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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 57 | 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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3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Standard pour from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear, pale straw-yellow with a small head that quickly recedes away.

Aroma is biscuty and malt-y, with just the faintest trace of hops, very understated overall.

The flavor is just as understated- think a big American macro-brew, but done with less use of adjuncts. A trace of sweetness up front followed shortly by a crisp, dry finish. Nothing especially spectacular, but completely inoffensive at the same time. Easy to drink at just over 4 percent ABV.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, and notable for the quite high carbonation.

Not my usual sort of beer, but for what it is, it's quite serviceable- would be a good summertime thirst quencher. If you can find it Shiner Premium would be good as a slightly more upscale replacement for the standard American mega-lagers.

m_hall, Oct 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

LennyBound, Oct 24, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%

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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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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.