Shiner Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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69
poor
806 Ratings
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Shiner BlondeShiner Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
806
Reviews:
286
Avg:
2.93
pDev:
18.09%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of mikr
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of aufie
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.44/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
2.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The eyes of Texas are upon us.

I've been told by locals this is regular old Shiner with an updated look. Whether that's true or not it makes sense. Light color, medium flavor AAL with no noticeable flaws and a crisp finish. Not bad overall, good match with barbecue.

Pop a cool one and fill the plate with brisket.
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Photo of beertraveler08
2.97/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kvanwhy
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.17/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Premium lager, my ass. This is a pale lager through and through. Pale golden in color with small foamy head . Light cereal, corn aroma. taste is also weak, although mouthfeel is fairly slick and has some body. No lingering aftertaste. Macro lager all the way.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.29/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The color is blah yellow, but the full inch of head on it is impressive, even if it fades away quicker than Paris Hilton. Grass and corn in the aroma.

Taste was non descript, a few more canned cooked veggies come to mind. Corny. Hardly any hopping or bitterness. Crisp I guess. I wouldn't pay $1 a beer for this when there's a bunch of $7/12pack stuff that is just as good or even better than what it brings to the table.

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Photo of SunglassesJoe
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of _drummer_
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I got this one as a gift from a family member. They knew I liked Shiner, so they assumed any Shiner would do, I suppose. I'm not a blonde beer guy. This one was okay, but not spectacular. It had decent flavor and wasn't too light. It went down more or less smoothly, but the aftertaste wasn't as rich as I like. I would drink it again, but I'd never purchase it on my own. One of the few Shiner beers I don't much care for.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.31/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

-Cloudy yellow
-Fruit (unkown which one), grains, maybe corn?
-A fruity beery type thing at first, grainy
-Creamy (was on tap) smooth

-on tap. It was sweet but not sickly. It was ok. Not amazing.
-Go for it if you are trying to like beer for the first time in general or like sweet beers only.

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Photo of nuebs
3.47/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhavey
2.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of abkaroll
2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabre311
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ovaltine
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ruzzal
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Good_Ale84
3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Being from Texas, I'm a Shiner fan. Had 'em all and this one isn't terrible, but by far my least fave from Shiner. It has that "bud" or "Miller" look to it, thin head with little to no lacing. It does taste better than the standard brands, but still has that corn chip smell and after taste that you get with standard,mass-brewed American beers. However, if you have a Budweiser sixer in your hand as you read this, Shiner Blonde is a step above and a better choice.

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Photo of TheBeard89
2.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sergioelijah
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
2.93 out of 5 based on 806 ratings.
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