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Shiner Premium - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 372
Avg: 3.1
pDev: 40.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 117 | FT: 0
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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-30-2013

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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 372
Photo of Weston19
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Guinness glass

A: Clear, golden straw color, moderate carbonation, thin lacing.

S: A little floral and piney, some malts, primarily malts but both scents are weak.

T: A little bitterness at first, mid palate you get some sweetness, aftertaste is bitter then bready.

MF: Smooth and very water. Reminds me of the mouthfeel of a Budweiser.

O: Not very good, the taste is way too watery and there aren't any standout flavors. I think this is just a mediocre beer that just barely has more flavor than macro lagers.

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Photo of JMad
3.47/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color with a thin filmy whit head.

It's aroma is very sweet like milk and honey almost, it's weird but inviting.

The taste is like the smell, with honey and butter and no hop presence besides maybe a slight hint of grass.

The beer's feel has lots of carbonation and is pretty light, with a refreshing finish.

This is a solid session beer but i drank 8 last night and it wasn't strong enough. Good beer though.

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Photo of Libationguy
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of bmwats
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of rangerred
2.67/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of ahommell
3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of mjurney
3.72/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold color, clear. Lots of bubble rising up. Thick frothy head.

Very clean, grassy, some sweetness.

Sweetness, clean malts, grassy. Hop bitterness is minimal. Very clean finish. Body is light, very crisp, clean, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.78/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A buddy brought me this back from Texas with him. The label art is pretty cool...retro look to it. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a frothy, white, light head that quickly disappears to leave a clear surface behind. Steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of roasted grains and a buttery sweetness. Not much else, really. Flavors of toast and corn, with roasted qualities throughout. Light palate on a thin body. The aftertaste is roasty as well. Slick, clean finish. This one strikes closer to an adjunct than anything else I can put my finger on.

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Photo of zeff80
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Classic old-school label.

A - Poured out a clear, pale golden color with a small, short-lived head. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and caramel with a slight floral presence.

T - Nice sweet caramel presence with a touch of graininess. Very subtle bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is an okay lager. Fairly typical for a Shiner.

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