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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 37 | 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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3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured this beer producing a robust foamy head the quickly subsided with little remnant. A light pale, clear appearance. Vaguely fruity, but not unpleasant aroma. Mouthfeel is decent, if not memorable. Very light taste ... equally unmemorable. Not a bad beer, but nothing distinguished to share with others.

marzenfannm, Mar 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Caj1, Mar 24, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a clear straw yellow with a 1/2 a fingers worth of head that settles quickly to a ring with very little lacing, lots of active carbonation.

S: I'm getting a lot grain, some sweet caramel and a slight floral finish.

T: I'm getting sweet malt upfront... a little graininess with a touch of citrus mixed in... the finish has a little sweet caramel in it.

M: Light bodied, crisp, sharp yet smooth with a dry finish.

O: Not a bad lager, pretty average for the style, pretty average for Shiner.

mralphabet, Mar 17, 2014
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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.