Shiner Light | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-01-2003

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mothman
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours ½ finger of white head. Has active carbonation on class. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Grains, corns, grassy hops. Fairly basic.

Taste: Bland, grassy hops, corn, and grains. Pretty much mimics the nose. Simple.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and a bit creamy. Light bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends dry and bland.

Overall, a typical lager. Very macro like. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Easy drinking on a hot summer day but that's about it.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer that I'd call a "premium light beer". Color is light amber with average head. Smell is lightly malty, but nothing to get excited about. Taste is nice and malty. Basically this is Shiner Bock light. Very full for something labled as "light". Drinkability is very good. All in all this isn't spectacular, but very good for a light beer. I'd drink it again without complaint.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from gramatton, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, grain and a decent amount of hops for the style.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and barley. Then there's a mild caramel sweetness that comes in along with a stronger than average hops bitterness for a light beer creating a pretty good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, very good representation of style, normally when you see "light" on a beers label you anticipate it to be a shadow of anything good, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this beer is well-worth pounding down for a long time.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, gold, fairly effervescent body with a foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Slight aroma of grainy malts with a fairly mild whiff of Noble hop character.

Taste: Light maltiness upfront, perhaps a bit grainy, maybe even a touch bready. Faint sweetness. Lightly fruity. Just enough Noble hops and imparted bitterness to provide some balance. The latter half is dominated by a taste of sweet steeped grains until you reach the semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Not so bad, actually! A light beer that isn't entirely devoid of character and flavor.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, grain, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, yeast, hops, and slight wheat. Overall, this is one of the best Light Lagers I've ever had. Good flavor, nice blend, and easy drinkability.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Mora2000
2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong grain with nothing else being present. The flavor is better than the aroma, but is still nothing special. I get some grain and wheat, as well as some sweet malt and some grassy hops. Medium carbonation and light mouthfeel. Not terrible, but nothing worth seeking out unless you really like light lagers.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.11/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First off, Happy Anniversary, Spoetzl Brewing!

This pours a clear and bright gold colour with a 1 finger head of foam. Good looking brew in my Pint glass.

The smell is grainy and malty with a ton of what smells like bread and or corn husk. Not too shabby.

The taste is dominated by the bready malt I noted in the smell. Not much else to note but it's a pretty strongly flavoured Light Lager so I'd guess that it doesn't exactly come in on the low end when it comes to calories and carbohydrates.

The mouthfeel is close to medium and the carbonation is also medium.

Drinkability? I'd take this over most of the Light beers I've tried. That being said, life is too short to put just about any of the style in a regular rotation.

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3/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of champ103
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear and bright orange/yellowish color. A two finger white head forms at first pour, but recedes fast. Little lace.
S: Sweet malt with some husky grass aroma. Very faint floral hops.
T: Very clean and simple. Some sweet malt and a very faint hop bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body and carbonation. Thin and watery. Very smooth and easy to quaff. A session beer without a doubt.

Not bad at all. I was not expecting much, but this is an enjoyable beer. Something for the hot summer months, ball games, or BBQ. It blows the other light macro lagers out of the water.

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4.4/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good light of the better one's I've had. It has that similar bready maltiness their main lager is lighter in body but not thin like most in this style...smooth, rounded finish....

I'm impressed...nice slightly sweet bready flavor...decent body...nice cheapness to it...what more do you need for this style to rate it high?

Scores are per style.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Shiner Light from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 188 ratings