Shiner Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner BlondeShiner Blonde
BA SCORE
7.7%
Liked This Beer
2.96 w/ 806 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,433
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
806
Liked:
62
Avg:
2.96/5
pDev:
17.91%
Alströms:
3.06
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
122
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of ronniebruner
3.95/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a light, golden yellowish color with light head and foam. Brew smells sweet and light, with a nice malty taste to finish it off. Very surprisingly good beer, worth a try. This is a perfect beer for a summer barbeque, or a light meal. This is one of the better blondes I have tried in some time. Its not too expensive, so its worth a try.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
2.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It produced a clear straw color, a average white head and there was some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma consists of corn and malted barely. Light in body, this lager was smooth, easy to drink and well balanced. The taste of fresh grain appears but not much else. There is maybe a dash of hops added- clean brew, nothing exciting but that is more of a result of style. If I had my choice to drink this or Budweiser- i would choose this one- However that doen't say much. Ok session beer, good summer beer. Prost!

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Rhcp1072
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of monnik
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AndrewMichael
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of shigg85
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeerIsGood88
5/5  rDev +68.9%

Photo of nach0king
2.18/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'm a big fan of both Shiner and lager but this is poor.

A: Extremely blonde - one of the lightest beers going other than Bud and Corona. Head disappears after seconds and carbonation is low.

S: Like a gently chlorinated swimming pool.

T: There's a bit of crispness in the middle but overall you're struggling to find anything here. A bit of lemonade and corn if you're being charitable. Virtually no aftertaste - the dryness disappears as fast as the head.

M: Not quite as watery as BMC but fairly close.

This lets down the 'family reunion' six pack. The Kosmos Reserve lager is miles better.

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Photo of ccbass22
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Moose44
3/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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1/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.54/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dull yellow colour with no head. It smells sweet, faintly of apple juice. Smell is otherwise very generic and boring beer smell.
Tastes like a pretty legit pale lager. It's a lot better than Shiner Blonde Light. That stuff was terrible. I'm not really a huge fan of this style, but I can't really find anything wrong with it. It's boring as hell, but it's a bit above average if anything. Maybe I've been drinking too many adjunct lagers because this tastes almost good. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I just don't drink a lot of American Pale Lager. This one seems good for what it is.

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Photo of manutd103
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of edwardkersh
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kahlerbock
1.5/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of MuscleConfusion
2/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of bpackertx
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Florida9
2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Light straw yellow in color, though the color is so light as to almost be non-existent. Exceedingly clear. Seriously, how is it even possible to brew a beer this devoid of color? Forms a small fizzy white head that reduces down to a small little patch of surface coating and absolutely nothing else. No lacing.

S: Mostly corn and grain.

T: Much like the smell, corn and light grains dominate. There is a slight vegetal hoppiness on the ass end, but it isn't much. Finishes with a mild, corny sweetness and the slight aftertaste of aspartame.

M: Light bodied, really about as light as you could possibly make a beer. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: A less than spectacular beer, but about par for the course for the style.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.92/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - not a very impressive look to this beer. no head, pale yellow and clear

smell - nothing much...just some malty

taste - I wish they sold this beer in 6-ers and 12 packs...this would be a go-to summer time refresher beer. Extremely refreshing and void of any ill flavorings. Very little flavoring but what is there is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - watery

Overall - if you take this beer and put it up against the cheap adjuncts, it comes out crisper and more refreshing than most all of them. Great beer for picnics, crab feeds etc. I really like the lightness and refreshness of this one. Probably the best Shiner beer I've sampled to date.

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Shiner Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 7.7% out of 100 with 806 ratings
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