Shiner Strawberry Blonde
Spoetzl Brewery

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #511
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
80
Ranked #45,266
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 15.14%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
176
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Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  70
SCORE
80
Good
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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kojevergas from Louisiana

2.34/5  rDev -33.1%
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

Mar 18, 2018
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teromous from Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

May 29, 2017
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Myotus from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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
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srwhite1977 from Texas

3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

May 27, 2017
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OzmanBey from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mar 02, 2018
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rderedin from Maine

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nov 26, 2015
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khargro2 from Tennessee

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 19, 2017
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sd123 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 04, 2015
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fishguyac from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 01, 2017
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 22, 2018
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Leschber from Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 28, 2015
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JohnBender from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 03, 2015
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sep 04, 2017
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gulli from Michigan

3.11/5  rDev -11.1%
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!!!

Jan 13, 2016
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En29356 from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 01, 2017
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ExaltedNecrosis from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 21, 2015
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batt6343 from Texas

3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 09, 2015
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razordm from Texas

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Aug 23, 2015
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Jerid from Florida

4.37/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 29, 2017
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jkn09 from Texas

3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sep 10, 2018
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rorjets from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nov 25, 2015
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Seanecy from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jun 21, 2017
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
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

Aug 08, 2015
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kvgomps from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 07, 2017
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Jame515 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 30, 2015
Shiner Strawberry Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 176 ratings