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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of Libationguy
2.13/5  rDev -30.6%

Clear medium straw color with a thin bright white head that has very low retention.

Not much to the nose: crackers, lemon zest and a little Wonder bread.

Really pretty bland on the palate, crackers and a little toast. Really no hop feel to the beer and no bitterness.

Medium- bodied and a little watery with a short finish.

It's not offensive, but there's just nothing here. Pretty generic.

Libationguy, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -2.3%

csmartin6, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of SicemWT
3/5  rDev -2.3%

SicemWT, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Beermazter310
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Beermazter310, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of OgreSanchez
3/5  rDev -2.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%

A - light golden yellow with a thin, loose, bubbly head that dissipates quickly

S - grainy, sweet, somewhat grassy

T - cereal grains, grass, mild sweetness

M - light bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

This isn't a bad beer by any stretch. It isn't a beer I'd be quick to label craft, but it is a beer that is far superior to any macro/adjunct lager. This beer does have the qualities such as good drinkability that one would look for in a beer such as this. It's also refreshing with a low abv which makes it an ideal lawnmower beer.

tdm168, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner.

A: Hay color. Pours a 3 finger, bubbly white head. Rising effervescence is pervasive. Head craters slowly, and inconsistently. Solid, beer ring lacing.

S: Pale malty grains, and French bread. A little soapy.

T: White bread, with a light indistinct hop bite, and just the slightest indistinct sweet hint for balance.

M: Light body, earthy feel, slight grainy aftertaste. Kind of shallow.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Shallow hue, giant head, lots of effervescence, and some pretty solid lacing. Nose is pale and bready. White bread with a slight hop and a hint of sweetness. Earthy and light. Overall, this is decent quaff.

bmwats, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of rangerred
2.7/5  rDev -12.1%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Did this use to be shiner blonde? Either way this beer recently appeared in my area so I thought I'd give it a go.

Pours a crystal clear very pale yellow with a one finger fizzy white head that quickly disappears to nearly nothing.

Just a hint of stale bread on the aroma with a touch of caramel and grassy hops. Quite weak.

The same can be said for the flavor. Some bread and corn along with a quick shot of grass from the hops. Maybe the tiniest bit of toast and caramel Almost no bitterness and a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, there is not much to this beer at all. A very light and easy drinking beer but not at all interesting. Not something i will pick up again.

rangerred, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ahommell
3.58/5  rDev +16.6%

A: Crystal clear golden straw color. Head barely lasts two seconds. No lacing.

S: Grainy. Floral. Since of some kind of wheat.

T: Grainy. Crisp Clear. Sour at moments. Wheat. Ends very clean.

M: Dry finish. Clear. Crisp. Nothing really to say about this beer.

O: No bad. Not memorable either.

ahommell, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of cam12
3/5  rDev -2.3%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -2.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of jmbranum
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%

This is not a style I normally drink or enjoy, but this particular beer wasn't bad.

Bright gold clear liquid with white head.

Grain-laden aroma.

Flavor is crisp and clean. Sweeter than most lagers but not overpoweringly so. A little bit of hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and crisp. Decent amount of carbonation.

As expected with a beer of this style, it is best drunk cold.

Overall, far superior to most macro beers or for that matter most pale lagers brewed by microbreweries.

jmbranum, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +30.3%

BJasny, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of msanborn
3/5  rDev -2.3%

msanborn, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of BlackBeerDown
3/5  rDev -2.3%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of shawnohall
3.5/5  rDev +14%

shawnohall, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

crobinso, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Eric908, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of MandaLeigh
4/5  rDev +30.3%

MandaLeigh, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Crystal clear straw color. Fizzy white head that recedes fast. No lacing.

Aroma: Faint sweetness, grains, corn adjuncts?

Taste: Barely. Pretty metallic, faint barley, a sourness from any hops.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated.

Overall: Light, and not that great from a craft brewer. PBR or Hamms is better.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Garrettshu
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Garrettshu, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.74/5  rDev +21.8%

Pours to a nice 1" head that falls to a thin ring of foam that is permanent. Lacing is minimal. Color is pale gold. Aroma leans toward malt and a bit of white grape juice. Some hops detected in nose. Flavor is clean, crisp and refreshing. Pilsner malts with a balancing noble hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is appropriate to style. This is well made and easy to drink. A good summer session lawnmower beer without all the damn spices, fruit or funky yeasts.

EagleTalon, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of BrawnyCotton
4/5  rDev +30.3%

BrawnyCotton, May 28, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -2.3%

kjkinsey, May 26, 2013
Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
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