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RATINGS: 241   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The label has a brief description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date. Appearance: 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. Smell: In the nose I pick up light aroma with faint grain notes and pale malt with hints of light leafy hops. Taste/Palate: 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. Notes: There is not much to say here. Frost does everything well for the style and I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
12oz twist-off bottle. Total Wine, Alpharetta. Crisp looking golden color, white head. Aroma is of honey and floral hops. Mild sweetness, crisp. Flavor of bread. My favorite Shiner beer to date. Absolutely remarkable. I love it. Well balanced, nice bread, a good sessionable beer. Finishes with a mild crisp bitterness, very refreshing, medium to light bodied. Prost!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4366) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours a sparkling, clear, golden body with a white head that’s a full inch high, though it soon settles into a thinnish ring. Smell: Soft, subtle aroma of malted barley alongside floral, delicately spicy notes from the noble hops. Also small hints of honey and lemon. Taste: Opens with a light touch of particularly pale maltiness which offers up just a small, lightly sweet hint of honey. Floral, lightly spicy hop character, though there’s also a wee hint of lemon to be found. Small pinch of bitterness to balance. Semi-dry, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation keeps things a bit lively. Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. Quaffable, refreshing, Fröst is simply a tasty little lager.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (646) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle from Doc’s. I am not sure this is getting its due. Nose is non-existent, but flavor is grassy and hoppily German like a very competent Pilsner. Fairly light, very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bottles (16) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
poured from bottle into glass mug; aroma was citrus, pine, & biscuits; poured clear gold color with minimal lace; taste was balanced between cereal, spruce, & a hint of vanilla, nice; medium mouthfeel start to finish; good well balanced beer went very well with Jarlsberg Swiss; recommended

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brush (1) - - JAN 12, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 This is truly a Texas flavor....Seasonal and looked forward to as one of Shiner’s top brews. I can taste things in the brew which I have to wonder were not infused in the process. For me there is a distinct taste of the smell Texas pasture herbage on a wet spring day and a hint of mesquite...There is a bit of a weedy flavor that I love. Corn no way...milo perhaps. Is there actually a common pasture plant involved ? If so it sure makes for a good taste for someone that lives within 80 miles of this tiny brewery. For a mid priced craft beer, it is tops for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (501) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Why the low scores Cmon folks this is Shiner! Hook em horns. Golden orange translucent appearance with white foam. Aroma is a bit hard to discern-a bit yeasty-lemon grass. Nice smooth malty sweetness followed by some floral notes of coriander.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warran101 (1) - North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
I really wanted to like this beer more. I love the whole shiner story (native Texan). It is an appealing spring seasonal, I really enjoyed the smooth flavor of it, It has a really clean taste up front, smooth in the middle and you can still have the taste a few minutes after finishing the beer. It resembles their original Bock a little bit, but is much less heavy... James

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Clear golden yellow with ample white head. Nose was offensive at first, but faded quickly to a hop, graininess, similar to an ESL, but not nearly as sweet or vanilla. Flavor is what really surprised me. this was like what I wished BMC products could be. There is an earthy, dustiness to the buttery pilsner character that just goes so well together. Very nicely done, and really hit the spot tonight.


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