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Shiner 102 Double Wheat - Spoetzl Brewery

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72
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-09-2013 23:39:54 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-17-2014 02:50:40 | More by djrn2
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt notes with some medium hoppy notes with some light fruity ester. Taste is a unique mix between some light wheat malt with some fruity ester and some crisp hops with light dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. This one seems to be too much in the middle of too many things (wheat ale vs. wheat wine with light hops combo) to be truly interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 16:07:00 | More by Phyl21ca
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden body, great clarity, and topped with an airy, sudsy, white head.

Smell: Smells sweet and grain like a sugary bowl of morningtime cereal, before the milk is poured on, of course.

Taste: Sugary-toned upfront, helping to give it a definite cereal taste throughout, though not particularly tasting at all of wheat, though it claims to by 50% wheat. Given the clarity, maybe they filtered this one to death. Faint notions of apricot and honey. Modest hops, lightly bitter. Touch of medicinal touch alcohol near the sweetish, still very cereal-tasting finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Spoetzl tried to go BIG but still it's pretty light and not particularly interesting, although now they lost the refreshing aspect of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 01:21:41 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

01-23-2014 03:39:04 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +29%

12-14-2011 10:19:55 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: nearly no head on a clear shiny golden body.

S: breads, biscuit and pale malts. some burnt toast malts.

T: lots of toasted malts, syrupy and wheat. A touch yeasty. Overall though very malty, almost as malty as a bock should be yet this is a "wheat"

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: This one varies quite a bot from the others I have had in the genre. as far as bready and biscuit notes, few beers capture that the way this one does. So its memorable in that regard but wont be a repeat try for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 01:21:20 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I don't fully remember where the hell I got this bottle, but I'm not gonna argue its existence in my fridge... It pours a clear golden straw topped by a relatively short-lived finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises a taiji combo of slightly musty wheat and mild green apple lunacy. Can't say I enjoy the smell at all, really. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though sweeter, breadier, less musty. It helps, but it doesn't make it good. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda smooth-ish feel. Overall, a strange beer for me, one that seems to wanna be a little brother to wheatwine and a big brother to a wheat beer, but accomplishes neither with any amount of success. It's not really bad, per se, but it's not something I wanna have ever again.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 20:39:20 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The "double" part of the name fooled me into thinking this may be something bigger than you average American Wheat, but apparently it's not.

Poured into a tulip glass, it has a compact, bone white head of foam that settles and clumps to one side after awhile. A patchy veil of skim stretches across the surface.

Smells like sweetened cereal, grainy sugary apple jacks. Something a little musty about it, odd wet grain funk.

Flavor is sweet with apple notes, wheaty slickness, residual sugars, slightly astringent, but ok. Sort of a toned down, sweetened kristallweizen impression. Nothing i'd really ever want to intentionally buy again, but not turrible.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 01:50:10 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, golden yellow color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled Of wheat malt and some sweet caramel. Slight wheat aroma.

T - It tasted of malt, caramel and wheat. A little yeasty flavor, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - Confusing beer. The name suggests a really big wheat beer, but this isn't the case. Its just a wheat ale without much wheat flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 22:10:50 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle as part of mixed sixer. Based on the abv, not sure why this is called a double wheat...

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers pearl white head. Some head retention & good lacing

S: Cereal notes in abundance & grassyness

T: Sweet cereal notes, slight grassy hops &a touch of grainyness up front. Pear fruittyness comes through as this warms, slight white grape flavor as well & grainyness. Finishes with pear juice & a touch of nectarine, honey & grassyness

MF: Medium bodied, a touch coarse & subtle carbonation

Drinks easy enough, could down a few on a hot Summer's day

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 06:11:50 | More by russpowell
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Mora2000

Texas

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

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat but there is also some sweet, sugary malt mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. The wheat and sugary malt go well together, but there is not much else going on. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a very exciting beer and not as good as some of the past anniversary beers from Shiner.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 05:03:34 | More by Mora2000
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

apalling brew. pours perfectly clear straw color with a small fading bubbly white head. smells fruity and yeasty, german, musty, rank a little. flavor is wicked bad, liker spoiled grape juice, acidic and tart and abrasive and yucky. starts fine, wheatwineish, but turns into a sour mess. rotten vine fruit and alcohol. mouthfeel is light and watery, carbonated fine, but nasty in the mouth. overall just brutal, itd be a drainpour, but im a pacifist...

