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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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3.52/5  rDev +14.3%

bhammett, Yesterday at 04:00 PM
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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

Fatty_Mccracken, Sunday at 10:09 PM
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Hellpop65, Sunday at 09:45 PM
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

jcunning, Oct 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

rderedin, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Porter_Hoarder, Oct 11, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

howling_henrik, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%

Purchased in a single at Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits. Poured into Miller pilsner glass. I will be comparing this to the conglomerate that is macro American adjunct lagers, so keep that in mind throughout my review.

Appearance (3.25) : A bold, fluffy, creamy three fingered head on top of a golden straw body with excellent clarity. Pillowy head recedes to a tiny crown within a minute or so. About average and on par with the macros.

Aroma (3.75) : Barley malts and slight wheat. Maybe a distant hint of corn or rice. This smells better than most macro lagers - cleaner, crisper. More barley is present, rather than extra adjuncts like corn and rice. Shows Shiner's pride into making even a basic premium lager.

Taste (3.75) : Very crisp and smooth with minimal bitterness. It doesn't taste like much except for malts and barley. That is both its strength and downfall. No off flavors, and a slight dry malt finish.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Creamy yet carbonated. Light bodied. Finishes dry with a faint hop presence.

Overall (3.73) : A great beer that I would purchase again and again. Better than the macros for sure, and much cleaner finishing. The only hit I would give it is that its taste is a bit lacking, but overall it's very malty and pairs with food well. It does what it's supposed to. Not a craft beer with tiers of flavor, so don't judge it by that. For what it is, and it IS a basic, no frills lager, it does a great job.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 10, 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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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

Bishtx, Oct 06, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Mike412, Sep 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

mklisz, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

klub24, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +31.5%

ordybill, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

tpauer, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

302BeerGuy, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

In a mix and match six pack. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a straw yellow color, similar to a standard AAL, with a decent half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Anything with a picture of Texas on it, I like it.

Smell - Some faint biscuity-ness, grains, a bit of malts, not much else. Nothing too impressive.

Taste - A sweet, toasty flavor complements the biscuits in the nose very well. Certainly some malts in the mix. While it is not super complex, it is enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean and smooth, leaving a bit of maltiness on the palate.

Overall - I think this is a decent beer for the price (cheap). It won't blow your hair back, but it's worth a taste. Condor recommended and approved.

TheCondor, Sep 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +26%

BrettBowerman, Sep 23, 2014
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gchl_arrm, Sep 18, 2014
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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
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