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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

265 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

shiguy16, May 16, 2013
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2.86/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I would have to view this as nothing more than average; frankly, it doesn't stand out to me at all. The colour is quite rich and it is smooth, but besides that, it isn't anything too special. There was practically no head, and very little carbonation. I suppose for the price I paid I shouldn't have expected it to be too outstanding. Overall I'll give it a bit above average.

tjv1066, May 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Compton25, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

BigBarley, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

t0rin0, Feb 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

FrizWhiz, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

Ford, Jan 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

ChaosKittyXJ9, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden honey color with great clarity. The head is a decent looking one finger offwhite shade. Nice texture and lacing.

S: Earthy minerals and a tiny hint of citrus. Certainly not an evocative aroma - but to be fair, the bottle is far older than it should be.

T: There's a lot of fruit punch-like sweetness not just on the opening flavors, but in general. Maybe it's just the way the earthy hops interact with the caramel malts, but this is a dead ringer for Hawaiian Punch flavor-wise. I'm noticing a whiff of staleness in the malts/hops; expected given its age.

M: Light and crisp, but perhaps a bit too sweet on the palate. A bit of finishing dryness would go a long way to cleaning up the mouthfeel some, but the syrupy profile does conceal the potent carbonation somewhat.

O: Eh, it could have been worse given the circumstances (a 10 month old 6 pack of a not-so-highly-rated beer), so I'll give it benefit of the doubt. Still a plain and uninspired offering.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

udouche, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cliff1066, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

OCdrummer7271, Dec 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

khargro2, Dec 05, 2012
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GeoCait, Nov 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

JoeyDante, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

avschmitt, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Vonstein15, Nov 13, 2012
Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale) from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.