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 06:47:08 | More by StonedTrippin
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted last year - reviewed from notes that were lost, but recently found:

Pours bright, deep golden with a thin white creamy head that becomes a wispy cover. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is grainy with slight honey and caramel. There is a hint of wheat tang and continental hops in the back.

The taste is sweet with honey and caramel. A balance of wheat tang and mild Saaz hops keep it from being too sweet, though. It has a crisp finish.

It is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Some alcohol warmth shows as it progresses.

This is a brew that lands as described - between a wheat ale and a wheat wine. Though it's more than a "sipper" I wouldn't say it's a "session"ale either - in between. A wheat ale lover should like this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 20:15:33 | More by jwc215
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mactrail

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks quite lovely in the tall glass, golden with a touch of amber. Weird root flavor, like vegetable broth with some parsnips. Malty and fairly rich, rather sweet. Not much in the way of hops.

I remember this as being better, so probably like a lot of malty beers it has started going south. Odd perfumey flavor. A touch of the plastic.

I like the brewery and I should have reviewed this a year ago. From the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 04:39:55 | More by mactrail
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

05-31-2012 22:06:38 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-07-2012 02:20:31 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-05-2012 07:25:44 | More by MarkyMOD
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-23-2013 15:53:28 | More by InspectorBob
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

07-08-2012 17:56:17 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle into a Coca Cola pint glass.

Twist off cap makes for a easy open, the liquid pours out a light amberish mixed in with golden specs. A inch of cream colored foam bubbled and retreated leaving nothing on the glass. Smell is quite awful, very adjunct like, quite different than the Shinerbock I had earlier. Cornhusks and deep sweet malt, one sided. Wheat beer, Huh?? Comes off like a big light lager with no carbonation and a bland taste, just think adjunct. Feel is a bit bigger than light and like said just sort of dies on the tounge. I will not drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 03:20:36 | More by BARFLYB
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Brilliant clarity on a tarnished orange coloring shows a strong and fast rate of effervesce. The head is initially good, a solid finger, some fizziness and bubbly action atop with a one part creamy and one part frothy texture. Retention was moderate, lasting a few good minutes while the lacing was weak, spotty, and hardly worth a mention. Squeaks by with above average regards, but not by much.

S: Stale metallic oranges, weak and a big drop off from the visual aspect. Soft feathery green hops, but where is the wheat character? Hardly impressive to say the least.

T: Oranges and flowery with a spicy hop character. Much better defined then the nose. Sweet orange with a touch of dried honey flower.

M: Medium body, a bit creamy, some resistance but overall just an average experience.

O: Labeled as a cross between a bright wheat and wheat wine ale, both of which i didnt see. Easy drinkability but little fan fare. Its not bad flavor wise, just not what i consider a wheat beer by any stretch let alone bright. Average.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 23:03:24 | More by beerthulhu
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-28-2014 00:36:24 | More by Latarnik
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a inch or so above the glass gives a big white head that settles into a pretty decent lacing above a clear golden colored beer with a slight hint of copper to it.

A light sweet lemon mixed with a grassy to slight caramel malt aroma.

The taste is slightly burnt, seems like a light burnt caramel malt taste, really can't pick up any of the lemon that I sensed in the aroma. Kinda different for what they call a wheat beer, none of the standard cloudy or haziness that a lot of wheats have.

This light to medium bodied affair has an almost wet caramelly aftertaste, I'm not really sure if this beer is good or what, it definitely wasn't what I was expecting from something labelled a double wheat, I guess the best thing you can do is give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 21:45:41 | More by LXIXME
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tdm168

North Carolina

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

Pours a copper gold with a thing layer of white, fizzy, loose head that has decent retention. The nose is musty and grainy. The flavor is lightly sweet and caramelly. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, smooth, and crisp.

This is an odd wheat beer. It's primarily caramel in both flavor and smell. It's a little too sweet as well. I probably won't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:09:15 | More by tdm168
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Shiner 102 Double Wheat from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.