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:
#43,276
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 NeubTube
3.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gandres
2.32/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
light yellow, golden color, hazy, white head that disappears quickly
Nose: no aroma easily sense
like soda water
fizzy
fair beer, not ok to repeat, not to look for
drank April 29, 2016

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Photo of jmills3
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very pale gold with a white head and a tiny bit of lacing remains. Smells of lightly toasted malts and bready yeast with a tiny hint of sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with a little malt, toast and a bit of bitterness. It is a very light and slightly carbonated beer that seems to hit the style it was aiming for. Not really my thing but it was in a sampler pack so I drank it. Nice APL that should be purchased over any other macro.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3/20...pours pale barely gold, completely see through and with some fizzy foam. Malty ready yeast nose. Clean taste though watered down. Simplicity. Enough flavors to stay interested. Closes sweet. Beats a BMC for sure.

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Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.07/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jemi93
2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of gulli
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
2.96/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwood06
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle into a helles lager glass

A - Tall foamy white head that rises very quickly even with a moderate pour. Head dissipates rather slowly to a layer about 1/2 finger thick and then finally to a thin sheet across the top of the beer. Beer itself is clear and a pale golden/strong straw in color. Carbonation is very heavy with a massive amount of small bubbles rising very quickly towards the surface. 3.5/5

S - Very corny on the nose with a bit of pale malt and grassy hops. Malt seems to dominate the hops but the hops are present, if nothing more than an undertone. Corn overwhelms the pale malt. Fairly strong aroma, definitely not subdued. 3.25/5

T - Pale malt and white bread with just a hint of caramel up front which transitions to the corn that was noted in the aroma. Very clean hop finish along with just a hint of grassiness. A bit of a lingering maltiness on the finish. 3/5

M - Fairly significant carbonation burn on the front end of the beer. No real drying, rather this beer stays wet throughout and then disappears entirely upon swallowing. Very light beer but drinks smoothly. 3.25/5

O - Very simple flavor profile makes this a very easy drinking beer, especially on warm days. Light beer that quenches thirst more than anything and provides a decent flavor accompaniment to food. 3.25/5

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.31/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Terrible, just terrible. A very bland flavor that's not helped in the least bit by a metallic and repugnant aftertaste. Split a bottle with my friend, and we both struggled to finish it.

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Photo of breadwinner
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Kinda bummed on this one, as I was hoping for some riff on BMC, except better (a la Firestone Walker's 805). Shiner has a rep in my book for producing some surprise hits (Holiday Cheer, their 107th Birthday Beer Hoppy Pilsner, etc.), but this one is truly forgettable. Zero head out of the bottle, although it's a pretty gold color and clear as crystal. Nose is a weak, really light lager yeast, a touch of malt, some obvious adjuncts at play, no hops to speak of. I didn't get any DMS, thankfully, though this was a nice, fresh bottle. Palate was similarly weak, some light, AAL-type flavor, a touch sweet, no hop backing. Really quite forgettable. Rad label though. You can always count on Shiner for that. Anyway, I'm not sure this is even gets offered in six-packs - I got mine in one of those nifty Family Reunion six-packs that have six different bottles (man, I'd love more breweries to do that). At the end of the day, don't let that stop you from trying to the Family Reunion, which is too cool an idea to pass up, but keep your expectations low for this particular brew.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jesticals
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChuckZ77
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VDJ104
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of robertrh
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stevotex
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of cdub70085
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

it's a pretty average beer but it's enjoyable. i've never seen it for sale by itself but i've had it in the shiner mix-pack which is always a good mix-pack.

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Photo of _drummer_
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

All in all, this is a good beer. I only get it when I get a Shiner family pack or something - never get this beer on its own, but I always enjoy it. It's rich, slightly lighter than my preference, yet it's got some good flavor. It goes down smooth and has a decent aftertaste. It's no Bock, but altogether a decent Shiner beer.

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