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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-30-2013

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Photo of Deatherage
1.52/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I got this beer in a sampler 6 pack. I was in a hops mood and this beer killed the mood. I think it would go perfect with pizza or BBQ.

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.83/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Somthing about Spoeltz..cost effective.

Photo of dbossman
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: light golden hue with a quickly dissipating foamy head; really carbonated and not much lacing

S: simplistic but pleasant: toasty, bready, some graininess but a pretty simple smelling lager

T: crisp, refreshing, toasty, tasty; but not a ton going on here--just a simple, easy-to-drink clean lager

F: nice carbonation up front but it's not overwhelming and actually it gets a bit creamy in the finish

O: A decent little lager from Shiner and one that I could drink quite a few of on a hot day

Photo of TopherBreski
2.69/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Bubbly pale yellow. Decent smell of corn. It tastes like a heavier Miller High life.

Photo of cowboy1962
3.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Color: Golden
Smell: Not much. Not good or bad, there just wasn't much odor coming from the beer.
Taste: Very smooth taste. Not bitter, not malty, a little bit of a grainy taste.
Feel: Light body.
Overall: Very little head. Good carbonation. Very much like a good adjunct, which means not a lot of positives, but also not any bad traits either.

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.39/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Gold pour with thin white head. Sweet corn nose and taste. Lite, watery mouthfeel. Just ok.

Photo of WineGuy3000
3.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint.

A: Clear pale gold with 1" of fluffy white head that recedes quickly. Retention is so-so, lacing is nice.

S: Some grain, off-sweet oatiness, maybe an inkling of mild hop in the back somewhere.

T: Cereal, cane sugar, oats, very mild honey on the finish. Hop bitterness is present but kinda buried.

M: This is the best part. Super dry, crisp, refreshing. Not over-carbed & nicely medium-bodied with a grainy creaminess. This is as good as it gets.

O: I really like this brew, it's not that Shiner is doing anything different here, it's that they're doing it better.

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.12/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pale straw. One of the worst I've sen color wise however it has great bubbles and whats left of the head of the brew clings to the edge of the glass for dear life. I like that.

S: Very very faint. I cannot determine the composition.

T: Fair. Bitter notes trying to get through to me.

M: ah even better. Tickles the tongue.

O: Quite drinkable.

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has good flavor,,not watery yet smooth

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.74/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really tasty beer.

Photo of Libeertarian
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Fizzy head with modest retention and decent lacing. As clear as one could ask, for the style. Pours a golden yellow into pilsner glass. Smell denotes the onset of undesirable qualities, but not really present in the taste. The beer I had was probably a couple months past the best before date, but has not gone bad yet. Similar flavor and feel to a Dos Equis Lager Especial, but less sweet and less crisp. Slightly watery, not as carbonated as similar lagers, but then, as I said, it's past BBD.

Photo of KajII
2.18/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours a clear pale yellow with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head. The aroma is very, very light with a hint of grain malts and a touch of an adjunct. This brew has such a super light taste that it is almost non-existent. There is however a light graininess and a very mild bitterness at the end. I really can’t see drinking more of this, might as well drink water...
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Photo of Butters_Leopold_
2.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just taste like a cheap beer

Photo of predikit
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear yellow, left no head, leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smelled almost like nothing, very subtle scent.

Taste is reminiscent of Kirin Ichiban, light toasted malts, almost nothing else.

Thin and watery, very high carbonation, pretty crisp and refreshing.

Middle of the road, light beer appealing to as many people as possible.

Photo of Foyle
3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that drops moderately with no lacing. Color is clear pale straw with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: lightly toasted barley, a bit of yeasty bread dough.

Mouthfeel: light and thin, slightly slick, with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: cracker and biscuit, some barley malt sweetness, a very mild hop presence.

Overall: light and easy drinking. Pleasant and should pair well with many foods.

Photo of pnelting
2.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Pretty bland and average at best.

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
2.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

When beer is just beer.

Photo of NCMatt
2.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was part of the reunion 6 pack. It's just a macro style lager, but a bit better than your average bud, miller, or whatever, but nothing special. I wouldn't ever seek it out on it's own.

Photo of dukeandduke
2.84/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2/7 (Home) Bottle - Decent smell and taste, though very bland and average beer.

Photo of utopiajane
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Thin, astringent a touch and had alcohol heat in the finish. A bit lacking in malty flavor and finished carelessly with a hops bitter.

Photo of TipsyCyclist
3.94/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

Great beer its good i like it

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A easy drinking lager. A dime a dozen but still enjoyable

Photo of buckyp
2.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: very pale yellow, aggressive pour formed massive head that disappeared quicky. No lacing.

Aroma: light corn, no malt or hops.

Taste: not much to speak of...faint malt, dominate corn, very little hops with almost no bitterness.

Feel: gone immediately

Photo of barnzy78
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, no apparent freshness date. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - clear and golden, thin white head dissipates quickly
S - faint aroma; grain, mild spicy hop
T - typical pale lager flavors with grain, spicy hop, a bit grassy, but not much going on
M - lighter body, ample carbonation
O - nothing special here. I'd rather just drink an MGD or something

Photo of Golden32
2.97/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Easy-drinking chugger from Spoetzl. Not a lot of smell or taste for that matter. Maybe a step up from standard US macro brews, maybe not. I wouldn't turn it down on a hot day.

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