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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Effervescent, this summer brew is fashioned after the Kolsch biers that originated in Cologne, Germany, in the 1800s. Hallertau, Magnum, and Mount Hood hops combine for an especially clean, crisp finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2003
It looks like the style of this beer has been changed to "blond ale", which is fairly accurate. This is basically a light ale with a little spice and a smidgen of sweetness hiding somewhere in there. Unfortunately there is a slight macro-swill taste to the end of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marzenloverNM (22) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 30, 2014
This is a good beer. Balanced, pleasant flavor from start to its crisp finish. Pleasantly effervescent. This came unexpectedly in an assortment of Shiner beers. and was a pleasant surprise. Quite refreshing. This makes me want to revisit the Kolsch variety and explore some more different ones. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1264) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with a an off-white head which doesn't last long. The nose is slight but what there is is malty. The taste is good balance of malt to hops, with a slight nod to the hops. There is also a bread note along the the way. The mouthfeel is medium with a crisp finish and little to none aftertaste. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 15, 2012
OK, I dont know how many slightly below average, totally unoffensive yet unchallenging golden light beers one brewery can make, but here’s another. Refreshing, lightly bready malt flavor...clean. Golden in color, slight white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2985) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Comes out of the tap a pretty clear and slightly orangy amber. Crisp, fruity aroma has a powdered-drink undertone. Flavor is not strong but is pleasingly crisp, fruity, a little dusty and a little sour. Smooth, fizzy texture is powdery and just a bit on the thin side. A refreshing way to welcome summer - which it might as well be right now in Atlanta! (And it’s only mid-May!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Clear gold, with a small whitish head. Aroma of grain and a bit of hops. Taste is slightly hopped pale lager, and body is thin. Refreshing and reasonably drinkable, but nothing to seek out. There just isn’t much here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Spoetzl Brewing Company--Shiner Kolsch--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 4.41% ABV?--20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0 ) Lacy head. Clear bright straw gold color. Crisp mild floral hop front. Tasty slightly creamy mild butterscotch smooth mild sweet ester fruit body. Refreshing smooth mildly tangy mild hop citrus end. Sampled 8/6/2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Amber of color with a white head. An aroma of hops and crispy. A flavor of hops, fruits and fresh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2009
I love Kolsch, but this one doesn’t quite add up. Good color and head retention but a weak nose. Will have to retaste from another six pack sometime soon. Clean on the palate with a pleasant herbal dryness. Finish is rather short but crisp. Still very refreshing and thirst quenching, but that is to be expected from probably any example of the style. Good to see another addition to the domestic Kolsch list but this one is miles behind Pyramid Curve Ball and others.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Golden pour with a nice refreshing smell. Wheat and a little bit of hops. Nice on a hot summer day in Texas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Overall Impression: Actually enjoy this one, it’s not a great beer, but for a summer style Kolsch (which was their goal!) it works pretty well, higher up for it’s style then many of the other Shiner beers.

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