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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by Caj1:
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Caj1

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

If I didn't know Shiner better than I do (which, being from Texas where their products are nigh ubiquitous, is quite well) then I might feel insulted by this beer. As it stands, Shiner Premium isn't very good. There's nothing explicitly "wrong" with it, per se, but it's so painfully average that it's barely a step above something you'd find in a bottle of Budweiser.

So, to start this review off, I'll say that I wasn't disappointed but underwhelmed. This beer pours an exceedingly clear pale straw with a quick-foaming, quicker-dissipating head that leaves minimal lacing. Smell is barely there: a whiff of a vaguely beery aroma, barley malt, not much else. No hops that I can tell. Taste is pretty much the same, inoffensive but bland. It's sweeter than some of the big boy beers, but it's not much different, except for a vaguely metallic taste and a tiny touch of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is what it should be for a beer like this, at least. It's crisp, refreshing, goes down easy and leaves no complaints whatsoever.

This beer could and should be better. Just because it's an "American Pale Lager" doesn't mean it can't have at least a little bit of character. If it were on tap, yeah, I'd buy it over a Bud or Miller, but I probably won't be drinking this one again any time soon. I won't just bash a beer and leave, though: like I've said, it did nothing to offend me and it's not exactly a "bad" beer: it just doesn't do anything to set itself apart.

To good health and inoffensive beer.

03-24-2014 04:58:31 | More by Caj1
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For me this Kölsch Brewer's pride is a real t*rd.
At the very best, this beer was like drinking Lucky Lager, Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee's Best, Mickey Bigmouth, Rainer Beer or maybe even Black Label. Heck, If I were in High School or College again and just wanted to get blitzed this would be okay, then.
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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.