Although to their credit, Old-time alt is a much better attempt than their Bock. However, in the end too many adjuncts to cut costs come through and keep this to being an acceptable, not good brew.

Bockrules, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

greg6494, Jan 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

tigrstylz, Jan 20, 2012
Shiner Old-Time Alt from Spoetzl Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.