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Hefeweizen | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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#44,536
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
1,082
pDev:
17.02%
 
 
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Reviews by lanechaffin:
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3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's okay. It's not really my favorite, but sometimes it hits the spot. Citrussy, tangy. Like orange peels. The beer is cloudy orange when poured. The directions say to pour it half out into a glass, swirl it around and then pour out the gunk and yeast or whatever at the bottom into your glass.
For some reason I associate this beer with Thanksgiving and Christmas, not sure why, because it seems better suited for poolside refreshment.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sloejams
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have Texan friends so inevitably there's a Shiner beer around often. I've never had this one before, seeing it in my buddy's fridge seemed like it was worth a shot. It was exactly that.

Appearance: light, yellow and murky, wee head ontop. Taste of lemon, wheat and slight hint of honey. It was easy drinking and did me fine. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of mercatonero
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of avisong
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jwff
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is lookin good, it has a nice cloudy orange body with a nice head that dissipates into a creamy covering. Smells like a dirty orange rind and some mild yeast and spices. No banana or clove traces so this is a perfect American hefe. Taste is pretty decent, but nothing extroardinary. Kind of a lemony-orange mix with some bread on the backburner. Simple. This is pretty carbonated (like most Shiner products) but an aggressive pour exposes more flavor and makes for a creamier mouthfeel. This would pair well with spicy food, but there is a lingering sweetness that hurts the drinkability a little. Always on sale at Kroger and if not I can pick it up for 4.99 a 6 at Food Town. They do send cash to Mexico, afterall.

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Photo of froghop
2.73/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a semi-hazy pale yellow-orange with a thin white head, and some lacing.

smell is faint, wheat, citrus, and a touch of spice.

taste is watery, orange, some lemon, a touch of honey, and wheat, end is very tart.

overall this was more citrus than wheat, and very tart.

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Photo of adevans
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass.

A - Poured a yellow-hued hazy beer with a head that was off white and just under an inch. Little to no lacing.

S - Surprisingly lemony with a bread-like note in there. Honey aromas are also prevalent. I can't tell what all of the spices are.

T - Mostly a wheat-bread taste with a hint of lemon, and the hops add a nice spice at the beginning, mild though. Finishes bready.

M - Pretty light, medium body, with ample carbonation.

O - A six-pack worthy beer. Not something to have every day, but it's a solid brew.

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Photo of Alek
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of WwRGSwW
4.02/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Gold body, with small/ minimal head

s: very strong yeast smell. a hint of lemon

t: citrus, and a malty after taste. but not unpleasant by any means!

m: lots of carb! but not to much.

d: I was really impressed by this. as a Shiner Bock drinker, I was impressed with their Hefe! really good after a long days work!

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Photo of MacStinson
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of InsolublePancake
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Um, this is a hefeweizen, right? Hefe meaning yeast, correct? Because this beer is crystal clear. Not that it looks bad; it's an attractive straw with a nice white head that lingers longer than expected. It's just that with a hefeweizen one expects some degree of cloudiness. This looks like a pilsner.

EDIT: After having some more of this, I have noticed a slight haze, presumably from the yeast. I guess the first bottle was an anomaly. I've raised the score accordingly.

S- Hey, not bad! Actually some nice yeasty aromas here. Even some traditional hefe smells like banana and spices come through. Not too shabby.

T- Now it gets pretty bland. A lemony tartness, starchy plantains, and a wheaty finish are all I get out of the flavor. Not bad, but there's not much going on here.

M- Kind of thin, but good carbonation.

D- Pretty drinkable. I could have a couple on a hot day no problem.

There's nothing terribly wrong with this beer; it's just kind of bland. Actually has the potential to be a decent summer quaffer. Better than a macro anyway. Recommended, but don't expect fireworks.

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Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kjwetherb
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of karst
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky unfiltered pale yellow with a fistfull of white head that graduates each drink with a ring of lace from the persistant head until it reaches the narrow stem of the 0.5 L rastal Franziskaner Weissbier glass. Strong beading evident.

Aroma hints of lemon and orange zest in tartness alone but is dominated by sweet malted wheat. Flavors are sweet (sugar more than honey) and just slightly bready wheat malt - lightly floral and citrus flavors over a subtle bitterness. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Very low IBU and little hop flavor but does finish with just slight bitterness and aftertaste from sweet malt. Prefer a dryer finish with increased hop presence.

Glad to learn you have dodged hurricane Rita! Hopefully the rest of the season will be uneventful.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiner Hefeweizen has a thin-to-medium off-white head and a hazy, golden appearance with a good amount of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is faint, but bread is detected and maybe fruit. The taste is an overriding bread flavor, but with some lemon and hop spiciness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Shiner Hefeweizen finishes wet and drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I recommend it.

RJT

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Photo of BigBarley
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of chiva
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of neonbrown82
3.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This wasn't my favorite variety of hefewiezen, though I'm sure I'll be drinking more during the summer. The beer pours to a cloudy golden color with a thick white foamy head, as is expected of a hefeweizen. The smell is dominated by lemon, and the taste is not far off track. Even though I was in the mood to drink something a little more stout (afterall, it is winter time), this was quite a refreshing brew. I'm sure I'll buy more when the weather warms up and the crouqet course is set up in the back yard, but until then, I require hops.

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,082 ratings