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

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
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 -3.3%
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 +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
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 +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.32/5  rDev -8%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
The sales guy at the beer store lamented that this is a good ale but most customers avoid it because it's made by Shiner. Well, perhaps Shiner doesn't make great beer but they don't make bad beer either, at least for the most part. This ale is a bit better than the average Shiner offering, and has a more equally balanced mix of brown ale and coffee flavors than many coffee beers. Particularly nice, lingering aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Excellent appearance with a durable, dense tan head over a clear dark reddish-brown body.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmbranum
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like the cold brewed coffee notes but wish there was a touch more bitterness.

But overall I kinda like the literal take that Shiner has taken on this coffee beer.

Smooth and easy drinking. Very good and a great value but not excellent.

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Photo of BeccaH
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very roasted flavor almost reminds me more of a roasted Chile like a Pablano or something that was burnt..

Decent but its not much coffee if,that's what you're expecting..

Glad I tried it as always but I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: Crisp, complex, gentle coffee, tart notes, semi sweet, roasted caramel malts. Same with the nose. Dark Mahogany, mostly clear appearance, tan head with delicate lace on glass. Medium body.

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Photo of dsa7783
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single twelve ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange. Pours a malty brown hue with moderate frothing. Mellow coffee flavor with hints of caramel.

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