Shiner Strawberry Blonde
Spoetzl Brewery

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From:
Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #301
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,404
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 15.56%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
147
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 09, 2022
Added:
Jul 20, 2015
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  71
SCORE
79
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Ratings by Myotus:
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Reviewed by Myotus from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 700ml bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates to a line within 30 seconds. Gold in color with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. Lacing is minimal.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of strawberry ice cream that entangle with a hint of pale malts.
TASTE: Initial taste is strong with strawberry ice cream flavors along with mild pale malt flavors. Mild wheat malt flavors enter about 3 seconds after the initial taste as strawberry ice cream flavors persist and pale malt flavors fade to subtle (thankfully because their mix with the strawberries was funky). Just as you think the taste is complete, mild corn adjuncts enter the palate about 2 seconds after the wheat malts (so 5 seconds after initial taste) as all flavors persist.
FEEL: This a very light-bodied beer. High amount of carbonation, yet manages to go down somewhat smoothly. Has a nice crisp finish that leaves you saying, "Ahhhh."
NOTE: If they would tone down the pale malts a little bit more and comeolete get rid of the corn adjuncts, this beer would be phenomenal.
Jul 20, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.85 by ArztZiegler from Ohio

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by toadpoacher09

3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
super mild but pleasant strawberry taste, almost reminds me of like a fruity style hard seltzer that you might see your stepmom or great aunt drinking at the family bbq
Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Mattalica

Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 oz can in Florida.

Appearance. Pale golden body with high clarity and a decent white head.

Feel. Light body with medium-high, overly prickly carbonation.

Aroma. Sweet strawberry notes with faint light bread.

Flavor. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests. Dominated by strawberry notes bit not unidimensional.
Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.59 by Zylod from West Virginia

Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into an ale glass
Look: One finger head fell quickly, little lacing. Almost clear color with tinge of red.
Smell: Strawberry and wheat very prominent.
Taste: A smooth ale with hints of strawberry. Not overpowering. A little bitter on the aftertaste.
Feel: Excellent carbonation, creates a thin film that stays on the tongue after swallowing.
Overall: A very pleasurable beer. This would be good with a salad or sandwich any anything that is not too heavy. This would also be excellent with a dessert course.
Jul 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by socon67 from New York

Jun 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jun 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.38 by Aradalf

May 31, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
At the Railroad Restaurant & Saloon in Coshocton, OH
Distinctive strawberry aroma and taste.
May 25, 2021
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a pint glass, forming maybe a finger of white head that soon faded to a ring of lacing. Mostly clear amber body with just a hint of red/orange. Very faint smell of malty strawberries. Taste is very mild but refreshing, just like the smell. Malt up forward and a tiny bit of strawberry at the end. Light bodied with a strong bite of carbonation. Pretty meh overall, nothing compared to some other strawberry blonde ales.
May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber golden appearance with a thin white head made of tiny popping bubbles. Head drops into the beer fairly quickly. Slow carbonation bubbles. Not seeing any sediments.

Smell is very strong strawberry forward. Just a touch artificial but still a pleasant enough strawberry odor that covers anything else up.

Taste is like a strawberry cereal. One of those ones made for kids. Again a bit artificial on the strawberry taste. Like the nose that strawberry is very dominant and tends to hide much else I can pick out.

Mouth feel is pretty light with a bit of a wet finish that will drop off nicely. Getting some nice carbonation dancing on the tongue.

Overall this is a good summer beer. No heavy ABV. Light and easy drinking. While the nose and taste is strawberry across the board, and a bit artificial, this beer still works. Shiner beers have a tendency to be low priced here in Vegas, $5.99 for a six of this one. That price point is real nice for someone wanting to try something a bit different. One caution on this would be if you don't like strawberries you probably would not like this beer. Yet look at the realities of it, this beer is telling you it is brewed with strawberries. No I think Shiner achieved what they set out to do. Good job Shiner!
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
First beer from Spoetzl. Not bad but I found this unremarkable in comparison to other fruited blondes. Hopefully the next thing will stand out more to me.
Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by mpenske from California

Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by BierRichter from Texas

Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Sayb from Arizona

3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Gold with a red tinge , lots of carbonation but no head .
S: Very strawberry
T: Good strawberry flavor but not overbearing .
F: Refreshing , no aftertaste .
O: Nice brew to cap off a hot summer day .
Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass. Pours a 1" white head. Color is gold with abundant carbonation. Aroma is dominated by strawberry with mild malt notes. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Flavor of strawberry sweetness, wheat rolls, very little hop presence. Overall: ok, but seems to be lacking something. Probably best served ice cold on a hot day.
Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 1.73 by Demi from Minnesota

Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.26 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Rated by Rabbitjafa from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Yellow blonde in color, big strawberry nose, taste fruity strawberry and some raspberry but falls off in the finish. Light and refreshing.
Jan 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Kwalk from Kansas

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Strawberry aroma and light blonde coloring. Head dissipates quickly. Full strawberry taste to begin but fades quickly to leave little but carbonation at the finish.

Would prefer strawberry notes to remain through finish for more satisfying experience.
Dec 29, 2020
 
Rated: 2.48 by Walnut from Missouri

Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.24 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by SicemWT from Texas

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.55 by thegreatnicoli from Texas

Jun 07, 2019
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Reviewed by MrNIko from Texas

5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A delightful little beer, the aroma smells pretty heavily of strawberry to me, and pours a reddish amber as I recall. The flavor is mostly strawberry, with a few other notes that don't overpower. It's slightly sweet, and one of the few beers my wife actually likes.
Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.79 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.15 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Jan 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Mdwhisler from Illinois

Nov 05, 2018
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