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Shiner Hefeweizen | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner HefeweizenShiner Hefeweizen
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Shiner HefeweizenShiner Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

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2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Decent look to this beer, nice and cloudy like a good hefe. Smells alright, but but doesn't give much expectation. However, it tastes like carbonated pine-sol to me... which is bad, by the way. Decent feel, but the citrus is overpowering and difficult to choke down. There are better Shiner brews.

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Photo of largadeer
2.06/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blond with a light haze, the head dissipates to a ring almost immediately. The nose is black pepper, paprika, paint, strong phenols. Pretty much terrible. The taste is no more impressive, with big up front orange zest, lemon, plastic and cardamom. Very phenolic and spicy, yet very watery and bland. The yeast really takes this one over, and a pleasant yeast profile it isn't. There's a touch of malty sweetness mid-palate, along with a bit of vitamin c flavor. The finish is lemony, tart, wet, wholly inappropriate for the style. This beer kinda blows.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.08/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looks like many-a hefes. Dark gold cloudy body, with a ridiculously large creamy white head. The bottle says this shoud be served with a lemon, which I omitted. The smell has enough of a citrus aroma without a lemon, and includes only light clove and yeast. Taste leaves much to be desired. Not much clove and citrus spiciness, or yeast present. SImply tastes like a skunked, slightly thicker and average, euro lager. Not very good, I would avoid.

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Photo of Mdog
2.12/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Cloudy yellow, good head.

Smell: Not much, a little artificial lemon aroma.

Taste: Underwhelming bread, artificial tasting lemon.

Drinkability: It's drinkable, but a pretty bad representation of a hefe.

Another from the Shiner mixed 6, this is drinkable but probably the most disappointing tasting hefeweizen I've ever had. Weird bread and artificial lemon taste, no spices, no banana, not too good.

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Photo of atomicbeer
2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a bright hazy yellow, more translucent than a traditional hefe. Two finger jiggly white head disappeared within two minutes to a rim liner. Aroma is light floral grass, a hint of lemon/cirtus, and hint of canned corn. Not impressed so far. Taste is NOT a hefeweizen. How can they can this a hefeweizen? Reminds me of a Saaz hopped lager (reminds me alot of Lhasa lager). I can't detect much of the lemon and orange that is supposed to be in here. Maybe a hint of earthy honey. Might be good on a hot day as a work beer, bit I'm not impressed.

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2.16/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Standard head with moderate staying power. Color is a a hazy yellow.

Smell has a lemony chemical smell, like a cleaning product. A hint of malt tries to make itself known. Taste is a sour lemon rind and a bit soapy.

This has a light body and thin carbonation. If it wasn't for the flavor, this could be a refreshing drink. I did not enjoy this one at all, and was on the verge of a drain pour.

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Photo of hooliganlife
2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

pour was a ligth hazy orange with a light head

mainly citrus with a FAINT hint of wheat

citrus bomb and for all the wrong reasons. bitter citrus lemon that really dominates. i never found the wheat i have come come to known from a good hefeweizen.

body was decent, good carbonation.

overall, this was pretty terrible. i had to muster the strength to finish this. the citrus was just too powerful and too over whelming. no thanks... i like to taste wheat, not fruit. shiner is usually fairly solid but this was not.

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2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle at Boiling Pot in Rockport, TX. Pours golden with a nice foamy, white head. Aroma is of wheat and some fruitiness. Light to medium, smooth body. Stale, sour taste does not remind me of Hefeweizen at all. Maybe it was a bad bottle. I will have to try it again when I'm in TX.

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2.21/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy yet very bright yellow with a chunky off-white head that is billowing over the edges of my mug.It leaves some nice lacing after hanging around for a couple moments,this looks very delicious.The nose is citrusy and tangy,with a subtle spicyness.This is my third offering from Spoetzel,I was hoping for a better brew than the other two,this was not it!Upfront overpowering lemon(almost detergent like),sourness that goes way beyond what I can appreciate.The mouthfeel was a little bit oily/slimy reminded me of olive oil slickness(wierd),carbonation was to high as well.I just can't appreciate this,I'll pass on this one in the future.Nice appearance...I'll take taste over appearance anyday.

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Shiner Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,076 ratings
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