Shiner Strawberry Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Myotus on 07-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
For Trade:
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of bdajedi
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cunny123
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -7.2%
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 -5%
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 -17.1%
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 -26.5%
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 -37.6%
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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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of En29356
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grittybrews
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stlfatguy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extreme strawberry smell. Light body and airy head. Taste was less overpowering but still strawberry fruity and sweet. Pretty smooth not much bite.

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Photo of Seanecy
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruves33
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyLaw
2.61/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Smell is very good. Taste - no initial taste, very disappointing, was very bland with a bitter follow up. Carbonation seemed a bit low...other than the smell a very disappointing beer.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dshansen1184
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
2.55/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I don't see a bottle date listed.

Appearance: The golden body sparkles like a diamond with crystal clarity. There is a nice robust white head but is slowly fizzles out leaving nothing behind but a surfaces that pops with carbonation like a soda. No lacing.

Aroma: It literally smells just like strawberry soda.

Taste: Up front there is a light strawberry flavor mixed with what tastes like watered down malt with a bit of a biscuit flavor. The aroma gives this expectation of a full flavored beer and then it just takes a nosedive. There is a decent flavor of strawberry but there is literally a "soda water taste" to the beer.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is good but the body is very thin and the beer doesn't have any "oomph" to it.

Overall: It is a very mediocre beer without any character. What started out looking and smelling nice turned into a disappointing lack of flavor or body. I really wouldn't recommend it even to strawberry beer lovers. There are far better strawberry beers on the market. I won't be drinking it again.

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Photo of srwhite1977
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells really good. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, it has very little head. Color is nice. Flavor is very bland, after taste is crisp to the point of being dry. Overall, I'm not disappointed that I bought it, but I would not buy it again.

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Shiner Strawberry Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.62 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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