Shiner Fröst | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ebraun on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of ch473
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Picked a 6 pack up the other night, never seen this before. I love it.

Nice golden amber color and beautiful frothy head and lacing. Good steady carbonation.

Smell is nothing special, little bit of hops, mostly malt and honey.

Love the taste. Crisp, refreshing hops with a good balance of honey and caramel sweetness. Aftertaste is slightly bitter but mellow.

Good mouthfeel. Smooth and wet with a little fizzy burn around the edges and a good body. It feels thicker than it is.

I could drink this all night. This is a winter seasonal but it's not too heavy for spring or summer. I'm loving it with pork tacos at the moment but it would be better with a winter pot roast.

I'm not usually terribly impressed by new beers since I can't afford anything too fancy, but this was only $7 and it's one of my new favorites. I'm gonna buy it up before it disappears.

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Spineypanda
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat darker than usual golden color, with a nice little head, that does not have a long retention time.
Smells to me like what Shiner Bock smells like with a bit more yeast to it.
Tastes like a lighter Bock as well, and is actually really great to drink!
It is a winter beer, and after all the spiced up holiday beers this hits the spot.

Will enjoy until I no longer can this year!

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Photo of klmcmachen
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kgrichards
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Moose44
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow with a nice thick white head. Good lacing down the glass. Smells of strong malts. The taste has alot of malt taste, and for the first time, actually tastes the way the back label on a shiner says. There is a sense of hops on the back end of the flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty good, not watered down like I've come to expect from other Shiner seasonals.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Big head on top of a golden amber colored body. Clarity is brilliant

S- Cracked, toasted barley with a hint of dank, cheesy yeast funk

T- The flavor is subtle and sweet with a refreshing lager twang that says hello and good night.

M- Watery with filmy carbonation

D- Another lager from Shiner that fails to really shine, but does provide a lasting impression

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Photo of rexbock
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very satisfied with this beer.. One of Spoetzl's finer brews..

A - light golden, a little bit of head and fizz..
S - slightly bitter, sour notes
T - bitter but smooth, close to a pilsner, distinct bitter malts and hops
F - smooth, creamy but crisp carbonation, sharp finish
D - little aftertaste, very satisfying, gets better as you drink..

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Photo of mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden-Amber color, clear. Lots of nice carbonation. Head looks very nice, bright white.

Aroma:
Sweet malts, biscuity, subtle hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel:
Rich pale malts, biscuity, slight nutty and caramelly, a little touch grainy. Grassy hops that blends it very well. I notice there's a faint fruitiness in the flavor. Body and carbonation is very soft.

Finish & Aftertaste:
Crisp finish, slight sweet malty aftertaste.

Overall Impressions:
It's a damn good beer!! My favorite from Shiner.

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Photo of jkrich
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a stein: clear, deep golden color with a fluffy, sustained head.

Smells largely of malt and faint european hops.

Tastes of tangy, sweet malt with a little grain and bread flavors coming through. This is very refreshing and crisp, despite the emphasis on the malts.

Rather thick mouthfeel, possibly from the maltiness, with restrained carbonation.

This one is very close to the style, malt forward like a helles yet fuller in body. This brewery should consider this as a year round offering. I am confused that the bottle states, this is "a seasonal ale." This is a lager.

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Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose is grainy and softly corn-like with moderate toastiness and soft spicy hop. Mild vegetal. Smells good.

Pours clear dark yellow (light honey) with large head and plenty of lace. Looks good.

Flavor follows nose with toasty grainy malt and spicy hop. Moderate corn-like cooked vegetal flavor. Moderately malty and fairly thick bodied for a light lager. Moderate hop bitterness, moderate hop flavor - clean and spicy with some minor herbal and floral tones. Mild carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and toasty. Tastes pretty good. Feels good. Good drinkability.

Another fun offering from the boys at Spoetzl. Always a pleasure checking out their seasonal and one-offs. Kudos!

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Photo of sayerofthelaw
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Gives a solid 1 inch white head. Nice golden color, especially when held up to the light. It leaves solid lacing all the way down the glass while drinking.

S - Not much there for me, but growing up in Texas has turned my nose into merely a decoration.

T - Surprisingly (and pleasantly) malty at first, finishes slightly bitter on the back of the tongue. The hops are there, but linger in the background.

M - Thin and crisp, but not watery.

D - Sessionable. The maltiness and the bitterness of this beer are both petty mellow, making an overall easy-drinking beer.

I wouldn't normally label this style of beer as being a Winter seasonal, but I'm pretty happy with it overall. I am a little disappointed to hear that it is replacing the Shiner Cheer, which was one of my favorite Shiner beers.

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Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unpretentious, clean, rich lager.

Amber color, clear, and head lasts nicely with great mouthfeel. Quite malty for the modest alcohol with a pleasant hoppy taste. The style throws a sheet over a multitude of sins, but at its best, should be a rich, warm beer without the sharpness of hoppy pale lagers. This one has a touch of pilsener tang but more body. If they called it an Oktoberfest that might be more descriptive. It's not for the hop-obsessed.

A beer to be gulped, but enjoyed for its solid, pleasing taste.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice-looking beer, bordering on a 4.5, except for the smallness of the head. Poured into a Chimay chalice, it is a lovely copper color, with modest head, and fine streaming bubbles coming up from the Chimay logo on the bottom of the glass. The aroma is faint, offering smooth maltiness and a light touch of hops. The taste is just right for a Dortmunder, well balanced between lightly sweet malt that is fortunately not too grainy, and enough bitterness to keep the sweetness at bay, though hop flavor is somewhat low.

Dortmunders are rarely produced by American micros because they're not exciting, and are all about good balance. This is a well-done one by a brewer known for as many misses as hits. Still, I can't imagine buying it very often. Dortmunder just isn't exciting.

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Photo of omnigrits
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another interesting seasonal from Shiner. Pours a deep golden colour with a nice head which vanishes a bit too quickly and leaves little lace. It has be swirled around in the glass to get much of an aroma but what's there isn't bad - unusually hoppy for a lager. It's my first crack at a Dortmunder.

Good malty backbone with a dry finish that's much to my taste. bready and biscuity. Very nice mouthfeel - weighty.

Definitely sessionable.

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Photo of pasdachuri
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden yellow with a healthy white head.

Strong malty scent.

There is a nice malt and hop balance here. Does not taste as sweet as the malty scent suggested. Very smooth and balanced, nicely done.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a quick finish.

A very sessional beer, I believe I will be opening another.

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Photo of katan
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark golden to almost brown color. Decent head formation, about 1 to 2mm in height. Very clear. A decent amount of carbonation bubbles present.

S - A light pilsner malt sweetness is strongest, with just a hint of american hopping behind it.

T - A fairly strong pilsner note is present throughout. The grainy smoky pils malt is cut with some vienna or caramel malt like notes. Mid-stream does show some bitterness, but subdued hopping. Finishes clean with a sweeter pils malt note.

M - Moderate body - both beer and carbonation profile are decent. Finishes clean, no noticeable remains on the palette.

D - Decent drinkability. Solid but manageable ABV. A bit potent in the carbonation area does make this one moderately more filling.

A good session beer in my book - solidly malty for the winter months.

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Shiner Fröst from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.67 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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