Shiner Birthday Beer 108 - Cold Brew Coffee Ale | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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171 Ratings
Shiner Birthday Beer 108 - Cold Brew Coffee AleShiner Birthday Beer 108 - Cold Brew Coffee Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For our 108th birthday, we’ve brewed up something special. Our first coffee ale, crafted in collaboration with Austin’s own Chameleon Cold-Brew, made with dark-roasted specialty malt and Chameleon’s beloved cold-brewed coffee, it’s sure to wake up your tastebuds. But it won’t be here forever, so pour yourself a fresh cup while you can.

Added by ilikebeer03 on 12-22-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
44
Ratings:
171
pDev:
15.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuperfluousBeagle
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
4.64/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBen5
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shanegatter
2.47/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Little taste

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich mahogany colour. Smells like cold press coffee, with a spicy pink peppercorn aroma and clean malts. Very light overall, clean malts, cold press, pink peppercorn and chiltepin pepper. Clean slightly vegetal pepper finish.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DMyers
1.21/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to nonic pint glass. Cola colored liquid topped with a finger of khaki head. Aroma is mostly roast coffee with a little char. Same can be said for the flavor. Thin feel.

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Photo of JohnTurano
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: crystal clear; deep mahogany in color; 1 finger beige head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: metallic, coffee;

T: coffee with a metallic background; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: flavor just doesn't cut it;

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish brown, healthy finger of tannish foam. Good smell of roasted coffee with some chocolate that seems to be on the sweet side. Coffee and chocolate dominate the taste. Bitter sweet overall. I like it.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of seedyone
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle at home. Nice surprise. Not bitter nor sweet, well balanced. The coffee is there, for sure, but barely in the aroma, which is where I'm used to it being. Could be the cold-brew technique. At 5%, I could get used to this. They got this right & at a friendly price. Not a backyard, by the pool drink, but after sundown this can fill the bill.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled December 2016; drank 4/22/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown/purple appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE khaki head (careful pouring!); minimal lace.

Light roast coffee bean, mildly curdled cream & faint hop bite notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean & slightly curdled cream flavors up front; mild citrus & soda water bite on the finish.

Coffee pale ale vibes here, which turn me off; also, this ain't no porter. Drinkable in a pinch, but this is a permanent pass for me.

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Shiner Birthday Beer 108 - Cold Brew Coffee Ale from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 171 ratings