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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 56 | 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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MidwestBA, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

gory4d, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

djrn2, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

nebula1999, May 31, 2014
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
Photo of archyquaffer
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce longneck into a shaker pint. A moderate pour yields about a 3/4 inch short-lived head that settles into a ring and little islets or foam. The beer is an extra-pale golden color with moderate carbonation.

Even though this beer is classified on this website as a pale lager, there are some corny adjunct flavors coming through- they're not overwhelming or off-putting but certainly some cooked corn flavor and aroma is part of the profile. A slight bit of floral hops on the nose and tongue along with the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A pleasant burpiness and aftertaste adds to the refreshment.

This is a very refreshing, drinkable, and true-to-style beer, and just now available in my area. I believe a little corn is a traditional ingredient in American lagers, and I think this is a pretty fair example of what I would call an American retro lager.

I bought this beer as part of a variety six pack for about $8.50.

archyquaffer, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

robebo44, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

houseofhale, May 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

JasonTaverner, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

poorbuthappy, May 21, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance (2.25) : Yellow / Clear in color, very little / no head, and a discrete amount of carbonation. Not the most attractive beer, but not an ape.

Smell (2.00) : Not much of a smell, I smell a small amount of hops, but I'm having trouble placing any other smells.

Taste (2.25) : I have to say, not as bad as I expected. Sweet and a bit dark - which I know seems like a strange combination. Not a fan of the residual flavor.

Mouthfeel (2.25) : Very carbonated and bright feel, a little lackluster, but not awful.

Overall (2.25) : Not very pleased with this beer, however, it does have some qualities. It's refreshing certainly, good for very casual drinkers, just not the most "tasteful".

JosefBerger, May 19, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can't say I ever seen this beer so I totally picked it up when I found it at my local house of 1,000 dollar shelf. Into a mug.
A - First off twist off love it in a pinch. Secondly is this a light lager? It's so light yellow! The head is pretty nice it takes a while to fizz out. Pretty ok.
S - Distinct house yeast, canned corn, and some skunky husk.
T - It's decent for a lager sweet corn goodness, light toasted husk, and a bit of lager yeast twang.
M - It's much fuller than I expected for a light lager still crisp and light.

Overall It's a good lager much tastier than the typical Stegmeier I pick up. If I see it again for a buck I will try and score a six pack.

DrDemento456, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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