Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Pegasus:
3.56/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance: Hazy toned copper body adorned by a massive, sense, off-white head, which retains well. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. Clouds of small carbonation drift lazily to the surface.
Aroma: Prominent toasted malt, caramel, and grassy and citric hops. The aroma seems quite well-balanced.
Taste: Opens with toasted malts, soon followed by caramel, and a mild wave of herbal and grassy hops. The hop and malt flavors compliment each other nicely throughout the taste. The hops offer a mild herbal flourish at the end of the taste.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A very pleasing, well-balanced example. Although the label notes "103", denoting that this is a one-year production produced three years after Shiner's centennial, it seems worthy of being added to the permanent offerings.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in July of 2013 for $6.99/six-pack plus tax.
07-21-2013 14:21:45 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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.
04-15-2013 17:37:28 | More by oberon
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
01-18-2013 23:14:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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
05-15-2013 22:46:13 | More by Billolick
3.05/5 rDev -8.7%
The beer pours a medium orange-amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is quite floral with some bread notes also mixed in. I also get some orange citrus and perfume notes in the aroma. The flavor is full of bread and toffee with some floral and perfume notes. The beer has very little bitterness and the floral notes are quite sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
03-26-2012 04:11:11 | More by Mora2000
3/5 rDev -10.2%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.
Appearance: Hazy amber with a thin white head and mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Hops and mild citrus.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and some citrus, some nutty notes as well.
Overall: Not bad, but I would not go out of my way to get it again.
01-29-2014 22:38:38 | More by Cavanaghty
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
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