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Shiner 102 Double Wheat - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner 102 Double WheatShiner 102 Double Wheat

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Onslow on 01-23-2011)
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Photo of OverToad
5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found these in 6 packs at the local Central Market in Southlake, TX.

Pours a clear deep amber color with a good head. Smell is fantastic and taste is fantastic. Has a sweet taste. What is great about the beer is the 6.20% ABV is hidden very well. This is Shiner's finest beer IMO. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

Photo of axpetree
5/5  rDev +60.8%

Photo of TubaLuke
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Photo of klmcmachen
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Photo of Anthogonist
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Photo of txbrewer
4.28/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very clear slightly darker than straw - no haze, quick dissolving head

S - very light hops, mild wine like fruity

T - smooth and quick - nothing bitter at all. mild after taste reminds of wine

M - it's there but nothing over taking or pushing around

D - yes - easily

I am a Shiner fan and finally got my hands on a single bottle (thank you local Kroger!) and am quite happy that I did. They can keep making this one just for the easy drinking part. I believe that I will be enjoying this one through out the summer (as long as some store keeps carrying it)

Photo of logan_0842
4.24/5  rDev +36.3%

Photo of charlzm
4.08/5  rDev +31.2%
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.

Photo of Moserman331
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I seem to have a more favorable opinion on this than most. Hit me as much in the maibock style. Malt-forward with biscuit notes and some brown sugar sweetness. Bright carbonation. Some bite toward the finish that that made me wonder if the ABV isn't a little higher. Overall, I found this a pleasant beer that drinks a bit bigger than it is.

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of vinhgoh
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of zachary80
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of RedWeizen83
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Danielbt
4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of loobear
3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-yellow body with visible carbonation. White thin head with low retention.

S - Lots of citrus in the nose. Mostly lemon, maybe some orange as well. Cloves and wheat.

T - The first thing that stood out was the slightly sweet honey finish. Definitely my favorite thing about the beer. Has a nice, slightly lemon citrus bite and is then smoothed out by the finish. Really nice. I'm surprised at the ABV of this beer. Seems to be hidden nicely.

M - This is as really balanced beer. Just enough crispness where its not overwhelming but satisfying, and you can still taste the honey and lemon. Nice, full mouthfeel. Pretty dang enjoyable and easy to drink.

O - Best Shiner I've encountered on my beer-drinking sojourn. Orders of magnitude better than their hefe. Really enjoyable...would drink again!

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Very pale straw body. Big frothy white head with decent retention.

Smell - Very musky and corn meal-y. Hints of sweetness. Decent overall.

Taste - Sweet. Significantly alcoholic. Corny for some reason. Distinctly reminds me of a Pop Tart.

Mouthfeel - Light foamy mouthfeel. Works well.

Overall Drinkability - A good interesting beer. I probably won't go out of my way to pick up another one, but I walked away happy with the experience.

Photo of hosehead83
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into standard pint glass.
Bright, clear gold in color, with a nice bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Big hit of wheat
Taste-Fresh wheat,spicy, nice hop bite. Very crisp and refreshing almost like a Czech pilsner and a spicy wheat ale. Tasty, refreshing, affordable and very drinkable. Certainly worth a try.

Photo of Randyweizen
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a pleasant surprise! Maybe my initially low expectations worked in 102's favor, but I give this brew a solid B: not superior, but well above mediocre and worth the try of anyone who can dig a lightly bittered, malt-forward drinking beer.

The aroma is malty with some peculiar fruity notes (I don't know what they ferment this stuff with), but when you sip 102, you get a caramel/cookie taste that reminds you of Fat Tire a little, only way crisper and not quite as annoyingly sweet. It's more the sort of sweetness that you'd get from a large but lesser-known central European darker-than-pale lager, perfectly balanced with just the right amount of bittering hops. That isn't hyperbole; the balance is super-professional, something any homebrewer would envy, even if this isn't your favorite style of beer.

There's a special place in heaven for beers you could drink a cooler of *and* enjoy the flavor all the while.

Photo of TownDunkel
3.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

3rd review here we come!

Shiner 102 sounded great to me, whats better than wheat beer... than double wheat beer!

Appearance - A medium to light brown that is a little see through. Not much head appears when opened.

Smell - A great wheaty and hoppy scent with almost a hint of citrus or oranges. A good whiff seems to last a good while, at least three or four seconds.

Taste - This beer goes down smooth! When drinking the carbonation gives a kick of medium level power (between ale and porter) of wheat, barley, and sweet fruits.

Mouthfeel - I only wish the taste lasted as long as the smell! After a sip it fades quickly with very little aftertaste.

Overall - This is a wonderful, after work beer. I think I could drink this once or twice a week and not get burned out. Its not everyday you get a nice sweet beer that's not a lambric or berryweiz

Photo of mdwalsh
3.78/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nothing wrong with this really, could be a little more head, but really, it's amazing. THe color, golden, could be a little darker, and the head retention is poor, but lacing is great as is active carbonation.

S: Pungent, but not good. There's a distinct adjunct-lagery smell. The wheat isn't very bready, and there's not much for hops or anything. But there's also not much off going on. Good, not great.

T: The taste is a bit more mild, but very nice. Slightly bready, slight spice. No hefe-like tastes, which is good. I hate when a "wheat beer" automatically becomes a hefe.

M: A little creamy. I'd like a wheat beer with a little more bite to it.

D: Overall, very drinkable.

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Shiner 102 Double Wheat from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.