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Shiner White Wing | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hoganlaw on 11-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,204
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
557
pDev:
14.91%
Bros Score:
3.24
 
 
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shiner White Wing pours from its 12 oz. bottle to a yellow/straw color with a cloudy body, an active carbonation, and a head of foam comprised of tiny bubbles. The nose on this beer is one of coriander and wheat and the foam fizzes out in due time, leaving no lace behind.

This beer offers flavors of coriander and wheat, as expected, along with some orange and other citrus notes- mainly lemon. Some yeasty flavors and light spice close out the tasting experience on a positive note. The body of the beer is light to medium and the active carbonation adds a large degree of refreshment.

Shiner White Wine is going to replace Shiner hefeweizen, if sources are correct, and is only the second time Shiner has ever brewed a beer of this style. I find it a nice alternative to other Belgian wits and I like that it is a little less sweet than most. It offers some good refreshment and would make a good choice of beer on a hot day. Its lighter refreshment still offers enough taste and body to satisfy craft beer fans while still remaining approachable enough to satisfy the macro- brew crowd. It’s a good example of the style and one I will purchase again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MUTINY
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a solo cup.

A: Pretty standard golden haze, 3/4" bone white head that dies down quick with just a bit of retention. Lacing is pretty weak.

S: Mild honey-lemon. Coriander is detectable but super-subtle. Maybe a hint of cracker in there.

T: Bright & off-sweet with more pronounced cracker. Again the coriander is there but not doing much. Lemon peel with a touch of molasses on the finish. Tasty & refreshing.

M: Maybe a bit light for the style, but it seems to work with the flavors.

O: I've always had a soft spot for this brew, it's a cool take on the style & never over-reaches for anything. Prost!

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Shiner branching out again with their rendition of a Witbier. I made sure to stir up the dregs to ensure that cloudy muddle character know in most. Subtle all around with any kind of spicing, bready wheat is very smooth and there is a mild sweetness within.

Not half bad bit nothing really pops here, nothing lively.

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Photo of Billolick
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours hazed and typical Monday Amber, minor hear and just a whisp of fine lace

Faint nose of wheats malts

Light coriander, hint of malt, not much else

This washed down some smoky BBQ, served the purpose, but not much else...

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3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow haze in color with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, cloves, and wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat and cloves with mild hops.

Overall: Not a bad take on a Belgian White.

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2.79/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

A better than average Belgian White. Nothing fancy but a step up from your every day Belgian Whites.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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