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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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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-29-2013 09:17:28 | More by KillaB
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FrizWhiz

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

01-23-2013 23:07:09 | More by FrizWhiz
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Ford

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

01-18-2013 02:45:09 | More by Ford
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ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-13-2013 05:24:50 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-11-2013 20:37:12 | More by TheMarkE
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:56:34 | More by ThisWangsChung
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-29-2012 00:28:36 | More by StArnoldFan
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

12-21-2012 19:47:20 | More by sendbeer
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udouche

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17%

12-14-2012 22:02:22 | More by udouche
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-11-2012 05:14:49 | More by cliff1066
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

12-07-2012 05:19:52 | More by OCdrummer7271
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

12-05-2012 02:40:52 | More by khargro2
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-21-2012 01:47:30 | More by GeoCait
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JoeyDante

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-19-2012 00:24:08 | More by JoeyDante
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-15-2012 14:43:59 | More by avschmitt
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Vonstein15

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-13-2012 02:13:03 | More by Vonstein15
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here is yet another bottle of unknown origin but given that my local in-person trader, tone77, has reviewed it, I would wager that he was the source.

From the bottle: "Renew with a Spring brew!"; "A Spring favorite"; "There's nothing finer than a Springtime Shiner!"; "A Springtime favorite [-] Spring has sprung at the little brewery in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070). And with it, our newest brew, Shiner Dortmunder-Style Spring Ale. This Old World classic pours deep gold in color, with a white head and smooth flavor. Its medium hop bitterness and hints of honey and floral hops will refresh you like a sun-drenched nap on a lush green lawn."; "Prosit!"

My pour created just over a finger of tawny head with good retention. Color was a "deep gold" with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of typical lager-like honey-sweetness and grassy hops. I have a much greater appreciation of lagers since embarking on The CANQuest (TM) and this one was making my mouth water. Mouthfeel was medium and just like the nose, the taste was grassy honey. Yum! Finish was semi-dry and quite refreshing. I just mowed my lawn yesterday for potentially the last time this year and this would have made a fantastic accompaniment. Well done, Shiner!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 00:39:39 | More by woodychandler
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-21-2012 05:55:25 | More by bzach
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stephensinner

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

10-17-2012 00:38:07 | More by stephensinner
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very attractive light amber liquid with a generous white head. Nice slightly malty aroma.

Flavor.... Fairly dry. Some grain notes. A little bit of spices. Ends very dry. It almost reminds me of the flavor of unsalted matzah bread. Lingering aftertaste is a bit too dry for me, but I like the hops that are also lingering in the background.

Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.

A nice change of pace from Shiner.

(FYI, despite what the label says, this is not an ale)

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 15:41:13 | More by jmbranum
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dpadilla21

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

09-27-2012 05:34:03 | More by dpadilla21
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cervezatejas

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

09-25-2012 02:51:21 | More by cervezatejas
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into 12oz pint glass

A- Clear and golden. Fluffy 1 finger head that melts away quickly into a white rim around glass.

S- Herbal notes, earthy, Hints of some citrus but not a lot of malt

T- Smooth and dry. Spicy finish. Refreshing

M- Medium bodied goes down nicely

O- Not too shabby. I prefer a hoppy beer but this was a nice change of pace. Very drinkable. Nice session style ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 23:22:29 | More by wiscokid920
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ReyG006

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

09-17-2012 13:00:07 | More by ReyG006
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-11-2012 19:13:14 | More by ChaseTheAce
Shiner Dortmunder (Spring Ale) from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.