Shiner Strawberry Blonde
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Strawberry BlondeShiner Strawberry Blonde
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #469
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
80
Ranked #43,756
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 15.1%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
173
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Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  10
Gots
  70
SCORE
80
Good
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 173
Reviews by Myotus:
Photo of Myotus
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of teromous
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
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 -5.4%
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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Photo of OzmanBey
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sd123
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of gulli
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

well....smell of strawberries....first taste ....cough syrup.....but after that....smell and taste of a bowl of Franken berry cereal. I guess good?!?! Not sure why I bought this family pack in January...more of a summer pack!

Still keep tasting those strawberries!!!! FRANKEN BERRY!!!

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Photo of En29356
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of razordm
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was in a case of "Shiner family beers" and I tasted after two others had sampled and said "not to good" so I was not expecting much. Lite golden with just a hint of reddish hue. Strong strawberry smell but much less strawberry taste. Was more pleased than others, but it was on a very hot day when almost any cold beer (excluding Bud) taste pretty good. Would not turn down one if offered, but not a beer I'll plan to purchase.

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Photo of Jerid
4.37/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkn09
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seanecy
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden color with a small carbonated head. Head retention is non-existent. Lacing is minimal. Has a strong strawberry aroma. Not much else there, though. There is a certain amount of spice to the taste. Pale malts. Strong strawberry taste but it doesn't go anywhere. Just ends with a more corn taste you get from adjunct lagers.. Light bodied with heavy carbonation. Not really impressed

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

Photo of Jame515
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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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Shiner Strawberry Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 173 ratings