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Golden Ale | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry hopped with Mosaic hops, Shiner Golden Ale has a unique tropical aroma and a flavor that is balanced by the sweetness from the malt. Easy drinking with a crisp, clean finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,724
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
65
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of aatazebeats
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JaimePena67
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I recently found this at The Beer & Beverage Shoppe on Roseville Road & given that today is moving rather slowly, this seemed like the right choice for a review.

From the Bottle: "Turning Beer Into Gold Since 1909"; "Enjoy!"; "Pure Liquid Gold"; "In 1909, the Shiner Brewing Association drilled a well on the land where the Spoetzl Brewery now sits. Fifty-five feet down, they hit the mother lode - cool, clear, limestone-filtered water that we still use today. Dry hopped with Mosaic hops, our Golden Ale has a unique tropical aroma and a flavor that is balanced by the sweetness from the malt. It's a delightful, easy-drinking brew with a crisp, clean finish. Some might say it's as good as ... well, you know."

One of my few bugaboos with the Spoetzl Brewery/Shiner is that they are still using those screwed-up screw-off caps! They deny me even the smallest pleasure of Pop!ping the cap. I guess that I could, but why bother? A C-Line pour resulted in just over a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that quickly reduced to mere wisps. Color was a pretty Gold (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity & while this usually summons forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas, they were already here, just awaiting the bottle's opening! Nose was kind of light, more bready than tropical. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but don't expect a lot, either. The taste was slightly bitter, but tending more towards sweet thanks to both the bready malt & the tropical Mosaic hops. Finish was semi-sweet, but extremely drinkable. This could be a real go-to on a hot humid day, especially in Texas!

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Photo of jesuschrist666
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fizzydeathrattle
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monk2021
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SeBreeze9000
4.7/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have no complaints about this beer, truly wasn't expecting much from it but it did surpass my expectations. Smooth and easy simple as that and you can toss a couple back. This was a lovely brew for me I enjoyed it.

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Photo of mjurney
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Golden, clear. Highly carbonated. Thick fluffy head that disappears slowly, leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Pale sweet malts, bready, a little caramel. Some fruity. Hint of citrus hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Malty, pale malts, biscuit, hint of bread crust. A little fruity. Hop bitterness is low, citrus-spicy. Crisp-dry finish. Medium bodied, smooth, slight creamy, soft carbonation, super drinkable.

Overall:
Awesome blonde ale.

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Photo of jondoeworks
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It has a light easy drinking palate with with nice balanced carbonation. The flavor has a pale cracker like malt base and a snappy pineapple and citrus like hop taste. Extremely drinkable and refreshing!

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Photo of SicemWT
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goatgranny
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Right out of the bottle the first sip was spectacular! Crisp & light—then, out of nowhere it tasted like I had walked by a perfume counter and sprayed in the mouth with a floral old lady cologne! First impression ruined.

Tried to finish but ended up doing what I always do to beer than doesn’t taste quite right—-add tomato juice and salt and down that sucker.

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Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting choice to dry-hop a golden ale with Mosaic. I can tell that there is something extra going on in the hop department (citrus mainly) but wouldn't have guessed anything as interesting as Mosaic. The malt bill adds a slightly sweet caramel & biscuit flavor that is more on point for the style.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiner Golden Ale has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruit, bread yeast, and pale malts. Taste is similar, with a mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Shiner Golden Ale finishes crisp and easy going.

RJT

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Photo of DeeBreezy
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of wheat, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of yeast. Overall, average appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

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Golden Ale from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 65 ratings