Shiner Fröst | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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%
 
 
Wants:
22
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15
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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 SkeeterHawk
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I just noticed this beer on the shelf at Spec's today, so I thought that I would pick up some. I came in there for the Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout, which I will review after this one...since this one is a whole lot milder on the palate...or is SHOULD be as a Dortmunder. Here we go.

Appearance: Pours a very crisp and clear golden color with a small head of tight creamy-like bubbles on top. The head faded pretty quickly to end up as just a small ring on top of the beer where it meets the glass.

Aroma: My first impression of the aroma was actually that of a German beer, so this is a good start. I get quite a bit of grainyness (sp?) and a very noticeable chalky aroma which is quite appropriate for this style. After the beer settles a bit, the aroma is settling into a sweet honey-malt like character.

Taste: The flavor is dominated by the malt, but there is a chalky thing going on in the flavor as well, along with a metallic note somewhere in the background. The finish is actually balanced toward the sweet, which is a tad unusual for this style. The carbonation is adequate, but it doesn't do much to give the beer a creamy impression as the finer examples of this style exhibit (like Ayinger JahrHundert (sp?)). Overall, the drinkability is good. With the sweetness, it goes down sortof like a Helles.

Opinion: Well, this is a pretty decent beer, and I am surely going to drink the six-pack that I got. I am not sure how much more I will be buying. The price was reasonable <$7, so we'll see what happens in the future. It is worth a shot, but you may want to split some with a buddy or two so you can make up your own mind.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Dortmunder. 12oz into Firestone Walker pint glass.

A- Pale copper, golden highlights, good head that fizzes out and moderate lacing.

S- Pale malt sweetness, faint floral hops, not too much to write about.

T- Good malt base, faint hop kiss. Good, none of the beer-y taste I expected. A tasty lager, infinitely sessionable.

M- Crisp, not enough hops for my liking but nothing to complain about, pretty good. Malt backbone is pale but enough to hold up to the mild hops.

D- High, I could go through a bunch of these. Worth having if you see it, I wouldn't trade for it unless you're a lager junkie but it's a damn good beer.

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Photo of Kromes
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice gold color with thick white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: There is a big clean malt aroma with some hop. This beer is very aromatic.

T: The flavor is biscuity and malty with some floral hop that adds a little bitterness.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty good. Carbonation gives the beer a little body and spice and it finishes somewhat dry but with a slight sweetness.

D: I think this is an all around solid lager. It has some nice clean aromas and flavors.

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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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into 23oz NY Mets branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pale caramel color with a fairly large off-white head that dissipates very slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel and slight candy aromas with a generic grain/malt backing.

Taste: Sugary and sweet with a caramel aftertaste. Actually tastes a lot like a very light doppelbock with a bit more of a balanced malt/hop character.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, with sharp carbonation and a crips, warming finish.

Drinkability: I'd definitely have this one again, but given its warming characteristic it isn't well-suited for Houston summers.

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Photo of whynot44
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear dark golden color with a moderate fluffy white head that retains fairly well and manages a bit of lacing on the way down.

The aroma is light sweet malt with a hint of biscuits or crackers and an herbal hops note.

The taste is clean, crisp malt with a bit of grassy hops finish.

Light/medium bodied, very smooth and easy to drink. Maybe not the greatest example of the style, but still an enjoyable lager in any case.

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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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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of megahurts4
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shiner Fröst (Frost)

Appearance: Amber, small-medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: Hops, grains, and slight malt.

Taste: Malts, slight grain, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light.

Overall:
First taste is impressive, but after a bit, it becomes watery and almost bland.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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