Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerShiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by fjordhook on 01-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
296
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
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8
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37
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Photo of TexasTowHead
2.94/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pilsner glass.

The beer is quite beautiful, particularly given that it was poured from a bottle. Nice golden color with a finger-width head without an aggressive pour, and it stuck around for a good bit. Nice lacing left on the glass.

The aroma left a good deal to be desired--slight hint of malt but not much more. On every other count it was average--as another reviewer put it, it is a step up from a BMC offering but isn't up to snuff in comparison with other craft-brewed beers of the same style. Needs more malt to give the beer some character.

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Photo of captainjferjado
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A thick head with large bubbles which quickly folds under its own weight. Light and steady carbonation run vertical through the sweet golden pilsner body. Light scent of citrus and barley. Lightly sweet. A clean pils taste with, how to say it?, a bitter crispness to it. Well balanced. Classic. Nicely carbonated, with the bite quickly rolling over the tongue; a little hop bitterness at the end keeps it from being too smooth. An easy drink in this warm weather, but not my preferred thirst quenching beer.

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Photo of hophugger
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear golden in color. Minimal head dissapating quickly and minimal lacing. Aroma is very light with malt, toast and a touch of citrus coming through. Taste is very light with bready and earthiness being the dominant flavors. Carbonation is nice and mouthfeel is good. This beer, being a pilsner, is still lacking the flavor and balance that I would have expected.......

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Photo of DerekSmigelski
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bob4real
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tpgraham
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of blueinTX
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of weaselchew
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A light copper color with professional grade clarity working for it and stiffs out around 1/3" white head. Grain and a noble hop aroma, very feint.

Taste is what you expect from this style, grain, hop bitterness from Europe, mild skunk, lots of carbonation in the mouth feel. These are pretty easy drinking. I prefer it to the Shiner bock, I know that. Light bodied barely toasted malts. Easy enough drinking to qualify as a hot summer kind of beer.

Ultimately, with the ubiquity of Pilsner Urquell, even if "not as good as it used to be" it still delivers better than this beer. Its decent, pretty average, no off flavors.

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Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of wyatt
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FXRGuy
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Nofear048
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of RedWeizen83
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of EGreen
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lucasj82
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of V3XX069
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Shiner 101 Czech Style Pilsner from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.54 out of 5 based on 296 ratings.
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