Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,848
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
77
Ranked #46,501
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 15.57%
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
917
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Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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Photo of Auraan
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber color with golden highlights when held to light and two fingers of fluffy off-white head. It's pretty good looking, though with maybe a bit too much head formation. Scents of bready malt, light fruity esters reminiscent of apple, light notes of tangerine flesh and a light level of floral and grassy hop aromas. Malty and delicate, with a low level of hop aromas and a moderate level of fruity esters overall. Far more like an English Pale Ale than an American. Flavor begins with notes of bready, biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and medium-light floral hop flavors. This moves into a slightly drier yet still lightly sweet middle with a moderate level of floral hop flavor, a touch of apple-like fruitiness and a bit of sweet malt. Finish lightly dry with moderate flavors of floral and herbal hops, a light touch of apple and a bit of orange peel. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral and herbal hops and biscuity malt. The flavor profile is balanced and not overly hoppy, with flavors most resembling an English Pale or an older style American. Not groundbreaking, but pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-low carbonation and a smooth feel. Nicely drinkable and true to style. Overall this is a serviceable Pale Ale. It's balanced in flavor and aroma, smooth and easy to drink. It's not the hoppiest or the most experimental American Pale around, nor is it the best simple pale ale, but it's good in its own way.

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Photo of Act25
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First off, this beer is alive! Not retired.
2ndly, it's better than reviews, and it's not mid-pack, it's different, decidedly perfumey, almost Belgian at first, and unexpected from Texas.
A: A steady film rides on an amber, dusty body, and leaves plenty of lace.
S: More pears, flowers, and esters than any other APA. Along with malt, caramel, mild herbal hop, bread crust, and yeast.
T: Follows smell, with the perfume more evident,but in a good way, balanced by apple pie, sun-warmed grass, the rest, and the long hop/caramel see saw finish, which works.
F: Slightly creamy, nice weight.

Floral for Texas or APA. More going on that the current crop of reviews reveals. Worth a try. All made in Shiner TX.

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3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hergestridge
4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The appearance of golden hues, tinged with crimson.
Smell is sweet and smelling of spring in a pine forest.
Taste is sweet with a hint of tinged bitterness and a aroma of springs flowing waters
Mouthfeel is perfect.. crisp.. with a bit of sharpness to excite the taste buds...
Overall.. A Very good Entry by Shiner... Spoetzl Brewery, please adopt me!!!! :)
sMc
Carry on Citizens!

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of rorjets
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up one of Spoetzl's mixed six pack, and this was included. Poured out the bottle into a pint glass, it had a decent off-white head with nice lacing. The color was a dark amber, or light brown. Slight aroma, mostly of malt. The taste is pleasant, with a bit of maltiness and very slight hops taste. According to the label they use Munich malts and U.S. Golding & Bravo hops. I would say that this is a 'Pale Ale Light', fine for the times you don't want a strongly flavored ale. It's definitely not retired - I have seen it in all the mixed six packs from Spoetzl.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of CEversole
2.11/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Very clear amber, copper color. Minimal head, some decent lacing.

S: Earthy, citrus aroma with a hint of some grass herbs as well.

T: Very mild bitterness, not a whole lot going on. It would be a good apa if it just had a little more hoppy bitter flavor to it.

M: Very clean and crisp, could stand a bit more carbonation. This is about the best part of the beer.

O: Overall, it is not bad I guess. Its nothing to go crazy about. If I wasn't from Texas and have a soft spot in my heart for Spoetzl brewery, I would not be happy with my purchase....

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 917 ratings