Shiner Old-Time Alt | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
82
good
179 Ratings
Shiner Old-Time AltShiner Old-Time Alt
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nickfl on 12-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of dacrza1
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: interesting marriage of roasted malts and flowering yeasts; almost perfumy esters are released at the pour... Appearance: thin off-white head that sits on a burnt orange body; tracings are negligable.... Palate: edium-bodieed; a bit crunchy as an ale would present, but also finishes at the throat... Taste: more hops than malts, but the malts show up late--not a big-tasting ale at all... Overall: Alts are always an odd tweener--thee hybrid linebacker of the beer world--and this one is representative, with an Oktoberfest/Munchen flavor and a freshness that throws some ale weight into it....

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Photo of Danielbt
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of justinp
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick buff head and clear copper color. Aroma presents a sweet, spicy hop nose with Munich malt and hint of English toffee (or seems like it). Flavor is perfectly balanced with hop bitterness, malt sweetness, noble hop flavors, warm, toasty, biscuity finish. Medium co2 and light mouthfeel that feels a bit sugary. Overall, very good selection from TX.

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Photo of fisherbray
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Rozyravens
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of PGVG
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of vbiliyar
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Robo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Drinking_Milkshakes
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SHCC
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chucksburritos
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden/orange body, but a very thin head that falls very quickly to a thin cap. Alsmost no lacing.

S- Sweet malts up front, little grassy, some breadiness to it as well.

T- Toasted malts, slight caramel, little nutty and earthy. Some buttery flavors as well.

MF- Moderate body with very little carbonation.

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Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of stampfler07
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly copper color with a one-finger, head of tan foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled floral and malty. An overall sweet aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel with a malty backbone. A very slight spicy bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice altbier. Nicely done my Shiner. They consistently put out good lagers.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into my most "strange-like" pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent, dark copper. A fair amount of bubbles stream to the off-white, creamy, two-finger head. Looks very inviting out of the bottle. Head is only a ring of bubbles 2/3rds of the way down the glass. Leaves a decent web of lacing on the top 2/3rds of the glass.

S - A little bit of caramel malt on a layer of sweet corn and adjunct notes. Opens up a bit in the glass and the adjuncts become less noticeable.

T - A bit of caramel and corn cereal upfront. The body is dominated caramel malt, which in this case is a good thing a the earthy hop notes mesh with adjuncts to create an awkward corn mash bitterness. A flash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue, followed by an exceptionally dry, stale caramel finish.

M - Medium bodied with enough carbonation to give a nice creamy mouthfeel. Could with stand to be heftier.

Despite being labeled as a "Limited Edition Brewer's Pride Craft Brew," the Texans at Shiner once again show that they are incapable of successfully emulating traditional german beers on a budget. Although to their credit, Old-time alt is a much better attempt than their Bock. However, in the end too many adjuncts to cut costs come through and keep this to being an acceptable, not good brew.

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Photo of greg6494
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Shiner Old-Time Alt from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.62 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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