Shiner Light Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Haybeerman on 05-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,093
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
212
pDev:
23.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
81
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Photo of Grupatre
3.03/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TexasBackbone
3.38/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoganMc
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
3.43/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(191 17 printed on bottle — July 10, 2017 born on date)

L: crystal clear yellow-light yellow topped with head of white foam over 1-inch tall; head isn't sticky and the beer doesn't lace, but there is a consistent collar and half skin from a lot of activity in the glass

S: sweet bread at first, sweet corn, grain, sour grain, a bit of yeast ... yeast and rice/cooking rice combined, which might be the "housepaint" aroma I always pick up from AALs

T: sweet little grain bomb, corn, milo, rice with a hint of barley sweetness tossed in; at times the flavor can be very light, almost watered down, and you can taste a bit of metal or the bottle; at times has a slightly buttery flavor, like almond butter; also has an occasional creamed corn note but that one is super light

F: super light, super crisp ... exactly what you'd expect

O: I've definitely had worse beers in the genre, and at times this one taste at least as good as the average American adjunct lager — that is, the average "full" beer; at 4.2% ABV, I'd be tempted to opt for a "full" beer of the AAL family, and I can't see a reason why I would buy this beer, but I definitely would not turn one down

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Photo of jkn09
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bartpatton
3.08/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
2.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with a twist-off cap ran me $1.34 USD at a Trader Joe's in Austin, TX.

"Light blonde." 99 kilocalories. 3.8g carbohydrate. .7g protein. 0g fat.

Thin, weak, and a bit insipid. Pale malt/6-row is all I get, along with a blip of requisite grassy hop flavour.

Low C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Taste: crisp, super light, caramel malt, bit saline, thin airy mouth-feel. Slight sweet grain nose. Light gold, clear, small head with some lace. Light body. 9 IBUs

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Don't think I ever had a light blonde since most blonde beers are already light in themselves. Pours a very light yellow more so than urine almost water like with a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out into nothing. Smells nothing more than some honey and cracker malt not getting much in the hops either. Taste is balanced very mild everything bitterness and sweetness in a way its pretty easy going. Body is as light as I expected it drinks more like a carbonated water.

Overall not sure if I would buy it again but it's kind of good.

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Photo of smithj4
2.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wit123
2.66/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pretty boring, too light for me. Not much flavor, tastes cheap.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 6/5/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden/yellow color with a 1 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance. Moderately increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice light pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Surprisingly flavorful for the ABV and 99 calories. Clean pilsner malt flavor with nice balancing hop presence. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TPZEM
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Pours a golden yellow with a small head. Smells almost like Bud Light - namely, grainy malt and toast. Drinks with the most putrid combination of flavors to taste almost eerily similar to buttered toast. Very off-putting flavor. Mouthfeel is very heavy - not as heavy as, say, guinness, but definitely too heavy for a "light" beer. Overall, just a very weird take on a light beer. Just tastes too offensive to drink regularly. Avoid if you can.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of irongator
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.01/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

You know there isn't anything spectacular here, but this certainly isn't. bad. The beer is clean, refreshing, and goes down smooth. It's perfect for summer.

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Photo of hophugger
2.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of a77cj7
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.56/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.04/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JBudraux
2.4/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Caj1
3.59/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Please note that I'm rating this beer for what it is compared to other light American lagers and not comparing it to, say, Sculpin or Old Rasputin. That's a waste of time.

A: Crystal clear pale yellow straw. All the better to see the thousands of little bubbles this thing rapidly produces. Head foams up similarly to a soda and has poor retention but does leave a decent scum of bubbles on the surface.
S: Not that interesting. A weird wood-pulp smell make it kind of off-putting but I glean some barley malt and the faintest of floral notes.
T: Decent. Not complex but there are no flavors here that detract from my enjoyment of the beer. Sweet white bread predominates and a kind of grassy taste/smell goes along with it, but it's very inoffensive. No gross overcooked cabbage flavors.
F: Very crisp and clean, finishes smooth. Lots of carbonation helps with the refreshing feel. Easy to get carried away if this is the only thing you're drinking.
O: A simple beer when all you want is a cold one after mowing the lawn in the Texas summer. A serious step up from the light lagers that the big boys make. The bottle says "It's Light Done Right." I'm inclined to agree.
To good health and good beer.

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Shiner Light Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 212 ratings
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