Shiner Hefeweizen | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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76
okay
1,075 Ratings
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81
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Shiner HefeweizenShiner Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,075
Reviews:
487
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,075 |  Reviews: 487
Photo of Bishop_Collar
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Beer poured a cloudy, chalky yellow color, like powdered Tang from my youth. It was highly carbonated with a very thin, quickly dissipating white head.

Smell: Main aroma noticed was a yeasty one, like white bread.

Taste: Beer had a citrusy flavor with lemon and some orange noted. Left some mild lingering citrus on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Due to high carbonation, beer has a bubbly but medium mouthfeel.

Overall: Not a remarkable beer, but refreshing and light enough for a hot summer day.

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Photo of scootercrabb
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of CowboyRob
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jkt5f
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kobeer
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of GRE680
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Florida9
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale cloudy yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized, bubbly white head that reduces fairly quickly to a very thin surface coating. Leaves no lacing.

S: Aroma is of biscuit, white bread, carbonation, and lemony citrus.

T: Taste starts with a blend of orange rind and cheap white bread before more orange, mixed with yeast, comes through. Mild to moderate sweetness.

M: On the heavier side of light with carbonation approaching the heavier side. There is a slight bitterness to it, but the bitterness seems to come from the orange rind more so than the hops.

O: An acceptable, drinkable hefe that probably would benefit from toning down the pithy citrus quality. Certainly not the best one I've ever come across, but it could be worse. Then again Shiner has never been known for producing beer geek worthy beers and this one is really no different.

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Photo of Jman_01
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ktanner99
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of vinhgoh
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a cloudy yellowish orange color with a short 1/2" head.

Smell: lemon and clove is the only tones detectable.

Taste: wheat, tart lemon juice, clove, some cracked pepper, and barely any bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: this is a mediocre hefeweizen, not one that refreshes like it should. Too heavy on the tart lemon side for me.

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Photo of Grohnke
2.63/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(BA / BJCP)

Cloudy, pale yellow gold. Billowy white, long lasting head.
(4.5 / 4)

Very light banana. Very soft clove. Very light bubblegum. No hop. Light citrus. Very light grainy malt.
(1.5 / 3)

Mild grainy sweet wheat. Moderate tartness. Soft phenolic clove. Medium citrus. No hop flavor. Light hop bitterness. Moderate dry finish. Aftertaste is tart, lightly sweet citrus. Balance towards malt and spice.
(2.5 / 12)

Medium light body, medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Moderately astringent.
(3 / 3)

Flavor and Aroma was far too soft and muted. Lacks character. High level of tartness paired with the astringency left my mouth feeling battered.
(2.5 / 5)

(2.68 / 27)

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Photo of Ranz
1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of donmonkey1
2.35/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a white head that's way too small and dissipates way too fast. There's a little lacing while the crappy head still exists.

Smell: Very faint but sweet malt/corn

Taste: Sweet malt, lemon, spoiled fruit, clove.

This beer doesn't taste good enough to be average.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of fatbatcat
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of StoutishDan
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Auraan
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jeffy5050
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of SickGnar
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy & cloudy, dark pastel, slightly orangey golden. Big white head that is a touch rocky. Okay retention & alright lacing.

S: I get lemony citrus more than estery banana & phenolic cloves. I also get stone fruits & tropical notes. Banana & clove are actually minimal. Background wheat & doughy base. No hops.

T: Doughy wheat, lots of meutral & clean yeastiness. Hint of caramel & a touch of sweetness. Lemon citrus note with just a vague hint of a tart / acid bite. Yeast note gets increasingly dry & powdery. Towards the end hops show through as herbal and woody.

M: Medium body with matched CO2. A touch of sweetness at the start but then lots of earthy & powdery dryness. Perhaps a hint of a zing.

D: Much more American in style than German. Actually it doesn't really have any of the traditional banana and clove. Mostly doughy wheat, yeast, & lemon. Not really all that refreshing or quenching. Best use is to wash down food.

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Photo of Jasoncpace
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Shiner Hefeweizen from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.28 out of 5 based on 1,075 ratings.
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