Shiner Premium | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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:
426
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
16.77%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of LizT
2.52/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled last night after bowling on 10/27/15 since it was "National Beer Day". Tried many different Shiner brews but never had this one. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10-ounce handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a golden-straw in color with a thin white head with lots of streaming bubbles rising from the sides and bottom of the glass. Spotty sheet-like lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of grains with a hint of sweet corn. Pretty close the taste follows the nose with the light sweet corn starting out followed by grass and yeast. Actually a decent brew that goes down easy. No harsh or bitter aftertaste is noted. Lighter side of medium-bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of nuebs
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tasted_a_lot
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%
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 Mgm54
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zotzot
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.27/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light straw golden color with a one finger head of white foam and tons of little carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a little bit of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is strongest of a bready and corny smell mixed with a bit of caramel. Along with these smells are a hint of a grass and a little bit of grain.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet taste of a corn syrup and caramel nature mixed with a little bit of a more bready like taste. These tastes create a base flavor for the brew, lasting throughout the entirety of the flavor profile. A hint of a grass, hay, and grain come more toward the end, leaving one with a rather easy drinking but sweeter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is actually sorta thick for a 4.4 % abv. brew with a carbonation level that is on the average side, even though it looks like it has uber carbonation. Overall a little more carbonation may have created a slightly more refreshing brew, but even said, it had an OK feel overall.

Overall – Not a bad adjunct beer. A bit on the sweeter side, but very drinkable and lower in abv., which in the end, is what I am looking for in a adjunct lager. Not too shabby.

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Photo of Kubishark
2.54/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I can't see any reason why I would ever drink this when Shiner has a much better product with Shiner Bock. This looks, smells, tastes and feels unremarkable. Smelled and tasted much more sour than the typical American lagers. Reminds me of PBR. Not a fan.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light toast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light toast, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rw1992
4.68/5  rDev +51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robusn
4.57/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhatAtUT
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Harrisonsee1991
3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirlongfellow
2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Justin666
3.11/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Very good start, but slightly late finish until half way through the bottle. I was surprised.

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Photo of Euphoria69
1/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DrJay
3.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Somthing about Spoeltz..cost effective.

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Photo of J_rich31
3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of dbossman
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: light golden hue with a quickly dissipating foamy head; really carbonated and not much lacing

S: simplistic but pleasant: toasty, bready, some graininess but a pretty simple smelling lager

T: crisp, refreshing, toasty, tasty; but not a ton going on here--just a simple, easy-to-drink clean lager

F: nice carbonation up front but it's not overwhelming and actually it gets a bit creamy in the finish

O: A decent little lager from Shiner and one that I could drink quite a few of on a hot day

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Photo of jamiedawson1969
3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TopherBreski
2.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Bubbly pale yellow. Decent smell of corn. It tastes like a heavier Miller High life.

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Shiner Premium from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.1 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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