Shiner Smokehaus | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.89%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Helles-style lager made with Texas mesquite wood-smoked pale malts. 16 IBU

Added by drunkboxer1 on 06-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Riccymon
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw-yellow color from the bottle with a sizable three fingers of white head. Plenty of bubbles rise throughout the life of the beer. Smell has a crisp maltiness with a subtle note of smoked pork. The taste holds a little more of that delicious smokey bacon/pork burger flavor, which comes on top of the pale malt. Body is more full than expected and also finishes crisply. On the whole, this will be a tremendous summer beer, both for cooking and consuming. I think Shiner has a real winner!

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Photo of elniko
3.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up 6 pack at CM in Dallas. Poured into Stella glass.

A: Nice amber coloring, half finger head that dissipated very quickly. Decent level of lacing and carbonation. Solid looking brew.

S: The smokiness is definitely apparent but is not overwhelming. I pick up just a touch of what I would expect from a Helles as well.

T & M: Wow, kudos to Spoetzl as I am very impressed with this brew. I give them a lot a credit for trying something different and pulling it off. The main taste apparent is the smokiness but again just like in the smell it does not overwhelm. The solid characteristics of the 99 come out as well. The one thing that stood out was the almost creamy finish that I did not expect from the smoke.

D: Pretty drinkable, I could see the smoke getting old after several but I could definitely put a few of these back with no problem. Again, kudos Spoetzl!

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Photo of drunkboxer1
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paired with pulled pork BBQ. Pours a straw yellow color with a thin white head that sticks around for a while. Leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells of clean, grassy grains and faintly of cured meat (I guess). When I take a tiny sip I mostly get clean pale malt flavors, and a tiny bit of hop flavor rounding it out. However, if you take a big gulp the smoky, bacony, flavor comes out. It's definitely not as pronounced as the only other rauch I've had (Southern Star's offering), but its definitely there. The beer is highly carbonated, and not too heavy. A pretty good summer seasonal, and a nice change of pace from the wits and wheats that a lot of breweries put out this time of year.

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Shiner Smokehaus from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.29 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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