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Light Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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2.77/5
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243 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The folks at "the little brewery" in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,069), are proud of this refreshing, 99-calorie addition to the Spoetzl family of beers. It's brewed with the same handcrafted, small-batch pride you expect from Shiner, delivering a unique light beer. So when you're looking for a smooth, easy-drinking brew, pick up an ice-cold Shiner Light Blonde. It's light done right. PROSIT!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,077
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
243
pDev:
22.74%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
97
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aatazebeats
2.27/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zraly
3.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear pale yellow with a two finger head. Nose is a touch fruity and grainy with a hint of a grassy note. There is a weird chemical-like note that lingers in the background, but not for long. Flavor is a pleasant light, sweet flavor with a hint of hop finish. Very light bodied and super easy to chug. I'm not sure why it is rated so low as it is clearly advertised as an American Light beer. It's not supposed to be hoppy or malty or anything to wow your palate -- it's the antithesis of that. The purpose, for me at least, is to crush a couple of these and not feel full. Nice for a hot day or if you are keeping check on your calories and carbs but have a craving for a couple of simple beers. 99 calories and 3.8 carbs -- kind of hard to beat if you are limiting either of these!

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Photo of doggietuna
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bankboy66
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.28/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jesuschrist666
3.75/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of medmo
3.99/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours golden, good carbonation with a head that recedes to a thin 1/8”. S - A good sweet cereal. T- slight bitter back of tounge, a little sweetness, dry & clean finish with slight bitter remnant. F - Not overly carbonated and smooth finish.

This is an excellent ALL. Head & shoulders above the mass produced AALs. Kind of annoying seeing low reviews and folks knocking it. Judge it for what it is not your fave brew style! It’s a very excellent ALL when evaluated as one. It’s not a very good IPA though. Then again it wasn’t brewed with an IPA recipe.

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Photo of daholt1979
2.4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Like others said, it has an adjunct lager feel. It’s a little bit better.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a white head. Retention is moderate and leaves splotchy lacing.

The nose is of light grains and lemon grass. Maybe some corn sweetness. Nothing offensive but nothing to write home about.

This is very reminiscent of an AAL. Has a bit more character but I still get a metallic twang.

This beer is just eh ok. Easy to knock back. It is what it is.

The mouthfeel is crisp and clean. This ones a thirst quencher.

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Photo of nhdjinn
2.66/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

slight better than other sub 100 cal light beer

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Photo of 73mountaineer
3.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A completely non-offensive, easy-drinking light beer.
There is nothing particularly memorable about this one from Shiner, neither good nor bad. I’m a fan of Shiner Bock, and I appreciate their attempt to capture a little slice of the light beer market. If you are just looking for a nice, light beer, this one isn’t bad. Not my usual pour, but superior to Bud Light and some of the other similar offerings for sure. I’d call it somewhere between Coors Light and Miller Lite, with a bit of Miller High Life, if I had to make a comparison.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Spoetzl Brewery "Shiner Light Blonde"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "0715180K+ 04:10:40"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is a "Light Blonde" other than a 99 calorie light beer? I guess we'll find out... it's poured a clear golden body beneath a finger thick head of bright white foam that seems to be holding quite well. Impressive, usually light beers drop their head almost immediately. The aroma is surprisingly malty as well. I'm guessing there might be some Munich malt in there, or is it wheat? Regardless it's got a nice grainy mote to it. Interesting. The flavor, of course, is the most important thing... and I have to say it's not bad. It has some maltiness upfront but then it fades away, and the hops are just background as you might expect. Still, it's pleasant and nicely balanced. If I was looking for a light beer I might actually go for this. I'm guessing it's got a lot of carbs though, let's see... no, not really. It's got 3.8 grams of carbs while Miller Lite has 3.2 and Coors Light and Corona Light both have 5. Of course Michelob Ultra is just 2.6, and Bud Select 55 is only 1.8! With the same alcohol content, 3 less calories, and 1.2 grams of carbs less than Coors Light it's impressive that Shiner could give it such a malty flavor. There's a time and place for every beer and I think this one would fit quite a few of those. Worth trying.
Review# 6,167

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Photo of wejohnsn
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

its ok. its wet. not much flavor going on, little carbonation. pee yellow in a pint glass poured from a can. it is rather pricey for what you get. ill pass next time

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Photo of beergoot
2.94/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow body; lively, rough carbonation; thin head. Faint, grainy aroma; wheat. Light cereal flavor; a bit of spicy, grassy notes; hoppy. Light body; fizzy; clean; sharp and dry.

An okay beer for a light beer. There isn't anything to get excited about, but it is refreshing and offers a smidge of flavor.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.16/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdorn
3.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of generallee
3.21/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

It has a light yellow color with excellent clarity. The light loose head quickly fade out making no lace. Flavor and aroma are light with notes of pale cereal grain, white bread, unsalted crackers and clean hop bitterness.

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Photo of HessFonda
3.27/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Try-em-all
3.43/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light hop aroma accompanies the bright fading head. A lacy coating lingers across the pale, straw colored brew. There is a medium carbination that accents the dry, bitter taste. The flavor is subtle with grain notes and a hint of malty sweetness. Quite nice for a light beer.

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Photo of nater919
3.09/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Light Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 243 ratings