Shiner Bavarian Style Amber | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Shiner 98 Bavarian Style Amber, Shiner Brew's Pride Selection Limited Edition Craft Brew, and Brewer's Pride Craft Brew No. 8.

This Bavarian style Amber combines roasted Munich malts and rich German hops.

30 IBU

Added by beeragent on 05-17-2007

BEER STATS
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#39,286
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
103
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy reddish-amber in color, with a small white head, which fades almost immediately. Scattered, fine patches of lacing adorn the glass walls.

Aroma: Modest aroma of toasted grain, crackers, and mild herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with caramel and toasted malt. Later in the taste. some moderate herbal hops present, giving balance to the taste. The finish is a bit dry.
Mouth feel: Full and soft, with slight, sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A nice and well-made example, from the little brewery in Shiner.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 4/14/2016. Pours clear orange/light copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Pretty clean on lager flavors; slight yeasty notes are present. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Squire
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plumberman63
2.41/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

a decent beer, but average color smell and taste. Started with a slight sweet but ended in a slight bitter taste. feeling was decent, just not my style of beer

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mostly clear orange-amber with off-white fizzy head of lower-moderate retention. Aromas of toasted and pale grain, light honey to caramel sweetness, floral hops, not a strong nose. Grainy palate, just toasted enough to not be harsh, some balance-adding malt sweetness, bread, cracker, and pleasant floral to faintly spicy hopping. Medium-bodied, softer medium level of fine suds. Semi-smooth and semi-crisp.

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Photo of jmills3
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BryantForestry
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wejohnsn
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olgin24
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of greenspointexas
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A high level of carbonation, which is pretty common with more mainstream beers to cover up a lack of flavor. Pretty much the case here, with some malt trying to fight a wheat flavor in an attempt to stand out.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to get over the huge blast of DMS off the top that took forever to open up. Literally like a half hour later it finally settled in, but even then there wasn't a ton to enjoy, no depth of bready malt flavor nor noticeable hop contribution. On the palate, aside from some pretty buzzy carb, you do get a sort of lightly caramel maltiness, but, again, not really that melanoidan character you're looking for in an amber lager. Dig me some Shiner, and was interested in this brew, but man that DMS was a little tough to handle. In small doses, not necessarily out of line, but this was a little much.

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Shiner Bavarian Style Amber from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 103 ratings