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Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale) - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale)Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

256 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: welldigger888 on 01-18-2011)
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pilotgod

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3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Pint Glass

A: Poured a light copper color with a little less than one fingers head that quickly dissipated to a fine ring around the exterior and a small spot in the center as the carbonation rose. There was some lacing, but not enough to really talk about.

S: The aroma is very light and refreshing with hints of fruit and some breadiness. There is a crispness to it that is difficult to ascertain exactly what is bringing, but the effect is the same as walking out in the morning on a dew covered lawn. I guess some would call it "grassy", but that isn't quite right.

T: Follows the nose pretty well with a more earthy hop note present. The malt is detected in short amounts off and on as a low sweetness that counterbalances the grain, hops, and spices.

M: A very smooth feel, the carbonation is well done, but by no accounts can be considered "fizzy". The aftertaste is of a slight hop taste, but not the bitterness you would experience from a more hop-centric beer.

D: I really can't compare this to beers of the Dortmunder style as my only other sampling is Dog Days and that was probably three years ago. As far as I am concerned this is an average Spring release from the boys at Spoetzl, meaning this is something you can grab a case of, throw it on the boat, and enjoy the day out on the water. Too bad it isn't in cans, that way I could take it with me Toobin' on the Guadalupe.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 22:26:44 | More by pilotgod
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Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale) from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.