Shiner Light Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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!

Added by Haybeerman on 05-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,347
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
230
pDev:
23.19%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
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Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
3.43/5  rDev +24.3%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of generallee
3.21/5  rDev +16.3%
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 SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mora2000
2.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is the same beer as Shiner Spezial Leicht.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain with nothing else going on. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grain and some grassy notes. This beer tastes almost exactly like Miller Lite, which I assume is what the brewers were going for., Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
1.28/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a very thin white head.

Smell: Sweeter corn and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste was bland, corn and grassy like notes.

Overall: Not very good honestly. Oh well, had to try it.

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Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: pours brilliant pale straw as streams of bubbles rapidly rise to form a thin white sudsy foam cap with moderate to poor retention. T

S: light grain, a hint of cracker, light floral hops and a hint of fruit. The malt and hop aromas are medium low.

T: mild malty sweetness becoming more grainy with light bread crumb notes as it crosses the tongue. There is a faint trace of fruit but overall it has a clean fermentation character. Hop flavor and bitterness are low and the balance is towards the malt. It finishes medium dry.
F: body is light and the carbonation is medium high.

O: This is a light beer with a smidgen more flavor than the norm for light beer.

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Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of bdk1417
2.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of johndonor3
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -63.8%

Photo of Jackp_43
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.33/5  rDev +20.7%
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 VoxRationis
3.54/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information in evidence.
A: Pours a crystal clear, straw to golden color with a one inch, white head, low retention (although a solid rim) and minimal lacing.
S: Aromas of bread and light grain and a grassy/forest note.
T: Semisweet with flavors largely following the nose. Very light bitterness, leading to a crisp, clean finish.
M: Very light bodied with persistent, if light, carbonation (always evident on swirling). Refreshing.
O: I found this surprisingly flavorful for a light beer (99 calories) essentially in the AAL category. Found the overall scoring a bit unfairly low. I could envision this on a hot summer day pairing nicely with line.

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Photo of Wit123
2.66/5  rDev -3.6%
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 ordybill
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma is corn and grass, not bad
Appearance- A pale yellow color with a small white head
Taste- Ok flavor, but has a metallic aftertaste. It faded with each beer I drank (go figure, LOL)
Overall, an average beer at best.

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Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Jtnoel
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wejohnsn
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
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 TheMrFarnham
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of ssross
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of FartBoss
2/5  rDev -27.5%

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Shiner Light Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 230 ratings