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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 70 | 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:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-30-2013

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

From the bottle: “Brewed from pure artisan well water”; “A Beer Behind the Times. In a lot of ways the town of Shiner, Texas (pop. 2,070) is the same today as it was in 1909. Sure, there’ve been a few concessions in the name of progress. Like the stoplight on the road through town. But somehow its spirit remains the same. Maybe part of the secret is in the bottle, a premium style lager crafted with the same love and care today as it was generations ago. We hope it takes you back. – Prosit!”

It was a screw-cap, so no Pop!, but plenty of Glug as I nearly upturned the bottle just to see what would happen. I got a brief pseudo-cascade followed by the creation of three fingers of dense, fizzy, bone-white head that began to fall fairly quickly, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to see into the future, when I have a job interview. Nose was malty with a cooked vegetal scent and a little bit of a metallic twang. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was much better than the nose, and actually rather unexpectedly sweet. It had a kind of sugary maltiness that I have not experienced in a while. It was clean and adjunct-free, which is definitely in its favor, but I just was not feeling it. Finish wavered between sweet and semi-sweet with a lingering sweetness in the mouth. It will make an interesting segue to their Oktoberfest, which I scored today and plan to drink a little later following this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Pours a bright gold with a decent head into my glass. Shiner has made its' way up here.

Lightly sweet with a mild toastiness. Nothing much else to write about.

Sweetness goes from mild to cloying in sixty seconds.

Finishes with that toasty texture once again. Gives it a bit of a nutty finish going down.

I'm not sure if this is intentional or not. Either way, not horrible.

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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.