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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Dortmunder Ale, interesting. Golden color with a smaller off-white, bigger bubbled head. Aromas of cookie dough, grain, corn, honey and some earthy flowers. Palate is fairly light, but not watery, just quite airy. Light sweetness, with flour and doughy sweetness. Slightly acidic and a touch sour. Finish is lightly bitter and earthy. Not clean and crisp. More musty and sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is mainly caramel, malts, and some floral hops. The taste is more of the same

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
pours a dark yellow with generous head. aroma a touch fruity with some floral hops and a bit of corn. unfortunately, the flavor is more one-dimensional and very bland (more corn, kit malts) though it does have a hop bite at the end. feel is prickly. overall, ok for the style, so i’m not sure it belongs so low as to be in the 3rd percentile in style, but why this style and this beer for your winter seasonal? well, i don’t really want to kill it, so maybe it does belong down there. and yes, great lakes is sooooo much better for roughly the same price."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2837) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma was grainy with grass, light fruit and floral. Flavor was malty sweet with caramel, grains, bread, fruit and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
clear dark orange, smooth light yellow head. aroma is quite malty, slightly sort of herbal. flavor is malty, caramelly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, dry overripe fruity and breadish. Dry, toasted and bitter. Breadish and light dusty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold in color with a medium head. Aroma is just like a traditional American lager. Taste is well balanced, just not very good. TNT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body has a beautiful rich golden color with great clarity. There is a nice level of active carbonation streaming up to the head which I like see as it gives some life to a beer. This also helps support the tall white head. In the nose I pick up light aroma with faint grain notes and pale malt with hints of light leafy hops. On the tongue there is bright grainy flavor with a touch of the hops leafy spice. The finish is very clean, crisp and fresh. Its medium body and lively carbonation make for an easy drinking refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (3553) - 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 (4389) - 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.

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