Shiner Kölsch | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,812
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
193
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
36
Trade:
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Photo of omar
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Going by memory here, I was at the Shiner Brewery many years ago, tasting the samples and this stood out. It was just delicious.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgtbash
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kvanwhy
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is like red gold, with small, fine, delicate off-white head of surprising retention. Aromas are grainy, and faint berry-like esters. Biscuity, bready throughout, not as grainy as I expected, with vinous notes and excellent suggestions of pear, apple, and again, berry. Tiniest amount of fairly nondescript hops in the back. Light-bodied but plenty thick with effervescence. Crisp, cleaner finish, refreshing.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sethmcconkey
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DOCRW
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erushing
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of m_hall
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pour from a 12oz bottle into a pokal... beer is a clear pale straw gold with a fizzy one-finger head that quickly disappears to nothing. No lacing.

Aroma is light, just a bare hint of hops and sweet malt.

Flavor is sweet up front, light white grape and pear notes, leading to a slightly dry green tea-like finish. Very mild and delicate.

Mouth feel is light, crisp, refreshing. Highly carbonated.

Overall, a nice beer in a rather uncommon style. Would have liked just a touch more hop presence.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of corywalston
2.56/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of saison90
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Malone47
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Shiner Kölsch from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 193 ratings