Shiner Strawberry Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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3.51/5
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152 Ratings
Shiner Strawberry BlondeShiner Strawberry Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Myotus on 07-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,059
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
152
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Navin-Johnson
2.97/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RikMack
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckles21
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Twist-off bottle.

Summer seasonal. 4.3% ABV.

Artificial fruit runs rampant through this borderline medicinal brew. Sticky sweet.

Drinks like an alcopop, but it's not bad if you don't hold it to the basic standard of tasting like a beer. Not something I'd revisit, but it's a pretty lackluster fruited ale rife with nothing but artificial flavour.

D+ (2.34) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of Skyfox4492
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Namven
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GravityKills
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent head production and retention; lively appearance; tons of bubbles; transparent straw yellow brew.

Aroma is fairly heavy on the strawberry influence, almost syrupy like a Lindemanns lambic.

Flavor is a touch lighter on the honey, favoring a grainy, wheat-like malt backbone. A touch of light honey; the strawberry is strongest on the finish.

Light, lively, and quite drinkable.

I'd imagine this beer is quite nice for strawberry fans, especially in warm Summer or Spring months.

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Photo of bdajedi
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

smells like strawberry soda, which I didn't like - strong taste of strawberry - which I guess could be expected, but I thought it was overpowering (especially for a blonde). Good for summer day on the beach or patio but can't see myself buying it again

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Photo of HermitDan
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cunny123
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Definitely light, moderate berry flavor. Doesn't linger too long on the palate.

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Photo of theyank25
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The strawberry smell is a little overwhelming.

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Photo of briandschorr
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not great. Shiner does have some great selections but I found this to be a bit of a let down. The color, for a Blonde Ale, was a nice representation of the style. The smell of the berries did not come through much but the taste did follow the nose. That being said, the taste was good but I did not get the strawberry flavor that I was hoping for. Not much of a head and no lacing. Overall not one that I would try again.

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Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden colored beer that smells like strawberry.The taste is tart strawberries. Overall I though this was kind of a boring beer. It was nice to try but probably won't buy again.

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Photo of Trve_Cvnt_666
2.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Not terrible, but not Shiner's best. The strawberry is definitely noticeable but not overpowering. Overall it's tolerable but leaves a weird taste in your mouth. Wouldn't drink more than one.

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Photo of AlexanderEagle
2.26/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is below-average in the modern era. In 1994, say, when Oregon Raspberry Wheat was all the rage on college campuses among budding beer-lovers, this beer may have passed as "good".

However, beermaking in this country has matured greatly, and now this beer is fair to poor. Its aroma of pureed, sweetened strawberries is overpowering. Its taste adds an artificial sweetness on top of the aroma, but then finishes with an unpleasant bitterness.

This was my first Shiner, as I just moved to Texas. I come away disappointed, and I hope the other Shiners are better.

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Shiner Strawberry Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 152 ratings