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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

670 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 56 | 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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johndonor3


4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

02-17-2013 04:25:07 | More by johndonor3
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I'm pretty sure the case I landed is from about a year ago since it was covered in dust even though it was in the freezer. I bought a case last year also and wasn't impressed but I thought I'd give it another go before it disappears entirely. Not sure if they're still making this or not, but Beer Advocate lists it as limited / brewed once.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a bubbly copper amber color with about a finger of foamy white head on top. Decent retention. Tons of bubbles floating about; looks a tad bit over carbonated. Some nice lacing leftover on the glass.

S - Light floral hop smell and crisp, dusty apple malt character. Little bit of green apple / pear fruit sugar sweetness going on. Faint citrus hops fade away quickly, but they are definitely in there.

T - Smooth, crisp malts. Some apple fruit sugars. No real hop bitterness to be found, which is slightly disappointing, but was to be expected. There is a vague taste of hoppy sweetness to be had though, in place of bitterness. Not horrendously over carbonated at all, and it has some nice fruity and floral character to it.

M - Very dry aftertaste / feel, invoking another taste. Nice light medium-bodied brew goes down smooth.

Highly drinkable stuff, with a modest 5.50% abv, you can definitely kick back with a couple of these, although not the greatest pale ale to ever grace my lips, it was a decent first try from Spoetzl. I still have eleven bottles of this stuff left, so I'll have plenty of time to savor the flavor.

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 23:43:07 | More by mfnmbvp
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Flashyspoons

Florida

5/5  rDev +49.3%

02-14-2013 05:51:58 | More by Flashyspoons
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

02-13-2013 01:18:02 | More by Thedrizzle
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-12-2013 05:45:26 | More by dlin0sbb
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-09-2013 23:45:39 | More by t0rin0
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CyBEERooster

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-09-2013 04:34:34 | More by CyBEERooster
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jkn09

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-08-2013 19:37:13 | More by jkn09
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-07-2013 23:59:26 | More by grahamboudreaux
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-06-2013 19:41:07 | More by ilikebeer03
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-05-2013 20:42:00 | More by jheezee
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-05-2013 00:11:36 | More by stampfler07
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Stoshua

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-03-2013 02:51:08 | More by Stoshua
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GFG

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-28-2013 09:35:27 | More by GFG
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-28-2013 02:19:36 | More by Zuidman
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-27-2013 01:23:09 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-27-2013 00:31:55 | More by Lagerquestrian
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Joeyroush

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

01-26-2013 04:46:52 | More by Joeyroush
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-26-2013 03:26:11 | More by lcdawg
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cousineddy

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pourds and yellow/golden color. 1 finger of white head that dissipated in about 1 minute. some lacing

Smell: Fruity. Slight banana aroma, citrus and bubble gum

Taste: starts very light, has nice hoppy backnotes i don't get a lot of malt from this brew

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and drinkable, would probably be better suited to trying in the summer.

Overall: not a bad pale ale but not a great one either. probably won't buy again, prefer schlafly.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 05:02:59 | More by cousineddy
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nick1427d

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

01-23-2013 21:48:18 | More by nick1427d
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CrashOverride

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2013 03:49:20 | More by CrashOverride
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-19-2013 03:13:39 | More by tbryan5
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:14:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Ford

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

01-18-2013 02:47:09 | More by Ford
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
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