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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

732 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 01-24-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is a tan colored beer with nose that is mild, with scents of bread, pine, floral, and a touch of fruit. The head of foam on this beer is fluffier and more solid than that of other Shiner beer and based on appearance alone, the product looks promising.

Moving to the taste, Shiner Wild Hare has a flavor profile that is fruity, with a touch of caramel and bread, and some banana. Earthy hops are present as well and the bitter overall taste is not overwhelming and milder than other American pale ale. There is a less citrus than what you find in other examples of this style. The fruit I notice most is that of banana.

Shiner has been brewing lagers for some time, but this is the company’s first foray into the world of ales. I am glad that Shiner finally took the plunge and I hope it is the beginning of many new adventures for this Texas based brewing operation. Maybe we will see a Shiner porter or stout next? It would be surprising, but anything is possible.

Wild Hare may not be the most flavorful American Pale Ale, but it really isn’t bad and I am convinced that most people will find that it does meet their minimum standards. It is priced lower than most APA also and is widely available for a craft or semi- craft beer. Try it and see what you think- I’m betting you will find it to your liking, by a hare.

09-18-2012 02:51:43 | More by BryanCarey
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oberon

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light copper/brass color with a thin quick to fade white head atop.A decent shot of floral hops mixed with some caramel/biscuit malts with neither winning out over the other.The hops don't show much presence on the palate with mainly lithly toasted biscuit malt flavors.The feel is pretty light and ho hum.Eh it goes down easy but there are better "no brainer" beers to be had out there.

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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Clear amber, ample lacing

SMELL: Dusty malt, taffy, caramel, herbal hop, bready, ripe pears, faint esters

TASTE: Fresh bread, crisp, medium body, dried grass, herbal, floral, mild pepperiness, baked apple, toasted grain, semidry finish

Spoetzl's first ale ever, testing the waters with a Pale Ale. We guess it would have been odd if they jumped into barrel-aged Double IPAs. Wild Hare sits in the middle of the pack; balance and drinkability seem to have been the focus. Give this one a whirl.

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New York

3.41/5  rDev +2.1%

12 ounce bottle, purchased at Yorktown, Bev. Yorktown, NY

Pours a clear warm shade of almond amber, quickly departing lite tan head, that leaves minor fine bits of lacing.

I get just some maple/caramel on the nose.

Malty, with more caramel up front. Just a smidge of hops in the finish.

Pretty uninspiring APA. Would work in a pinch, but truly nothing to get excited about

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.