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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 44 | 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 constantine_272:
Photo of constantine_272
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light yellow with a weird slightly orange tinge. Almost no head. Medium retention.

S: Sweetness. Wheat. Milkweed. Tiny bit of orange rind.

T: Like the taste, wheat with a cloying sweetness. Overly sweet. Metallic nickel finish. Mild zucchini flavor. Just a little dry tanginess at the end.

M: Light. Needs more sharpness at the end to stand up to the sweetness. Finished fat and greasy from the mouth coating sweetness. The nickel aftertaste again lingers a little.

O: I said a lot of negative things here, but nothing was really all too bad. I think my biggest complaint is that it just doesn't take a stand anywhere. It's boring. Tastes like a cheap mid 20th century American brew. On the plus side, it's drinkable and nice and would probably be a perfectly acceptable camping or beer pong brew. Certainly it's better than most American macrobrews.

constantine_272, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Turbo, Dec 08, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I like Shiner Bock original (the Bock) it's a decent beer, I even like Kosmos quiete a bit..
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.
However, the fact that its price is that of a premium beer, one would expect much more than this..What gives????... In my opinion, and it's mine and mine alone, I think Shiner needs to pack this one up and forget it. Seriously, I was really disappointed and I like some of Shiner's brews. This is a marketing focus opinion for free and it's brutal, but I'm being honest. All successful Companies know that you give your customer what they want and not what you think they'll like or need.

Enrico_il_octovo, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

csmartin6, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

generallee, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Slightly above average, sweet, and clean lager. Would not be the first I would go to, but not one to turn down either.

tigg924, Oct 10, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

howling_henrik, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Irish_Fan, Jun 15, 2014
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2.13/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear medium straw color with a thin bright white head that has very low retention.

Not much to the nose: crackers, lemon zest and a little Wonder bread.

Really pretty bland on the palate, crackers and a little toast. Really no hop feel to the beer and no bitterness.

Medium- bodied and a little watery with a short finish.

It's not offensive, but there's just nothing here. Pretty generic.

Libationguy, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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LXIXME, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - light golden yellow with a thin, loose, bubbly head that dissipates quickly

S - grainy, sweet, somewhat grassy

T - cereal grains, grass, mild sweetness

M - light bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

This isn't a bad beer by any stretch. It isn't a beer I'd be quick to label craft, but it is a beer that is far superior to any macro/adjunct lager. This beer does have the qualities such as good drinkability that one would look for in a beer such as this. It's also refreshing with a low abv which makes it an ideal lawnmower beer.

tdm168, Jul 27, 2013
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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
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