Shiner Premium | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
8%
Liked This Beer
3.06 w/ 427 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by zeff80 on 03-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,223
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
427
Liked:
34
Avg:
3.06/5
pDev:
16.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
169
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Dub12588
5/5  rDev +63.4%

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
5/5  rDev +63.4%

It's the shiner version of budlight only about 10X the taste and mouthfeel. This stuff is what I'll reach for next time I want to drink some cold american lager. Pours golden clear with a thick white head on top. You can smell the grains and hops in it. The taste is very good with a hint of malt. Some grains and kind of a sweet taste that I can't figure out. Well worth the money.

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Photo of rw1992
4.68/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robusn
4.57/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tasted_a_lot
4.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a lager drinker and think this is great stuff. This recipe is consistent and although some people think that's boring I celebrate the tradition. I enjoy a good steak without any sauces and a good beer without the variations. I do accommodate my guests with both lites and darks, but neighbors know they can always step over and get a cold Shiner. The brewery has really stepped up to appeal to others' tastes making their bock available all year long.

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Photo of AbbeyL29
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of madcowcutlery
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of DavidRolle
4.08/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A classic tasting beer that feels really nice and finishes clean. A beer that is comparable to Budweiser but this is not as harsh. A beer that you can drink at a barbecue or fish fry.

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Photo of Garrettshu
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly grain. The taste is a mild lager flavor very reminiscent of a more flavorful BMC.

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Photo of BrawnyCotton
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of MandaLeigh
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Benvarine
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of kgrichards
4/5  rDev +30.7%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of jcunning
4/5  rDev +30.7%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of brandoncun
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of jmbranum
3.97/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not a style I normally drink or enjoy, but this particular beer wasn't bad.

Bright gold clear liquid with white head.

Grain-laden aroma.

Flavor is crisp and clean. Sweeter than most lagers but not overpoweringly so. A little bit of hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and crisp. Decent amount of carbonation.

As expected with a beer of this style, it is best drunk cold.

Overall, far superior to most macro beers or for that matter most pale lagers brewed by microbreweries.

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Photo of TipsyCyclist
3.94/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

Great beer its good i like it

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Photo of MUTINY
3.9/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint.

A: Clear pale gold with 1" of fluffy white head that recedes quickly. Retention is so-so, lacing is nice.

S: Some grain, off-sweet oatiness, maybe an inkling of mild hop in the back somewhere.

T: Cereal, cane sugar, oats, very mild honey on the finish. Hop bitterness is present but kinda buried.

M: This is the best part. Super dry, crisp, refreshing. Not over-carbed & nicely medium-bodied with a grainy creaminess. This is as good as it gets.

O: I really like this brew, it's not that Shiner is doing anything different here, it's that they're doing it better.

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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 8% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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