Shiner Premium
Spoetzl Brewery

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From:
Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #304
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
72
Ranked #29,952
Avg:
3.1 | pDev: 17.42%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
380
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 30, 2022
Added:
Mar 30, 2013
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  197
SCORE
72
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Notes: This crisp, bohemian-style lager was first brewed in Shiner way back in 1909. The early bottles of Premium proudly displayed a cotton ball on the label - a tribute to the hardworking Czech and German immigrants who farmed cotton around the region. After a long day in the fields these farmers often found a cold bottle of Shiner Premium waiting on a fence post, left there by our own Kosmos Spoetzl. It’s no wonder that Premium soon became known as the local favorite, and now it’s back. Reintroduce yourself to Shiner Premium - a beer that will take you back and treat you right. Prosit!
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Rated: 3.48 by EOC from Mexico

Nov 30, 2022
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Reviewed by UncleReemus78 from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
There is nothing wrong with this beer. I just tried my first one and it's got a pretty simple profile but a good blend of ingredients. I may be wrong about this but I think Shiner Premium is the original shiner recipe apart from the Bock. Their 1909 is the first recipe but I think the premium is pretty much a modified version of it that became shiner's main beer until they experimented with craft brew and created Shiner Bock. In 1972, there was a demand that it be available nationwide so they kinda made Bock their main brew. I think Premium tastes much better than Bock.
Nov 03, 2022
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Rated by texasAUtiger from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Boring, not awful but not pleasant. And I like Shiner beer generally. Ugh.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by Gregory88 from California

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a standard translucent gold with a fluffy white head. It smells like slightly sweet barley with very subtle grassy and floral hop smells as well. The taste is like a golden either bread with enough of a bitter finish to keep it from being sweet. It goes down easy and I'd say it's leaps and bounds better than all the big beers.
Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.01 by bushwack from Alabama

Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pale gold with a good head of foam.

Smell is of sweet grain, very light hint of bitterness.

Sweet and grainy malt dominate, slight hop bitterness, finish is rather thin, that goes for the mouthfeel as well. Just noticed some soapy character.

Not terrible but I only have the one bottle, thank goodness.
Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.22 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle poured into Three Philosopher's wine glass. Picked up at the grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a $15 Shiner Brewery Tour variety 12pack. no discernible date anywhere on the bottle or label.

Appearance - Tight, flat small 1 finger white head with decent retention. Clear straw body. Decent carbonation. 5

Smell - No discernible smell. Even with a swirl it produces nothing more than a slight many sweet floral corniness. 5

Taste - Smooth light-medium corny body. Usually this taste is followed by some weird metallic or skunk off tones but this one has a perfectly delicious front, body and aftertaste. This is what I always wished that cheap macros tasted like. 5

Mouthfeel - Clean light-medium body, refreshing, no off characters. 5

Overall - Might actually be the best American lager I've ever had. The striking lack of off characters of any sort is remarkable. While not my favorite style, it's absolutely top tier when rating within style which is how I do it. I don't give out many perfect ratings but even when trying I can't see where I'd deduct even a fraction of a point. 5
Jul 06, 2020
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Reviewed by AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L: 3.25 typical adjunct straw yellow. Ample carbonation but the head disappeared quickly
S: 3.25 pretty decent for an American lager. Hops and grains are evident.
T: 3.25 corn. barley. Touch of lemongrass. Decent.
F: 3.5 Okay, but I expect it to be more easygoing. Doesn't feel as light as it is.
O: 3.25 An alright beer, but not one i think i'll try again.
Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer pours a nice clear light gold color, no head. The smell is a good mix of bread & wheat. Tastes pretty much identical to the smell, honestly not a lot of complexity to it. Very crisp feel to it, high carbonation, goes down very smooth. Overall, this beer is pretty basic, but not bad.
Jun 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Eamartin88 from Texas

May 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Apr 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Mar 19, 2020
 
Rated: 2.74 by gvickery from Texas

Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by chossboss from Oregon

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Weezle94 from Texas

Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by Techichi from Texas

Sep 06, 2019
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Rated by Vulture3 from Oklahoma

4.04/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Crisp, good taste. I’ll buy some.
Sep 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.1 by AustinRT from Texas

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by thegreatnicoli from Texas

3.62/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Compared to your regular Shiner, this is an extremely smooth and light drinking beer. It had a very frothy and creamy taste to it to accompany hoe smooth and light it tastes. Not that there is anything wrong with traditional Shiner, but this is superior AKA premium.
Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by ChuckLong from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A step up from the usual macro-lager suspects, and the a perfect choice for when folks are over, as it is neither too bland nor too unique to put anyone off. Not many beers will best Shiner Premium when you want an ice-cold brew after coming in from the hot sun. Not the most flavorful lager, but that's not the point of a beer like this, which is to be both better than average and inoffensive to as many as possible. Shiner Premium excels at both.
May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
From a 12oz bottle. Golden color with quickly vanishing white head. Smells of sweet corn and grass. Medium feel. Mild malt sweetness and spicy hop flavors with a dry finish. Not bad!
Apr 24, 2019
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Rated by DFrisselll from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A really good overall beer, one of my favorites of all time. Just wish they would sell it in more that a 6 pack.
Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Deep golden color with great clarity and plenty of active carbonation rushing up.
1" white head, decent retention and sticks a a solid cap.
Sweet corn aroma, grainy with a slight floral perfume. Hint of sulfur.
Soft, sweet malt and corn flavor. Peppery hop.
Interesting mix between a sweet, soft mouthfeel - enough carbonation that it feels crisp, also enough hops that keep it on the drier side in the finish. Somewhat thin and not much going on in the finish.
Apr 05, 2019
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Rated by spamman714 from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Crisp bitter very fizzy and slightly empty/dry.
Mar 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Benm04c5 from Texas

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, it pours a lovely golden color with a large, white head that very slowly diminishes. In the nose, it is very light in scent, but pleasant, such as it is. In the mouth, it is crisp and refreshing, with light malts and very light hops. Great in hot weather!
Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 2.88 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by jakedaniel from Texas

2.16/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured from my kegerator into a chilled schooner glass.

Pours light yellow gold. Highly carbonated. Minimal head that doesn’t linger too long but does leave some lacing.

Very little smell. Some slight yeasty bread but very very slight. Disappointment.

Very little taste. Nothing offensive, nothing off in the flavor, just lacking. I replaced a keg of Coors Banquet with this and I’m sad to say that Banquet beat it in just about every way

Very light, watery, crisp, with a refreshing finish. I didn’t hate it at all, just didn’t enjoy it as much as I have other beers. It was a real disappointment going straight from a keg of Coors Original to this and finding the Shiner lacking.
Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.13 by JaimePena67 from Texas

Dec 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Jbbdrinker from Texas

3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
There is a dark amber color and very little in the way of a head. The carbination is sharp, but not overbearing. The flavor is simple, a balance of toasted malt and bitter hops, which makes this an easy drinking brew. There is a slight metallic sweetness that just keeps this from being a wonderful lager
Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.23 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Dec 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.43 by jesuschrist666 from Oklahoma

Dec 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.79 by Eychung from New York

Nov 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Sleepy69 from Texas

5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Been Drinking Shiner Premium since the 1980's. I have tried about 200 different brands of beer I must say, I have not found another as pleasing to the pallet as Shiner Premium. Just a good all around crisp refreshing beer. Not to bitter, not to many hops, just right. It get really hot here in Texas, so a really heavy beer is hard to drink in the summer. They quit making it for about 17 years, that was a bummer. Just glad it's back.
Oct 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by fizzydeathrattle from Texas

Sep 24, 2018
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