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Shiner White Wing | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner White WingShiner White Wing

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Reviews by ChuckHardslab:
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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. It's a pale straw color with the style correct yeasty cloudiness. It poured with about a 2 finger bright white head that settled into a thin cap that lasted until it was done. Minimal to no lacing on the glass.

The smell is wheat and grain with citrus notes and a whiff of corander. A little more yeast becomes apparent as it warms. There is a background metallic note that I find in almost all Shiner beers. It's not objectionable. None of the Belgian 'funk' that's present in more 'serious' beers.

The taste is a nice light and refreshing version of a Belgian wit. It's a little sweet with notes of oranges and bit of spice. It's very low in hops bitterness. I also taste the faintest bit of lemony sourness, perhaps from the yeast?

The mouth feel is thin with bright bubbly carbonation. Perfect for those 100+ degree Texas summer days.
This is a nice warm weather, Belgian inspired brew that's definitely geared to a wider market than craft been aficionados. It's a nice alternative to Blue Moon. It's easy drinking and tastes good enough to have a few. I have a soft spot for Shiner beers. I will definitely be keeping some around through the summer months.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
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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Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
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 -0.3%
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 +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -19.1%
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 +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dello
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of Scottie71
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Shiner White Wing from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
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