Shiner 102 Double Wheat - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by SamN:
2.25/5 rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Pours into a snifter pretty well, nice rich foamy head with a sticky, oily-like texture. Really thick like shaving cream, bubbly rocky surface. Perfect pitch honey color, perfect clarity which isn't what I really expect to see in a "double wheat". Surprisingly lively, lots of carbonation coming up from the bottom.
Smell is quite weak for the style as well. Faint wheat malt aromas, mostly tinny adjunct aromas. Not much spice or clove to be found, no banana at all. Pretty disappointing smell overall.
Taste is slightly spicy with a mild alcohol notes. Apple juice, very very slight hop whisper in the finish. Quick lived tastes and underwhelming. Green apple to is a dominant fruit taste; not sure how I feel about that. Distinct adjunct metal flavor makes this beer quite unimpressive.
Mouthfeel is well bodied for the double-wheat label, which is about the only "double" about this beer. Nice body heft, carbonation is a bit distracting.
Overall a huge letdown in terms of what I was expecting. First off, who the hell filters a double wheat? Madness, madness I say! Expected a spicier, creamy malty sweet big beer. Instead I get a aroma-less, limp flavored, hollow beer with no real "double"-ness about it. And to top it all off, it's not very good tasting just as a beer.
One more, you ask? No thanks. I've had one too many.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2011 01:42:14 | More by SamN
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4.08/5 rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Consumed April 29th, 2012 from a standard pint glass. Reviewed from notes.
Beer pours a clear, light golden, very similar to a standard macro lager. A one-finger white head composed of fairly fine bubbles crowns this brew.
Aroma is tangy, sweet wheat. Hints of honey and an unidentifiable herbal note. Interesting.
Mouthfeel is somewhat thick with tingly carbonation present as well.
Flavor: sweet with husky grain, honey and clover. Light and citrusy with wheat tang. Tiniest bit of alcohol and juicy fruit character at the end.
To say I was pleasantly surprised by this offering would be an understatement. I would gladly drink this beer again, especially on a warm day.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2013 03:59:58 | More by charlzm
Shiner 102 Double Wheat from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.