Shiner Premium | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
16.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
169
For Trade:
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1/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like a metallic step up from Keystone.

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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of Jakeonaplane
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of mklisz
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of eskimojoe
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of McAfee85
1.97/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

There are much better choices from Shiner than this one.

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Photo of Tiernan
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of relynnjr
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of garyford
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of glinnebur
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Canada_Dan
2.05/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.09/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Almost no smell, light corn, wheat, and malt.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light hops and malts with wheat and corn.

Overall: Nothing special about this beer. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.12/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pale straw. One of the worst I've sen color wise however it has great bubbles and whats left of the head of the brew clings to the edge of the glass for dear life. I like that.

S: Very very faint. I cannot determine the composition.

T: Fair. Bitter notes trying to get through to me.

M: ah even better. Tickles the tongue.

O: Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Libationguy
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear medium straw color with a thin bright white head that has very low retention.

Not much to the nose: crackers, lemon zest and a little Wonder bread.

Really pretty bland on the palate, crackers and a little toast. Really no hop feel to the beer and no bitterness.

Medium- bodied and a little watery with a short finish.

It's not offensive, but there's just nothing here. Pretty generic.

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Photo of enelson
2.17/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a fan. Would not purchase and would not likely drink if offered for free.

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Photo of KajII
2.18/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours a clear pale yellow with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head. The aroma is very, very light with a hint of grain malts and a touch of an adjunct. This brew has such a super light taste that it is almost non-existent. There is however a light graininess and a very mild bitterness at the end. I really can’t see drinking more of this, might as well drink water...
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Photo of JosefBerger
2.19/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance (2.25) : Yellow / Clear in color, very little / no head, and a discrete amount of carbonation. Not the most attractive beer, but not an ape.

Smell (2.00) : Not much of a smell, I smell a small amount of hops, but I'm having trouble placing any other smells.

Taste (2.25) : I have to say, not as bad as I expected. Sweet and a bit dark - which I know seems like a strange combination. Not a fan of the residual flavor.

Mouthfeel (2.25) : Very carbonated and bright feel, a little lackluster, but not awful.

Overall (2.25) : Not very pleased with this beer, however, it does have some qualities. It's refreshing certainly, good for very casual drinkers, just not the most "tasteful".

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Photo of CraftBeerSnob
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of bundy462
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of gulli
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Octobers_CJB
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.1 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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