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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Spring has sprung at the little brewery in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070). And with it, our newest brew, Shiner Dortmunder-Style Spring Ale. The Old World classic pours deep gold in color, with a white head and smooth flavor. Its medium hop bitterness and hints of grain, honey and floral hops will refresh you like a sun-drenched nap on a lush green lawn.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/5/2013. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a golden honey color with great clarity. The head is a decent looking one finger offwhite shade. Nice texture and lacing. S: Earthy minerals and a tiny hint of citrus. Certainly not an evocative aroma - but to be fair, the bottle is far older than it should be. T: There’s a lot of fruit punch-like sweetness not just on the opening flavors, but in general. Maybe it’s just the way the earthy hops interact with the caramel malts, but this is a dead ringer for Hawaiian Punch flavor-wise. I’m noticing a whiff of staleness in the malts/hops; expected given its age. M: Light and crisp, but perhaps a bit too sweet on the palate. A bit of finishing dryness would go a long way to cleaning up the mouthfeel some, but the syrupy profile does conceal the potent carbonation somewhat. O: Eh, it could have been worse given the circumstances (a 10 month old 6 pack of a not-so-highly-rated beer), so I’ll give it benefit of the doubt. Still a plain and uninspired offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. not my favorite style, but shiner’s done nothing to change my mind on that either. very bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Rated on 7-30-2010 (Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s Specialty Market in Grand Rapids, MI) This beer has a small, smooth white head with a short retention, transparent gold body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malty, crisp, floral hops, and earthy. The taste is malty, hops and crisp. The palate is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a so-so beer - not great, not bad. It lacks character and a bit bland tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 04/02/2011. Clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Dry caramel, fruit and floral hop flavor with some light graininess. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 5/2/4/2/9 - 2.2 Bottle on 03/21/2011. Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet pils malt and spicy hop aroma. Sweet pils malt flavor, some honey, and spicy hop flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 6/2/6/3/12 - 2.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
A - A crystal clear golden body with an active white head that forms a thin cap. S - Sweet cereal grain, fruity undertones-mostly apples, subtle grassiness. T - Sweet malt, honey, earthy grain, grassy hops, apples, finishes bitter with a grainy bite. M - Moderate carbonation, medium to full bodied. Flavors were earthy and grainy which gave the beer character. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Fuller body than I expected. Pretty good. Serving type: bottle 02-19-2012

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mschuier (14) - - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Good aroma. To pour, small head, Pale color. Good slight hoppy taste. Hints of floral flavor. Good for every day, not a bang with flavor though. If try it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
This brew pours a clear dark golden color with a medium white head that evaporates quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Light body with flavors of grainy malt, fruit and mild hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a short grassy hops aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
I’ve had so much luck with Shiner brews that when I saw a single of Spring Ale sitting on the shelf in early fall, I thought why not jump on the chance to enjoy a subpar past-its-prime Dortmunder and help free up some space for the incomng Octoberfest ales. Nice golden color, a lot like honey, and no real head. Lightly floral in the aroma and right into the taste. Picks up a little grass and dough. Not too terribly bad, but overpriced at $1.19 per bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (359) - - SEP 27, 2012
Light, crisp, refreshing. Spring indeed. When I saw that it was calling itself a Dortmunder I suspected that it was relabeled Shiner Frost that I had enjoyed during the winter of the previous year. I have since found my suspicions to be founded. All in all a good, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2012
A rather easy beer to drink. Not much about it except it was good. Poured clear yellow, nice malty aroma. taste was clean and full. Slight hop flavor in the aftertaste,

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