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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Our Spezial Leicht beer - only 99 calories - delivers great flavor and refreshment. Handcrafted at the "Little Brewery" in Shiner, Texas, you can count on this DE-LIGHTful brew to bring a bit of summertime anytime.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to frato. Ridiculously pale, piss yellow color with almost no head. Smells and tastes terrible - corny, metallic, watery, just about everything a beer shouldn’t be. Shiner, I fart in your general direction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain with nothing else going on. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grain and some grassy notes. This beer tastes almost exactly like Miller Lite, which I assume is what the brewers were going for., Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
oysters? on a turkey?? .. . Pours a light gold, foam is grand .. . light grain and dried grass, with a light sweetness, maybe a touch of corn .. . gout sucks apparently .. . this was quite nice actually, but sampling a beer like this at the end of a tasting seems to have been the light tongue refresher i needed- hence my enjoyment i fancy .. . You think I’m one of those greaseballs who doesn’t know the difference between a bow-tie and a cumberband.
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2008 Total Score: 0.7
I knew it would be bad, and it was WORSE! .. why is shiner making a light low calorie beer??!?? it pours a very pale with a strange faint smell ... Taste is just FOUL! ... nasty nasty beer. I have lost respect for this brewery.. Just make your 100th anniversary beer (which at this rate will probably be an NA or a smirnoff cooler clone) and close down and let Saint Arnold take over as Texas’s official beer!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pours clear golden with a vanishing white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Flavor is sweet, corny, watery and just not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent very thin yellow color, medium carbonation, solid wafer thin white clump for a head. Aroma of an almost cheap sugary cereal, with just enough hops to keep me from bitching. Hits the mouth with a thin body, malt is there no doubt but fades in the middle, finish is very watery. Hmm... at least this damn Yankee is now rated among this breweries top 5 raters, ha!
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2008 Total Score: 0.9
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- I was thirsty so I decided to give this a whirl. Poured transparent thin golden piss color, a half finger white head formed, then came to a point of self-realization, then quickly went away. Aroma of hard water and perhaps one single hop used in a 25000 gallon mashton. Hits the mouth with a thin watery body, got a little wheat and corn, whole lot of water, finish went away on command. The first time in a long time that I finished a beer in 10 seconds or less- I was thristy and it went down like water. So, where’s the beer?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Clear yellow with a tiny white head that’s totally gone in about 3 seconds. Aroma of Frosted Flakes and bread, and it tastes like a sweetened pale lager. Thin, but not too watery. Nothing special, but it’s much better than most light beers. Not as much adjunct or water character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2011
This is basically a repackaged Shiner Spezial Leicht. Skunky smell, flavorless, way too fizzy. Not impressed.
Earlier Rating: 8/22/2008 Total Score: 2
Pours light gold, little head, slight malt aroma. A very watery, light beer. Very bland beer, no character at all. Another typical crap lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
[Tap] Light yellow pour with a soapy white head to it. Light aroma of grains and mild metallic notes. The taste is of light cereal grains and maybe some corn syrup. Thin body and mouthfeel. This pretty much tastes like any other mass produced light lager. Maybe a tad better in body, but not much.
Earlier Rating: 9/2/2008 Total Score: 1.9
(Bottle) Pours a yellow color with a decent looking white head. Aroma includes quite a bit of grain. Sweet taste is reminiscent of poorly refined corn. Little balance, without any hop notes. High carbonation. I was expecting more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6613) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a Pale yellow gold with a small frothy white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a sweet malt and cereal. Thin mouthfeel with a wheat and corn malt flavor and nice crisp finish. Easy to drink, a decent lager from Shiner.
Earlier Rating: 4/30/2008 Total Score: 1.6
Bottle. Pours a very clear white gold color with a small frothy head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a bready malt and corn. The taste is a watery salty malt with a bad aftertaste. Not much going on with this one. Avoid this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
bottle, clear pale yellow with faintest aroma of cereal and hops, flavor is thin metallic and bitter
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2008 Total Score: 1.8
bottle, lightest yellow, no real flavor to speak of, Shiner can be hit or miss, on the guadalupe this would be acceptable, otherwise not so good

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