Shiner Light Blonde | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale 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

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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
3.43/5  rDev +24.7%
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 Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of generallee
3.21/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Mora2000
2.32/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -53.5%
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 +18.2%
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 -27.3%

Photo of bdk1417
2.3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of johndonor3
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Photo of Jackp_43
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of VoxRationis
3.54/5  rDev +28.7%
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 -3.3%
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 +10.2%
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 +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of wejohnsn
2.75/5  rDev 0%
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 -27.3%

Photo of ssross
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of FartBoss
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of hophugger
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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Shiner Light Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 2.75 out of 5 with 228 ratings